Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A Long, Long Time Ago



This is what happens when you clean out drawers. You find pictures like this, lurking at the back.

Yes, that's me behind that beach towel. You might be asking yourself, what I'm doing hiding behind that swath of terrycloth. I'm trying to breathe. You see, I'm standing at the edge of a volcano. In Hawaii. 30 years ago. On my honeymoon. My DH took this one. "That's right, honey. Just a little further back. No, one more step."

Just kidding. He didn't really want me to fall into that sulfer-laden, magma pocket of fascination. He just usually doesn't take the shots. See the fish eye lens? You don't see those around much anymore.



The reason these photos (and more) were hanging around in a drawer, half-forgotten, is because they were slides. Slides I always intended to turn into wall art someday. But just never got around to it until now. Because I always loved the shots I took that trip. I used an old Yashika reflex film camera. And while they're not, like, totally great shots, I just loved this one. That bird was actually sitting on that horse's rump seconds before I snapped this. Symbiosis. Or loneliness. I could never be sure which.

Finally, I'll leave you with this one. Taken just after an afternoon rainstorm.



I'm picturing myself back there right now.

Be kind to yourself, xo Barbara

12 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh oh oh oh how fun are these!!! I loved every one - rich, lovely photos! I love even more that you signed them!! Wonderful ..whoo hoo..now for that new camera..I will drag you into another of my passions..LOL!! Love you, Sarah

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

The first shot is cute - the last two are amazing! These sisters, B. & S. are SO talented.

I think I like the shot you got of the bird hovering above the horse even more than if it was perched on the horse. The latter would be cute, while the former which you have is kind of ethereal and mystical.

stregata said...

Wonderful photos - I love the one with the horse and the bird! Ah yes, and memories - sometimes they are the greatest!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Neat shots -- especially the last one! Hawaii is so gorgeous, isn't it?

Carolina Haus said...

Beautiful pictures! El caballo y el pajaro, hermosa!
Saludos!

Barbara said...

Sarah, yes, these are special to me. In fact, no one has seen them besides David before today. So, just wanted to keep them. Glad you liked them. Oh, refex cameras. So fun, right?

Barbara said...

Thanks so much, Bonnie. I actually loved that I got the bird in motion, too. But seeing them just hanging out together in that cane field was amazing...xo

Renee said...

Barb of all the pictures the first one is my favourite.

Stunning and I love how it is in a circle. I thought it was the moon.

Love you.

Renee xoxo

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

We have trunks full of "discarded" pictures that just didn't seem to make it into the photo albums. Those are the ones the we all dig through when everyone gets together. They are the not the perfectly posed ones...and we all remember the exact moment they were snapped and we transport ourselves back to that time. I love looking at old pictures! Don't blame you for not wanting to be back there either...so beautiful! (Not so near the edge next time though..ok?)

challee said...

I love that bird and horse shot! Good thing you dug these up! Beautiful:)

Chatty Crone said...

I love that bird and horse shot too - are you a professional photographer?

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Wow, what a fun trip down memory lane and what breathtaking captures. Lovely my friend!