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Memory card nostalgia

It was one of those lazy days off where I nonchalantly began clearing off some old memory cards for some upcoming video space---I'm not always the first person to format my cards since I normally work off of my two largest cards. It got me a bit nostalgic when I found some stuff on an older card from last summer in the Quad-Cities.

It's crazy looking back at old assignments and still remembering so much detail about them. I feel like I not only remember the people and places so vividly, but even the obscurities and emotions of each assignment and each photo. I can practically picture myself and all of my internal thoughts/emotions when I was taking each frame. I always wonder if other photographers reflect the same way....or maybe I'm just a little bit nostalgic. Nonetheless, another reason I love this field so much.

Children clap after joining in to recite The Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the Rock Island Memorial Day Ceremony held Monday morning at The Rock Island National Cemetery on May 26, 2014.

The Pride of Rock Island Marching Band and color guard perform at the 11th annual Rally at the Rock on Friday afternoon, Aug. 8, 2014, at Rock Island High School.

USA World Cup fans react to a goal scored by Belgium against United States at a viewing party at Caddy's Sports Bar & Grill in Bettendorf on Tuesday afternoon, July 1, 2014. The United States lost to Belgium 2-1 and was eliminated from 2014's FIFA World Cup in round 16.

Alleman high school softball players cheer from the dugout at the Alleman vs Teutopolis championship game on Saturday afternoon, June 7, 2014 at Eastside Centre Field in Peoria. The Pioneers beat the Lady Shoes 9-3 and took the state title.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Governor Terry Branstad greet supporters outside the Starlite Ballroom at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport on Thursday, July 17, 2014 prior to speaking.

Aeroshell Aerobatic Demo Team fly in formation at the 28th Quad Cities Air Show at the Davenport Municipal Airport on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014.

Hillsdale Fire Department and Rapids City Fire Department responded to a single-vehicle accident on Moline Road in Hillsdale after getting a call around 1:50 that a semi-truck had flipped coming around a curve too fast on Sunday, August 3, 2014. According to Hillsdale Fire Dept. Chief Jim Oney, the trailer went off the road and flipped several times. The driver was able to climb out of the truck and transported to Illini Hospital in Silvis.

Monmouth Post 136 player Dylan Ankle throws his helmet into the air while laughing in frustration after being called out at the plate at Holmgren Field in Moline, Illinois on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Moline Post 246 beat Monmouth 7-0.

Geneseo senior thrower A.J. Marmion is this week's Metro Pacesetter for The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus. Marmion won the Class 2A discus title, the Maple Leafs' first state champion since 1950.

Ridgewood senior pitcher and infielder Noah Shannon is Area Pacesetter for The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus. The AlWood High School senior avenged an earlier 1-0 loss to ROWVA by going 6 innings, allowing two hits and striking out five and going 2-for-4 with three RBIs in a 9-0 title-game win over ROWVA at the Abingdon-Avon Regional.

PGA Tour Pro Zach Johnson prepares to make a putt on the 15th green at TPC Deere Run amongst the large crowd in Silvis during the second round of John Deere Classic Friday, July 11, 2014. Johnson finished the day tied for first place 12-under par.

PGA Tour Pro Brian Harman hits from the fairway at TPC Deere Run in Silvis during the third round of John Deere Classic Saturday, July 12, 2014. Harman finished the day in first place, 17-under par.

A Moline firefighter stands outside a residence in Moline after being called to put out a smoky fire shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Neighbors called 911 after hearing a fire alarm in one of the three apartments in the residence.

It's also pretty motivating to look at old images and think about how I could have shot something differently or better.....there is always room for improvement. Maybe I'll dig into the old PC next time I'm home and pull out the weird HDR photography or scan some film.

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