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Sunday, November 15, 2009

It's a Goode Life: Beautiful People

The other night we went out with some friends to catch up. As you know, I am kindda a fan of photography.  I heart my Nikon.  There are few things more thrilling for me than capturing an awesome shot and then editing the heck out of it:)

Oh I know there are folks who are very proud of shots SOC or Straight Out of Camera--I am proud of those folks too... I am actually in awe of them.  Me--I am just thrilled if I got something good to work with.

I take shots for home and work a lot.  And, on occasion--often times when I least expect it, I am struck.

I am struck at the amazing, absolute beauty of people. Not any one person for any particular reason. Sure there are some folks who are uber-photogenic, but that is not what I am talking about. 

I am talking about being taken aback by their people-ness (yes I like to make up words-- I am in communications, it is ok.) and appreciating the sheer beauty of their image.

I once heard photographer Rick Sammon speak (he is a Cannon guy, but I'll forgive him;) and I didn't "get" it yet.  I didn't get how you could get so wrapped up in your images.

In their beauty. In their detail.

Just for a moment, the image takes me to a place where I just appreciate the beauty of the person.

In all their uniqueness.  In all of the detail God took the time to put in them.

I may not even know them very well.  But I am still struck.

I know what strikes me ( a lot of striking and struck-in' going on tonight...lol) doesn't always effect others... but never-the-less it always leads me to think...

If I am touched by these images that I created...

Then how much more my God is struck by the people he created for me to enjoy as subjects:)
(Ya know it is all about me...lol)

As a fellow creative, I now get it. And in some awesome way, images like these always draw me in to my ultimate Creative.

And no--this little cutie is not ours... and someone please remove that gorgeous child from Puddie's arms before he gets any ideas. ;)

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