By old pictures, I don't mean, fading-color-and-rounded- corners-circa-1972 old…no, just old as in, 2005.
Because I'm not presently taking photos every day of my life, I'm browsing through my 13,500-picture-strong iPhoto library, just to see what photos stand out. To see which ones trigger the strongest and most interesting memories. Or, just to see which shots make me smile. End of story.
This one makes me smile:
(I may have posted this long ago, anyone? look familiar?)
It's from when we had our kitchen remodeled. It's from before I even owned a digital camera.
I've also been seeing more than a fair share of Ye Olde Shots on Black Velvet Backgrounds. Sigh. While I stand by every word I ever wrote about using black velvet as a background, today, I just don't have the time to dig it out. Ever. Again. That ship has sailed, and thusly created a Pavlovian-esque fight-or-flight response in my children, whenever the color black appears in two- to three-yard increments.
Can you blame them?
Really…what's so great about the interplay between light and dark, shadow and sun? I'm still standing by my new M.O.: ALL Flash, ALL the TIME! Camera shake, be damned.