Thursday, July 16, 2009

Through The Lens Thursday #1


In my late 20's I rediscovered an interest I had as a child in photography. Now those pictures I took as a child were nothing to write home about but I remember how much I enjoyed taking them. I even entered a few into a 4-H Photography Contest. But in the 5th grade I began to channel my creative energy into music. I learned to play the trumpet and then the french horn, I wrote really bad song lyrics, I learned about different genre's of music and I listened to music all.the.time. Most of my friends were musicians. Music consumed much of my life. I even studied music for 2 years in college. But then I reached a point when I was ready to step away from it.

In my late 20's my sister was expecting her baby boy, my nephew. She wanted me in the delivery room and I wanted to be able to take good pictures of those first moments of my nephew's life. I bought a new, decent point and shoot with money I was given for my birthday. I loved the way the camera felt in my hands. I loved the new perspective the camera gave me. I loved the way the world looked through the lens. And a decade later I still do.

Photography is more than just a way for me to capture memories or express myself creatively. It is a never ending learning process. It is an opportunity to look at the world from a new, fresh perspective. It's an opportunity to find the extraordinary in the ordinary. God has filled this world with beauty and I am drawn in a way words can't really explain to capture it.

Each Thursday I will share a photo offering a glimpse at my world through the lens. I hope you will join me. If you would like to be a part of Through The Lens Thursday, leave your link below. Please link directly to your post and not to your homepage. Also, please link to Life In Focus in your post. Please keep links family friendly. Thank you. I look forward to seeing your photos and sharing life through the lens.


10 comments:

kbreints said...

Thanks for the invite! What a fun one to participate in :)

Katrina said...

I love the picture of Daddy and the girls. It's so heartwarming. :)

paparazzimom said...

what a beautiful picture!!!!
I love the emotion it captures.

mrssoup said...

What a great photo!

And this is fun! Must stick around, I think.

Pam said...

I will have to find some photos and start participating.
That's a great shot too.

Denise said...

I joined in, you are a GREAT photographer!!!

Jessica said...

Awww....I love that picture of Paul and the girls!! Hmmm....maybe you will get me started in this....

Under the Florida Sun said...

What a great post. You definitely have a gift in photography...

Beautiful picture!

Janet said...

Thanks so much for all the comments everyone. I'm tickled that some of you decided to participate and that some of you might join us in the future. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

jeanstockdale said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I DO dearly love the BABY GRANDS. Watching my children parent their children is so FUN. Thanks for your comment.

I love the Thursday Meme. I will try to join in this week. I bookmarked it. I also love to look at my world through the lens of my camera.

I have just started Five Things Friday and hope you and all you bloggy friends will join in and play along at http://jeanstockdale.typepead.com. We will share 5 Things or 5 Pictures to respond to the weekly carnival.

ALSO have you heard about the BLOG HOP. It is every Tuesday. Visit my blog tomorrow and then join in. It is brand new but it a great way to connect with LOTS of bloggers in the blogosphere. Check it out. I think you would like to do it. All you bloggy friends are invited to. It is HUGE and growing.

Stop by anytime. Your pictures are GREAT. You have a great way of capturing the moment. Blessings.