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Thursday, July 30, 2015

I miss doing landscape photography.  When I first started taking photography classes, back when everyone was still shooting film (which still feels like only a few years ago to me), I never wanted to photograph people.  My peace was found in capture the beauty that God had created all around me.  Photographing people was stressful, because people move, and the younger the people, the more they moved.  Now that I am a mother, most of my pictures are of my children.  They do move, all the time, and it can be stressful because I have perfectionist tendencies and ideas of the "perfect picture" that I want to capture.  It is best when I just let them play and capture them while they are doing their own thing, when I choose not to worry about the best portrait.  Those pictures often end up being better than the portraits I attempt to take, but I still try to capture "nice shots of everyone smiling and looking at the camera."  I must enjoy suffering.  Still, I think landscapes will always be my peace.

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T said...

That makes perfect sense, for He alone is the source of peace.

"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands." Psalm 19:1

Your appreciation of His work is beautifully expressed.

AJay said...

Thank you! And you are so right, "He alone is the source of peace." Amen! I found that I had been putting my spiritual life on the back burner and trying to fix the chaos that is my life. I was hoping once I "fixed" the chaos, I'd be able to regain a spiritual life. WRONG! I've worked on strengthening my prayer life again and am once again learning to find peace throughout the day.