the right place at the wrong time

(left) 75mm | f2.8 | 1/100 | iso200 (right) 120mm | f2.8 | 1/100 | iso200

I was chatting at a social function last weekend and a friend I hadn’t seen in a while, asked me about life. As we chatted she mentioned my challenge to take photos every day in a congratulatory way. I fumbled around explaining nothing perfect was going on here. In fact, most of those days my photo has been with a phone…or not at all. Life got busy with my dad’s passing, Halloween, then Thanksgiving…and now Christmas. But honestly, those are excuses. Most days when I think of picking up my camera I think “I don’t know what to do” I love photographing people…but during the daylight hours I am often alone (more excuses). It’s time to watch my thoughts and exchange them with- “I know what to do” “this is fun” “I am creative” “I keep my own commitments”

Although there is much room for improvement, these photos are a result of a success. Kate and I rushed to a dentist appointment in October, forcing Sophie to miss tumbling class. We got there just in time and were told by the receptionist that I had the date wrong. They expected us one week later. Kate noticed my camera and said that we could take photos in the parking lot. She volunteered to be my subject that day. I was thrilled. Here’s to having a camera handy…and being at the right place at the wrong time.

(left) 70mm | f2.8 | 1/100 | iso200 (right) 200mm | f2.8 | 1/100 | iso200
(left) 70mm | f2.8 | 1/100 | iso200 (right) 70mm | f2.8 | 1/100 | iso200
(left) 70mm | f2.8 | 1/160 | iso100 (right) 123mm | f2.8 | 1/160 | iso100

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