Posts Tagged: portraiture

In Honor of Earth Day

Paying for Breakfast

I met these two “kids” yesterday.  (Oh no, I’ve become one of these people who calls younger people kids.  Next thing you know I’ll be dishing out sayings like In My Day…. or When I Was a Youngin’…) Anyway, yesterday I met this young couple setting off on the adventure of a lifetime; they were getting ready to embark on the Appalachain Trail.

I was sitting with a new friend, having a great conversation about the benefits of a plant-based diet, when in they walked.  I immediately noticed their knives and canteens, and I told my friend that I just had to take their picture.  I waited, as not to interupt their breakfast, but after a little while the girl got up and walked past us.  My camera was out and ready to go and when I saw her coming back I intersected her.

“I know this is a little wierd,” I stated, “but I’d love to take your picture to put on my blog.  Is that cool with you?”

“Of course,” she obliged.

Where She Will Be

Pure Beauty

I was absolutely captivated by the beauty of this girl.  Her smile radiated and her eyes were deep.

We then walked over to the table where they were sitting.  We talked for a few minutes about my being a blogger with a little photography addiction, and then I took another picture:

Enjoyment 4/21

Her counterpart was equally captivating.  I wanted to study his tattoos more, but I thought it might be rude to be all “show me, show me, show me!”

We talked for a bit and I found that the woman with them, Patty, was the girl’s mother and that she was dropping them off.   Our minutes together were short, but I feel a connection was made.  Whenever something like this happens you just feel it.  And a wonderful feeling it is.

Take good care of yourself and your family.  You seem like the kind of person I’d love to drink a beer and hang out with, so I’m glad you speak out in your blog.  I feel like we found a new friend today.

That’s from an email I received, from Patty, last night.

I replied:

It is my firm belief that, in life, we are put in contact with certain people for a certain reason.  We may not understand it always, but there are just people that you seem to instantly like and adhere.  You three were those types for me today. Instant attraction. Instant kinship.  It’s a little crazy, but I think it’s what keeps this big circle of life going.

Maddie and Vinnie

That all being said, I am so glad that we were put in each others’ paths yesterday. I look forward to hearing about Maddie and Vinnie and their grand adventure. Mostly, though, I look forward to these new friendships.

On this Earth Day we need not only talk of  preserving the earth, but the bonds we form while on this earth.  Without each other and love, our earth would be nothing.

Stealing a Kiss

Wordless Wednesday: Portrait Sitting #3

Visit Flickr for the full sized portraits!


Weekly Winners XXXXXIII

This week marks the one year anniversary of Weekly Winners.
It’s been an incredible journey.  And  I’ve been honored to be a part of it.
In honor of the year mark here is the link to my very first Weekly Winner set.

Thank You for ALL of your encouraging, wonderful, thoughtful comments!
I appreciate them so much and they fuel me.


Camera Used: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
Lens Used: 50mm f/1.4

Another angle of this cheap-and-easy mantelpiece found, HERE!

The Photo Shoot of Nissa’s Kids found, HERE!

I get to take this beautiful little girl’s portraits on Tuesday!

Another shot from this mini-shoot, found HERE!

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