Sharing the beauty of the world through photography and writings.
"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. " .... Ansel Adams
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Style - Mine - 2BD19

My dear inspiration, Kim, has challenged us to show our style.  Photographic style.  Editing style.  Artisitic style.

I have to admit....I still wonder what I can call my style. I know where my passion is. Nature. Wildlife.  The outdoors.  God's given gift of the earth's bounty and beauty.  I know I've burned myself out a bit on just the shots of a single bird...a photo without a story.  I know...I keep my hand a bit in the portrait photography....but not enough to get some financial satisfaction out of it. (But neither has my non portrait style - a result, I say though, of the job that was supposed to pay the no changed...with high hopes of 'being fun' again.) Portrait photography...I can easily find an excuse for not doing it...on a regular basis.  Nature, wildlife...I am very patient with.

I love the candid shots...sort of like the one above.  I guess, when I think about it...street photography.  Not posed.  I love photographing those that are so comfortable in front of the camera that all I have to do is create with my lens.  The setup stage is all natural.  They do it themselves....especially when they aren't aware of it.  My passion for 'surprise' maybe.  More so passion for natural, simplicity, serendipity.

This shot above..stirs so many passions in me. Maybe because it was one of the few awesome images I captured during a week that was supposed to offer up so much more to me than what it did.  Maybe because of some of the awesome company (my mom and niece and her boyfriend) that joined me on the trip.  Maybe...just because....I'm proud of this shot.  It isn't just a single bird.  It tells a story...for me. It's a beach...and I can hear the waves in the background. The sandpipers just seemed to invite me over.

I like them in focus and her out of focus. It makes me want to walk on the beach again.

My style...not a true...all in focus landscape type person.  I love bokeh.  I love...blur.  I love dreamy.  I love mystical.

I did crop in on this.  I did add texture even though the picture worked for me even without the texture.

This picture...makes me wonder if I shouldn't make this a vacation location on a regular basis.

Does it stir anything up for you?  Does it make you wonder?  Smile? Dream? Does it tell a story to you?

Way Too Long

(slowly peeking out from under all the 'dirt'...thinking it might be live again.)

It's been way too long for me not having posted.  I truly apologize.   Life apparently had other plans for me.  I let my day job take over my life.  I. Let. It. Happen. more.

I quit.

I found another job that so far I believe I will really like...for an office job.  Unfotunately, what I really would like to do just doesn't seem to want to fall in place for me.  My passion for gardening can't make the mortgage payment here, particularly since it is a seasonal thing here in the midwest.

I've been trying to get back into this. Hopefully now that I have removed the main thing that has had my creativity squished up in to a tight ball, I can fall back in to the swing of things and chat with all of you again.

I've had too many days of feeling caged and am happy to be 'free' again.

New beginnings. Coming out.  Springing back to life. Soaking up the 'fresh air'.

I can't wait to have something to share again!!

There is light....all around...outside of the one 'dark closet' that still needs to be cleaned out. Straightened up. Reorganized.

Thank you for your patience.

I guess I just needed a bit of ...nudging.

Please...nudge me.  Please don't let me slip away again.

Sometimes, alone is just way too lonely.

Please...nudge me.

Water me.  Feed me with some good down to earth healthy compost and I make you smile...time and time again.