Sunday, July 5, 2015

Betty Ann Hardin
August 10, 1931 - July 3, 2015

In the last few months my mom was strong. She was determined and she was a little bit stubborn. After three months in rehab she was able to come home. Although she was in a wheelchair she never gave up. She did absolutely everything her doctors, nurses, and therapists asked of her. During this month she rebuilt some of her strength and was able to walk short distances with a walker. Last Tuesday she even walked outside to see her hydrangea bushes. She was determined that the stroke was not going to conquer her. My mom passed away very unexpectedly on Friday. We're not sure, but we think it may have been another stroke. The time I spent with my mom this last month wasn't always easy, but it was a special gift from God. Please keep our family in your prayers.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Wordless Answers

I think we're certainly all familiar with the adage "A picture is worth a thousand words," but have you ever tried to use pictures to answer questions?  Recently Kim Manley Ort, a photographer whom I've taken several classes from, did just that and she challenged others to give it a try. Kim was inspired by Nathan Wirth's use of photographs to answer a series of questions.

You can see Nathan Wirth's answers here and Kim's answers hereI've enjoyed seeing several photographs answer these questions with some gorgeous photographs. I accepted Kim's challenge and began looking through my photos. Here's what I came up with.

Who are you?

Why photography?

What is your trademark photographic style?

What truly inspires you?

Where do you go when you close your eyes?

Where is home for you?

How would you describe your lifestyle?

What makes a great shot?

How do you view the world?

What is an important lesson you have learned?

Answering questions with pictures can be a little difficult. I found my self wanting to add words to make sure you "got" my answers! I encourage you to try this. It's a wonderful opportunity of look back through your archives and express yourself through photos.