Moments Of Glee
I am the first say(and admit) I have no photography skills. Despite that gift of her no longer-used camera many decades ago from my Grandmother, it didn't inspire me to take up photography.
Sure, there were moments of childhood picture-taking experimentation. Out-of-focus. Heads chopped off and results that were often too dark or too light. Evidence of red eyes and other distortions soon made me sense that photography wasn't going to be my profession. Or passion. At least not in practice.
I wanted results now. The camera was much too slow for me. Of course, perspective isn't only a skill that photographers learn but one that is quite valuable in life.
Today, that appreciation of photography is more as a voyeur than as a participant or casual enthusiast. There are many such examples of excellence here on ActiveRain and elsewhere I have enjoyed over the years.
It also doesn't mean, I couldn't try my hand at it again but those moments when I could capture it with a somewhat simple flick of my phone or a point-and-shoot movement with the right "aim" no longer interest me in the same way. Well, not in the long term.
It happened while on an early morning walk as such things seem to occur. First I saw a dog. Then a child. Both with their human adult companions. Separate incidents.
The expressions. Those magical moments. Excitement. Discovery. While I didn't capture either as part of a more permanent record to share. I am thankful for such times. And for those memories that are a part of a life story.
The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com