Monday, August 15, 2011

PHOTOGRAPHING LOVE !!! FOR MAGNIFICENT MONDAY!!

Magnificent Monday: 

It's Magnificent Monday again and this week's theme is - "I Love...".
So I need to post about something I love!

This would seem to be an easy subject about which to write. We seem to throw the word love out there....a lot!!!!! " I loved that new movie, I love baseball, I love Italian food, I love a good glass of wine and I love long, slow, wet kisses that go on for three days!!!! I'm Italian. We love many things, hell most things. 

If you are a regular reader of this blog you already know 
what and who I really love! My wife of 24 years, Phyllis is the who that I love!!


The short list of what and whom I love is more varied but it would start with our families.










I love this great country of ours from the midnight sun of 
Alaska.....





to the Arizona desert..... 


to the beaches of Miami, Florida, I love it all and I love photographing it!!




Photography is the "other love of my life" !!!
I cherish my time behind the lens of my camera and especially because I share that time with Phyllis.




Recently, Aaron asked me what I loved more; shooting a street scene or a nature image? I answered by saying I love what I am shooting at the moment! That was not a flippant answer. I have thought about this over the years, trying to determine what my 'specialty area' would be. I quickly realized that it would be like a parent picking their favorite child. I truly do love  all of it!!!


I love photographing wildlife of all types.






I love photographing the small creatures....





  I love photographing landscapes....





 I love photographing a red hot sunset....




and an equally beautiful sunrise !!!



 The large... 




The small....




 I love photographing people, especially people in love.....




People on one the most important days of their lives....











I love photographing the joy of people having fun!!!







I could go on and on but hopefully you understand some of the things in my life that I love.


Please travel over to the Magnificent Monday page and read the other blogs participating. You are able to leave a link for your blog if you would like to participate in this Magnificent Monday and other Magnificent Mondays. 


http://holesinmysoles.blogspot.com/2011/08/magnificent-monday-i-loveold-photo.html

36 comments:

Rimly said...

Just beautiful pictures Jim. I know you are a man who knows how to love. Lovely photo of Phyllis

sheril benedict said...

WOW these pics are colorful Jim ..

Jan said...

Fantastic photos, your love shines through in every one of them.

Nelieta said...

Now I know where the passion comes from Jim! You are Italian!!! On a serious note, this is a very passionate post about things that you are passionate about...and it shows! Digging, Tweeting and +´ing this!

Alejandro said...

Truly gorgeous what you Love especially your Wife...

:) A

melissa said...

I'd say this is the best post I've read...(Oh, do I always write that?)

I agree with everybody, you are very passionate as a person and with everything that you do. I love those photos of Phyllis and I'm glad you share the same interests.

I've seen several of those images posted earlier and I do enjoy all of them.

I liked that last photo in particular...it looks fun...

You always leave words of wisdom in your posts... I'll share that to everybody else...

Thanks for sharing what you love best...now we know :)

BlogNostics said...

The big or the small the furry or flighty don't matter! It is your images that capture a moment that will forever be there!

BN

हेमंत कुमार ♠ Hemant Kumar said...

Jim,i always like to visit yr this blog..because evrey time i see some thing new..and yr evrey snap..frame tell some thing...lovely photographs.
Best wishes.
Hemant
http://childrensheaven.blogspot.com

Bec Owen said...

What a wonderful expression of what you love! It was so uplifting to read through your commentary and look at your beautiful photos...and your love does shine through it all!

Thank you so much for sharing your joy and passion! I love visiting your blog each week!

Yoshay said...

Fantastic pictures that say so much more than words

Ravenmyth said...

Jim you captured the subject perfectly...your Love for all your passions shows in your work..you captured the theme beautifully...and me..." I love your Photo's"...everyone of them...and your share your passion with all those you Love...beautiful photo of Phylis..she looks so happy and at home...

Ludwig Bon Quirog y Migriño said...

"I love photographing the joy of people having fun!!!"

those priceless moments... I love a lot, too. :) awesome shots you have here! Twee-Tweet

Amy said...

