A month of thanksgiving ~ Day 10


There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. ~Ansel Adams

November 10, 2011

My camera
(Wow, this is a late one…)

Life goes by so fast, doesn’t it?

With photographs we can capture and freeze a moment in time, to bring back feelings of long agao, or to share with friends and family now.

I’ve been fooling around with cameras for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I won an instamatic; it was a cherished possession, I took pictures of everything and everyone. I can remember noticing and appreciating the way light can fall on a subject and illuminate it ~ turning it into something beautiful and magical. I remember childhood days of black and white film, and my artistic impressions. In high school, I took my first formal photography class and flirted with the idea of being a professional photographer and interior designer “one day.” But college life led me and my career in other directions.

One day, a child is born into the world: fragile, beautiful, and full of hope. The next it seems he is riding a bike, saving for his first car, starting college. As my children have grown older I am even more aware of time and how the face of child awakens so many things in us. In me, among a long list of other things, it reawakened my love of photography. While my early photographic interest was primarily nature and landscapes, now I discovered the inspiring passion of photographing people. Every time I look at my children, I see life! I see light, beauty, possibilities. I have become obsessed with capturing every moment possible. Photographing the faces and places that surround me.

I realized just how short life is, how quickly it passes, and how much our relationships matter in the end. One of my favorite expressions is: Live, Love, Laugh. I try to live life by it.

Here are photos I took through out the last year….:).

back yard swing

There is a funny story behind this photo…to sum it up; she called this camel over to her…through 2 pastures and as many fences…all the while his sheep friend followed…when the sheep left so did he. “Hey, Camel”…”Hey, Camel”…

Juli with Nali…<3

Besties...

Jenn and Nikki

1 day old...Little Andy

boys in Spring tree

Andrew and Mali

Deil's foal, 1 day old..

Lake Champlain in March 11

sisters...Sarah's wedding

Sarah arriving with her Dad

makes me smile

flower girl

just a kiss

Cambridge Balloon festival

neighborhood barn...I love, love old barns

All photographs are there to remind us of what we forget. In this – as in other ways – they are the opposite of paintings. Paintings record what the painter remembers. Because each one of us forgets different things, a photo more than a painting may change its meaning according to who is looking at it. ~John Berger

Be well,
Jess

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