I've been conscious of the "moments." All the little ones that add up as they speed by. Pretty soon the day is done, only to fall into another -- similar, yet different -- day.
I can't bottle them up. I can't hold them at a standstill so I can immerse myself in this moment, this second, in my life.
I don't want to forget them.
I've fallen into a pattern where I take my 366 picture and then I set my camera aside. One, two, three shots a day, at most.
I'm too critical of my photographs. Because I "know better," I must "do better." Which leaves me in a whole world of "not good enough."
So I started shooting in .jpeg and monochrome a couple times a week. -- You really shouldn't do this because you're stuck with what you get. I can't change my mind and make these color. I can't manipulate them because the files are compressed...
And it's been life changing, the acceptance of where I am right now. To be okay with whatever comes out of the camera. To capture my life exactly as it is.
Because these are the moments I want to remember.