Why I Still Love Photography

As a photographer, I love taking pictures. But even I must admit that there are some days when I’m just tempted to leave my camera at home and try to just enjoy a day out. Last week we had the pleasure of my Nan visiting from England and we used that as an excuse to plan a few day trips to come of our favourite places and also arrange to meet up with my Godfather who lives in Germany and who we’ve not seen since the wedding. I took my camera with me on a couple of our days out and I’m so glad I did. It reminded me of why I still love photography.

It’s times like these that remind me why I fell in love with photography in the first place. I’m not going to deny that I do love a good landscape, and I’ll always try and capture the beauty of a location the way that I see it. But for me, what is even more special is capturing pictures of the people I love. Having pictures of the most special people in my life, of them smiling and laughing. It sounds so cliche but pictures really do have that magic ability to freeze time and every time you look at them, they transport you back to that moment. They remind you of what was said that made you burst out laughing. The remind you of standing in the rain and getting soaked but not even caring because you were having fun.

So even though some days where I’m tempted to leave my camera at home, I’ll keep reminding myself of these moments. And the many more that are to come. And I’ll keep taking pictures. Not because they are going to be the best pictures I’ve ever taken, but because they remind me of all of the wonderful people in my life and all of the wonderful places I’ve been.

Snow appears on the mountain tops through the clouds near the border town of Reutte on the Fernpass in Austria Painted houses in the German town of Füssen The old pharmacy in the town of Füssen by Wild Connections Photography Details from the old pharmacy building in the German town of Füssen by Wild Connections Photography My Nan, Ann White exploring the town of Füssen and trying on silly furr hats The Neuschwanstein castle in Germany by Wild Connections Photography Neuschwanstein castle near Füssen in Germany by Wild Connections Photography Me, my Nan and my Godfather Dave on the Marienbrücke at Neuschwanstein castle in the pouring rain The lake at Hohenschwangau near Füssen in Germany by Wild Connections Photography A boat on the lake at Neuschwanstein castle in Germany by Wild Connections Photography Menno, Dave and my Nan walk along the lakeside at Neuschwanstein castle in Germany Hohenschwangau castle in Germany by Wild Connections Photography Looking up at Hohenschwangau castle from the village by Wild Connections Photography A wooden barn at Neuschwanstein castle in Germany by Wild Connections Photography A shot of both castles, Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau from the car park at Neuschwanstein in Germany by Wild Connections Photography A view of Neuschwanstein castle from the roadside by Wild Connections Photography Me and my Nan posing in front of Neuschwanstein castle in Germany Hotel Pragser Wildsee A view of Lake Prags through the windows of the boat house The boat house at Lake Prags in the Dolomites My Nan and Menno on the boat house in Lake Prags Boats on the water at Lake Prags in the Dolomites Boats of Lake Prags Posing on the boathouse with my Nan at Lake Prags in the Dolomites The boathouse at Lago di Braies in the Dolomites by Wild Connections Photography Reflections in the still shallow waters of Lake Prags Walking around the shore of Lake Prags in the Dolomites Cat Ekkelboom-White being silly and posing against a tree on the shores of Lake Prags in the Dolomites Pictures of Menno and my Nan on a wooden bridge over Lake Prags in the Dolomites Menno and my Nan walk around Lake Prags A tree and a wooden bench at Lake Prags in the Dolomites

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