Creating a Photo Diary

Almost everyone takes photographs when they are traveling, but there is a difference between taking photographs at each location that you visit and capturing the experience as a whole. If you take photographs as you walk around a city and capture the entire experience, it almost becomes its own visual diary. You can look back at those pictures and literally remember walking from one site to another. For example, when we were in Lima, Peru, we were so amazed by some of the architecture that we took photos as we walked the streets and as we look back now, we can almost relive that afternoon. You can almost feel the warmth of the sun, feel the nervousness as we passed by the police with riot gear, or hear the children laughing as they played in the plaza by the fountain. We also take videos occasionally to capture the sights and sounds, but we don’t always go back and look at them as we often do with our photographs. Do you create a photo diary that documents the moments of your entire trip or do you just take photos at each of the important places that you visit?

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Walking Around Lima
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Taking a Break from Selling
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First Glimpse of the Police
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Walking By
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After Turning the Corner
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Didn’t Even Notice Us
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Interesting Architecture
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Another View of the Windows
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Fountain in the Plaza
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Cathedral
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Pigeons Avoiding the Sun
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Cooling Off in the Fountain
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Back to the Streets
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Tiny Balconies
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Checking Out a Store
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Another View of the Store
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Another Plaza and Time for a Break

 

16 thoughts on “Creating a Photo Diary”

  1. I so agree…these pictures we take are what keeps the journey alive… bringing back the simple moments, the unexpected turn, that special story recalled.

  2. I’m like you, capture the experience. That’s what we take with us in our memories too, the people we meet, the things that happen, and the food we try.

  3. I have a collection of photographic diaries — that desperately needs edited. But now and then I do go back to cull the herd — and find myself spending a lot of time reminiscing.

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