All of Me

“These wounds won’t seem to heal
This pain is just too real
There’s just too much that time cannot erase”
— Evanescence,
My Immortal

As you can see, I spent some time at the local cemetery again, pondering and perusing the grave decorations. I came upon a few decorations I wanted to photograph for inclusion in my series A Grave Image, and will share those in my next few posts. There is something oddly cathartic for me in the making of these images; something that makes losing James take on a broader context among so many other monuments and tokens commemorating life, friendship and undying love. I find community and understanding in these visual testimonies placed here by fellow members of the fraternity of grief into which I’ve been involuntarily swept up and irrevocably indoctrinated.

I’m pretty happy with the way this turned out. She seemed to take on a life of her own during post-processing and the final image emerged without any forethought of creative intent on my part. I hope you like it.

"The Third Angel" - copyright 2014, earlharrisphotography

“The Third Angel”, Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/2.8 at 1/2500 sec., 28mm
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Photographing people, places, pets and ponderings.

Booking family, personal, business and pet portrait sittings throughout Central Florida

Pride is Humane

Today marks the last post in this week’s series from the 2012 Utah Pride parade and festival (if you’ve missed them, start here). It is, therefore, with great pride that I devote today’s post to the wonderful staff and volunteers at the Humane Society of Utah and their presence and participation.

My regular readers know of my commitment to working with HSU to promote pet adoptions and serve adoptable pets through my photography. There are so many ways you can help, too – and many of them don’t require your valuable  time! Please contact or visit HSU to find out what you can do to help.

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.
― Mother Teresa

Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.
― Stephen R. Covey


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When the bagpipe sings…

When you meet Lewis Bartlett, his energy and enthusiasm for life is contagious. You can’t help but find a smile growing on your face as you talk about whatever it is you happen to talk about with Lewis; he just has that type of personality. When you learn Lewis plays the bagpipes – if you know anything about bagpipes – it seems a proper instrument for him: it stands out in a crowd, it’s loud and commanding, and it is an instrument that evokes great feeling crossing a vast range of emotions in its listeners. People tend to either love the bagpipe or hate it – there is no in-between.

Some men there are love not a gaping pig; some, that are mad if they behold a cat; and others, when the bagpipe sings…cannot contain their urine.
– William Shakespeare

Nikon D300, ISO 200, 1/250 sec at f/5, 70 mm

Nikon D300, ISO 200, 1/250 sec at f/5, 70 mm

Nikon D300, ISO 200, 1/250 sec at f/5, 70 mm

Nikon D300, ISO 200, 1/250 sec at f/7.1, 18 mm

A piper with a good instructor learns the following piece of advice – passed down through the ages among pipers – pretty early on:

“When you’re being run out of town, stay just far enough ahead of the crowd to make it look like a parade.”

Call for Pipers: Are you a piper in the Salt Lake City area who would like to model in exchange for photos? Please contact me.


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