Another WLNH Children's Auction has come to a close - it's 29th year!
The wonderful folks involved in this annual event -in front of and behind - the scenes bring out the true giving spirit of our community and it is a privilege and joy for me to capture that spirit through the lens of my camera.
The 2nd annual Pub Mania event once again brought forth that giving spirit and through that event I came upon Rick Page's song written for the auction titled "Santa Can You Hear Me". When Allan Beetle played Rick's song at the start of Pub Mania the room went silent and everyone in Patrick's Pub knew why they were there.
To share that feeling I put Rick's song to images taken throughout the auction to look back and remind ourselves of this special community that we all call home.
...take a look around the Lakes Region it's everywhere!
Maybe Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more!
And what happened then? Well, in Whoville they say that the Grinch's small heart grew three sizes that day. And then - the true meaning of Christmas came through, and the Grinch found the strength of *ten* Grinches, plus two!
Welcome, Christmas, bring your cheer.
Welcome Christmas while we stand, heart to heart and hand in hand.
I had the pleasure of shooting the annual Belmont Middle School's Gobble Wobble Food Drive this year for the Laconia Daily Sun. The school brought in 4,125 lbs of food to be distributed to those in need over the holidays.
Congratulations to all of you! ... I put together a short slideshow video of the event (thanks for putting the bug in my ear Mr. White) for all to see,
Shooting portraiture is a pleasure for me.... and equally so a challenge. As the photographer bringing a level of comfort to my subject is vitally important to the final image. For this shoot "M's" beauty shines through and "I" thank "you"! That "candle of happiness" shows in your eyes and for me to be able to capture that was such fun! (I'm going to find myself one of those candles, M)
The eleventh month. Our colors have since passed... ...the weather is shifting,with Winter on it's way... ...not quite here yet. November is gray. My attempt to capture the shades of gray that November brings to New England.
Winter will be here before we know it. Paperwork for the season is coming through and I look forward to the ski season being upon us. Can't explain why but it is one of my favorite sports to shoot! Being able to travel, the challenge of the weather and the thrill of the sport would certainly contribute.
A little plug with this post. I was chosen by PHOTOSHELTER as one of their featured photographers for this month. It's been almost one year since I switched my website over to the folks at Photoshelter and I couldn't be happier with my choice. I would highly suggest if you're thinking of starting up a website for photography you give them a serious look.
And to Photoshelter a humble thank you for featuring my work.
If you have an interest in photography I would highly recommend David duChemin's selection of eBooks from www.craftandvision.com. They are inexpensive and offer David's insight, wit and beautiful photography.... all of which I enjoy immensely.
Additionally his books include many wonderful destinations he has visited through his work. One of his newest is Venice - a monograph. I have not had the opportunity to visit Venice but the destination I chose is special in it's own way.
The Venice eBook was on my mind when I went out to shoot today. Therefore I "borrowed" David's theme and went with it and created my version of Aloneness... in the RAIN.
Which, I suppose, is as David states, merely a simple record of my own moments.
Hope you enjoy,
FYI... you can purchase David duChemin's books at www.craftandvision.com or view his website at www.pixelatedimage.com