Weekly Photo Reflection Challenge – Week 1: Expectation

Week 1

This snapshot was very nearly an afterthought. Even so, it’s meaningful to me, as it represents the all-encompassing expectation you feel when you’re about to do something you know is going to be amazing. You’ve been looking forward to arriving at the beach, and that 3-hour drive was brutal on your tailbone. But now you’re here, and you can’t wait to get to the other side of that dune.

There’s nothing quite like experiencing summertime on the shore. July 31, 2021
Sony A7II, 35mm, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/2000

If a photo is never viewed, is it even?

I have this tendency to hoard photos.

This unremarkable habit is ironic considering that my love for photography is rooted in its shareability. Modern photography is inherently accessible. No matter your skill level, it’s a near-perfect medium for creating and disseminating beauty, meaning, and inspiration.

With that purpose in mind, what good does it do me to have thousands of gigabytes of photos languishing in the cloud if nobody ever sees them?

My self-challenge then is to share one photo post a week, with a passage describing the photograph and perhaps why it’s meaningful to me. Concise or lengthy, it doesn’t matter. It just needs to be.

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