If you are a normal person…living the normal life of 7 to 5 at the job…shuttling kiddos from 6:30 to 9 around the city…taking the call from work once or twice on a crisis…paying bills and hitting the sack at 1045 only to get up at 530 to do all again….
then this photo is for you.
Not all of us really have the talents to do what we want to do and make a living. Some of us do what we have to do, where the talents we have can pay the bills. I’m one of those type of people. I do it because when I get the bills paid I can give the best life possible to the five I support with all my heart.
Proverbs clearly tells us this is the rule of life, not the exception.
So my photography hobby, the part time job, is really my respite from all that. I truly believe this is what real life is for most of us. It is also why when we see a moment, a moment that we worked so hard to reach, needs savoring and thanksgiving.
This morning with my Saturday morning coffee I saw the light, and knew it was time to act. The kids were fed, shoes were on, and they could walk out into the yard with me. So surrounded by happy voices, tricycles and a neighborhood cat I savored the moment with shutter click after shutter click. Between clicks I thanked God for the moments of golden fall light and a simple subject. I tried new combinations, I explored my camera…and when I came in I liked two images. This was one I liked best. With 30 seconds of post processing I said, done for today…more work to do around the house…church events to attend.
So enjoy your day! Hopefully this makes it a little brighter! Remember God sent such moments to remind us that all of life is hard work….but the rewards for the honest hard work are eternal moments like this little golden one.
PS Fujifilm X-E1 with 60mm Macro, Raw processed in Aperture.