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Friday, June 05, 2009

STOPPING TO SMELL THE SEA

We watched the sun set from the beach last night. It's becoming a nightly ritual and I love every second of it. Bad thing is, come time to return home in August, I'll definitely be having withdraws from our nightly rendevous with the sea. I'm setting myself up for a major bout' of depression once we return to Indy and loose the option of sugaring our toes in the sand amongst the golden back drop of the sun setting each evening. This will not be a good thing. In fact, this could be a really bad thing for all of you readers because you are no doubt - bound to hear and read about it here - once that depression sets in. It's a vicious cycle to come and go. To come to this incredible place and then leave each time. It's a teaser to the soul.

When there last night, I noticed an older couple off in the distance. They had two chairs, a bottle of wine, 2 wine glasses, and each other. That's it - nothing more. As I watched them, I decided to grab my camera and snap an unassuming shot from afar. They had no idea. (as usual) I didn't break out my telephoto lens and zoom in on them because I wanted to respect their moment together. Had I gotten out the 70mm-300mm lens, I could've told you what they were saying. You know my motto on that lens..."You can see people in space with that bad boy." Therefore, I left my 50mm 1.4 lens on and shot an image that took note of their quiet moment against the sea from way back. I knew when I took it that it was going to be one of my favorite pictures ever. It wasn't until I got home and reviewed my images that I realized just HOW MUCH I would fall in love with that moment - with that shot.

Rarely do we take time to stop and smell the sea roses in life. This couple was doing just that. As I watched from afar, it made for an incredible word picture. You know how I am about my word pictures. Ha ha! If I only knew who they were so that I could send them this image - this moment caught in time - just the two of them and a gift from the sea. They looked so small against that huge but beautiful ocean. Their world looked so peaceful and so stoic all at the same time. I hope and pray that when Brent and I get older, we will continue to make time for each other in this same spot that they were. Our nightly sunsets with just the two of us - no matter what beach - even if our kids are grown and gone and we aren't chasing them as the sun sets anymore. Yes, just two chairs, a diet coke and a caffeine free coke, two glasses, and each other. What a gift from the sea that just keeps on giving so long as we take the time to stop and savor it. xoxo, Angie

PS...I'm once again participating in Kelly's Korner show us your home tour. This week it is focusing on office's. Therefore, I submitted an old post and some images of my office at home in Indy for the tour. This post and the pictures were taken about a month after we moved in last year. Therefore, they are a bit out dated and the room has changed a bit since then. However, you at least get the jist of it. Feel free to visit that post HERE.

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14 Comments:

Blogger RockinMom said...

I think this is my all -time fav now.
You captured so much in this single shot.

Beautiful -girl!

I'm tellin you-- you should sell your prints!

6/05/2009 10:38 AM  
Blogger Leigh said...

I was just going to say that! I think this is my favorite of all the photos you've posted. I loooove the soft colors of the sky and how the couple is all alone. So perfect.

6/05/2009 11:01 AM  
Anonymous Rhonda said...

Wow!!!!!!!

6/05/2009 11:06 AM  
Anonymous Nicole Ryan said...

I hope you find who these people are...I can guarantee you they would love to have a copy of this awesome photo...it ROCKS!
I wish it was me...!!!

6/05/2009 11:28 AM  
Blogger Molly said...

That picture is breath taking!!! Love it!!! Last weekend when I was at the beach, me and Mike just savored every minute we were there. When we came home Mike told me he had inquired on a house secretly while we were there. I'm not sure where God is taking us but it possibly be the beach forever. Only problem is we have to find new locations down there for our business. Also I have finally gotten all my orders mailed out and need to know if I can still donate my portion of my sales to the Jackson Center, don't want you thinking I am a flaker :) I know you all are having a blast, keep the pictures coming!!!!
~Molly P

6/05/2009 11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Angie,
I know you probably can't find the time to fit this in, but if you could it would be awesome. Your pics inspire me to want to start taking more pics of my kids and surroundings; however I know nothing about photography. I only have a point and shoot digital sony camera, but would consider a slr if I knew the basics: all the terminilogy is greek to me. So if you ever could have a few posts on the basics of photography for us newbies it would be greatly appreciated. I really do not know the basics of capturing a good shot or what to look for in a camera to start out. I do understand if you have other things to do though. :)
Thanks a bunch!
Stacey

6/05/2009 11:59 AM  
Anonymous Shannon said...

Oh my gosh...this makes my heart melt to pieces! I too hope this is how I am when I get "older." Maybe like in my 30's :) Precious. Thanks for sharing.

6/05/2009 3:19 PM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

Hey angie! Where are you? Are you in Florida close to where I live? I am in St. Augustine on the Atlantic coast. That is a great picture!

6/05/2009 3:24 PM  
Anonymous Amy M. said...

I want that as my backyard one day...no mowing required!

6/05/2009 3:25 PM  
Anonymous Kate said...

LOVE it! What a beautiful 'life moment' you captured. Wouldn't it be a treat to be able to give this couple a copy of this somehow? :)

6/05/2009 3:25 PM  
Anonymous Christine Snyder said...

BEAUTIFUL!

6/05/2009 3:27 PM  
Anonymous Mommy said...

I miss romantic times like those. I don't think I would try to give those folks a copy of that photo though, they may think, my God people are spying on us and try to sue you! I mean you could get into a situation where they may not be married!---------To each other I mean! They could be sneaking away together, well I guess then they would want the picture for sure! ha ha. I know you are thinking; only my mother would think something like this, but it did occure to me for some reason. Sorry, It really is a " To die for shot" Love it. Reminds me of the movie "MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE"

6/05/2009 3:43 PM  
Anonymous Vicki Bracken said...

What a beautiful picture, love the color of the water.

6/05/2009 3:56 PM  
Blogger The Pifer's said...

I just love your blog, you are so very creative!!!!!

Tiffany Pifer
thepiferfamily.blogspot.com

6/05/2009 4:38 PM  

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