Saturday, September 13, 2008

Picture Perfect~~~Perspective

  1. A mental view or outlook: "It is useful occasionally to look at the past to gain a perspective on the present" (Fabian Linden).

 

Sometimes, in order to gain "perspective", we have to take a step back from reality and just be.

I hadn't planned on participating in PP this week.  Most of the time I'm so tired by the time I get home, I just don't feel very creative.

Then, I started playing with pictures.  The picture above is layered.  It's a shot of my friend Jean, playing in a puddle.  Merged with a shot of the sun rays shining through the clouds.  When I was finished, I had changed my mind.

Most know that Jean is recently back from Afghanistan.  She spent a year there.  A few days before this picture was taken, we had both lost a family friend.  In small towns like ours, everyone is linked to everyone, somehow.

Jean had a hard time with this.  Not only the death of our friend but, what she had been through, was factored in.  Seemed to me she needed some down time. So, I took her to my favorite thinking place.  I told her husband, Bill, we would be back, maybe wet but, I would get her home.

I took her to the lake.  It was supposed to rain and it did.  Which made me happy. LOL  Jean hadn't played in the rain since she was a child.  At first, she wasn't so happy about it then, she was helping me chase raindrops. LOL  We were laughing, wet and having fun.  Nothing was important but, finding the perfect raindrop to photograph.

For a couple of hours, we stepped back.  We just enjoyed spending time together.  Both, feeling lighter and with a hopeful "perspective" of our daily lives.

Even though, I don't participate as much as I would like, I enjoy it very much.  To learn more about PP click here.

48 comments:

  1. it's like a light shining up out of the water to touch her.... lovely and enchanting result!
    -janeen

    http://fluffyj.multiply.com/journal/item/307/September_13_2008_Picture_Perfect--Perspectives

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  2. That is a absolutely wonderful shot! thanks for sharing it! And thanks for coming to visit my blog!

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  3. You are a wonderful person, Linda .. great entry for the theme, enjoy your weekend there.

    http://estimiguelariel.multiply.com/journal/item/250/PICTURE_PERFECT_PERSPECTIVE

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  4. What a treasured friend you must be to her. This is a wonderful photo and the work you put into the whole presentation is beautiful.
    http://tinyurl.com/42o5l9

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  5. Great editing work it makes a very artistic picture but the story behind the picture is far more beautiful & touching. Thank you for sharing it.
    Feel free to check out my take: His, Hers or Mine

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  6. i love the effect and all. it's like a kaleidoscope of scenes in our head.
    http://wanderingdeity.multiply.com/journal/item/433

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  7. Looks like there are a couple of fairies there in that water.

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  8. SUCH A MEMORABLE PERSPECTIVE ENTRY
    this is very well blended together .
    and better yet the indepth meaning to it .
    sorry for the sad times but the joyous you both shared in the thoughts
    playing in the rain.
    and a definate framable shot for your friend indeed as i see it. hint hint.
    thanx for visiting. http://jimbwolive1.multiply.com/journal/item/196/picture_perfect-perspective

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  9. I LOVE IT! Wonderful merge of reality and fantasy! It looks like she's walking on sunshine. This is so well done! I enjoyed reading of the meaning attached to your work. I hope you frame it and send it to your friend - remember to have one printed for you as well so you can both share a great memory every time you see it.

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  10. great effect, linda! such a unique perspective!
    thanks for visiting my entry...",)

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  11. This is a very deep perspective Linda, I love the picture and also the story you tell about it. Thanks!

    http://miadelight.multiply.com/journal/item/333/PICTURE_PERFECT_FRIDAY-PERSPECTIVE

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  12. I am on my phone and can't see the photo. However the picture you painted with words was perfect.

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  13. I think it's a beautiful shot! The shadows with the rays of light make it kind of haunting.

    http://dawn4.multiply.com/journal/item/443/Picture_Perfect_Perspective

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  14. Interesting read to accompany the photo. The photo is great, the transformation worked well.
    http://tabbynera.multiply.com/journal/item/766/Picture_Perfect_Perspective

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  15. You are a wonderful friend *smiles*. Great picture... I wish I knew how to do the layer thang.... Brilliant result! Click here for my ppf

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  16. Glad you were there for her, helping lighten her perspective. Lovely photo.
    Thanks for visiting mine.
    My PP, Gaining a New Perspective

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  17. Friends are fantastic! Great job with the photos! Thanks for stopping by my page, have a fantastic week!

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  18. Wonderful picture ! Wonderful time with a friend...
    Both from a great perspective!!! Thank you for sharing them!!
    And thank you for your visit and comment!
    My Picture Perfect Friday ~ Perspective

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  19. That is a great shot. Playing in the rain is always good! LOL The last time I got someone to play in the rain with me she caught a cold. LOL And blamed me!

    http://empressselena.multiply.com/journal/item/250

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  20. lovely I love reflection shots as you probabbly know and love the added rays....fantastic layer job!

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  21. You done good cuz! What a great idea to layer these two shots and what an immense impact they make.. along with the story. Very moving. 5 ***** :}

    thanks for the visit to my critter porn! lol
    http://serenole.multiply.com/journal/item/113/Picture_Perfect_Perspective_

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  22. Beautiful shot, and a lovely story. She's lucky to have you for a friend.

    Thanks for dropping by.

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  23. My nephew/godchild should be home any day now he is in Dubai I think on his way back from serving in Afghanistan, I am so glad you did this with Jean , great blog and wonderful photo !!! Tell Jean I said THANK YOU !!

    http://sharonl344.multiply.com/journal/item/164/Picture_Perfect_Pesrpective

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  24. oh,, this is just brilliant nad priceless. touching story, too. yes, we need a day like that once in while...be "crazy"...experience the world through a childlike prespective...hugs! tnx for the visit, too.;-)

    http://soliloquydownunder.multiply.com/journal/item/144/Picture_Perfect_Perspective

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  25. Beautifully creative, great take on the theme Linda

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  27. Yeah, sure she is. For freeloading image grabbers such as yourself.
    He's a copy and paste, hit and run spammer Linda and his ID is now history.

    Loved the PP entry. It made me feel all warm and smiley.

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  28. Thank you Emmm, off to work. Mult isn't sending me alerts.

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  29. Sorry I was late getting back I have a really busy week! Yours is a stunning shot, thanks for your visit and comment Baz

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  30. great work...beautiful composition...well done...

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