Monday, July 20, 2009

life collage

This is Lizzy. I take care of her. She has been spending 3 weeks of her summer at camp cherokee for over 30 years. Lizzy has Downe's syndrome. She brightens my day, every day.

Day off #2 (from last Tuesday)
My camera lens broke about a week before camp began and it took several weeks to get it "repaired". My mom sent it up with my aunt this past week and I had it for a total of 3 days before it started being ornery again. Unfortunately, my camera lens got stuck just before we reached the top of Big Slide so you'll have to look at Shama or Alex's blog sometime in the future to see the summit pictures. But here are some pictures I took while my camera was still functional.

I heard once that photography can be lonely. I discovered that this is true. And that is part of why I like it.

I'm an introvert. An outgoing introvert, to be sure, but still an introvert. I like photography because I like freezing beautiful moments and trying to capture space, mood, and emotion into a 2 dimensional format. But I also like it because it provides ample opportunity for solitude. Not everyone wants to take the time to stop at every turn on a 6 hour hike to capture the mountains from each possible vantage point. I found myself enjoying time to practice my trail running as I scrambled to catch up to the others who had continued on as I took pictures of the small miracles that caught my eye. And not everyone wants to get up at an unearthly hour just to capture that certain pinecone in the early morning light. (Thanks Emily for being my early morning running companion and being patient with my picture taking :D)

I am enjoying myself :) but I miss my camera.

Here's a freebie of my brother, just cuz I love it! (Bekah took it!):


Johonn said...

excellent pictures! I'll have to have you teach me how to take one-dimensional pictures though, I've never done that before! ;)
I like the picture of Joel too, it reminds me that we are going to have some great times at SAU this year with him and Ivan back! :D

just wondering, how long did it take to get that picture of the rabbit?

Christy Joy said...

haha, I didn't even realize I had written 1-dimensional!

It didn't take long at all to get the rabbit picture. It was right by the side of the trail. I think it was sick because it was in a similar location when we passed it again on our trek down the mountain.

Little Christen said...

Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous! I love your pictures, Christy. What kind of camera do you have, by the way?

Christy Joy said...

It's a Canon G9. :)

Can't wait to see you and your new car, little Christen! Don't eat too much ice cream! ;)

Phoebeeee said...

That was such a wonderful trip! Glad I made it up there to NY, even if it was only for a couple of days. Great to see you and all the others. See you back down here in TN soon.

Caitlin said...

Yay for Lizzie! it wouldn't be camp without her!
I love the pine cone lighting!
And the one of Joel is excellent, it certainly an accomplishment to capture soul light!

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