Sunday, January 22, 2012

Lost Passions

Remember when you were young and had no grown up responsibilities?  Remember the dreams you had back then of the things you would someday do?  Remember all the things you were passionate about?

I have been thinking about those things lately and kicking myself for abandoning my passions.  All those things I once said I wanted to do, pursue, when I grew up.  Some of these things are still on my bucket list but others are something you can't do just once and cross off - these are the passions we had in our youth.

One of these passions for me has always been photography.  I love it.  I love to take pictures that capture a moment in time or tell a story.  Photos that are true art.  Photos that everyone would love to stop and look at, study and want to hang in their home.

I still take tons of pictures but they are just the same type as everyone else does.  You know birthday parties, holidays, trips to the zoo.  Those kind of photos, in my opinion, are just for memories and not "art". There is a difference.

I never followed this passion for photography because I thought you need mounds of high priced equipment and years of study in a dark room.  Now that may have been true 30 years ago, but now thanks to the digital age it no longer is.

I just downloaded a FREE photo editing program and I am having a blast with it.  It has awoken my passion for photography.  I know there are other programs out there but this was the one I decided to give a try first. You can also download it for FREE to your computer by clicking here PICASA.  

It will gather all the photos that you have on your computer and copy them to the program (originals will be left were you had them).  I have only been playing with it for less then 24 hours and I am having a blast.  Take a look at some of the photos that I "edited" with this program.

All of these photos I already had on my computer and all have been cropped and edited.

Now I can't wait to get out and start taking new photos.  I think I have found my passion again.

PLEASE tell me what you think - honestly I want your opinions.  Which is your favorite.  As for mine.  It is the last one above.  My little man.  I love the way this one turned out.

Want to see what it started out as??

~Just Me


  1. Nice photos. You have talent. I am just a blogger also and saw yours on google.

  2. I just downloaded the photo program and I will have fun also. Thanks.
    That pic of your little fellow is sure cute!

  3. As the mom to 10 I too have to remind myself what my passions were....LOL great post and my favorite pic are the muddy hands and face!