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.
What is in this picture? You could say sand, bricks, storm damage, or many other things; however those are only partially right. The correct answer is this - these bricks are part of the original foundation for the Cape Hatteras lighthouse that were left behind when, in 1999, it was moved away from the sea.
So what? You see, the day I took this photo was THE ONLY day this foundational remnant was able to be seen. I returned 4 or 5 more instances, and at different times, but it was unable to be located - the tides buried it and who knows when it will re-emerge again. That experience left an impression on me (something we talk about but fail to implement regularly): the need to live in the moment. We are defined by our moments!
Honestly, pause and consider these 3 statements: Yesterday, we esteem too highly. Tomorrow, we fear too frequently. Today, we value too lightly. Right now, choose to make the most of each day! If you look ahead and miss today, it'll be just like these historical bricks in NC - here today and gone tomorrow.