Glenn Charles


Photographer/Videographer specializing in Life Style, Travel, and Aerial Imagery.  FAA 107 Certified for sUAS flight operations throughout the US.  Fully insured.  Videography work is limited to Aerial productions.

Based in Maine (May-December) and SWFL (Jan - April). Available for travel year round.

Precious Moments

Little girl watching the sunrise at the Stonehenge Winter Solstice

Life is a series of discreet and not so random moments, that connected together make up our life story.  Out of all these moments, some, for whatever reason, seem more precious than others.  As I was editing my images from the Winter Solstice at Stonehenge, I saw this capture and thought of this little girl.  Would this moment, sitting on a parents shoulder, looking through these ancient stones, waiting for the early morning sun to rise -- would this be one of those moments for her? 

I think for the most part, we really don't know which will be the moments that we always remember, the ones that our brains tag as precious versus those that just seem to fade into the past, never to be remembered again.  The power of a photograph is the ability to resurrect some of those long lost moments and bring them crashing back to our current reality. 

But..., my post is not about photographs, it is instead about moments, and more specifically, precious ones.  How do we increase the the frequency of special versus non-special moments?  Are they random, or do we have some influence over our perception of events.  Does our overall state of happiness increase the likelihood that we will look back more fondly on time and events, because if it does, then this is certainly something we have the ability to control.  It is, if nothing else, and interesting topic of conversation.

2011 is coming to an end and there is nothing we can do to change what has been our overall sense of peace and happiness throughout the past year.  The past, is, simply that, the past, and is now out of our control.  What we can do however, is move forward in time with a commitment to spreading more peace and love both within ourselves and to those that we meet or those that we hold close and dear. 

As we move forward, can we become a better person, a happier person, and thus increase the success rate of precious Moments in our lives? 

I for one think so, what about you?