Monthly Archives: November 2009

Being There {in the life}

All it takes is being there and pressing the button.  It doesn’t matter if the white balance is off or even if it’s out of focus.  It really doesn’t because years down the road you just want to be brought back and feel the moment.  This is what I learned this Thanksgiving viewing my Aunt’s work as she slowly archives her old dusty slides to digital.  It was wonderful to view all these amazing images of past days.  So, I’ve decided that this is really what photography is all about.  True smiles, unposed poses (if that makes any sense), and real life.  The key to this: be there and take the picture.  All too often my camera is in the bag.

I stole the few I could put on my USB stick.  Here’s a couple of my favorites.  Photo’s by my Aunt Peggy.

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My mom and dad, young and in love. 1966

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Old Orchard Beach, 1960

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Josh on his Big Wheel, age 3

The Cold Proof Hat {In the Life}

When I was about 13 years old I got my first “Cold Proof” hat from L.L. Bean.  It was the first hat I ever saw that had attached ear muffs that you could let up and down depending on how cold your ears got.  I knew it was awesome.  It sported a visor to keep out the sun and boasted the ultimate name in cold weather gear… L.L. Bean.  I remember wishing I could test the hat in someplace like Antarctica to give the “cold proof” a real run for its money.  I thought it was pretty cool, being twelve and all… the kids at school thought otherwise.  I’m not sure where my first “cold proof” hat went but now that I’m living in Maine I figured it was about time for another.  Leo started the trend as he wears his so fashionable and soon, I got mine (from L.L. Bean too) and this time they call it the “mad bomber”.  I think it’s fitting.  L.L. Bean even gives you a ten dollar gift card to get one for your next one, which will be for Gemma.  Of course.  We don’t really care what the other kids say.. our ears will be warm this winter!

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Warm ears at the beach.

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Warm ears hiking.  Leo even wears his hat to dinner (and won’t take it off!)

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Just a cute photo in his “jammies”

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Daddy’s hat (while working on the computer)

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