Photo journey

I’m reposting this as an amendment to my About page.

This blog will be about my adventures with photography and life. I’m always inspired by natures beauty, and I will be my best to share that with you. I have recently been, using a Cannon Rebel XT EOS, its a very basic DSL camera. I am still in an Amateur when it comes to picture taking. However I feel that I have an eye for good pictures, and I have recently discovered a new favorite quote by Alfred Stieglitz “It is the eye that takes the picture, not the camera.”

When I first started this journey I found myself using Photoshop quite a bit., to make my pictures better. As my picture taking journey has progressed these past months I have been using Photoshop less and less, because my picture taking kills have improved. I’m still not there yet, but its getting there. Thank you all for following my journey.

I will also be sharing some of my life experiences as a husband and father. I have two wonderful daughters and the past few months I have had the privilege to be a Stay At Home Dad. Since this summer I have had to take over the house hold duties, since my wife is working full time. My cooking skills have VASTLY improved, which has greatly surprised my wife. After eight years of marriage I have still find ways to surprise my wife. I can only hope this continues for the years to come.

My wife will also be makingĀ  the occasional guest blog appearances, about her experiences as mommy and wife.

When It All Slows Down

I work with alot of geriatrics in the store. I hear them saying many times, “What kind of parent would I be to put the burden of my care on my children? I can’t ask them for help. They have their own lives and I don’t want to drag them down.”

The better question is, “What kind of parent have you been that your children want to help you, be there for you, care for you?” Your children are dying for you to ask for help. They have been helped all their lives by you and when you are the kind of parent that teaches your children to be grateful, contributing members of society, their natural reaction to you needing them is going to be nothing short of awesome. They are excited to finally be able to do something for the ones that did so much for them. Most likely, they have been planning for the day when you finally slow down and can spend quality time with them. If they are close to retirement themselves or are already able to significant amounts of time at home, they are excited that they can do things with you they always wanted.

You don’t know how many “kids” I have coming into the store asking how they can make a trip to Hawaii more comfortable for Mom or a trip to DC to see the memorials easier for Dad. Enjoy that time with your kids. They want to enjoy it with you!