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Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Pictures

The suggestion of the WordPress Photo Challenge is to select 12 pictures to sum up the year.  As I looked through the folders from this year’s collection and started to pull a few here and there, I remembered what an Art Professor’s comment when he went through my portfolio.  “Hmmmm.  Peopled or unpeopled?”  I was really mixing it up.  You know how I love to find the unexpected- reflection, expression or scene.

Photograph what I am eating or where I am at the moment. When I look at this collection I am grateful for a patient and loving family who allows me to capture them in pictures.  Like Matthew said at his college graduation, ” This is what my mom does. It’s annoying now, but later you’re glad.”

But my 2012 Pictures are Peopled! I read how some bloggers went to see which images received the most hits and then they would pick from those but some of my biggest hits aren’t from 2012.  So this posting is to honor my grown up children’s Pop, who passed last month.  As Matthew said to him, “look at all your descendants” when he showed him the photo of them gathered on the stairs.

You’ve seen some of these before if you follow the blog.  Thanks for looking and clicking the “like” button or writing a comment this year.

Looking forward to 2013.   Happy New Year!

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Mark and Erika celebrated their ten year anniversary last August.

 

 

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: What Makes Me Happy?

The weekly photo challenge this week is a multi-photo challenge using one of the new gallery formats that WordPress  created.  The suggestion was to include a gallery of nine photos.  I was talking on the phone with my friend V and she said Oh, that’s an easy one.   Your family!

I added fireworks and raspberries for celebration and summertime. Seeing Michael so happy receiving a medal at a dive meet this summer made my nine photos tally an even dozen.

 

The family numbers added up quickly.    I decided to  show what really makes me happiest!

Witnessing my family love one another. Watching Erika enjoy her children ride the Merry-Go-Round at the zoo, James catching Laura in his arms, celebrating Anna’s First Holy Communion weekend with the family. And Steve playing with the grandkids.

All of these photos make a mom’s heart sing.


Ruth E Hendricks Photography

Attended first class at Silver Eye Center for Photography on Carson St with Wedding Photographer John Craig.

Must answer fifteen questions for homework!

Who is my audience for this blog?

Brevity seems key.

Why blog?  Get the word out about my work, what’s new and “use time wisely” during time off from school.

Thinking about entering possible shows. One about all things mechanical and the other about childhood.  Submitted for the G20 exhibition.

Doing something with purpose seems essential.  OR why bother?

Are readers “blogged out”?


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