I've been doing photography for almost twelve years. I've upgraded my camera twice, bought one or two lenses and learned where to rent more. I've uploaded almost 9,000 images to Flickr since joining in October of 2007 and I have easily taken four times that number.
I've done first birthdays and 95ths; families, couples, high school seniors, bridals and weddings and 50th anniversaries, maternity and newborns. I've taken pictures of food, eggs being cracked, and how I set my table. My kids playing, doing school work, crying, laughing, even sleeping.
Photography is as much a part of me and who I am as the color of my eyes.
It's my thaaaang and I love it.
I'm not sure I can even explain why. There's just something in me that finds great joy and satisfaction in the process...looking for light...the right angle...capturing the moment when the moment happens.
I probably take anywhere between fifty to one hundred pictures a week. I share them on this blog, one on my weekly project blog, flickr and facebook. Today I am joining a linking party across the cyber world that wants us to post our best image from the week. I probably shot around fifty or seventy five images this week so far (it's not over yet ;-) but I knew when I saw this one that it was a keeper. It will probably go up at 52 Weeks tomorrow.
I don't know what makes it so special for me. I shot it through the screen on my kitchen window at an awkward angle no less. But the moment...the sipping on her coffee sitting on the front porch quiet moment last Sunday has just captured me as surely as I captured it.
Here's the link for the blog party. If you have time you should visit and stroll through her pumpkin patch and then visit some of the other links. I know I will.
Another blog I'm linking to...today's image makes me want to go to the beach.