BE STILL...and SEE Photography

Reflecting on who I am...what is important to me...and the gifts I offer the world, I have reorganized this PhotoSchmoozer blog into separate pages for your viewing. I am about so much...people - relationships - drums and rhythms and especially photography...and I realize that although separate, they are all so INTEGRATED into the Whole of who I am!! It's a very peaceful thought and I am thankful for the intuitive gift to see the connections and the relationships. Enjoy the journey through the blog...and WELCOME.
Contemplative photography is about being totally present and seeing exactly what is before you, without filters or judgment. It is about seeing with your heart.Doesn't everyone see what is before them? Not really. You may see a candle on a table. Do you also see the shadows it creates? Or the reflections that the light casts on it? Or it's underlying shape and form?

DRUMS, Rhythms and Relationships

Sunday, January 2, 2011

2011 Smile Makers...Polar Bear Plungers!!

Keeping with the theme of Smile Makers, yesterday at the Polar Bear plunge in Brigantine, NJ, I used my gift of the smile, held up the camera (also a friend maker) and this celebrant (not a plunger) stopped in her tracks and gave me one of her biggest bestest smiles!  It's easy - just have to remember to do it and then write about it.  It was quite a day - warmish by January 1 standards - close to mid 40s - and there were sooooooooo many people out to take a dip in the ocean.  Did we see it?  Thanks to the snow still on the ground and the challenge to find a parking place, we got to the beach after they had all come out but we did get to see some shivering folks - some wearing celebratory regalia - coming out and parading around.  One guy - like an original viking with his horns and blonde hair - well not totally original with his striped bathing suit and tattoos - loved the attention he was getting and would stop on a moment's notice for a photo op.  He kept saying he had to get his clothes on BUT I think parts of him were warmed by all of the attention!!  We saw little kids, in betweens and teens, older folks and one senior dressed in her pink bathrobe and walking with her cane - all hardy souls out for some fun!  (Thanks Auggie Doggie for sending information about this!! )

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