Gomar wrote in post #16856500
I have traveled on tours with people who take few if any at all photos of anything nor themselves anywhere. I ask why, they say I've been there and have a memory of it, no one will look at my photos, it's a waste of money and time, etc.
Ok, could reasons. When people get divorced, does spending thousands on wedding photog seem like a waste? Do photos of the ex, their parents, go into trash?
Does anyone really need to keep photos of "friends" from Summer camp, High School, college from 25 years ago if you havent stayed in touch?
Why would anyone need to post on Flickr yet one more photo of the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, some flowers, their pets, or monkeys at the zoo?
I do understand why some people would look at it this way. BUT, I am not one of them
I understand people get divorced. My hubby and I have both been married once before. Luckily for us, tomorrow is our 15th wedding anniversary, and we are as happy now as we have ever been!!! Every Christmas, Valentine's Day, birthday, etc., I always tell him, "no gifts, save it for our next vacation". And I truly mean it. Memories and experiences are so much more important to the both of us than just another material thing.
Every "big" vacation, I make photo books. It's not just for us, it's for our children. Eventually, we will not be here anymore. But these books are where our children can look back and see pictures of us and the things that we did. Heck, I frequently look at them and remember the fun we had! One day they will only have these books and pictures to remember us by.
And to look at my Flickr/Photobucket account, it's not very impressive. Mostly just the pics that I have posted to various forums. I am surely not out to impress anyone, and I think that I am successful with that But what I have enjoyed about Flickr today, was showing my hubby all the wonderful sights out west when we do make it there!!! He was quite impressed by all the great geothermal pictures. I have been to Yellowstone numerous times, but this would be his first visit.
Anyways, today I did a little retail therapy!!! I have a Hoya PRO1 CPL on the way!!!!!