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Casting Shadows…

You were given a gift / talent.
What is it, how do you use it?

My gift is seeing “Photography

I lost my Dad 21 yrs ago to a brain tumor, but before he returned to the essence we spent countless hours together.
He’d had an operation to remove the tumor which affected his sight.
Some days he could see, some days he only saw shadows and there were days he saw nothing at all.
On those days he would say you never really know what it is to have sight until you don’t have it.
Even then I don’t think I viewed the world as closely as I do now
What I mean is, I love the outdoors I guess you could call me a country girl although I was raised in NYC, Brooklyn.
I always made time to stop and smell the roses so to speak but the roses smell a little rosier now
and the sun shines a bit brighter since I started using a camera
Colors are more vivid
I get closer to bugs, spiders, dirt, worms, people.
I tend to search any and every angle just to get the right shot to allow me to show you what I saw.
I’ve found interest in things that I or you or anyone else may not have noticed in the past.
Things are a lot more challenging, people are a lot more interesting to me there expressions intoxicating.
I think out of all the things I like about seeing anew is children, they are honest, inquisitive, funny, inspiring, “Forever Young”
With pictures I get to tell a story, your story my story anybodies story from the beginning or the middle even the end and hold the viewers interest.
Almost like a writer, only I’m no writer Lol.

So I say to you, what is your gift / talent? How do you use it?
If your unsure of what it is challenge yourself to find it, embrace what you were given and then share it with the world if you can.
Stay encouraged & inspired by others around you.

Now whenever I see shadows I remember what it was like for him not to see & I can smile a little wider
because he taught me to see and now I’m teaching you…


Posted by on October 26, 2011 in Portraits


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