30 Minute Flashback …

I’ve always loved photographs.

We used to keep them in large albums with thick, heavy, covers which were difficult to open.

They were often filed away in a cupboard and brought out by chance when we noticed them whilst looking for something else.

Nowadays we have, perhaps, courtesy of digital cameras and phones, too many photos.

Too many to review, often now resident on our laptop computers or personal phones.

Never to be seen again or shared once taken.

My wife, bless her, decided some years back to scan all of our old photos from those albums into digital form for posterity.

It was a massive project.

We recently decided to build, over the weekend, a 30 minute slide show of a selection of these photos (plus some latest phone ones) so we could share with family and friends as Xmas approaches.

We had to decide on selecting 150 photos covering our life.

It was a tough call.

Little did we know how we would react to being transported back to memories, people, events and places that just became suddenly vivid and real again.

30 minutes plus chat time of course.

It became 3 times that estimate when we did a trial run.

A flashback of our lives.

A journey now stored in the digital cloud.

For us and others to review and reflect.

I’m still shaking.

It ought to be on prescription…

Author: busker boy

I like to observe, reflect and write about life as I see it. Most things make me smile and I appreciate the journey. I am grateful to have many friends who support me and hope they feel I support them too.

2 thoughts on “30 Minute Flashback …”

  1. A whole life together boiled down into just 150 photos! Wow, sounds like one hell of a challenge. Like you say, a tough call. Amazing the stuff we forget, isn’t it, until a project like yours jogs the memory.

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    1. Thanks for your feedback. The stories made the session really interesting because we often had different perspectives on the same event! It triggered a stream of detail that had been dormant for so long!

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