Peace and Joy In Pictures
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Hiking, Walking, Holding Hands
“Think of yourself as an incandescent power, illuminated and perhaps forever talked to by God and his messengers.” Brenda Ueland
Hiking, walking, holding hands strolling side by side, down by the river or on a beach. Going for a train ride, especially over mountains. Love to watch new homes being built before the inside walls are up, imagining the finishing touches. Picturing where the rooms will be. With our camera there is so much to see.
Going for a motorcycle ride in the summer breeze. Every single one of these things we love to do, has a picture waiting to capture it. Like anything else in this world, only if we take the time and use the camera to shoot it. The depth of range our eyes can capture still hasn't been matched my the modern day camera. Yet anything that can preserve a moment in time like a photo does, keeps the image alive.
A romantic dinner anywhere, in a foreign country would be splendid, especially at a secret hideaway. Spending all day out in nature makes it much easier to believe in illumination. Especially when we look up to see the patterns in the clouds, always different, wind softly blowing away the rain. Lucky are most of us in this society to also have a camera with our cell phone. Some amazing pictures are captured there. Videos can be recorded and sent to friends or YouTube. Amazing what the world of photography can now do.
We stop to catch our breath and in that moment to notice the bumble bee getting fed from the daisy’s sprouting everywhere. That gives us the power to achieve a state of contentment for the day. To point and shoot the camera in just the right instant to see nature so alive, that is the challenge of photography.
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sometimes I get a glimpse of what it might be, usually they are a pleasant surprise to me. I feel excitement and wonder growing as I saw the most awesome mountain and water views yesterday with the sun bouncing off the trees.
Peace and Joy In Pictures
Taking pictures is just one of the things we like to do to bring in peace and joy. Some others are painting furniture and flower pots to spruce them up like new. Our love for the nature of trees eco
Doodling with markers on a sketch pad, making childlike stick pictures, of course with sunshine, trees, grass, clouds and flowers.
Photography holds the top creative spot. It is challenging to learn the best lighting techniques. Digital cameras give us so much more freedom to explore and capture a perfect shot. Colors are crisper, distances are easier to bring in sharper. The excitement of owning one lingers with me every time we select another shutter view.
We often find ourselves walking with camera in hand just because it does calm us down to look around, stand under a tree, and take a picture upside down.
Pink Joy, Caught Us By Surprise, Peace.
Pictures and Words, Peace and Joy
Today we hope to catch sun breaks again so that we can snap some more photo’s out the car window. We have no control how they’ll turn out that way, that is the fun and mystery of it. Sometimes we get a glimpse of what it might be, usually they are a pleasant surprise to see.
We feel excitement and wonder growing as we saw the most awesome mountain and water views yesterday while the sun went bouncing off the trees.
To just take the camera and shoot, trusting God and his messengers to capture something worthy of view. Such a sense of exhilaration.
To experiment. That is the true gift of photography. Yes, if you are not quick on the shutter the prize your eyes connected with you might miss. Yet the thrill of anticipation of what the camera saw that you missed is an awesome dedication to the art.
Nature pictures seem to capture this essence of ever changing existence. Taking pictures of the same things in nature always seems to change. Different animals emerge. Clouds change faster than anything. Every season the trees show us their many different ways. Even the evergreens if we pay close attention.
Peaceful Picture Display
A perfect display for cards and photos up to 4x6. The metal clips hold them perfectly in place without causing damage to your peaceful collection. Easy to mount anywhere you want a splash of color. Easy to rearrange.
Water and Trees, Joy and Peace
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