Monday, September 21, 2009

Expression of Gratitude... (aka "STOPS")

Now, before I get all mushy, I have to let you know that next week, I'm going to hold another GIVEWAY on my little blog here... a "Save the Parks Giveaway," so make sure to come back & enter to win! But that's another post, today brings... gratitude.

As many of you know all too well, photographers do some annoying things from time to time... things directly related to being, innately, a photographer. That compulsion that gets the greatest shots, also commonly stops whatever was happening when "that moment" of perfect light/beauty occurred.

I think the real reason photography uses the term "stops" to describe such an integral part of the process is that it inserts STOPS in everything! You know... it interrupts things like taking a walk, admiring a sunset on the beach, having a conversation about your day, eating a meal, making a meal, enjoying a morning cup of coffee (or an evening glass of wine)... pretty much everything that happens in a day (well... almost everything)!

It takes someone very patient, understanding, and supportive to take all those "delay of game" moments in stride... someone who actually respects/understands/supports that unending pursuit of capturing beauty, not just tolerates it. And, even then, it takes a LOT of patience!

Does that wonderful and amazing soul really receive gratitude befitting the gift... the gift of Time? For ALL the times that gift is given?

So, this post is for those extroardinarily precious souls... the ones that enable our pursuits of passion and dreams, without guilt or consequence.

I love you Jhon, and I can't tell you in BIG enough words how *very grateful* I am for your support & acceptance of all my many "stops."


Felicia Kramer said...

This is lovely. Thank you.

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

That is so true. It does require tremendous patience to live with a photographer.

I am not a professional, like you, but I do make it a point at family gatherings to put the camera away at times so there are no "stops", and no breaks in the eye contact, and body contact!

I do love your work.

Quwwa said...

I love photography and I love your photography. It takes a certain level of patience that I know I do not have, but hope to acquire. Keep up the great work and always a pleasure reading your posts.

Lyn said...

So good to have you back -- not that you were gone too long or anything -- I just love your posts so much that I really look forward to them. I know just what you mean about appreciating the love and patience of our loved one who supports our artistic endeavors. I love the shots in this post. As always -- lovely.

Beholden-To-Nature (Kenna) said...

Awww... thank you ALL so much! :)

Warm wishes for a fantastic weekend!

Anonymous said...

An insightfull post. Will definitely help.

Karim - Mind Power

Allie said...

Incredible post, Kenna. I am going to send my special someone a link to this because you said it so beautifully!

Allie said...

Wonderful post, as always, Kenna - very well-said, and so, so true. I have sent a link to my sweetheart - I thought he would like to read this.

You are such a great example of living well, Kenna. Thank you