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The Time Passes

by Kay~Kacey on 1/30/2010

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Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. ~ Earl Nightingale

Sometimes I get a bit overwhelmed with learning all I can about photography. I get a bit intimidated when I think I’m in my 50’s and embarking on a new pathway. I’m not sure where it will lead me. But Nightingale was right…the time will pass whether you spend it doing something you want to learn, or not.

I was afraid of the time and energy it would take to tackle my photography. To raise it to a new level. To learn to photograph people and new subjects. To experiment with post processing. To be brave enough to share my photography with others.

But the time passes. We might as well be spending it doing something we love, don’t you think?

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

JC January 30, 2010 at 8:28 am

Great photo and I like the quote I was debating on getting up and running on this cold day you got me out and going
Thanks

Di January 30, 2010 at 10:31 am

I envy your photo talent.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Catherine Garcia January 30, 2010 at 11:14 am

Kay….thank you for posting this!

You are so right. Do what you love. I am a single mother of 4 children and have worked for corporate America all my working life. I am now 36-did I just say that?- I just left my corporate job, have some money in the savings and am going head first into my own photogaphy business. I am trying to learn all I can, get as many people I can infront of my camera, and post process in error as much as I can. I didn’t just start photography, though. I have been taking photographs of parties, some weddings, and many of my children. I am just now finally taking the step I have always wanted. I know this year will be tough, but I am looking forward to where I will be next year!

Thanks again for the encouragement. Love all of your work.

Catherine

Sue January 30, 2010 at 12:26 pm

This is an amazing photo Kay. You make me want to learn to use my photoshop…I am still a more or less SOOC girl for fear of using the program…now if I could just find the time to sit and learn!

Mango Girl January 30, 2010 at 12:37 pm

You are only as old as you feel. Age is nothing but a number…

You have a talent ~ follow your dream my dear!!! The world will be a better place for it.

&hearts, Mango

Kate January 30, 2010 at 11:10 pm

I love what you chose for the post processing on this one, Kacey. You have so much talent. And you’re so right. Time is best spent doing the things we love. End of story.

KateS January 31, 2010 at 8:44 am

LOVE both the picture and the quote. I’m one of those banging my head against the wall thinking “Shoulda woulda coulda!!!” :wallbash:
But now is all we have and forward HO from here! :believe:
THANK you – needed that encouragement today!

karren hubrich January 31, 2010 at 8:52 pm

This is beautiful and encouraging post, and a lovely lady cardinal too! Thank you!

Marcie February 1, 2010 at 4:17 am

Gorgeous capture of a stunning bird. Bravo!!!

Sarah February 9, 2010 at 10:21 am

So true, so very true. It’s something I’ve been reminding myself of a lot lately, but it’s so easy to forget at times. Thank you for the reminder.

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