Wednesday, February 25, 2009

EMPS #26 - 3WW



EMPS #26 HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT!
Extra Credit: Write a little about your personal style as a photographer. Why do you like a particular subject? What is the most challenging aspect of photography for you?

3WW - Callous - Interfere - Persistent

I have been given the gift of time to find my style in photography. It has become a passion to capture special moments, places and people. My favorite subject is my grandson TK. He has had a camera shoved in his face since he took his first breath. I don't want to miss one moment I have with him. I am very persistent in capturing his essence so I can remember every year we share. I have created a 3 year old ham.

My husband stole my heart with his love of gardening and has filled my life with beauty. Every summer he buys more flowers and I really try not to interfere, but he buys bulbs like women buy shoes. The results are spectacular and I have such variety to photograph. Living in the mountains has inspired him to create a garden for every season. I love the life he has painted for us.

The most challenging part of photography is lifting my arms without shaking. SLR's are too heavy for me so I have a light Canon Power Shot. It has the no shake feature, except when using the zoom. I have a tiny tripod, but Dave must be with me. I have a callous indifference to my limitations, so if I see my shot I just take it until I get it. If others try and take it for me it just does not work. We each see the same things differently.

My pictures are pieces of my life as seen through my eyes. Each moment in time I capture is like my poetry, straight from the heart.

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26 comments:

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I just want to pinch those little cheeks.

Rebekah said...

Tammy, I finally understand your obsession with capturing every moment you can with TK, now that I have Eli (8 months today). I love this: "If others try and take it for me it just does not work. We each see the same things differently." You are so right - photographs and what we recount in our writing. So would someone else call it true? Maybe not for them, but true for you. I needed to follow through with that thought - very timely. If you sneak over to my blog, you'll see what I mean. I've been struggling a little.

My love to you!!

Tumblewords: said...

Awesome! You have so much talent - I never know what I'll find here, but I know I'll love it... Are you familiar with the Gorillapod by Joby? It's been so helpful for me. About $20 and it clings to anything, rocks, chair arms, people arms...

Tabor said...

Yes, those we love are so fascinating that we try to capture the power of that love in a photo.

paisley said...

i enjoyed the statement that we each see the same thing differently.. that is so true,, and only when that simple statement is put into action will we find the art in our own vision......

TJ said...

You are a natural...I knew that! I have enjoyed every single photo.
They not only show your subject in such a wonderful way they show your heart as well my friend.
Love To You...TJ

ThomG said...

Beautifully written and the photo is great. You are a natural talent

anthonynorth said...

That's an excellent photo - as it would be with such passion behind it. One day I must try, myself, but past experience with a camera has usually led to decapitation of the subject :-)

TC said...

I took so many photos of my nephew when he was little that my one Aunt told me I might have a full time job doing just that! :)

TK is a doll :)

Carly said...

Hi Tammy :)

Awww... he is a natural model! I can see why he would be your favorite subject! :) As always deary, you bring me a ton of inspiration both in life and photography! You inspire me to keep going, to try harder, and to not give up! Thank you for that.

Hugs, Carly

tinker said...

I know what you're saying about 'we each see the same things differently' - my eldest and I both have the 'photobug' and will often be taking pics of the exact same subject, ea with our own cameras, even from very similar angles - but often with wildly differing results, that I think have less to do with the camera and setting, and more to do with how we actually view the subject(s) (which are often the grandgirls - our own hammy 'models' =).
I saw someone suggested a Gorillapod - that sounds similar to what I have - a Flexpod - that can be either stood up like a regular tripod or wrapped around most anything.
At any rate I always love your photos - and the ones of TK are the best! Your love shines through the lens~xOx

Daily Panic said...

My husabnd and I take very different photos too. I like to take pictures of people and he likes pictures of things.
I think photos of people are an expression of love, it makes the subject someone very important.
You can never have too many photos & Thank GOD for digital!
TK is a cutie!

kj said...

hello tammy. i don't know why i don't stop by regularly, so i am making a decision to do just that!
i hope all in well with you.

:)

Patrick @ Caregivingly Yours said...

It is a treat to read what and why a photographer thinks and feels. In my world it is a point and shoot, idiot proof camera. Though interestingly with Patti's MS related memory loss and Alzheimer's in others I have found that photographs can indeed facilitate memory and communication. Literally they are treasures.

Caregivingly Yours, Patrick
http://caregivinglyyours.blogspot.com/

Kay said...

'We each see things through different eyes' is so true and of course no-one else can take the picture we want. Your grandson is beautiful. What joy to have these babies in our lives.

Mary Timme said...

And I like the last statement the best. From one heart, mine, to yours, you moments are precious for many!!!!!!

TJ said...

love you...thinking of you! TJ

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Oh you've truly captured his essence in this photo...adorable...I want to pinch his little cheeks:)

I'm glad you can manage w/the camera, with or without help. It's wonderful to be able to capture something as you see it through your own eyes:)

SLR's are nice but yours is working just fine! And you really ARE capturing poetry in motion--not just through the written word!!

Geraldine said...

Great photo Tammy! I love your comment re: callous indifference to limitations. We should ALL keep that in mind 'cause we all have limitations of a sort, usually changing through our lives. What a wonder and inspiration you are! Lovely.

Hugs, G

forgetfulone said...

Your photos are so beautiful. Just like you. I have an award for you.

Beloved Dreamer said...

Oh Tammy this is lovely. I just want to kiss those little cheeks.
Awesome words my friend.

love< Melanie-bd

Suzanne R said...

What an adorable little one! They grow up so fast -- my youngest grandchild (and only granddaughter) just turned 3. Your picture is perfection, and your love palpable.

Amber said...

Well, all this rain will make for beautiful pics this spring, huh?

((hug))

:)

Lucy said...

How did i miss one of your treasures? I almost missed a Tammy post!
I love it when you said... we each see the same things differently.
So true So true!
Dave the bulb man, eh? He and peter should get together! I call him plant man(well, when I'm not calling him meat man...another story!)
YOuR photography has always blown me away Miss Tammy! Don't stop clicking!
Tk is just yummy!! xoxo Love u

Giggles said...

We do all see life differently don't we. Beauty does touch each of us in different ways! Here is inquisitive innocence in it's glory! For me anyway!

Hugs Giggles

Laura said...

The focus on the colors in his lips and eyes is great! Good luck catching future shots!