REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Monday, June 13, 2011

Personal Time

Lisa muses on the subject of "personal 'me' time" on The Creative Exchange post today.  I, too, love the time when it's just me and my camera. I hadn't thought much about how being with others when I have my camera just isn't the same.  But I experienced it this past weekend when my husband and I drove across Oregon to Portland; we were with our son and his fiancee' in the wonderful Sellwood neighborhood of fabulous little shops, diners and beautiful flowers.  Later, we visited two antique malls looking for a white pitcher that I wanted for a photo prop.    I now know that I would have lingered much longer and I would have used my camera if I had been alone.  However, I also happened to be on crutches to nurse the stress fracture in my hip, so my husband was carrying my purse.  Purse...camera...crutches----just don't mix well.   I felt rushed when I was photographing an amazing display of potted heliotrope in front of one antique shop, and rushed when we walked down a residential street lined with roses after our breakfast at a tiny little diner with outdoor tables. The roses are fabulous right now; after all, it was Rose Festival weekend, too.  

These roses were right across the street from our son's duplex; to me, they epitomize the beauty of the rose in Portland.  ( SOOC with a mirrored frame from Picnik.  I almost always crop in my camera.)





  

9 comments:

texwisgirl said...

when hubby's driving, i definitely don't ask him to pull over or turn around so i can photograph something that's interesting to me. yet when i'm behind the wheel i feel like i can. i think being with others we feel that 'push' to move along or feel guilty in taking up their time for our pursuits. :)

that rose is just beautiful...

lisa said...

Oh Evelyn, I am so sorry to hear about your hip, and even more so if I missed it here in a previous post. I sure hope that you are all better soon.

Your photograph here is absolutely gorgeous, and I love the way you've framed it.

Thank you so much for sharing it today at The Creative Exchange, and you take care of you dear friend.

lisa.

Marissa ♥ said...

The roses are beautiful! They are perfect, without spot or blemish - petals to leaves.

Hope you have a speedy recovery from your hip fracture!

gina said...

Such lovely roses -- your image is beautiful!
So great that your husband assists with the photography. Hope you heal fast!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

How beautiful, Evelyn! You are a real trooper!

Hope you mend soonest!

Gail Dixon said...

So many fantastic photo opps in Portland. I know what you mean about feeling rushed when others are around. It's just not the same.

Hope your stress fracture heals soon. What a bummer!

Pat said...

These are lovely yellow roses! Hope you're back to normal soon!

hootnonny said...

Beautiful shot and editing Evelyn! Hope you'll soon be back to normal. But what troupers you and your husband are!

Tricia said...

I know what you mean by being rushed... when I do w/ my aunts, they stop for me, but I'd linger if I wasn't w/ anyone. My daughter is the best out of everyone, she rarely ever rushes me. =)

The roses are so bright & sunshiny happy!!! =)