Project Alicia : WW: Reminiscing

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

WW: Reminiscing

I must admit, my first passion is and will always be nature. There's nothing quite like escaping the noise of the world for a brisk stroll through the woods or a quiet moment on top of a mountainside to be reminded that there is a greater being in charge. It stirs my soul and speaks directly to my heart.
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But as much as I love my time communing with nature, I also love the rush of a great portrait shoot. Seizing tender moments that may otherwise go unnoticed...


“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” -Aaron Siskind

As I've been laid up sick I've had time to go through some of my photos and reminisce. Photography is a powerful medium and I'm so thankful for it's presence in my life.

I still have much to learn when it comes to my camera, but I hope that whatever level you are on the spectrum, you are making a conscious effort to capture life's fleeting moments.
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In case you're new here, this is Wordless Wednesday. But as you can see, I have a hard time keeping it wordless, so Wordful or Not So Wordless posts are always welcome here. You can grab my button in the sidebar but it is not required to participate. Just grab any photo and come link up! And if you'd like to connect with other WW participants, click HERE or one of the thumbnails below. It's a fun way to meet some new folks!

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73 comments:

  1. I think this is one of my favorite posts! It just speaks to me on many levels. And that quote! I love it so much I may have to just it :)

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  2. What remarkable photographs, you have such a gift Alicia. Thank you for hosting this linky. Happy Wordless Wednesday.



    Cheers,


    Char
    http://1epicmom.com/2013/03/19/im-going-home/

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  3. I always love your portrait shots; not many people possess the creativity and vision you have! I hope to someday be as good!

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  4. Your photos will always be lovely, whether candid or posed. Beautiful quote too :)

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  5. I am so with you being out in nature! I love the fact that there are SO many hiking trails in the Pacific Northwest with so many awesome views!! BTW, love the image with the flag! :D

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  6. I always love to visit to see what you have created with your talent, I love the look of the photos, reminds me of some of the Coca Cola ads, thank you for sharing, Happy WW, Karren

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  7. I love the vintage look to a lot of those pictures! I would love to watch your edit. =)

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  8. jenni from the blogTuesday, 19 March, 2013

    Such gorgeous photos mama!

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  9. i always love seeing your collage ;)

    Thank you for hosting WW, mine is up as well, if you want to join in...
    http://www.adventuresofamilitaryfamilyof8.com/2013/03/the-rainbow-at-end-of-bad-day-ww-wlinky.html

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  10. Judy Haughton-JAMESTuesday, 19 March, 2013

    Wonderful pictures. Thanks for hosting.

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  11. GrammyMouseTailsTuesday, 19 March, 2013

    Sorry you still feel sick :( I know the feeling of being shut in. You are wonderful with your photos, I look up to you! so don't say you need more, but then learning is a life long journey! I love your story this collage tells.

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  12. I could spend hours looking over all of your amazing photos!

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  13. Hope you're feeling all better ASAP! You do have such a talent when it comes to portrait sessions, stunning. BTW, the link for WW in your post doesn't seem to go anywhere, just FYI :)

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  14. Nature is a great inspiration. I hope your a feeling better.

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  15. Love, LOVE these! I hope you get feeling better soon. :-)

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  16. Beautiful photos! I love getting in touch with nature also, but like you have been trying to expand my horizons and take better portraits. I hope you are feeling better soon!

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  17. Kristen @ My 3 Little KittensTuesday, 19 March, 2013

    Absolutely fabulous photos!!! Feel better soon!

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  18. On a somewhat separate topic, I didn't even know you played piano!! And as always I love your pictures!

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  19. Ha! I'm not a concert pianist but I play well enough to teach. I also accompany at our church. ;) Guess I never really talk about it. ;)

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  20. Thanks Dagmar! Linky Tools acts up from time to time but it seems fine on this end at the moment...

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  21. Thanks for the kind words! I think life is a journey and we are constantly evolving and learning. And when it comes to photography there's definitely never a shortage of material or tools to better oneself. ;)

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  22. I do have fav actions, but I like to mix it up... I have multiple programs I use and am always trying new ways to edit. ;) Thanks for the visit!

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  23. Hmm... I'll have to find some of these coke ads... ;) Sounds like it could be great inspiration!

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  24. Aw, thanks so much Karly! That means a lot!

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  25. Happy the post resonates with you. I fell in love with that quote instantly too!

