I submit to you that it is not the clarity, color, or cleverness that makes a picture special. It is the subject or the story that endears it to the viewer.
A lady once told me that when her house flooded in 1972 she lost all her photographs, including baby pictures of her daughter. This gave me such a feeling of sadness.
When you walk into the living room of another friend of mine you see pictures literally everywhere. She is the grandmother of 4 and proud of it. I enjoy seeing all the pictures each time I visit.
No matter how many I look at, my pictures are my favorite. They mean more to me because I remember how it felt to be there, hear the sounds, and smell the aromas.
Previous pet pictures can make me laugh and/or cry. I loved that pet. A calendar of cats and dogs, though it has wonderful pictures, doesn’t evoke the same emotions.
Old camp pictures make the viewer laugh. Only they know what went on that day, what prank is in the making, or what game was just played.
Sometimes I forgot to take my camera and I only have the pictures in my mind. As I recall my memory pictures I recall the feelings also.
A good snapshot stops a moment from running away. ~Eudora Welty
A photograph is like the recipe – a memory the finished dish. ~Carrie Latet
Quotes from The Quote Garden.