Thursday, March 1, 2012

Thinking Out Loud


THE BALANCING ACT


Just like in life,


photography requires a little balancing.


Since OCD is my middle name, I always look for balance through the lens.


If I don't see it almost immediately or something close


I will abort the shot, and move on.


I suppose balance is in the eye of the beholder.


I like a shot to 'sit' right and be easy for the observer to look at.


I guess one's photos reflect how one lives or at least attempts to.


I have always been for balance in my life.


It makes life a tad easier in so many ways.


Extremes are necessary at times but can you imagine living extremely all the time?


I really think we all want our lives to have a little of this and a little of that.....


just the right amounts of each.


The key is finding those correct amounts


that your life requires at the time.


I am definitely finding that the older I get, the easier it gets,


finding that balance.



33 comments:

  1. Agreed Jim. A little of this, but plenty of THAT! lol.

    The sea looks incredibly calm today Jim.

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    1. Of course Chris....tons of THAT as needed! Now keep that 'sea' calm.....

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  2. Your photographs are stunning Jim so I think you do get the balance right !

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    1. Geez Penny, I am trying my best but at times one wonders.....

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    1. Thank you. Did you guys get a lot of snow the other day? We got a bit.

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  4. Me too, Jim.
    January wore me out and that is why I went into hiding for three weeks. Just couldn't handle it.
    Have a great day!
    mark

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    1. I think you are getting the whole balance thing down pat, Mark! The juggling you guys do around your place?!
      And you too have a stupendous day!

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  5. So peaceful and calming, these photos!

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    1. Debra, that is exactly how I felt last week when I took them. I looked up from the path and looked over at the ocean....the light was perfect and the gray sky did it all!

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  6. As always, your words and images are perfect aligned. =)

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    1. It is funny how the photos usually 'line up with' the content....it is not always intentional I must say.

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  7. Beautiful as usual, Jim. Do you ever make bad shots?

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    1. Thanks! Are you kidding!!! 100's of photos I take are flat, too pale, too dark, out of focus......you get the point Sharon.

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  8. Beautiful shots of the sparkling sea!

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    1. Thanks Pat. You would have loved it there that day!

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  9. These shimmering shots are glorious!

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    1. do you EVER have a crappy weather day over there.. I am soooo jelous
      x

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    2. Fiona, thank you...I couldn't resist them!!


      John, Having one as we speak! Snow starting now and to end tomorrow sometime. Happy?

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  10. Well if you have OCD, then it is definitely in the mix when it comes to taking fantastic photographs! I love the way the light is reflecting off the water .... so relaxing to look at .... sigh!

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    1. Thanks Annie. Yes, the reflections off the water on that particular day were 'blinding'!

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  11. Great advice Jim, but I had no idea that we had the same middle name! Obsessive compulsive is something I have had my whole life, and taking pictures really brings it out in me--But you wouldn't know it to look at the ones I take! :-)

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    1. I am sure Kim that a lot of us share those initials..O C D, in on e form or another!

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  12. Your photos really make me want to see the ocean up close and personal. I love seeing the different moods of your beach. Sometimes I feel the power. Today? Serene.

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    1. Terry, it is always different. It scares some people and they keep their distance for fear of being dragged out. I remember Ron's sister in law, a prairie girl, was petrified at first.
      Even in it's power, I find the ocean to have a very serene quality.

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  13. Beautiful images. I dunno...but it looks like you have some pretty good balance there. I think we all have a little OCD in us.

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  14. Incredible shots, each lovely in it's own way. I felt a great calm wash over me as I scrolled down the page

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    1. Thanks Jane. No matter what the ocean is doing on a daily basis there is potential for feeling calm.

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  15. every.single.photo. seems totally balanced to me! I love your viewpoints and your view. Thoughtful and clean. You are an easy soul I'ld love to have as neighbor!

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    1. Oh thanks Deb! Easy? Well, I try but not always successful at that one!

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  16. You are a true photo essayist. Your posts always get to me.

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  17. Thanks you sir! It wasn't something I did too consciously, just fell into this style which I find flows some times.

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