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  26. Thanks Lish! Appreciate it! I try hard to make my shoots less posed, but it's tough to master...

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  27. Thanks Jenni! :)

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  28. Thanks Kristen! And I'm working on the getting better part...

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  29. I think practice makes us more comfortable... at least that's what I try to tell myself, ha. Thanks for the kind words.

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  30. Thanks Evelyn! Appreciate your sweet thoughts.

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  31. For sure! And thank you!

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  32. Thanks! Appreciate the visit!

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  33. Thanks so much Charlotte!

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  34. Thanks Tina! ;)

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  35. LOVE the pictures! I hope you feel better soon!

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  36. Awww. I remember a few of those pics from posts! LOVE it! :)

    http://www.homeofohm.com/2013/03/wordlesswednesday-month-1-results-w.html

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  37. Great captures Alycia! I'm with you that nature makes me think of how amazing the world that we live in is so beautiful and makes me appreciate that God created it for us to enjoy! Happy WW!

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  38. Nothing like sweet memories! Have a great day, Danielle

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  39. Love your photos. Happy WW, looking forward to linking up again next week.

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  40. Those are lovely! I get so inspired by your framings.

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  41. Lish, you always take perfect photos! I always enjoy looking at your photos. I think it´s a gift to see the beauty which is around everyone. I hope you are feeling much better soon!
    Sending you many hug´s :)

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  42. Beautiful collage! I love the one of the kids wrapped up in the flag.

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  43. Lovely collage of happy days. Your photography is always so beautiful I am happy to link up today, I hope you are feeling better soon. I have had it for going on two weeks now and I know it is rotten. Thank you for hosting. I hope you'll join my hop tomorrow xo

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  44. I'm right there with you. Nature and nature photography calm me, but a good photo shoot with people exhilarates me (as much as it fills me with anxiety before hand!).

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  45. Serendipity is SweetWednesday, 20 March, 2013

    You are so talented Alicia! Beautiful memories!!
    I hope you are feeling much better :)

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  46. Your family certainly has their lives documented quite beautifully my friend. So very important.Hope you feel better.

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  47. Love the one in the right lower corner!


    Tiffany

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  48. Life is Beautiful!! I hope your feel well again!

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  49. I was looking at the AMOUNT of photos I take...
    how did I afford it before it was digital?

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  50. SO beautiful collage - a bunch of happy moment, living the life to the fullest!

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  51. i stopped in yesterday but didn't want to leave a comment until i had a chance to check out your porfolio. i love it! You have many lovely photos!! your work is beautiful! i also love taking portraits. i'm looking forward to getting out there and getting started again! your collage is full of greats. my favorites are the one of your kids wrapped in the flag, them with the watermelon and your daughter with the lemon.

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  52. I remember those photos...I think the Vintage photoshoot was my favorite one!

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  53. We didn't take nearly as many photos back in the day. We also printed many that were not worth printing because we had no other option. Boy have times changed!

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  54. Thanks Heather!

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  55. Yes, if you've followed me for some time many will be repeats. It's been fun to put them all together. ;)

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  56. Thanks. Beautifully said.

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  57. For sure, Danielle!

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  58. Thanks so much! Looking forward to seeing you again!

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  59. Thanks so much! Appreciate it!

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  60. Thanks Verena! Appreciate the kind words. I think I am finally on the mend (fingers crossed). Now if Pokey would just get better...

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  61. That is actually one I never shared. It was a 4th favorite but I wasn't sure how it would be received...

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  62. Well, today is two weeks for me and I am FINALLY started to come around. Whew! It really was a doozy. Thanks so much for the visit!

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  63. I'm hoping that the anxiety gets better the more I do? ;)

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  64. Thanks so much! I am actually starting to feel better...

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  65. Well, I try. We are in the challenging hormonal, opinionated, i hate the camera mode around here... so, I do what I can. ;)

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  66. Yes, that was one of my fav shoots as well. ;)

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  67. Agreed. Thanks, Kristy!

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  68. Thanks so much Nina! It's fun to reflect back on such beautiful moments. :)

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  69. Aww, you are too sweet Tish! I never shared the flag photo before because I wasn't sure how it would be received, but it is one of my favs. I have much to learn about portraits, but I'm looking forward to stretching myself and building up my portfolio...

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  70. Yes, most of these are repeats. And the vintage shoot was a fav of mine as well. ;)

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  71. hope that you are doing great... loved this nice surprise (the email) even if it is almost a year later...

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