Thursday, January 22, 2009

Rich in History!

Here are some shots that I took at the train station while waiting for Caleb and his family to arrive for his photo shoot this past Saturday! I just the love the antique look and the rich color of the wood, marble and wrought iron. This building has tons of character. I know this building is rich in history! I can just imagine all the activity and hubbub that surrounded this location in the heart of downtown.

I am sorry that I don't have some new, inventive shot for today but yesterday was full of appointments of all kinds. I just feel the weight of the world on my shoulders right now with all the junk that we are dealing with as a family! It is a pretty stressful time because I have to be the strong one and there is only ONE who can help me be what my family needs me to be! If it was not for my faith, I would have fallen into life's traps a long time ago!

I am lucky enough to have a couple of creative outlets that help keep me sane! OK, mostly sane, I do have my moments where insanity rules and chaos reigns but I try to keep them at bay. I love to escape to some remote location, alone to shoot whatever I can see through my lens. Maybe it is selfish of me to want to be alone but I do find solace and comfort in the creative process of doing a photo shoot with the beauty of nature that God created.

My other creative outlet is singing! I sing with a Praise Band at our church every week. I have been singing since I was about 7 and it is a God given talent that was bestowed on me. Anyone who knows me, knows that I will sing anywhere, any time and for anyone. It is just something that I enjoy doing! Now if I could just find a way to combined singing with photography, I would be in business (lol)!

In all the excitement I forgot Tip Tuesday AGAIN! For that I am sorry so I will give you a short tip today! A tripod is your friend! I know hand holding for most shots is the way to go but there are times when you CANNOT get a good shot by hand, this is where a tripod comes in handy. One of those times is when you are trying to capture something and the lighting is low and you cannot or should not use a flash. If you try to capture the shot by hand it will come out blurry because the shutter time is longer for low light and you cannot hold perfectly still even though you think you can. A tripod can also be improvised by using a table, a car or anything that will not move.

Today is a new day and I am prepared to handle whatever comes my way! My new saying is: If He leads you to it, He will bring you through it! Words to live by in my book!


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Sited and Blogged said...

I can smell the musty old building smell from here.


Stop by Sited and and visit!

Lin said...

There is a reason that God gave you your singing and photography. Don't you think it was to regenerate yourself so that you can cope with the bad that is going on? I think so. You have to nuture yourself before you can nuture others!

I'm sending you peace vibes and hope that things go your way.


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