I took this picture in Idaho. Just passing through on the way to the beautiful and scenic state of Montana. What? Sometimes I am heading toward a destination so intently that I I fail to see the beauty of the journey. This is one beautiful spot – the South Fork of the Snake River.
I enjoyed the journey that day and was happy to have stopped to see the river.
Several years ago I had the opportunity to visit the Galapagos Islands for a trip of a lifetime. It was so cool to see all the amazing wildlife up close in their environment. People were just bystanders that the animals ignored – or yawned at. This sea lion was having the time of his life playing with his food. He wasn’t worried about the next fish, just enjoying the one he had.
It reminded me to life life in the moment. Enjoy, relax, chill. . .
One day I was at a farmers market snapping picture of all the colorful fruits and vegetables.
I found this little picture interesting. How did the lemon get into a pile of peppers?
Sometimes I feel like a lemon in a world of peppers. How about you?
I took this picture in New Zealand on a rainy day. The streets were quite and people ran between shops in the rain.
However, out near the shore, this one brave bird sat proudly in a tree. I watched him for awhile as he stared down the rain.
Then I dashed inside.
For some reason, I find myself posting pictures that weren’t quite perfect.
This picture is one that I love because it reminds me of a great summer vacation with family. It reminds me of the beauty and tranquility of early morning.
It’s a bit washed out (technically), but the reflection of the trees and river are stunning to me.
Perfect memories captured.
This is a picture that I love but am frustrated by as a photographer. I was so excited to zoom in to capture the bee hovering over the flower. Yet – It is just a bit out of focus. So I want to go back and retake it.
It still brings a smile to my face when I look at it. Summer, Warmth, Flowers. . .
This is a picture of the great barrier reef from the sky. The blues and greens were amazing as I took this picture. You can see a small sandbar above the waterline. Each day, parts of the reef are exposed during low tide and then slip below the surface as the tide rises.
This picture is a bit flawed due to reflection of glass, but it captures the beauty enough for me. Interesting point. We also are not perfect, but are beautiful in the eyes of God and those in our lives that love us. We are good enough.
This is a picture of mosaic tiles on the floor of the The Dom (Cologne Cathedral.) The cathedral is an amazing feat in architecture. Just studying the floor is a fascinating endeavor – and then you look up. . .
Construction on this cathedral started in 1248! And has continued to continual renovation today. I don’t know exactly how old this tile is, but wow. How many feet have walked on it? Whose feet walked on it?
Whenever I take a picture, I always try to shoot from an angle that pulls in the bigger picture. I took this picture on a beautiful, partly cloudy day that I will remember because of the glimpses of blue in the sky. When visiting recently, I saw many sections of walls and buildings that stand still from centuries ago while the city crops up around it in today’s busy world. Old and new.
Well, I finally did it. I started submitting my photography to shutterstock.com! I’m excited about it.
Talk about a character building exercise! So far I’ve had more rejections than acceptances — but I’m improving. I’m starting to improve my prediction about whether they will accept it or not.
One detail is that you need to zoom to 200% to ensure that it is in focus – fully! Think about that for a moment. How would you like to have your life zoomed to 200%? God has our lives zoomed to over 1000% – makes me think about how I want to spend my time on this earth!
Check out my portfolio – so far!