Keep Your Camera Ready

.Look Up3_Framed

.

.

While everyone loves that Perfect Picture of the fireworks lighting up the sky behind Cinderella Castle, there’s another type of picture that has recently been catching my eye…

.

.

.

.

.

As a teacher, I was taught a very long time ago to always Expect The Unexpected. Well, the same can be said for taking photographs while on vacation. Wait! Don’t say it. I know what your’re thinking: When its 95° with 99% humidity and your clothes are sticking to your skin like a wet paper towel clinging to a jello jiggler, the last thing you want hanging around your neck is an SLR digital camera…but, truth be told, you never know when you’re going to see that special something that catches your eye, so you always need to be ready. Need an example?

On our last family vacation to Walt Disney World, our two boys started the week getting along like…well…two brothers that spend way too much time together. While our youngest wanted group hugs and had a bad habit of pouting when he didn’t get the highest score or the attention he wanted from his big brother, our eldest son (who had just graduated 8th grade) wanting a little space and some independence from his little clingy brother. Both of these behaviors lasted for a few days and that, along with the heat and humidity, was really beginning to wear  at our patience.

So, imagine my surprise, while walking toward one of our final attractions of the day, I look up to see the boys walking ahead of us with my eldest son putting his arm around his little brother as they plot to decide which version of Mission Space they were going to conquer. I quickly pulled up my camera and began to snap a picture which, of course, caused both of the boys to let go of each other, turn toward me and simultaneously say “Really, Dad?”

.brothers_unedited

.Yes, really, boys. Because it was one of those little moments that we can now reminisce about and remind the boys: “See, with a little effort, you two can get along…if you put your minds to it.” 

Recently, while rifling though my thousands of pictures trying to find something…anything to write my next article about, I came across this single picture of the two boys walking arm in arm and it caused me to stop what I was doing and just focus on one of those little things in life that make us smile…and with a little editing, I was able to crop out the things that weren’t important and really focus on the two things that are: Two brothers, walking arm in arm, ready for there next adventure…Arm_in_Arm Framed

With that in mind, I’ve decided that my articles moving forward with focus on this same theme. Rather than editing and posting several photos that help tell a story or describe an attraction, instead I’ll post one photo with a short description and let the picture itself tell the story. It’s a simple formula, but I think it will work. Because, to quote Ferris Bueller: Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

.

Content Protection by DMCA.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *