Tuesday, February 12, 2013

My Photographer's Eye

Vignette #6:  A Pause
It's only mid-day, but I've already accomplished so much. It's been a busy day, a very busy day, in fact. But good-busy. It's the kind of day I used to have all the time, back before Paul got sick and Clara got so stressed and I felt incapable of doing anything more than simply getting us all through the day in one piece. But, today, I feel different - confident and hopeful that things are returning to normal. I've worked hard, and I'm rushing to get to my afternoon class on time. I park my car, my head full of the day's lesson plan as I rush up the path through the park.  I am clearly in a hurry, but my photographer's eye notices the beauty of the day and sees the beauty of these old oaks and begs me to pause and capture this beauty. And so I do.
Vignette #7:  100% Loyal and True
To be honest, Gypsy is a little annoyed by the fact that we have gotten a new, big dog. One who chases her around sometimes and nips at her heels. One who gets jealous when her mom is petting her and sticks a big nose in-between us. And one who takes a long time to do her "business" outside. I'm standing on the steps waiting for Aria to finish up. I turn and see Gypsy, waiting, patiently. My photographer's eye sees a small dog, framed by a big house, waiting for her master, 100% loyal and true. I could never get her to pose like that if I had my big camera out. I am grateful that I am able to capture the moment on my iphone and preserve it with instagram before Aria comes bounding up to ruin the scene.
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My Photographer's Eye is a semi-regular series designed to feature my instagram photography and a brief accompanying narrative. You can see the other vignettes in this series by clicking on this link

21 comments:

Jimjams said...

Poor Gypsy - it's a great photo though!

Julia said...

Two beautiful photos - those oaks are gorgeous!

Amy said...

I love the contrast of both photos and how you have paired each with its own story - well done Rinda - the writing is so enjoyable!

helena said...

great light in the oaks, your walk from car to office sounds just what is needed on the way to work - and the photo of little gypsy and the big house is adorable

Missus Wookie said...

So glad you felt better today and were able to lift your eyes from the trenches. Do like your photos today - gives such a lovely glimpse into your life.

Helen said...

such a great moment captured, the trees look great too.

Sian said...

Poor Gypsy! The colours in that photo, along with the different scales, really do make for a striking picture

Cheri said...

I love these vignettes Rinda! And I feel for poor Gypsy being ousted by a newcomer.

Liz McGuire, said...

Great pics, and I love the stories behind them,

Liz x

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Love the shot of the oaks.

Karen said...

I just adore that photo of Gypsy! What a great little dog she is.

Carolyn Phillips said...

Glad it was a good day. I think there is a time when instagram and camera phone photos are useful, we don't always have a full size camera with all the trappings and yet when we see something like Gypsy against the house we simply have to take the photo.

Jo Murray said...

Your photos are so well considered and balanced....just gorgeous.

Melissa said...

Great photos, but it's your thoughts that really bring them to life!

I loved reading this sentence today: I feel different - confident and hopeful that things are returning to normal.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Beautiful trees!
Gypsy looks so patient.

Mary B said...

wow wow wow beautiful photos both, so different but both absolutely perfect well done you

Nathalie said...

Oooh, I like both shots very much! These trees are amazing and the colors + contrast of the big house with your little dog in front are striking.

Gail said...

Amazing looking picture of the oaks. Poor Gypsy - she looks so patient sitting there waiting.

Carola Bartz said...

Your capture of Gypsy is wonderful, Rinda!!! The photo tells an entire story, and what a perfect title. I love this a lot.

Yvonne said...

Those oaks are magnificent, Rinda!

Miriam said...

Wonderful pictures Rinda. You have inspired me so much with this series of yours. I hope to post my first Simple Things next week.