I’m Back …!

Knock, knock … is anyone out there?

I apologize for my absence.

I’ve had a lot to deal with lately and I’ve just been trying to COPE.

(See my last post if you don’t know what I’m referring to.)

So, let’s get caught up.

We’re having a BIG heat wave here.

Fred and Frank are being kept inside with the air conditioning on.

(Newfies are NOT hot weather animals and can’t be in extreme heat.)

On Saturday night I went on my first “real” shoot since Surgeries #10 and #11.

I had to leave Fred at home because of the heat.

(Fred was not happy.  It’s his job to HELP me!)

Regardless, I was ecstatic to be back to work.

I can’t put into words my JOY.

I was very careful …

I wore the brace my arm is still in, I kept my shot count to 500 (which is really low for me), and I used my left arm to do as much of the work as possible.

I couldn’t stop smiling – !!

It was like reclaiming a small part of my soul.

And …?

Oh, what an evening to shoot!

Golden Hour – The time of day when photographers begin showing up!

I’d been keeping “an eye on the sky” all day.

I knew weather conditions were perfect for debuting my “new” arm.


Once I arrived, I spent some time scouting out locations, and waiting for the sun to drop.

I never mind the waiting … it’s like my play time before the real shots.

And …?

The “real shots” were really worth waiting for this time.

Sunset Perfection!

As I’d both hoped and expected, it was a spectacular sunset.

I don’t think I would have minded even if it wasn’t.

I was just so happy to be out shooting again.

Yes, my arm was sore afterward but that was not a surprise.

My arm is still healing and it will take MONTHS.

It was reasonable soreness … not the teeth clenching pain I used to live with daily.

It was a great first outing and I’m confident it will only improve in time.

YAY!!!

(And isn’t it nice to have a little good news since there’s been so much BAD lately?!)

10 Responses to “I’m Back …!”

  1. Julieanne

    Me me me, I’m here! 🙂 your photos look wonderful, I’m so glad you had a successful first outing and that the pain isny too bad! Hope the doggies stay cool (and you guys as well) and that your family is doing okay xx

  2. Michelle

    This post makes me so happy! Even happier that Fred and Frank pictures!

  3. Julie

    Yay! So glad you are so happy. You capture beautiful shots!!

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