2013.07.30 With me at all times...

Nothing happens when you sit at home.
I always make it a point to carry a camera with me at all times...
I just shoot at what interests me at that moment.
~ Elliott Erwitt

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
~ Dolly Parton

Shower, O heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain down righteousness.
~ Isaiah 45:8a


2013.07.26 Grow beyond what you are

I seldom think when I take a picture.
My eyes and fingers react – click.
But first, it’s most important to decide
on the angle at which your photograph is to be taken.
~ Alfred Eisenstaedt

Anger makes you smaller,
while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you are.
~ Cherie Carter-Scott

For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
~ Matthew 6:14

[ processed with Perfect Effects 4 Omaha Beach 100 ]


2013.07.22 Create with reality

The picture that you took with your camera
is the imagination you want to create with reality.
~ Scott Lorenzo

You can accelerate your development by giving yourself a fresh set of challenges,
or the same set viewed from a different angle, every day.
Explore a different path – if it’s a dead end, explore another.
~ Paul Foxton

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity,
but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
~ 2 Timothy 1:7

[ processed with Perfect Effects 4 Orton Hears a Who 100 SOHO 100 ]


2013.07.19 This is the real me

People look at ordinary stuff all day long,
so why not make a picture look extraordinary,
and give them something new to look at.
~ Heath Bouffard

Seek out that particular mental attribute
which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive,
along with which comes the inner voice which says, 'This is the real me,'
and when you have found that attitude, follow it.
~ William James

 Then you will gain renewed health and vitality.
Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the best part of everything your land produces.
~ Proverbs 3:8-9 (NLT)

[ St. Ferdinand Catholic Church, Jasper, Indiana
processed with Perfect Effects 4 Metal Earch 100 ]


2013.07.14 Of intuition and spontaneity

For me, the camera is a sketch book,
an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.
~ Henri Cartier-Bresson

Intuition is seeing with the soul.
~ Dean Koontz

Yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding,
then you will ... find the knowledge of God.
~ Proverbs 2:3, 5


2013.07.09 It is not all mixed up

You can find pictures anywhere.
It's simply a matter of noticing things and organizing them.
~ Elliott Erwitt

Organizing is what you do before you do something,
so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.
~ A. A. Milne

... everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.
~ 1 Corinthians 14:40

[ the gears are a large painted sign on a building ]


2013.07.06 What camera do you use?

Writer Ernest Hemingway:  "Good pictures, what camera do you use?"
Photographer Irving Penn:  "What typewriter do you use?"

Summertime is always the best of what might be.
~ Charles Bowden

Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
~ Matthew 5:16

More fireworks photos here 2012 and here 2011 and here 2010.
p.s.  I use a Canon PowerShot.


2013.07.03 The people you have loved ... {for Anne}

Today I am reminded of all that is good in the world.
~ Kobi Yamada [on a card sent to me by Anne]

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

And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.
~ Genesis 1:31a

[ peony processed with FotoFlexer Retro and Lomoish ]