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My summer has been a blur of weddings and reunions. And I think it's really taken a toll on my daily picture taking. I've only missed one day, but when so much of my time is spent shooting, and editing bridals, engagements, and weddings, the desire to get out and shoot anything else drops off significantly.
This is a long way of saying, I needed a recharge. So, this week I went back to themes.
It's been a refreshing week of pictures, as I've had the chance to crawl back inside my camera, and look at the world with new eyes...
September 3: My kids all have blue eyes.
I do not.
I've always been drawn to eyes, and there are none so exquisitely hypnotic as those that belong to my daughters.
September 4: Miriam Webster tells me that the definition of "Dynamic" is: of, or relating to, physical force or energy. Also, marked by usually continuous and productive activity or change.
They could have saved themselves a lot of words, and just printed a picture of Emma.
Something that represents love
September 5: While lazily laying in the hammock, contemplating this assignment, I looked up, and realized that the leaves of the tree looked just like hearts.
But love is not love, unless there are two hearts involved.
Something that resembles a letter
September 6: Day number 248 is brought to you by the letter "K" -- as interpreted by Emma.
Something that makes you think of light or sunshine
September 7: I realize that I took a picture of a sunflower last week too, but they grow in abundance around my house this time of year, and I love to look at them.
Sunflowers are not like other flowers, they bend forward, with their faces (as it were) to the sun.
Every sunflower that I can see from my house is open, and looking westward, toward the afternoon sun.
September 8: I went out to the bird refuge to shoot life.
I should say, I went out to the bird refuge to PHOTOGRAPH life. They don't like the word shoot out there.
The birds were remarkably uncooperative. There were great blue herons, and hawks and falcons and pelicans -- and they all hate to be photographed. I didn't think I had anything worthwhile.
But then as I was editing, I came across this throw away shot that I had fired at the sunset. What I thought had been a static shot, suddenly became vibrant and full of life, with the addition of a few surprise visitors.
One thing I cannot live without
September 9: My life is so intertwined with this little symbol -- from entertainment to business to communication -- every tool I use, seems to have this little symbol on it somewhere.
I cannot live without my Apple.