These "captured moments" are some of my best photographs as a amateur photographer. Each of them spoke to me, created a memory, and taught a lesson. In sharing them, I hope you benefit from the lessons learned.
Your eyes are immediately drawn to the two figures in the center of this black and white photo. Both are unknown to everyone viewing it, yet we long to know more about what they are doing together as companions.
Was this the dog's first or last trip to the beach? How long had they been walking? Did they just step onto the beach or were they about to head in?
The answers to the questions are not important. Instead, we should recognize the need to simply exist in and enjoy the moment. Never forget that our companions transform time into treasure, journeys into joy, and moments into memories. When life is a bit cloudy, get out into it. When the wind is whipping around, brave it. When the waves come in faster than you expect, stand your group. You can do all three better when you have a companion with you.