Picture Pages

The Photographer

I am here-and these are my moments behind a camera.
I am here-and these are my moments behind a camera. | Source

Picture Pages is my story told by photographs


This is who I am without being in front of the camera or behind a pen. Art is in my genetic gene pool and has been presented to me throughout my life in various ways. My grandfather, my father, my sister and I have all been passionate about seeing the world through a view finder.

Picture Pages is my world, through my eyes, captured in a photograph and shared with the world. I hope you enjoy the world through Picture Pages.

Images Worth Remembering

Alaska skyline, makes me wonder why I am in Texas.
Alaska skyline, makes me wonder why I am in Texas. | Source

We see images, everywhere we turn.

Cool rock formations that look like the lower half of a face...
Cool rock formations that look like the lower half of a face... | Source

Picture Pages are all the little pieces that make up me.


This is the world of Picture Pages,

Come in and take a seat,

It is usually a pleasant place to be,

As long as the kids are asleep.


Picture Pages is my world,

The peace I sometimes need to feel.

It is snaps of images that remind me of what once was,

And what is somewhat real.

There is something beautiful everywhere you look

Oh yes, I remember why I am in Texas.
Oh yes, I remember why I am in Texas. | Source

Life Can Sometimes Begin at Sunset

The Night Sky is always beautiful in Texas
The Night Sky is always beautiful in Texas | Source

I see far more than an object when I look into a camera, onto the world.


These are the images of my life.

A recollection of my past,

The imagery of my present,

With a sense of what I have,


When I stare through a camera lens,

It is not just the objects that I see,

It is the shapes and shades of darkness against light,

That makes an image one of beauty.

and it isn't too cold for...

Butterflies
Butterflies | Source

The world finally slows to a stop as the shutter opens and closed

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My mind becomes clear, as my eyes begin to focus


I don’t think about anything,

As I hold a camera in my hands,

I am taken to a different world,

And it is there that I feel who it is I am.


This is the world of Picture Pages,

It is mostly who I am.

If you can’t see the beauty in the ordinary,

I am sure you can’t understand.

Country Quiet Days

Lazy Days
Lazy Days | Source

There is just something about being in Texas that brings more peace to my mind.

Southern living-through and through
Southern living-through and through | Source

Slow down and take a look around- Just don't steal what is not yours


While you are here,

Feel free to look around,

Leave a comment if you like,

and give it a thumbs up or thumbs down.


If you like a photo or two,

Please do not take without permission.

Picture Pages is my life,

and I would rather you not steal my submissions.

and the best thing about Texas is... I fell in love and had my children here...

I know where home is...


There is nothing quite like finding your way home, and knowing that you are where you should be. I live my life each and every day, the way that I want to live it-and no longer worry what others think of who I am. I dream- I hope- I pray- I love, with no secret as to who I am and what my heart holds.

Picture Pages is the story of my world caught in snapshots, these are the truths, and matter of facts, which I hold dear in the world. Regardless of how beautiful the landscapes may be elsewhere-regardless of how magical a place may seem- my home is where my heart is, and my heart is forever and always with my children. As far as I am concerned, the world may keep its magic... I have plenty right here in my arms in Texas.


Thanks for visiting me, and reviewing some of my work. I hope that a look at Picture Pages, gave you some peace to reflect on tonight. Comments are always appreciated- So go ahead and comment away! Thank you again for checking out my writing and photography...There is more to come!

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Comments 31 comments

Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Beautiful pictures H.C. breathtaking to say the least. You are the gifted photographer for sure..

Sunnie


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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

AA Zavala- THANKS, I am glad you liked the hub and the pictures. Always takes me forever to choose pictures for my hubs, and the fact that this was a contest piece-had me sweating for days, lol... thanks for the feedback :)


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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

snakeslane - thank you so much for the comments on the dynamics of the hub. I appreciate the thought and feedback, and am thrilled you approve. Thank you for stopping by and taking a look at what it is I try and do here :)


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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Sunnie Day- Thank you ma'am for the comment! I truly appreciate you continuing to visit my hubs and continuing to be so encouraging. :) I am glad that you enjoyed my photos- working on some additional ones as we speak (type) :)


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A.A. Zavala 4 years ago from Texas

Such awesome images. Hard to chose one, but love the Texas night sky pic.


