Being present is about living where I’m at in my own shoes. I cannot live in the past or future. Being present is being awake. Acceptance. I’ve heard it said, “Reality is only experienced when we live life in the present.” May I live today in the present!
Category Archives: Candid Portraits
This is an image from 2008 during an overnight in New York City. I’m not sure where they are from but something in their faces tells me they are not from the city.
… in case you didn’t notice! 🙂 Happy Friday!
Nothing binds you except your thoughts. Nothing limits you except your fear. Nothing controls you except your beliefs.
“More photographs of beautiful moments have been lost by looking at our cameras than will ever be lost to missed focus or poor exposure.” David duChemin
I took this image of the musician near Bourbon Street in New Orleans back in 2008 while I was still flying (working). There were perks with that job and one was the photographic opportunities offered on the longer overnights.
Through those long overnights my interest in street and documentary photography was discovered. My camera equipment changed as the smaller mirror-less gear was more to my liking and much easier to travel with. The “decisive moment” began to take on more importance, knowing I could not come back and retake an image if I missed it.
Graduation were the past two weeks so along with that are the long nights studying for finals. I noticed this young man at one of the local coffeehouses. Hope everyone has a great 3 day weekend!
Took this image last week at a local coffee shop while sitting on the outdoor patio, enjoying the nice sunny weather. However, this morning has presented overcast skies and 50 degrees. But, we call that good out here in Colorado. My to do list has nothing listed and plan on keeping it that way.