My superpower, I can freeze time!
Every time I come across these photos I chuckle. Who are they, I don’t know, I will (unless someone who reads this post, knows them and tells me!). What I do know is that I was in the right place at the right time, to capture these moments. That is, after all, my superpower, I can freeze time!
Just looking at these photos, transport me back,
To that warm June day almost three years ago. You see, my photography not only freezes time but it creates a time portal that can take me back to the exact moment that the shutter clicked. My photos, trigger memories that are so real to me, that I hear the sounds of the streets, the smells of the food carts and the laughter of these two women.
I was a boy scout, and a good one, if I do say so myself!
I was taught way back then (in the “good” old days) to always be prepared! This time I was, I had my camera and I seized the opportunity when it presented itself. That is really what I enjoy about photography and street photography, specifically. Being able to capture those expressions, and the real raw emotions of the moment, not posed, but as presented in real life.
This is a lesson, I am sad to say, that I learned too late in my life. I missed so many opportunities in my life to capture my memories in photos.
My photos, probably do not have the same effect on you as they do with me.
But, do you know what? I am sure that your photos, that you took, will open that time portal for you. So, go ahead and pull out those old photos, and spend a little time appreciating “your own” memories of days gone by, and always remember to live in the moment and appreciate all that lies ahead.
Let me share with you the most important thing I have discovered. Where ever you go, whatever you see, share it with others! Don’t be afraid to stop and smell the roses, to share a smile with a stranger, a meal with friends and build memories together that will last a lifetime!
These Photos were taken in New York City a few years ago. Other than the batteries on my mobility scooter dying in the middle of 42nd St. when the light turned green, I had no issues navigating the city. I was able to get around just about everywhere. NYC is a great place for an awesome adventure and my favorite when it comes to doing street photography! To see a few more photos taken that same day, see my post, An amateur photographer, with his first real DSLR, a train ticket and time to spare.
So tell me, what is your superpower? Comment below!
All photographs in this post were taken by the author, Bill McQueen, amateur photographer, food enthusiast and sometimes traveler.