Day 100 – Gone like a Smoke

100 days… I’m quite proud of myself!
On one hand, it has been easier to continue taking (and posting) photos than I expected. I have never yet felt like giving up. (Although, I’m not very good at sticking to a routine.) On another hand, I never could have imagined how hard it is to come up with a different photo every day. I have never realised how rarely there is anything photogenic happening in my life – especially as I am trying to avoid alienating all my friends by having the camera on their faces every time we meet…
100 down, 265 to go. My imagination will need to get in a better shape.

Day 1 – Little scenery

I am back… After few years of total silence, I’ve decided to revive my blog – mainly to have an outlet to post my Project 365 photos. (see short background in the page ‘Project 365’)

So, for Day 1 we went for a hike in the private farm near Pretoria. I have to say I am rusty. Despite a nice scenery, I did not get many good photos from the trip. Luckily there are always ants…

Hello world! How you been?

There is real beauty in capturing the small, everyday moments. Finding interest in routine. Allowing individual pictures to create small insights into our life and our world. This is why we want to start this blog – to push ourselves to keep an eye out for those small, happy and beautiful moments in our lives.

Therefore also the name – Blue Moment. The blue moment is that fleeting moment just after the sun has set and it’s not quite dark yet. It is so common you don’t typically even notice it. But it can be incredibly beautiful. (There is a nice old word in Finnish for it – hämäränhyssy – that has been a source of repeated arguments between Erika and her Finnish friends. Just believe me, the word does exist!)

There is also another reason for this blog. With our families and friends spread across the 5 continents, we want to have a  way to share what is going on in our lives – and our photography. What better time to start one than now – while there are so many major changes in our lives? The last two months have fundamentally uprooted our lives: getting married, moving to a new continent, starting a new job for both of us. There should be plenty of reasons to take photos!

This blog will mostly be about photographs –  although we’re likely to write a few comments to complement them.

Thank you for joining us! We are very excited to get started!