Friday, November 22, 2013

START SHOOTING BEFORE YOU FORGET EVERYTHING


Memories are but only a minuscule portion of the whole picture.
Sophie walking on this stony beach with awesome storm-like clouds
hanging over her and myself.
Long waves creeping in slowly crashing with white froth
being trapped in the rocks smothering the shoreline.


I saw this is a magazine recently and it made so much sense to me.
The camera has opened up a brand new world to me
and with Sophie's assistance and patience,
I have painstakingly taken images to share with you
so that you can feel that way I feel when I see them.


Looking down are rocks under Sophie's feet. 
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From wide vistas to the beautiful stones under our feet !!!
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I would never have remembered this singular rock
but with my trusty camera I have captured it
and am able to work with it in a myriad of ways.
 Start taking more pictures my friends,
you just never know what little gem is waiting for you.


24 comments:

  1. We are often so busy we miss all the beauty around us. Lee and Phod

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    1. Daily life really gets in the way some times!!

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  2. X won't let me have my photos of our children because I didn't take them with me when I left. He said that when the divorce became final that everything left in the house belonged to him, although he had promised me that if I forgot anything that he would ship it to me. It still hurts, but my children's beautiful young faces are still fresh in my mind, no matter how old they are now.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. My heart goes out to you, Janie Junebug! Xs can have such capacity to be cruel! Hold on to those beautiful memories!

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  3. Hey Ms. Doodle! Gorgeous photo of you on the cobbles! gorgeous rocks ~ You know I love rocks! *hugs* to Dads! *Belly rubs* to you!

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  4. The words are really touching our heart tonight,,, thank you for finding these words and sharing them-- and how important it is to capture the moment.
    love
    tweedles

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    1. So happy your heart feels a bit fuller today!!

      Hugs
      Sophie

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  5. You and Jim are both magnificent photographers. You truly see.

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    1. We learn from each other and hopefully inspire others!!

      Cheers
      Ron

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  6. Words so true.
    What a gift to be able to take photos to look back on or share.

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    1. Practic, Practice and more Practice

      like anything else me thinks!

      Hugs!

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  7. Gorgeous photo. We seem to just take dogs...and not very good pictures at that.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

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    1. I take dogs all the time, then all of a sudden I see something that just needs to be captured.

      Gotcha!!!

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  8. I love that rockin' photo and the "Remember to Reflect" piece. So true. However, I don't think I can take MORE photos.

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    1. Are you saying that you take mammoth amounts of photos like we do?

      OR...you have enough sense when to stop!!!

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  9. I really must take more photos of our cats...I'll need them when they've gone.
    Jane x

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    1. Oh yes, Jane ~~ start snapping more photos because one picture will be the one that you'll always want and have forever!

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  10. I love that piece 'Remember to Reflect'! It is exactly how I feel. And you know me, I reflect quite often with camera in hand!

    That first photo of Sophie is spectacular! There is light coming down from the sky, and I swear it looks like the heavens have opened up and are shining down on her. Amazing!

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    1. That scene just sort of popped up in front of us the other day. I was doing a 360 degree photo turn and Sophie Sweetie walked by me and the skies seemed to open up with these rays shining through. Thank you Sophie.

      Jim and I went to a local eatery owned by surfers. While I was waiting for the unbelievable BLT to arrive I grabbed the 2012 Snowboarders Photo Annual. Inside was this quote very simply displayed with a beautiful snowboarding picture. I hadn't brought my camera inside the place, so when I got home I said the "next time" we are there I am taking a photo of the quote. So this is my offering to everyone.
      Ron

      Have a great weekend and see you Monday!!

      Ron

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  11. Ron- I love the whole idea of reflection-- it's so soul searching and uplifting. You truly do amazing things with your camera. The rocks are beautiful- that photo is stunning-- who would have thought to look down??? Great thinking--- love your insight-
    Vicki

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    1. Thanks so much Vicki ~~ I'm always open to new ideas and when I read this Snowboarding magazine and saw this quote, it rang for me! SO I decided to share.

      Have a great week!

      Ron

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  12. The older i get, the worse my memory is. I'll have to take more pictures.
    That first image is just gorgeous. I like the rock too.

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    1. The rays of light on Sophie really soften her!

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