I’ve been organizing my images from 2013, naming folders the right way, with the right information, for future reference. After that I copy all the files into two separate external hard-drives and store them for another year.
It’s always amazing looking at images I’ve forgotten all about stored away in the hard drives.
Among those pictures there’s one really special. It was taken “back in the days” with my D-Lux 3.
My son was almost 4, he’s now 11, and we were both inside the car.
I started to take pictures of him through the driver’s mirror as I did all the time (when parked of course!) and he suddenly asks:
– Dad, which “thing” do you like the most in the whole world?
– Well, the thing I like the most in the whole world is this camera.
– That doesn’t count because it’s made of plastic!
He knew the answer but I didn’t mind telling him again, and again, that he was the “thing” I love the most in the whole world.
If I had to keep just one image I would choose this one.
It was a perfect moment. That wonderful conversation, the light above my head, his face in the mirror and… for the first, and only, time in my life I was great photographer. It lasted for about 1/20th of a second though.
It was a wrap but it was worth it.
PS: “It’s a wrap” is just the tittle, I plan on taking at least several thousands more.