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Once Again for Be Still

 I first posted this image on Flickr in June of 2014.  It was a side-lighting lesson for my Be Still 52 class...we are now on week 49 and this weeks lesson was to go back and look at our Be Still photo's from the past year and share one.  We were also asked to give a meaning of what being still means to us...For me, it is quite simple, time alone with peace and quiet and my thoughts or perhaps no thoughts.  I get my be still moments in nature, a walk in the woods, a day by the sea, time in our house in Maine with so much quiet, I can hear it.  Resting under a tree, listening to the birds sing and most assuredly, in my meditation class.

We all have our own time and our own ways of being still.  In the busyness of life, I hope you can find your way to some quiet time and space, giving thanks for all the gifts we receive each day.  I will always be thankful for this year of classes in Be Still with Kim Klassen.  I have learned to slow down, to see with a photographes eye, to edit with care and creativness.  To be a still life photographer, one has to learn first to Be Still.  

Processed in Lightroom and then I took it into Photoshop for texture and type...One layer of KK Simple at 34 % with soft light, and then a layer of KK Waterfront 1 at Multiply at 51%...

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Reader Comments (14)

As always I am inspired with your wisdom. I want to write like you when I grow up. 😜😜

May 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPeg Rogers

Thank you so much Peg...but your write pretty good yourself and I'm not quite sure you will ever grow up...your words do encourage me to keep at it though...and I thank you for always being such a postive force in my life...

May 18, 2015 | Registered CommenterCheryl Crotty

First this is just so beautiful! The soft colors, and you captured such gorgeous side light! I really love you saying "resting under a tree"....oh that sounds just perfect to me. I love sitting under a shady tree, with a cool breeze, warm air on my face, and the birds are singing to me. That is my favorite way to enjoy "stillness". This post is so lovely, and I agree with Peg, I want to write like you when I grow up. :) xx

May 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBeverly

Oh Beverly, lets find ourselves that tree and sit and dream away an afternoon...we don't even need to talk...but it would be lovely to Be Still with you...thank your for the lovely comments always..

May 19, 2015 | Registered CommenterCheryl Crotty


May 19, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterpam (sidewalk shoes)

Thank you Pam...

May 19, 2015 | Unregistered Commentercheryl c.

I really like the color of this, kinda a grey purple.

May 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Hurst

This image takes my breath away……the beautiful lighting and the lightness of the composition. Just gorgeous.

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMarilyn G.

This is a really lovely image.

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDesirae

So perfect. Love reading your thoughts.

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterdiana foster

Wonderful image, Cheryl !
Enjoyed reading your 'be still' moments !
Have a nice week,

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSylvia

Your beautiful image has a wonderful quiet feel to it. Like Sylvia, I enjoyed reading about your 'quiet moments'. I need to squeeze more of those into my day. :)

May 21, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle B

Thank you all lovelies for you beautiful and encouraging comments. It always means so much to me that you take time to stop by.

May 21, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

I can see why this is one of your favorites - it's beautiful!

May 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

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