Something I find very handy with Google Photos is not only that it stores and displays your photos chronologically, but every few days or so you get a notification saying “Rediscover this day”.
Usually it shows you your photographs you made one year ago, but sometimes it’s five or seven years ago.
I assume that the more photos you have, the more this varies. If you only have a year of photos of course (or less), it has nothing older to show you.
This doesn’t mean you have to have been using Google Photos for that period of time, just that you have uploaded photos taken over this time, as Google Photos goes by the date the photo was made that’s stored in the EXIF data, or that you’ve dated it as manually.
The oldest photo I have is from 2010, made with a camera phone, though I’ve only been using Google Photos consistently to back up new photos since the beginning of 2018.
Anyway, it’s fun seeing what you were shooting a year, three years or five years ago.
This time last year I was using my Lumix LX3 to make close up moody b/w photographs like these.
Regular readers will not that these are not at all dissimilar to the images I’ve been trying to make with my Pentax K30 DSLR this month, and might also question why I’m bothering with a DSLR that’s been challenging to learn, when I could use something like the almost point and shoot compact, the LX3.
It’s a question I ask myself too. More on that in future posts though.
Here’s what I was shooting five years ago.
Experimenting with colour with my Sony NEX and vintage lenses, then processing in LightRoom –
In between shooting film with classic film cameras like the Yashica Electro 35GTN –
Despite falling out of love with colour recently, I really like the colours in both of these. I’m not quite sure how to interpret that either!
How about you? What were you photographing this time a year ago, and five years ago?
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