This image is an oldie, but has long been one of my favorites. It was shot on the mission trip in the Southwest. My photography friends and I were working on a lesson on shadow. I find this shadow of a young Navajo boy jumping rope is simple, yet storytelling. I’m hopeful that I will be aware of other interesting shadow opportunities that I encounter.
My husband has a new toy! He’s owned a Harley for a couple of years now, but recently upgraded to a bigger bike. Yesterday, we broke it in on the Blue Ridge Parkway with my sister and her husband. We had a great time, and enjoyed the Parkway in summer green. Beautiful!
As friends who were with me could attest to, it took several attempts to capture this image of a waiting cowboy in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was interesting to me, with his yellow shirt and matching boots as he sat, kicked back, waiting for his shopping companion. I didn’t want too much background distraction, and it was a busy day in the square, but I finally lucked upon a scene in which he was the only character. I am fairly happy with the result, as I think it portrays the true feeling of Santa Fe.
On this Friday, the eve of Father’s Day weekend, what better picture to post than this one shot a few years ago of a father and daughter enjoying the square in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I love that she is looking away, ready to go out and explore on her own, but anchored to her dad’s finger. I love still being “anchored” to my own dad, and wish him a very happy Father’s Day!
Everyday, but especially today, I am grateful to all of those who have served or are serving to protect my freedom. This shot was made at the tomb of the unknown soldier, and reminds me how many young men and women have dedicated their lives to giving me mine. Thank you. You are true heroes.
There is nothing like the innocence and potential in a baby’s feet. These are the precious feet of a Navajo toddler attending Vacation Bible School in the Four Corners area. During this particular mission trip, our team was focused on hands and feet. As I focused on this child’s feet, the mystery of their potential came to mind. Where will they take her? Who will she lead? Who will she follow? Will they lead her on a comfortable path, or one filled with hurdles and potholes? As she encounters the burdens that are sure to come her way in life, my prayer for her is that she will have the conviction to stand in the promises of her faith. Where are my feet taking me?
The Illuminated Crowd
If you ever find yourself in the center of downtown Montreal, be sure not to miss studying the beautiful, weird, interesting, disturbing, and just plain strange Illuminated Crowd sculpture on Rue Sherbrooke Ouest. Sculpted in 1985 by artist Raymond Mason, it is said to depict “the flow of man’s emotion through space.” This shot shows a very small portion of the large sculpture.
Every summer, I am blessed to share the stories and love of Christ with children on the Navajo reservation in the Four Corners area. These children bless me more than I can say. This little boy and I had a grand time climbing on the jungle gym during recreation (re-creation)!