Some Random Photos and a Sunday Saying . . .

I've been taking my camera out and about with me more lately.  It's my true passion in life to take photos.  I pay closer attention to life's smaller details and all of the beauty that surrounds me.  I told my husband the other day that I look at everything as a photo opp.

The Hudson River on a recent foggy day.

Two years ago, I participated in a photo-a-day challenge that I found on a site called Fat Mum Slim.  You can find her blog here.  I stayed with it for almost a year but things got a little busy in my life so I decided to take a month off which, of course, led to about a year off.  We all know how that goes!!  : ) 

A very old grave in our local cemetery.

I'd been toying with the idea of joining the group again to light a fire under my butt to take more photos.  A friend of mine asked me if I had any pointers for her for taking photos.  I told her to go to the library and get one of those "Dummy" books that explains her camera if she doesn't have the manual any more but the real key is to just take lots of photos.  All you have to do is press the delete button on your camera if you don't like how they come out.

Megan at her ballet recital.

So many of us have this fear of being judged by other people and it paralyzes us and keeps us from doing things that we truly want to be doing.  I think one of the wonderful things about getting older is that you begin to realize it's all in your own head.  If someone has that much time on their hands to judge and criticize you then they need to find THEIR OWN passion!! 

Deep in concentration!!  : )

Playing around with my camera. This is a shot of the moon out during a cloudy afternoon.

This is my next goal.  : )

Many blessings for a beautiful Sunday and a peaceful, passion-filled week ~ Wendy


mamasmercantile said...

I found the quote by Gabrielle Bernstein inspirational. I too would like to improve my photography, but one step at a time I have only just mastered the computer.

sage and spirit said...

That's the best part of photography....when the camera becomes an extension of your own self. Your pictures look great, especially that adorable little girl with the amazing dimples!
I do believe you are well on your way to achieving your goal and I am looking forward to many more great shots on your blog! xx

PatsyAnne said...

I love the picture of the Hudson River - I live on it also - in Cold Spring - how far up are you? Used to live in Rhinebeck but it was one heck of a commute to the city for work.

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

Hi PatsyAnne. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I live in Valley Cottage but this photo was taken in Upper Nyack. I adore Cold Spring!! We visit there a couple times a year. I did a blog on my trip to Cold Spring with a lot of photos. I was planning on posting another one soon so be on the lookout!! :) Have a beautiful day!!

~ Wendy

toves sammensurium said...

Wow,You share the most beautiful nature pictures!Love the foggy Mood,fairytaile' ish :))
And "this fairytale" has some pretty princesses too I can see,so cute in their ballerina outfits :)
Glad You write a comment on my blog,so I could find You :)))
Have a Lovely Sunday!
Tovehugs :)