Today’s Daily Post asks “But what is it about a scene, a place, or a moment that makes us reach for our cameras and snap an image?” It wants to know “…what is it about a scene, a place, or a moment that makes us reach for our cameras and snap an image?”
For some, I’m sure it’s the beauty and wonder of nature. For others, an attempt to catch a moment of affection or quiet dignity is what drives them to snap way. Others still look to moments of high energy (e.g. runners in a 100 meter dash) or drama (e.g. anything that made the news in this God-awful month). Me, I look for vanity plates. I guess I’m kinda shallow that way.
In my defense, I have a few good reasons for doing this:
- It’s free.
- It’s a pretty benign hobby that keeps my brain occupied.
- They’re funny. Well, they’re funny to me at least.
- It gives me a recurring feature for my blog.
Here’s my all-time favorite example. This is the one that started it all:
Ansel Adams I ain’t, but come on! Who wouldn’t want a memento of something like that?
If you’re curious, check out some of my other vanity plate pictures, starting here.