Sunday Snapshot: Freezing Time

Some of the most beautiful moments in life are those we glimpse accidentally. 

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I am blessed beyond measure to stare at this precious child most of my waking hours.
I am, likewise, blessed in that my camera (and desire to grab for it) is never far from my reach.

So when my daughter has moved on from her childhood pursuits to follow the path of her own life's journey...

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I will not have to go far to look back on these moments that took my breath away and relive my own life's journey over and over again in the images of our lives yesterday, today and tomorrow.

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What a gift to freeze time, if only for a moment.

Here's my time machine:
Canon 50D
85mm 1.4
ISO 800
f 2.2

The first image was processed in LR with MCP Quick Clicks
 then in CS5/Dodged and Burned 
then layered with 2 free Jerry Jones textures.

Be sure to visit Stefanie at Ni Hao Y'all.
It's never a dull moment over there
and there are some amazing photographers linked up just waiting 
for you to discover the beauty in everyday.

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I'm tickled pink to report that Stefanie chose me as a runner up in this week's Snapshot Sunday...so I get to decorate here with some exclusive Ni Hao Y'all official blog swag!

(don't be a hater!)

Ni Hao Yall


  1. Dita, Dita, Dita!! My all time fav images of Sweetie.....no doubt. These are art, my dear one. The mood, tones and feel are sublime. I just adore them. (And very original....your style has just blossomed and it's all YOU!!)

    Love you...and miss you!! xoxo

  2. Wowsa, these look like paintings, Dita! Love every shot. That little lady of yours sure is growing up gorgeous.

    Have a great week, my friend!

  3. I am so glad you get to be her Mama. She is a beautiful soul. Both of you girls take my breath away. Seriously.

  4. Lovely words from a lovely mother about a lovely girl.

  5. Absolutely gorgeous girl and photos!

  6. Beautiful photography! You are amazing with that camera! And your subject matter is too cute and adorable.

    Alyzabeth's Mommy

  7. These are lovely beyond words. A work of art!

  8. Hey....not a hater....only a lover. Congrats.....so deserved.........except should have been first!!