About the “Picture of the Day”

 

Hello, and welcome to TodaysPhoto.org! My name is Rick Rouse, a photography enthusiast and the owner of this website. I thought I would take this opportunity to explain why I publish the “Picture of the Day”.

I have always enjoyed looking at pictures. I can spend hours leafing through stacks of photo albums, reliving the past and appreciating the lives and experiences of others. I also love to travel and see new places and things, and one of the fastest and cheapest means of traveling to a far-away locale is by looking at a photograph. For instance, I doubt if I’ll ever have the opportunity to visit the moon, but I have been there many times thanks to the wonders of photography.

I think it’s important to honor our heritage. The great men and women who founded our nation so long ago and the brave patriots who have fought and died to defend it deserve our honor and respect – they deserve to be remembered. And so do the grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles and other ancestors who are responsible for giving us life and helping us enjoy it. What better way to honor those we love and respect than with a photograph?

And last but not least, I think it is important that we honor our Creator, the all-powerful, loving God who created the heavens and the earth and breathed life into our nostrils – and will take it away whenever He feels the time has come. We owe our very existence to Him, and He and His precious Son literally hold the key to our futures.

Photographs are quite simply snapshots in time, preserving forever tiny, discrete glimpses into the lives of us humans and of places that are far away in either distance or time. Every photograph has a story behind it. That’s why I publish the “Picture of the Day”.

As you peruse the “Picture of the Day” archives you’ll notice that there is no rhyme or reason to the photographs featured from one day to the next – they will appear to be random, and for the most part they are. The images I use simply reflect what I like and believe to be interesting, beautiful or important. Sometimes you might agree and sometimes you might not.

I’m not a professional photographer so some of the pictures I feature might not be very “good”, but they all have a special meaning to me for one reason or another. I hope you enjoy looking at them and gaining a little insight into my personal viewpoint on life!

May God bless you and your family,

Rick Rouse

 

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