I took this photograph with my Canon F1 at our old beach house on the Jersey shore. My then four year old daughter had just showered after a day of playing on the bay beach. After playing peek-a-boo for some time under my Grandmother’s chenille bedspread she soon tired, & I snapped this shot in the natural light that was filtering into my bungalow’s bedroom. Today she is 14 & a beautiful teenage girl. I will always remember this wee girl though…..
Beautiful baby Griffin spending a summer afternoon with his Great Grandma. Hard to take a bad picture when the subjects are so loving!
So I’m hoping to see some of my favorite Irish friends this weekend if (ughhhh) it doesn’t snow. I haven’t seen too many people since the holidays for lots of reasons. Living in the Northeast one of those reasons would be snow… the new four letter word.
Thinking of bringing my camera. Yes I know I should always have it with me, and I usually do. Sometimes having my camera around friends makes them uneasy I think. Like I’m going to start snapping like the paparazzi lol.
Are there people I could just take shots of all day without pause? Absolutely. My daughter’s have been my muse since birth, and for the most part they entertain my obsession with them. I love to photograph dancers as my friends & many Irish dancers know. Many of the dancers now know me by sight. There is something about a person who is blessed with the ability to dance. The love of the dance comes through the lens in a magnificent fashion even when they aren’t performing.
I took the photograph above a year & a half ago. I’ve known Kerri for many years, & I just love this girl! The shot looks posed, but it isn’t. She was sitting next to me on the ground. When I looked down I saw her. As I grabbed my camera & looked down she looked up. With any picture that you love you know in that fraction of a second that it takes to catch the image you have what you wanted to capture. I hope to see Kerri this weekend even if I don’t take her picture (but I know I probably will).
Up until late in 2006 I still used my Canon F-1. I had always hated not having a darkroom. I was at the mercy of someone else to process & print my images. Besides being annoying it was expensive. I loved that camera, but the idea of finally being able to process my own images became too tempting. I took the plunge & somehow found enough money to get a 30D while undergoing some really awful chemo.
I found it liberating to be able to shoot endlessly (even though I’m usually able to capture the image I want in a shot or two) & I could finally process my own work. The learning process isn’t easy with chemo brain. I have a hard time remembering what I just read or did. While working on new pictures I also continue to re-visit older images as my knowledge base expands by going back to the original RAW file.
The images today were taken in Princeton & Seaside Heights back in 2006 & 2007. I love all 3 of them… all for different reasons.
By the way… I still have no idea what I’m doing! One post takes me forever & days!