Thursday, October 31, 2013

Photo Art Friday . . . Embrace


"Our task, must be to free ourselves . . . 
by widening our circle of compassion to embrace
all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty."
-Albert Einstein 

Bonnie gave us the word embrace as our challenge this month and oh the many
ways I could interpret this word . . . but I limited it to two photos.

When I hear the word embrace, my first thought . . . is life.
Wrapping your arms around it, taking it all in with your eyes, your whole being.

Life happens everyday all around us. This we know, yet we still miss so much of it.
  
And the older I get, well,  the more I want to know,
the more I want to see . . .  the more I want to find.

I want to notice everything . . . and embrace it all!

That's why I love my camera. Not just because it helps me to "see", 
but because it allows me to record these embraced moments.


One of my Queen butterflies embracing its new life.

This next photo I chose is one from a recent varsity football game. Before every game our players make
their way to the end of the field and they all take a knee and bow their heads. No matter how many times
I photograph a scene like this I'm drawn to it over and over again. This never gets old.

He was the last one to get up . . . he was completely embracing the moment.
And, so was I.


Take a moment to embrace all the other art work hung in Bonnie's art gallery here.

Embrace your day,
Love, Kim

Join me -----> here for my Friday Random Five

21 comments:

Terri Buster said...

Fantastic post! Both shots are super!

Andrea said...

Kim, your pictures are amazing and touching ... I can't help but to embrace them. You certainly captured the meaning of this prompt.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Jeanne said...

Kim I just love the wonderful shot and edit of this gorgeous monarch. know that you have gotten so much pleasure from observing this beauty, and now we also get some of the benefits. So important to EMBRACE LIFE AND BEAUTY, and what a great job you do with this!

Kathy McB said...

Again, you awe me with both your photography AND thoughts.

Nancy said...

"to record those special moments"...this really speaks to me Kim...I feel the same way...

Your two photographs are awesome and the thoughts behind them inspiring....

Katarina said...

You've put into words exactly what I feel too:
"That's why I love my camera. Not just because it helps me to "see", but because it allows me to record these embraced moments." - I'll remember those words...

Both your shots are vibrant and full of life. And the processing is great.

kathyinozarks said...

beautiful and inspiring Kim

Barbara said...

Just so awesome to get to see the Queen as she comes out into the world. You are a wonder Kim

Tamar SB said...

Embrace - what a word. Love the pics - perfect for the word!!

Bonnie said...

Two beautifully edited pieces of photo art Kim. The first should be a poster!!! The second has such an intimate quality about it that just captures the attention - love the texture you gave it!

Thank you for the inspiring sentiments. Sometimes, in the midst of our busy lives we need reminders just like this.

Gail Dixon (LaBelle) said...

Kim, you chose two beautiful moments: one from nature and one from humanity. I recently read an article about famous, compelling photos that changed our world. It made me appreciate our craft all the more. Beautiful work here, as always.

Andrea Dawn said...

I never fail to be moved by the grace and beauty of your words and images. The way you combine the two is truly a gift and I am grateful that you share it with us with such humility. Blessings your way, dear lady.

augcott said...

Great post!
Both photos are outstanding ... but I totally love that first shot!
It is definitely an OMG shot!!!!
Well done!

photoartbyanna said...

Thank you Kim... So beautifully shot - and put!

Ida said...

These are both fabulous Kim. That butterfly is just amazing and beautiful. - The football player reminds me of how each of us embraces that which we hold dear to us in our own way be it a sport, nature, a family member, or life itself.

Linda R said...

What a wonderful post. Such a great reminder my friend.. Loving your photos.

Hugs~

Brenda said...

Embracing life - yes, my camera helps me do that in so many ways! Love your images.

Kristen @ Creative Iphoneography said...

I love both of these images and the processing. What a great capture with the butterfly! Found you on Photo Art Friday.

ormbunke said...

Fantastic embracing life. Ha de gott.

Kelly said...

Hi kim- I just love your edit on your queen-man-just beautiful. And your 2nd shot is patriotic and speaks Volumns. Xo

Pat said...

Wonderful moments, beautifully photographed and processed.

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