Hello and welome to My View for Friday, January 7, 2011.
Welcome to the first My View post of 2011. I hope all of you had a great first week of the new year.
As I noted in last week’s post, one of my reasons for backing out of my responsibilities to The Mindful Eye is so that I can spend more time with my family and friends. Although I enjoyed all the travel of the last four years, I have missed a lot of my life with others. One of the things I’ve missed is our annual family reunion on my father’s side. The family reunion is held in late September on my great-grandfather’s farm in south Georgia, just north of the Florida state line. It is a reunion that has been held since my great-grandfather lived there, with the exception of a very few years. Family members come from all over the US and, a few times, England to be there.
This past week, I found myself going back to images I’d taken in the past at the reunion. The last time I was able to be there was in 2007, as I’ve traveled at that time of the year to teach since then. At that reunion, my young cousin, Landen, was the youngest member in attendance. I thought that this image of him, less than a year old at the time, with his Mom might be a good way to celebrate our new year — so young yet and so full of promise.
As always, I very much appreciate your comments and critiques. They make me a better photographer, aid in my growth as a person and offer me new experiences.
Canon 5D, Canon 28-70 f/2.8 lens at 70mm, ISO 400, f/4.0, 1/350 second, hand held.
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