Hi guys..you know every time you take a photograph you are making history..that time, scene, place will never be exactly the same again.
The sun, clouds, trees swaying in the breeze all make for a one off event ..a time that will never be again..when you look at your photographs you are looking back in time..amazing..
So as i drove up our street as i have done for coming on 4 years in a few weeks i was all of a sudden aware of something.
It made me feel a little sad..but it also is a sign of new things coming.
You may remember this image i posted.
This lonely scrubby tree..it sits on top of the hill on the right side of our street.The acreage is bare and there it is..every day as i drive home..i look to the right, there it is..i always joke it is like the singing bush from The Three Amigos movie..it sways and bends .tough little thing..
It has had some amazing clouds form behind it and provide me with ooh ahh moments..sunsets and storms have raged and there it stood.
Well yesterday as i drove out i looked up and gone…it has gone..the people who have bought this bottom acreage have maybe pulled it out..or it has finally died.
The hill looks lonely now…it has no character ..the backdrop is not as dramatic without this tree as it’s foil..
I was set to wondering why i had not taken more pictures..so many different backdrops..but i didn’t..so my little singing bush is no more, it is now history.
I felt the same sadness when the other new neighbours across from us sold their windmill.it had been a lovely sight to watch from my verandah..telling me when the wind gusts were coming…a bright bit of color on a drab day…but it to has gone now, it is history.
I know that these are not amazing world changing events..but they do make me stop and think about those things that are here today and gone tomorrow.
Maybe the whole quest of the photographer is to find that history..whether it be a big important event or even a small time never to happen again.
Maybe my desire as a child to be an archaeologist or travel to space as an astronaut is now being let loose in a quest for daily history..places, people, animals that appear and maybe never are seen the same way again..
I wonder what history you saw today..that maybe nobody else did.. i bet if you think about it you may surprise yourself at the uniqueness of your everyday life.