Sometimes a moment is so perfect, it seems as if nothing could ever capture the feeling, the mood, the memory. But now that so many of us have constant 24-hour access to a camera in our phones, tablets, etc, it is difficult not to try.
On Sunday I woke early and went to the beach. It was quiet, but not deserted. The world was suffused with a golden light. I photographed the sun rising alongside Rangitoto Island, not really expecting great results.
I was pleasantly surprised.
After such a wonderful start, how could Sunday in Auckland be anything but glorious? It was the first day after the end of daylight saving and the sun set as we were making dinner. I only had the iPad to hand – and these were the results.
Viewers can look at these photos and enjoy the light and colours. They will almost certainly remind you of sunrises and sunsets you have seen and photographed. When I look at these I see moments of happiness, of stillness, of contentment.
Non-SLR digital devices allow us to create endless examples of such an aide-memoire. The trick now is to filter and select so that we preserve only those which really speak to us, and not allow ourselves to be overwhelmed by the volume of images we have created.
This post was written for Sally’s Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge at Lens and Pens by Sally. Here are some other posts on this week’s theme “nature”: