Sunday, May 15, 2011

Photo Reality

So... I haven't been crafting much lately.  I admit it, I've been a complete slacker in this area!  But the reality is that I have been taking my creative drive in a different direction lately.  I'm going to share a bit of what I've been up to.  If you're not interested, feel free to skip this post, but I was just feeling the urge to share this part of me with you as well!

I have always loved nature.   My most vivid childhood memories are crisp images stored in my mind of the places I played outdoors.  I can remember as a little girl sitting on the warped, aging, moss-covered wooden bridge that crossed the little birch-lined creek in our backyard.  I looked down into the slowly moving water that was covered in a layer of golden leaves newly fallen from the trees and my heart swelled with delight!

I so desperately wanted to capture this image and keep it forever.  I tried to take a picture with my little plastic camera that my parents had given me for my birthday, but it turned out flat and blurry and just did not come close to the image I had stored in my mind.  I figured I just wasn't any good at taking pictures, or that it was impossible to have a photo capture what I was seeing, and my desire for photography waned.

As an adult my interest in photography has grown again as I wanted to find a way to better present my products.   A few years back I bought a super zoom camera that allowed me to have more control over the outcome of my photos and I truly got hooked!  This winter I took a photography class taught by my dear friend Jill Reid of Raindancer Studios and learned even more about what a camera is capable of.

This spring, I was finally able to afford a digital SLR camera, and I have actually been able to truly capture images as I see them!  I have spent countless hours outdoors with my kids; stopping at random locations, crawling on the ground, bending at funny angles, taking shot after shot as I learn the ability of my camera and its different functions.  And I have been capturing some of the most amazing (to me) photos of the glory of this season.

There is nothing in the world that makes me feel closer to God than to revel in His wonderful creation, and I have truly been drinking it in this spring!  I hope you enjoy these as much as I do and that you are able to enjoy the glory of the springtime (or the fall, depending on where you live) happening all around your home as well!

*all images (c) Andrea Moberly 2011.  May not be duplicated or used for any purpose without express permission.*


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