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Challenge: Still LIfe with Shovel, Natural Light (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-6D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Date: Apr 18, 2016
Aperture: 10.0
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/30
Date Uploaded: Apr 18, 2016

Yeah... the shovel that I found in our barn was... well... the shovel wasn't at all "purdy". It was covered in cement. It glowed like... a moon in the sky when I photographed it (in natural light, of course). Yet...

I put it there. The cement.

I put it there... The shovel there. The cement on it as I labored to put it there and complete my job.

I sometimes wonder at my life.

And every time I wonder... I am reminded of what a wonderful life I lead!

Life is good... even when it's not.

I am thankful to have been raised by a man who taught me to build stuff... who showed me how to do stuff that girls weren't usually shown (in my era). My daddy taught me to build stuff... and... to hug stuff.

My mom... she's still teaching me stuff.

She first taught me to work hard (by her example.. every day)... then she taught me to bless others by sewing and doing for others... as she did for me. I can't remember how many outfits she sewed for me and for others.

I am amazed at her giving.

I wish I would give as she does. *sigh*

Read that again. I said "would"... not "could". *sigh again*

Read it another time, please.

I am so blessed by their teaching.

I hope I will have taught... enough... given enough... in return... when I leave Earth.

WOW.... I'm so in debt!

I'll work on it some more.


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05/02/2016 08:01:55 PM
Congrats on the well deserved blue, Lydia. Beautifully set up and presented.
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05/02/2016 07:27:28 PM
Congrats on the blue!! Excellent tones and highlights.
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05/02/2016 04:22:48 PM
Nice lighting effects. Congrats!
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05/02/2016 12:43:39 PM
Congrats on the Blue! Wonderful image!
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05/02/2016 11:20:11 AM
Congrats on the blue; well done my friend.
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05/02/2016 01:43:02 AM
Congrats, thought it would ribbon!
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05/02/2016 01:08:19 AM
Fantastic image , congrats on a well deserved blue ribbon
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/01/2016 10:50:23 PM
This is fantastic, I love the lighting, and beautifully composed my pick for a ribbon.
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05/01/2016 02:40:09 PM
So well lit.
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04/30/2016 04:44:02 PM
Beautiful light
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04/30/2016 04:33:19 PM
Wow Superb B/W composition The light is perfect I give 9
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04/28/2016 09:20:32 AM
Very nice lighting so simple but effective
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04/27/2016 08:56:35 AM
The lighting is perfect.
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04/25/2016 07:55:15 AM
Nice light
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