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Craving

How does it work out that no matter how many things are going for someone, they always seem to have problems. I wonder, are these problems even exsistent or materialized in one’s own head. It seems as if even though you might have all these great things in front of you, the greatest thing is always coveted and sought after.

I my self want answers as to why things are never good enough. I have so much potential in front of me but still, I crave more out of life. Why can my mind not rest and be satisfied? I need to know the answer. I want to know the answer. Will I survive wthout the answer? I assume I will, however even this begins to seem unsure.

“Suck it up”, I say to myself. “Move on and be happy.” There are things that must be answered, must be done before I will be happy. I only hope I find these soon. I can not go on like this. I must know. I want to know.

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Why?

They say everything happens for a reason…why though? Why do some things happen at all? Recent events have led me to ponder this. I do not understand. I guess it doesn’t matter if I understand as long as things do happen for a reason. This is what I will tell myself in order to feel better. If I don’t understand but it happens for a good reason, then things could have been worse. I pray this is true in my current situation. All we can do is pray. Prayer is where we must take all matters. That is what I do today.

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Yesterday evening my father and I took a walk along a wooded ridge. The humidity was almost overwhelming due to the recent rain combined with 90s heat. The humidity had made for excellent images, except for one small detail….I forgot a CF card for my camera. How stupid! Trully a rookie mistake. This mistake set me in a trully bad mood. Not wanting to turn back, we took our trek up the ridge anyways. I was trully not enjoying myself, thinking how it was pointless to be in the woods when I didn’t have my camera. I could not capture the beauty I was seeing. My favorite part of photography is the fact that you can capture what you see and show others.

As Dad and I made our trip back down the ridge, something trully amazing happened. We watched three or four deer leap with amazing speed and agility through the woods. Following behind a ways were two fawns, spots still visible. The fawns were struggling to keep up, calling for their mothers the whole time. Now this would have been neat if that was all we saw, but it didn’t stop there. Suddenly, the two fawns turned 180 degrees and ran straight towards us. Dad and I stood motionless. When the deer got within 15 yards of us they stopped. Calling out of nervousness and inquizativeness. These fawns stood there amongst the mist and trees, spots as white as snow, eyes as black as stone. It was fantastic, beautiful, and I was trully awe-struck. It occured to me there that I didn’t need my camera to enjoy the surroundings, to soak up the beauty. What better than to witness something like that with my father? We both share a passion and admiration for the beauty God has put on the earth. That was all we needed to make the sweat inducing hike worth while. I will cherish the experience. That moment is the type that sticks with you. I am not talented enough to make the story amazing, but the experience was. Trust me.

MT

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The graceful Swallowtail flutters while recieving its nutrients.

I chose this image of the butterfly because of the motion shown in the wings. I felt that it evoked more emotion or drama in comparison to wings that were completely still. I hope it evokes emotion in the viewer as well as the photographer.

MT

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What could possibly be better than a cup of coffee in one hand and a Canon in the other? Nothing, if you ask me. Sitting on my porch watching the sun overcome the treetops and spread it’s warmth along the countryside, I sipped my “Gazebo Blend” coffee. While listening to the hummingbirds fighting for first dibs on the sugar water, I begin to feel the effects from the coffee. I begin to shoot more than I sip. Nothing too serious, no tripod, nor filters. Just the camera and lens. Simplistic…I love it.

I decide to reside back to my desk, listen to some Moby while sipping more coffee. I love caffeine! I edit a few images. Nothing too extravagent, a gaussian blur on the background of this image, and then some levels adjustment. I enjoy taking the actual photo more than I like sitting at my desk editing. 

So I bring to you my “Gazebo Blend” image. Simplistic, three trees, mist along the river, and vegetation. I enjoy it. The moment now has been captured, never to whole extent as if the reader was sitting there with me and drinking my coffee, but none the less its been captured.

MT

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