OH WOW...you are an incredible photographer!!! your love and passion shows.

I thought oh wow that is my favorite..until, I got to the next image and then that one became my favorite. Beautiful work... absolutely beautiful!!!

JIM said...

Thank You everyone.. when Is at down to write this morning I really didn't know , other then Phyllis , how I was going to approach this ! So I really appreciate your very kind words. I guess we all love love

Thank You once more!!

baldychaz said...

Wonderful post Jim truly soppy fella aint ya not to mention an awesome photographer. You always inspire me to have a go but still not due to lack of time ;(

Jim said...

You supass yourself again JIM.
When I put the theme up, I knew JIM is going to get stuck into it with a pearler post about "I Love..." Almost felt I could see the images you'd come up with, but you surpassed my impressions. Wonderful. Love really shines forth here.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Awesome post and photos! Perfect for Magnificent Monday and starting the week off on a great note. It's nice to see your lovely family and especially Phyllis. One of my favorite photos of yours has always been the flower with the bee - stunning.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

P.S. - Stumbled you :D

JIM said...

Thank You Charlie and Jim
Charlie I'm italian soppy comes easy lol
Loves all around Jim lol
Rimly a man only knows how to love when he meets the right women!!
Nelieta we are a passionate people lol
AJ we have known each other for over 50 years!!!
Melissa thank you as always but wisdom hmmm not sure I would call my words wisdom lol

Leah Griffith said...

Jim, Your photographs reflect the love you have for life and everything beautiful. Thank you for this post...it was so uplifting!

sulekkha said...

We love your love for photography..your pictures are proof of your affection. Phyllis and you both ROCK.

Carl and Cheri said...

You had me at Auntie!

Alpana Jaiswal said...

This is YOUR BEST Jim...I love every picture here,every line you have written,and I always knew u are a gem of a person,but today I respect u for what you are.I wish u and Phyllis all the love and happiness u deserve..in everything u do...love u both.(A question...slow wet kisses t hat last for 3 days???)

Sneha said...

your wife is beautiful Jim...convey my regards to her..
Thanks for sharing wonderful photos

Finding One's Way said...

Jim,

Your are a lucky man sir :)

You know how I feel about your images... I love love love them...

xoxox
Jessica Brant

Cathy Sweeney said...

It's so nice that you've got such wonderful photos of the things and people you love. Beautiful shots of them all -- especially people in love.

forjenssake said...

This may come as a huge surprise to you but, I love your photos!!! I also love http://forjenssake.wordpress.com/2011/08/16/the-sound-of-my-life/
and most of all I love LOVE!

Sconch Textiles said...

Lovely, lovely post :) Really made me smile! Such happiness in those photos.

Sam x
sconchtextiles.blogspot.com

Tameka said...

I think everything we know and love about you is contained in this post. Thanks for the reminder and the photos! Hugs!

Anna Romano said...

Jim what a beautiful post ,the love of what you do realy shines in your work , it seems you have found your soul mate in phyllis ... may you both live a long and happy loving life togehter
Anna ;)

Pete said...

Uncle Jim, These are such great pictures. I loved your post too!

Larry Lewis said...

No words that i write could inspire anyone more than these wonderful pictures of 'love.' You truly are an artist.

Pamela said...

Lovely! I could pick out the FL pics in a heartbeat ;-)

AJ said...

If I took artistic photos like you, I'd love photography too! :) Love 'em all, especially the kissing photos.

Dangerous Linda said...

I love to see the depth and breadth of your photography! Magnificent!!

Your passion really shines through -- thank you for sharing your wonderful gifts!!

Farfalla Dreams said...

l'amore vince tutto!!!

SO BEAUTIFUL!!! There's something different about the way Italian's love, that is so romantic. Me being Italian, I know!!! hehe

The pics are so amazing but your love for Phyllis is beyond all there is in life. Truly LOVEly.

Thank you for sharing this!

http://www.farfalladreams.com/2011/08/seed-to-believe.html