This was a difficult theme. There are so many things I treasure, but how to photograph them? So after thinking it about it all yesterday I came to the conclusion that photographs themselves were a treasure. The ability to have memories to look back on (and not just rely on the rusty grey cells) was something to treasure. And photographs of people are of course the most treasured ones of all. This was all my poor old brain could come up with so bear with me and I’ll explain my thinking.
This is a portrait of a 97 year old Great, Great Grandmother. She is my friends gran and I was shooting a baby (her Great, Great Grandson) when I turned round and candidly caught this moment.
The family treasure this photograph because of who she is to them.
She treasures the photograph because of her dogs.
I treasure the photograph because it is one of my favourite portraits I have ever captured. I think I managed to catch the contentment of an elderly woman, surrounded by her own treasures, her loving family (and dogs) and also because I think she is beautiful.
So what I was trying to say (in my kind of long-winded and confusing way) is treasure the moments and memories my blogging friends.