I vowed to myself that I would read more this year since I haven’t read a book in a little over a year… The last book I completed (The Alchemist) was during my pregnancy. 😳 As u can see, I fell off tremendously…. So here’s to my new read….”The Power of Now”
My daughter is so awesome yo
A few shots I took on my iphone while hunting at a local flea market sometime last summer. (2011)
-The innocence in his eyes made me feel like I was breaking a law.
Last week, I began the daunting process of cleaning out my hard-drive. I set on this venture in efforts to not only regain mental organization, but, to score a few more gems for my portfolio and upcoming website.
When I say, that I take a lot of pictures…… I mean that I take A LOT of pictures.
Just in dating back to 2007, I have found myself to have over 35,000 photos. Now to some of you professionals, this number may seem minuscule. But to an amateur like myself, I found that number to be quite unbelievable. Like who, what, when, where and how would one have that many pictures!?!?!
Finding the time to go through these photos has been a journey in itself. Between my duties as a mom and my responsibilities as a contributing member of society, my time to work was practically limited to the wee hours of the night and early mornings.
That…. was. not.
FUN AT ALL.
In fact, my eyes and spinal cord are still expressing their hatred to me as I type this here post. A visit to a chiropractor is definitely in order.
So far, I have been able to categorize all 35k images into smaller groups and wipe out the disposables; now I’m down to about 20,000…….. Progress right? Eh…
Anywho, during my deep sea cyber dive, I rediscovered what I loved most about taking photos. And to quite simply put it, it’s lies in the ability to capture moments (and in moments I mean, the history, the emotions, the phases, the people, the adventures, the random “wtf”s and just life). As the philosophers and geniuses of the world would say… it’s “the ability to freeze time” (…they don’t).
Though at times, my eyes almost felt as if they would cry tears of fire, then gouge themselves out of my skull; I couldn’t help but smile and laugh, as I click from one photo to the next. I can truly say that I am happy that I finally took on completing this task.
Now, it’s time for me to go through another process of elimination, in finding the gems worth keeping for my portfolio.
Pray for me.
(one step closer…)