Everyday musings ….Life as I see it…….my space, my reflections and thoughts !!
Day 16 – ** Theme : Kaleidoscope of thoughts **
There is always one trip that I love to embark on, without any planning…….a trip down the memory lane. Browsing an old album, opens floodgates of memories, in which I can drown myself for hours together. It conjures up so many emotions, experiences and sentiments and transports me back in the time machine.
Each photograph unfolds a story, brings a smile and enlivens the moment. The pictures walk you into a journey so magical, opening a chest, full of nostalgia. ……..the happy moments :-), special moments, the angry ones >:-(, the triumphant ones, the not so happy ones, some oops moments :-!, some naughty ones ;-D, umpteen emotions captured in frame, for eternity!
Then you glance upon a few vintage ones, from the black n white era. Pictures of grandparents, parents and probably a few of your childhood days too. Getting dressed and going to the studio was an outing in itself. The chairs neatly arranged for the family picture, the photographer donning the directors hat with the seating arrangements and you, showing all your pearly whites and sporting your best smile :-). (Forgot to mention the stand with a flower vase placed on it, which generally was a permanent fixture in all studio pictures those days 😉 !!
Before the advent of the digital print, we had the film roll which could click 36 pictures. Once done, we rushed it to the photographer at the studio for developing it. After a few restless days of wait, we got the printed copies of our pictures. The family gathered excitedly to have a look at them. The pictures would elicit elaborate commentary from all the family members. “Oh, you look so good”, “my head got cut”, “hey!! I have closed my eyes, not again !!!”,” look at the picture I clicked, it’s perfect!”…………… and so it went on and on…… 🙂 🙂
Times have changed now, so has the art of photography. Digital media has eclipsed the simple joy and furore involved in the cycle of clicking and developing pictures. My kids now go on a clicking spree all the time. Everything is instant. Click and see, not satisfied, click a few more to get that perfect shot!
In spite of all the changes, my love for photographs still remains……..only now, my laptop accompanies me, in my journey, of those nostalgic moments captured!