The Other Woman

Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.  – Henri Cartier-Bresson

My dad has a great, albeit rather dry, sense of humor. I can’t help but smile when I recall the first time I sat down at his PC to help him with a problem. It was then that I discovered he’d specified the computer’s machine name as “The_Other_Woman”, due to all the hours of his time it consumes.

As you might have read in some of my earlier posts, my father also loves photography. It was he who taught me at a young age to see photography as an art form in which I could let my imagination run and play. In so many ways beyond photography, my father is a role model, a mentor and a respected and valued critic.

After a lifetime of B&W film photography and weekends MIA in the darkroom, Dad made the switch to digital. This wasn’t a simple feat: it meant he had to first learn to use a computer so he could learn to use Photoshop. And when it comes to the computer, patience is never an attribute of his user experience!

This will be a surprise to him, but today I’m proud to share a few of my father’s photos with my readers. Please enjoy!

Please leave your comments and questions below, and thanks for visiting my photo-blog. Please come again!

16 comments

  1. Beautiful photographs! You Dad has a real eye for the beauty around us. Now I know where you got your talent and skill from! Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos! :o)

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    1. Thank you, Sarena! My sisters and I spent so many hours in front of the camera growing up, I guess it was only natural for me to want to hide BEHIND it. Dad always seemed to be the one having all the fun during those hours, too. Now I understand why!

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      1. No wonder you are the favorite….oh no, it’s Laurie that is the favorite, but you have some good brownie points now! But seriously, this was a great blog post and a very thoughtful thing to do. Love you….and you too, dad.
        The elder one, Barbie

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  2. Son, thank you for those kind words. They aren’t deserved. The real reason you spent so much time in the darkroom and experienced some photography field work was because your Mom saddled me with babysitting to keep you out of trouble in a confined environment. I guess it worked, because I am proud of the accomplishments you have made so far in your lifetime. I thank God if I were a small part of that, but you made yourself a photographer.
    Dad

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  3. This is just beautiful….seeing the connection between you and your dad :)… Great Artistic skills both of you have!!! Thank you for sharing this beautiful story and of course the awesome photos!!!

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