Don’t regret growing old. It’s a privilege denied to many.
I had difficulty finding photos of the emotion Regret. Times that I’ve felt sorry or distressed – no photos. Times of mourning – no photos. Even regret as the polite refusal to an invitation – still no photos.
Disappointment – now that is a form of regret that I could find dozens of photos of, and it all relates to the fact that digital photography for the masses is a relatively recent development.
In 1999 and 2000, when The Car Guy and I were spending all our spare time touring southern England, we were taking photos with film cameras. Now, I realize that some of the most wonderful photographs in the world come from film, but not my most wonderful photos! The ancient cemetery above – I took one picture and I was disappointed in it.The Manor in Avebury – again, just a single photo.
I was stingy with film, but with digital, I’m absolutely extravagant!
My Similar Day of Extravagance: Capturing a Frosty Morning – I took about a hundred digital photos that morning.