I am not an artist. But today I am considering the impact of the pictures I share as part of my Family History project. A comment yesterday has me thinking about the goals and outcomes of the project. The commenter is an online friend from various blogging sites. She is honestly a much better artist than I am, without even trying! That makes me wonder about the pictures shared and the impact they have.
On the one hand, there is the reality of why I am sharing. So many pictures that my father, my wife, and my children have taken that no one has ever seen. On the other hand, as pointed out, they are often close to, or very similar to each other, which may dilute the point. I am struggling with what to do. Today several pictures at the beginning of this post are of the moon. I took them during the day while taking pictures of the kids swimming. I am sharing them, because that is the current goal, but now seriously considering the goal.
The rest of the pictures are of a day at our pool, the kids enjoying the water, sun and having fun. When we had a pool, we spent less time doing other outdoor activities. Back then I walked 4 or 5 times a week, but I always walked alone. Now I have two dogs, and twins that walk with me. The dogs, happily walking, the twins not so much. Back then, however, once it was warm enough to swim the twins, my daughter, and ½ the rest of our neighborhood were in the pool splashing around.
For now, I will continue to post the images taken, as a unit. I am still thinking about what to do, perhaps only sharing the best pictures?