Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Life Is Short

I just finished reading a post by David DuChemin on his blog called "Life Is Short".  Please, please take a moment to read it.  It is one of the most profound things I have read in a long time, and it has caused me to stop and take stock of my life once again:  http://www.pixelatedimage.com/blog/:

Monday, November 15, 2010

Photo Magic

Went home for the weekend and had fun taking pictures, eating good food and enjoying my family.  Doreen (Ree), Bren and I spent hours pouring over photos on Bren's Mac, both ones I'd taken and then Ree's as well.   A great bonding time among sisters I might add.

(These first two are ones I took of random things that caught my interest)

I didn't have a lot that I'd taken of this trip home (got more on Sunday but unfortunately they are still on my camera)  It was Ree who got the jaw dropping shots this weekend.  Just take a look at these uncensored sunset shots at the farm!

Would you look at those hues, she's really working on applying all that knowledge from our Workshop and the books she's reading :-)

Ree would also tell you it's finding that one extraordinary sunset/sunrise.  Waiting for just those right moments of lighting can really make the shot.  There are so many more from this weekend that I'd love to show you but first I'll have to see if Ree wants to share them :-)  I think she needs her own blog to show the amazing things she is doing with her love of photography too.

Now the day isn't done until I show you a couple of shots of the girls.  My bro-in-law and I took our dogs out for a run in the fields, free of leashes.  Oh did they love the freedom, here is one frame of Bailey full tilt booggie.  Gracie was doing the same until she caught wind of my sister Deb outside at her home. (Deb and Al build a beautiful home right beside the family farm, I often take photos of her flower gardens) she took off like a shot with Paul and I screaming behind her.

Deb grabbed her up, and as you can see Gracie has that look of adoration in her sweet doggie face, she just loves to be cuddled.

What a great time all round, now I can't wait for Christmas on the farm!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Far Reaching

The weather has not been co-operating very well so I've not gotten out with the girls to photograph much. As you might have guessed, I have a thing for trees, love to try and capture them in a way that makes you wonder what stories it would tell...

My family say I'm a story teller, and I think they may be right.  Everything I photograph speaks to me.  I may not always be aware of it's voice, but my instincts are to find the angle, the light, that split second when I can 'see' what the story might be.  I wonder is that how God felt while he shaped this world, breathing life and story into nature, into us.  I expect so.  I know that I seldom feel more connected to God and all that is around me than when I'm seeing it through the lens of my camera.