I have been enjoying reading everyone’s entries to HostelBookers 7 Super Shots! As I don’t consider myself a good photographer I was secretly glad that I hadn’t been asked to participate.
Then it happened. . .
I started by thinking what photos represent. Photos keep our memories fresh and alive. All it takes is a glimpse and we are whisked back to that very day experiencing that trip, event or the fun as if we were there now. The photos we take are snapshots of our life.
After getting over my initial angst, I wandered through my memories and found some photographs that represent each of the categories.
Here is a photo . . .
. . . that takes my breath away
. . . that makes me laugh or smile
I actually had a little trouble with this one but then it dawned on me that the one that made me smile every time was this shot taken on my very first trip to Europe. In fact, this one is a lot of “firsts”. My first time to Europe, Germany, Bavaria, Munich. I smile each time I see this much younger me sitting by a lake in the Englischer Garten and, yes, I’m enjoying my first beer in Munich.
. . . that makes me dream
This shot of the French Basque countryside makes me dream about all of the less traveled, peaceful places I have been and will go to.
. . . that makes me think
Looking down on the way up the Jungfraujoch is a tremendous sight! This lovely village nestled at the foot of the mountain makes me think about how amazing Mother Nature is. . . The beauty of Switzerland isn’t too shabby either
. . . that makes my mouth water
As I look at this picture my mouth is literally watering. I can still feel the relief as I sat down at this table at Klosterbrau Brewery in Bamberg Germany. I can also remember how ravenous I was and how wonderful this schnitzel, potato salad, green salad and beer tasted!
. . . that tells a story
Visiting the D-day beaches in Normandy is a must see. This photo, taken at the American cemetery, tells the story of all the Americans that died during WWII. More than that, it tells the story of all the lives lost from all countries involved.
. . . that I’m most proud of
Now its my turn to nominate 5 bloggers to participate:
- Choose a photo for each of the 7 categories above.
- Write a short description for each image.
- Write somewhere in your blog post: ‘I am taking part in HostelBookers 7 Super Shots‘.
- Tell HostelBookers that you have participated and tweet the hashtag #7SuperShots
Nominate 5 other bloggers by including a link to their blog in your post.