Monday, August 15, 2011

I Heart Faces - Beautiful Eyes Entry



What a hard theme this week! Mainly because I couldn't choose just one picture. Do I pick my own kids? a recent never seen picture? a favorite old picture? take a whole new picture? Too hard I tell ya.

This lovely image ended up being my choice. It was from my first session, ever. So much has changed in my life, photography and personally, since this was taken. That is the reason I picked it. I love her eyes too - of course, hello, gorgeous - but opening this reinforced my feelings of change. First, I never would have been brave enough to enter a picture of mine to be judged, even if I did love it, in an I Heart faces contest. I was confident but not confident enough to do that. Second, I had to "fix" it. The me of now opened this original edit and said "I can do better now and so I will" and tweaked it some. Which reinforces my feelings of change about my art and myself. My equipment, skill set, education, some of my views about photography, my desire for even more education, eye for composition and style (although I still think this was perfect so cropping was not changed), my aspirations, my views about myself, my family, my clients, my direction - all of it is like this picture - we started one way together and now today we are changed. I know you have changed. If you saw this in it's original posting - thank you for still being here! - I am sure your life is different. Possibly you never saw the original post of this portrait - welcome! - and you being here is a change for us both :) Some changes have happened and some are still to come. The only constant is change ~ Heraclitus

Angela





“This photo was entered into the I Heart Faces photo challenge – check out the I Heart Faces site to see more entries!” 

13 comments:

Christine said...

Her eyes are gorgeous and she just looks like such a sweet little girl! Beautiful photo!

Meghann Roper said...

Beautiful picture and beautiful comentary.

Boston Pam said...

Gorgeous! This is a beautiful picture! Great story too! =)

CallieMarie said...

So, so beautiful! And thank you for sharing that encouraging story!!

KParks said...

How wonderful to start my day with my favorite picture you have ever taken! Great story behind it!!

fairlycandid said...

Oh man, I LOVE a feel good story with a great photo ... and this IS a great photo. One of my top two so far and I've looked at a bunch. See you on Saturday! Mary

Shanna B. said...

Love your photo! One of my favorites!

moment to moment said...

such a beautiful shot...

Leesha said...

Check out those lashes!

Elaine A. said...

I just adore the focus on her sweet face. And her eyes are pretty awesome!

Christina said...

oh my heavens word --she has a future as a mascara model!! beautiful

Angela Drabek said...

Thank you everyone!

Chasing Dreams Photography said...

Oh my this is stunning!!!!!!