Wayzata, Minnesota

Monday, May 16, 2016

More Than a Camera

My camera
is a memory-keeper.
A stash of events
and moments from my world of
people, animals and places.

My own special treasure trove.

"The curious thing about photographs is this-
Those looking in can see where we've been
 but they'll never feel what we've experienced."
Karen Sather

"What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment
that's gone forever, impossible to reproduce."
Karl Lagerfeld

Fishing buddies taking a selfie.

Did you know that the word selfie was announced as word of the year in November 2013 by the Oxford English Dictionary?
I've also read that Australia invented the word selfie, read here.

"You don't make a photograph just with a camera.
You bring to the act of photography 
all the pictures you have seen
the books you have read
the music you have heard,
the people you have loved."
Ansel Adams

Special moments we desire to remember.

Playing with the light.

Pictures are like planting seeds.

Here, while planting real seeds that will grow 
we're very hopeful.

Anticipation makes the heart strong.

Not so sure we can grow any Robins with that shell!

"Sometimes things become possible
 if we want them bad enough."
T.S. Eliot

Fairy and Gnome extremely hopeful while planning their garden.

Hard work and determination
 and not allowing anything
 to get in the way of what we truly want-

Gets us to that place.  
Be all that you can be, does have it's advantages, doesn't it?

My son is the one standing on the right side.

Take good care of you 
and keep your camera close

so it can keep up with you.


Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I saw the gnome.

What a handsome son.

TexWisGirl said...

awww. keeping good thoughts for your son. :)

Elephant's Child said...

Big smiles.
And yes, the 'ie' suffix is often a giveaway. Not proud of selfie though.

Gail said...

Moments...I like that.

Cloudia said...

Bless your wonderful son and his life saving colleagues!

Karen, you are a true photographer and friend

Amrit Sinha said...

Camera is special ... it is a keeper of our memories, our past, and let us travel back in time.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

All good thoughts today- and sending a few up for your son's safety. Have a wonderful day!

Murees Dupé said...

You are so right. Photos are like memories. Wishing you well.

Debbie said...

your right about pictures and memories, i could not have said it better myself!!! hugs and best wishes for your son, may he always be safe!!!!

Jeanie said...

I never put that name on it before (which is brilliant) but yes, my camera is always by my side and yes, those photos are the memories I cling to -- family moments, a special trip, a lovely time. This is a terrific post (and oldest son is very cute, by the way!)I will add that name to my camera and be thinking of you whenever I use it!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful post; I love this. You truly do this so very well, Karen. Brava!