I haven’t had a chance to write much recently (something I sincerely regret!) Instead, I’ve been going through old photos which brings up so many memories of times past. Now some of the memories are very sad. They remind me of what I did or where I was “on this day” a year ago, two years ago, three years ago! In many cases, I miss not being able to do those same things today.
But another feeling is in thinking of where I am today. And in going through those photos, I’ve re-edited them in a style I much prefer. I’ve grown through my photography into knowing exactly what I like to shoot and how I like to edit… A dreamy, impressionistic sort of edit that gives the viewer a chance to pause to look deeper at the photo. Or, at least that is how I look at these photos now!
I’ve also grown in learning how I would like to present my photos. I’ve tried two of the “big” photography web sites and while they both have their “pro’s” and “con’s”, I’ve decided to move my photography to yet a third site. It is a slow, tedious process of moving photos and adjusting links but now my photos are being listed for sale on Fine Art America.
I don’t know if this web site will be any better than the sites I’ve used in the past nor do I know if I will even sell any of my photos on this site? I do know that I absolutely LOVE the web site name: pixels.com! This is probably a post for another day but this is the name I gave our youngest Golden Retriever puppy: “Pixel“. Yes, it is a play on words for photography which is all made up of pixels or dots of color. My puppy’s registered name is our kennel name, Jema, and then “Focus On The Future“; the name of my blog. Why “Focus On the Future”? Because no matter how many memories one has from years past, the only real direction anyone can go is forward. And so on this beautiful spring day, I will live in the moment and think forward thoughts rather than dwell on the past.
And “Jema”… JE are the first two letters of my name, Jennifer. MA are the first two letters of my husband’s name, Mark. Together we have raised, trained, showed, and occasionally bred Golden Retrievers for the past thirty years! Many of “my” puppies have gone on to become therapy dogs, service dogs, show dogs, or beloved family companions. I moved my dog website awhile ago. This site is now “managed” which wasn’t being done previously resulting in spam and virus’ sent through the server from the previous site. The change has been a good move! It gave me the chance to update photos which again was hard to do. We lost our beloved grand champion boy, Tazo, last year but he lives on through his kids and grandkids. I invite anyone who is interested to check out my “dog site” at: Jemagold.com! I would LOVE IT if you chose to follow that site too!
Off to enjoy the rest of this day/weekend! I wish everyone has a great upcoming week!