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

Hello H.C Porter gorgeous thoughtful photographs you've shown here. The butterfly pics are truly awesome, the colours just jump. The Layout you've used is really nicely done too, Thank you so much for sharing these remarkable images. Regards, snakeslane


Ghaelach 4 years ago

Morning HC.

Lovely foto's.

A hub where you really don't have to say a word and as they say "A picture say a thousand words".

Take care and have a nice day.

LOL Ghaelach


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rambansal 4 years ago from India

wOw wonderful images and the composition.


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Cresentmoon2007 4 years ago from Caledonia, MI

Great photos you have here as well as a wonderful read. Voted up.


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vasantha T k 4 years ago from Bangalore

just beautiful pictures.I spent few minutes to find out which one I like the most, I liked the flowers , butterflies and the flower. really nice.


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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Ghaelach- thanks for stopping by and looking through my hub. That is probably what I love most about photo's...they really do speak tons without saying a work. Taking photographs allows me to see the world a little differently-a little more simply and for the beauty that really is. Thanks again for the comment!


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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

rambansal-THANK YOU! Glad you liked the hub. I appreciate the feedback!


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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Cresentmoon2007- I appreciate the comment and the vote up...Thanks for stopping by :)


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Cresentmoon2007 4 years ago from Caledonia, MI

You're very welcome


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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

vasantha T k-

I think I like the single flower the most- I like to take close up photographs of items-so the details and colors stand out in an awe- kind of way :) Thanks for sharing your feedback- I appreciate you taking the time to look at my work here.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

You do beautiful work! As a flower lover, I appreciate your work especially with the flowers. Good luck on the contest~


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA

Poetry and photography to boot! You have a lot of talent and an eye for the beauty in nature.


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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

mary- thank you so much for that comment. i am glad you like my work... i am loving this contest :)


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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

SweetiePie - thank you... i really appreciate the comment and encouragement. I am glad you think so :)


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the clean life 4 years ago from New Jersey Shore

Holly, what a wonderful and beautiful hub. Your children are so adorable! What a nice tribute to them. The video was excellent and the picture are beautiful. You are indeed very gifted.

Voted Up and Beautiful!

Mark


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tom hellert 4 years ago from home

HC,

i dont know- you may be too good of a writer and photographer for a fella like me to know and comment on your work in fact I think your hubscore will probablydecrease by merely commenting on it... but this was cool none the less

*snicker*

TH


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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

the clean life- thank you sir... perhaps they will be able to see it in the future when they are older...and maybe appreciate it for what it means, although i am sure that most kids dont appreciate their parents until they themselves become parents. the cycle of learning and life,lol. thanks for reading and reviewing my work :) Still searching for that magical way to reach the world :)


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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

tom hellert -

lol you are funny...and nope...looks like that hub score is doing just fine-so your comment has done nothing to harm, but perhaps it helped :) Thanks as always for the laugh, smiles and comments... always a pleasure reviewing your commentary :)


Dan Stevens 4 years ago

Very nicely done, Holly!!! Impressive and inspiring!!

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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Thank you my friend... :) Did you happen to watch the video..and see the very last picture? LOVE THAT ONE...little guy/big guy...and Collin still talks about that day...lol. we need to go back and see you again, now that they are a bit older :)


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tom hellert 4 years ago from home

tHE BEST PART IS THAT YOU WILL HAVE THE VIDEO FOREVER

TOO-TO-TWO-2 CUTE!!

TH


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Simone Smith 4 years ago from San Francisco

What a beautiful collection this is! I would love to see the world from your perspective. From the photos you take, it is obviously brilliant!


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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

TH.... thanks...and I hope I will live forever through this work as well :)


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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Thanks Simone... I am glad you were able to see this hub-and am happy that you liked it as well :)... The world has its beauty-that seams much more worthy of recognizing than its anguish :) Thanks again ma'am for the comment :)


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tom hellert 4 years ago from home

HC,

Living frever some say everything ver made or said via any media - just by being created -lends itself to everlasting life

....in theory...

TH


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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

tom hellert- Very True in deed sir... thank you for sharing such a phrase with me here :)

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