Saturday, December 31, 2011

Singin' The Blues....

with Michael Vincent and a Doubleshot

Dan Hewitt

Dan McLaughlinDuring their recent photo shoot we did at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia the boys were in their zone,

after rollin' into town from Gulfport, Mississippi. Michael Vincent and Doubleshot will be around for about a month and have some gigs planned in the Lakes Region. Well worth your time to take a look at their schedule and go hear these boys play "the blues".



Friday, December 30, 2011

As We Approach the 365th Day

The sun will surely set on December 31st to end 2011 and will rise again on January 1st to begin 2012.
New Year's Eve gets made into a big deal but in reality it is the beginning of a new day just like every other day of the year.

True "sunshine" is each and every one of us.

It is our unique, inner "sunshine" that will make the year ahead what it will be.
Trust your inner sunshine ~ it won't let you down but rather warm you the whole year through.



Monday, December 26, 2011

Looking Back at Shutter Clicks of 2011

I recently had some of my camera equipment in need of repair quite unexpectedly. When I contacted Nikon for service they could not have been more helpful and prompt in resolving my problems.

The situation caused me to look up the shutter counts on my cameras. While the numbers were high on each body I instantly began to think of all the pictures I had taken since acquiring them.

I found myself thinking about the smile that my work gives not only to the people that I photograph but to myself included.

Not every person likes the photo that I take of them. We tend to be so very critical of how we look (myself included) and tend to find fault within a photograph of ourselves easily. When I look at a photo I've taken I not only see the image in front of me but recall the process and moments involved while capturing that image - whether it's the personal interaction or at times an observation of another person just being themselves or merely a special place that I stopped to sit or wander about for a while.

I don't look at my cameras as "equipment" per se, but rather as an instrument that's operated by me to bring life into view. When the day comes that I worry more about shutter click counts rather than the joy of shooting I will have lost a precious gift.

A gift that I never plan on losing.

I have gathered together a collection of some images that I've taken throughout this past year while clicking those shutters!



Friday, December 23, 2011

Wouldn't It Be Nice....

if this was all we had to do to make our wishes come true....

Do something special this holiday to brighten someone's Christmas.

'Tis the season to be Merry!



Wednesday, December 21, 2011

No Stress Zone

As we approach Christmas day take a minute and think about what's really important....

As the grinch learned it not about what's in the packages, boxes or bags...

It's so much more.... give a little piece of yourself ....something from your heart doesn't always have to come from a store.
It will mean so much to those you love.

And for all the rest of you still out there shopping your nuts off.... well you still have three more days - so you better get cracking!



Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Old & Worn

most certainly

...but beautiful just the same.



Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Three Wise Men were Walking Down the Street

... no punch line

merely something you don't see every day.



Monday, December 12, 2011

It Can Be a Beautiful Day

This image is from a frozen garage window that I photographed with a dear friend,

and this slideshow from an ice fishing outing I had with the Belmont Middle School students a while back which always puts a smile on my face.

It puts the "fun" in winter. this point with temperatures hovering in the 40's winter is seemingly a long ways off.



Saturday, December 10, 2011

The True Beauty of the Lakes Region all of her "PEOPLE"

Yes you heard correctly.... total raised in 5 days $331,240.00!



Friday, December 9, 2011

Opening your Arms and your Hearts

Once again Patrick's Pub and Eatery organized their PUB MANIA event to benefit the WLNH Children's Auction. A 24 hour celebration of community shows just what can be accomplished when people work together to help others in need.

It is the true testament of love to open your arms and let your heart follow... the end of the day take a moment to stop, take pause, and enjoy the wonderful warmth through your soul.

To Allan Beetle and your entire crew, the "culinary athletes" along with their support teams and the Lakes Region community....

I say "BRAVO" once again this year.



Monday, December 5, 2011

Me and my Boys.....and friends

Reluctant to be photographed....
certainly but who isn't?

.... they did it for mom :)

But then up the driveway comes Sam....

and we had us some "girl" fun!



Friday, December 2, 2011

Santa Can You Hear Me

It's that time of year again for the WLNH Children's Auction soon to begin.

Get involved in whatever way you can. Whether it's with a donation or bidding when the boards open.

It's a perfect way to give back to this wonderful community we all call home.

I put together a slideshow of pictures along with Rick Page's song "Santa Can You Hear Me"
to get you into the spirit ....and bring back some of the magic from last year's event.