Saturday, 31 January 2015

A Month in Photos [January 2015]

The aspects of things that are most important to us are hidden 
because of their simplicity and familiarity.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

One of the reasons I continue snapping these daily photos is to notice these moments in everyday life ... Moments with smiles and laughter, with lightness and flow, as well as moments with sorrow and despair, with pain and struggle - and moments, that just are soaking with repetition and routines.

That's what life is all about ... In one sense, all we have, is the moment at hand. It may not often times be as glorious and untroubled as we would like it to be - Yet, it is the moment, we're given. This moment. 

In another sense I believe that our existence continues in one form or another after death, in the sense of eternity -That our core, the soul, will keep on existing as it is written in the Scriptures ('the gift of God is eternal life in Christ' Romans 6:23). Yet, eternity, as far as my limited understanding of time goes, will unfold one moment at a time?

Time itself is a bit of a mystery - I like the way C.S. Lewis puts it:

Perpetuity is only the attainment of an endless series of moments, each lost as soon as it is attained. Eternity is the actual and timeless fruition of illimitable life. Time is... a hopeless attempt to compensate for the transitoriness of its 'presents' by infinitely multiplying them.

Anyway, I was doubting in December whether I should go on for another year of taking daily pictures, that is, 365 pictures a year. I really didn't make any decisions - I left it hanging in the air, seeing how it would be ... And I found myself grabbing my iPhone and taking one picture - 'just today' - and adding it to my "diary" in the Collect photo App, to go with the daily note. And I went on - from one day to another. 

I wrote a few tips on taking daily photos - Project 365 Success Tips for Smartphone Users  - where I describe the Collect Photo App in detail. The video below is made also with the Collect Photo App. 

The pretty template for my January photos is a gift from Mona's Pictoresque. Mona is hosting a monthly blog hop: "Month in Photos" - Come and share your favourite photos from January, following the link below.

... Until next time,

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A Month in Photos by Mona's Pictoresque


  1. I am so glad you didn't table taking pictures all together. Sometimes if we place less expectations on an activity, such as photography, it has a way of working things out in its own time and manner. Beautiful collection and Mona is the best - I love her templates.

  2. Your photos are a work of art, dear Nina. A simple snap of the camera of every day life is truly beautiful in my eyes. I love what you share, sweet friend. Love to you!

  3. Thank you for sharing this wonderful post !

  4. Sometimes I wish I had an iPhone to capture those everyday moments - the ups and downs of life. Love your thoughts and photos. Blessings to you this week. :)

  5. Oh my words. Your monthly collage came out so beautiful! Gorgeous photos. But for most... I love your words!!!
    Also the video is so very inspiring! I need to do it at least for one month in 2015! Thank you for the inspiration, eye-candy, sharing and linking up :)

  6. Your words describe exactly why I love photography. Have children all grown into adults (probably most your guys age), I love looking back through the years at the photos that I've taken. My only regret is that they didn't have digital in those days. I got my first camera when I was in grade school. Maybe you've read my scribbles about winning a prize by selling flower seeds. I chose a Brownie camera and free film for a year. Loved it and waiting on the post for those pictures to come back. Some disappointing because you never knew (like today's digital) what you ended up actually having; a good or a bad photo. But I cherish them all. Love your collage and your video. :)

  7. Nicely done grouping the photo images that has touched you through out the month -- they tell a story.. LOve it!



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