Desktop Background – December 2011

Coming & Going

Coming & Going

Wow… November has really flown by. It seems like this whole year has. As the end of 2011 approaches, I find myself looking back over the things I’ve accomplished and the things I didn’t while making plans for the new year.

A lot of changes have happened over 2011 and more are still on their way. It looks like the girl and I will be taking the leap into home ownership here soon which means more space for camera gear, lights, and possibly even a small home studio space (if I can get her to say “yes”).

I’ll spend more time on reflecting and planning in a later post, but for now, I’ll just say it’s been one heck of a year for me and my family, but I’m hoping that 2012 holds just as much happiness and blessings as I’ve seen this year. I hope this for you and yours as well!

Well, without further adieu, here’s my small holiday present to all of you… another desktop background from the archives. As always, I’ve got a load of sizes for every kind of screen you can think of. But, if you find a size that isn’t here and would like it, don’t hesitate to drop me a line.

About This Shot

As a photographer, you are often confronted with images you’ve taken that evoke an emotional response or trigger a memory when you see them. You are also confronted with images that you don’t remember shooting and it surprises you to see that, even though you weren’t really trying to do anything but capture a moment, you did just that and more.

This image holds a very special place in my heart. Two years ago, my grandmother went into the hospital shortly after Thanksgiving. She passed away a few weeks later. I spent a lot of time going back and forth about flying out to attend the funeral. At the eleventh hour, I realized I would regret it my entire life if I didn’t go so I scraped the money together and went. While it was a very emotional occasion as our family is very, very close, it was good to not be alone during that time and to spend it with those I loved and who understood what I was going through.

I took this shot in the airport on my way home. I just wanted to capture the beautiful lights, but ended up with an image that really speaks louder than all that. It’s about traveling, moving, not slowing down; it’s about just passing through and taking time to notice the lights along the way. I’m glad that I stopped to notice the lights and that I stopped my life to spend time with my loved ones. And I’m very glad I got to know a wonderful, supportive, lively, and passionate woman in my grandmother.

Please Note: I’m trusting all of you with these images. They are copyrighted, but I’m hoping you respect me enough to not abuse these free downloads. With that in mind, please use them for their intended purpose and please don’t “steal” them; stealing is bad. Thanks!

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