Unexpected Pleasure

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.

Anne Frank

 

 

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As a photographer some photos are well planned, or at least you have an idea of the possibility as you are shooting.Others, like this one, are a marvelous surprise!!

The potential was there but her true beauty didn’t come through in the photograph until the contrast increased. I wish I could say I have mad Photoshop skills, but all I do is move the dials until the image comes out of the raw materials, no fancy editing(yet).  I sometimes wonder if it is anything like what masons and sculptors have described, as seeing what is in the rock; their job being to chisel away the extra stone to reveal the form that was hidden inside. I feel the same way about this photograph, I had to focus and find the image that was trying to come out naturally.

She is an unexpected pleasure.

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Little things in life

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.

Marcus Aurelius

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Joy in butterflies

Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.
Satchel Paige

I hope I will be taking photographs of butterflies for years to come; that I never grow so old or desensitized that their beauty holds no joy. That is what I wish.

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Speak

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Yet seeing the photos ,I finally realize,I never wanted to be your shadow, to be your other half. I always just wanted to be my whole self, nothing else.
-R. Roaming

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