Tuesday, August 21, 2012

GBE2 - Snapshot

This week's prompt at GBE2 is Snapshot


So here is a snapshot into my past ....



This is one of my favourite pictures - my dad taking a picture of my brother and me. A very simple picture, really nothing in it except for the memories. This was taken in Bangalore, India at my aunt's place.

My dad was an avid and very good photographer. He had this old Rolleiflex camera that he tried to teach me how to use, but I had no patience for the myriad settings one had to go through.  Point and shoot is more my style.

I think I was about 6 years old when I first held his Rolleiflex in my hand and I've loved photography ever since.

He also taught me how to compose my picture. We would sit together looking at the photo proofs and he would show me how best to crop for maximum effect. Digital photography has made this so simple now. But back then there was no trial and error and no undo button.

This photograph brings back those lovely childhood memories of dad, his photography and us as kids.
Those were good times. I miss my dad.

Have a lovely day.


Warm Regards
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26 comments:

  1. What a wonderful picture! My family often complains when I ask them to stay still for one moment so I can catch a quick picture..but honestly, just a few seconds spared can be a memory preserved and more easily looked back on in the future. It's worth the extra time to capture those memories!

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    1. Thanks Jessica. It sure is. My kids hate being photographed. I've stopped asking them to pose so pictures of them are candid.

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  2. What a sweet memory! Isn't it amazing how our parents can show us things that become our passion later in life?
    Blessings to you!

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    1. Thanks Martha. You are so right. I learned a lot from my dad. Blessings to you too.

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  3. Suzy,i loved it,as i adore photography too so i feel every word of what you said,
    you know although digital cam doing everything but believe me old is gold,to capture and then go to the dark room and start working on your pics,its awesome,thing

    Thanks alot for such share,i loved the picture too

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    1. Thanks Radwa Pony. Photography is so much fun.

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  4. Dear Suzy,
    Wonderful snapshot and story. I am one of those people who comes alive in front of the camera...can you tell? LOL
    Thanks for sharing.

    F is for: Flowers In Your Hands

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    1. Thanks Andy. Yes I can tell. Being photogenic is a gift.

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    1. Thanks drchoneydewcrm. hugs to you too.

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  6. Love this and the tenderness of those photo lessons. It also makes me nostalgic or film; I have so many digital
    Is on my computer of my kids and wonder if they'll ever make their way into albums. I'd rather ay least have a shoebox of snapshots.

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    1. Thanks Sandra. I have so many on digital too and a whole lot of old pics in shoeboxes. Photos are so much fun.

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  7. What a beautiful tribute to your father, and the photo is amazing. I love to go back and look at old photos. What wonderful memories a small piece of paper can stir. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Mary. You are so right - each photo has a story to tell.

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  8. Great picture and wonderful memory!! Just love it.

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Kathy. Glad you liked it.

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  9. I love this story, Suzy. I miss my dad, too. He also loved to take pics and would constantly say, "Look over here and smile at your daddy!" always made me smile!
    I'd love to hear that again.

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    1. Thanks Jo. Dads are so special. Thanks for sharing a snippet of yours. That made me smile. :)

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  10. Nice flashback with a good snapshot of the photo! I love photos in fact, I love being in the photo but taking photos :-)

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    1. Thanks Journey of Life. I checked out your photos. They are great.

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  11. Bangalore is my home town and the picture is fab.

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    1. Thanks Janu. Bangalore is a nice city.

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  12. What a sweet moment to have captured! Thank you for sharing this and the love you still hold for your father.

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    1. Thanks Beth for your nice comment and for visiting.

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  13. Precious and beautiful. This made me miss my dad more than ever. I had been going through our pictures some days back. I lost him few years back.

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    1. Thanks tikulicious. I am sorry for your loss. My father also passed away just 2.5 years ago. I miss him and think of him every single day.

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