I spend a lot of time looking through Camp Runoia photographs. Not just the thousands on the hard drive from this summer but many from previous years and even ‘real’ photos from our archives that are not digitally available.
We use camp photographs for many different reasons but mostly to share the message of Runoia.
So what makes the perfect photo? Is it a happy smiling face? a shot of two girls arm in arm walking down a path? a beautiful sunset over the lake? or a campfire close up?
Depending on the purpose there are 100’s of shots that could be deemed ‘perfect.’
On any given day for any given reason the perfect photograph speaks to the heart and captures the soul of Runoia.
Some of the time while searching I get distracted and just enjoy looking at the memories that each snap catches. reminders of the people the place and the fun that we get up to at camp.
More often it turns out that the perfect shot isn’t on film but is stored in our hearts and minds. The photograph is just a perfect reminder.
“A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.” Ansel Adams