Thursday, June 07, 2007

"I've Been Looking So Long at These Pictures of You, That I Almost Believe That They're Real..."*

All through my childhood Mom and Dad always had the camera around. Every little milestone was documented, every sports award night, every band concert, every graduation, and every vacation. Not only were the little milestones documented, but just the little things like when our cousins would come over, the camera would come out and Mom or Dad would snap a few shots.

When I was a little kid I stood around when photos were being taken quite a bit. I used to think that it would be cool if the film captured 1-2 seconds of sound when the picture was being taken, and then when you looked at the picture later on you could hear that 1-2 second sound byte. So if we were taking pictures at a birthday party, you might hear a second or two of the people at the party singing "Happy Birthday" or, inevitably, the sound byte would be of everyone in the picture saying "Cheeeeeeeese."

Then I would wonder what sound would go with the picture when ever a picture was taken. Then I'd try to remember that sound when I looked at the pictures when they came back from being developed.

I still catch myself wondering what the sound byte would be when a picture is being taken. I still catch myself trying to remember the sounds from that moment when I look at a picture later on.

*The Cure, "Pictures of You"

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Blogger Augs Casa said...

gosh, that is an excellent post. I agree, especially at events where you are pulled out of a crowd and asked to take a picture. I am going to start wondering myself about the sound bytes before pictures.

June 11, 2007 at 3:12 PM  
Blogger BJ Knapp said...

Aww, thanks Augs. You should totally try it, it really takes looking at your pictures to a whole new level.

June 11, 2007 at 3:28 PM  
Blogger The Creeper said...

Oh, I can tell you exactly what a sound byte from a picture being taken would be. In fact, I have proof.


June 13, 2007 at 11:57 AM  
Blogger The Creeper said...

Oh, and this is me, Sue, and that was taken in Mexico. LMAO!

June 13, 2007 at 11:58 AM  

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