Kettle enjoying

So it is that I got through the remainder of the pictures taken on the Canadian fishing trip last weekend. This was a really fun trip y’all. It is a time when all 3 sons got to spend some quality time together. Mostly, the three of us got to share the trip (and time) with Dad.

At this stage in each of our lives, we find ourselves pulling back together as a family. Our bonds seem to become stronger each time we are together. The joys, concerns, troubles, enjoyments, ribbings, teasings, adventures, journeys, trials, tribulations, risks, and sorrows we seem to share with each other more. What better people to share those with, than with family?

This crazy, expensive picture-taking hobby of mine is so worth the money and time invested. Pictures not only chronicle history, however insignificant as it may seem, they also can speak to all those (family) sharing moments and life events.

Often times those folks that know I photograph “things”…they ask me what it is that I like take pictures of. I mostly like capturing people and stepping up to an artistic challenge to photograph what is said through expression and body language without hearing a spoken word. Sure, into the mix I throw the nature and sunrise/sunset photos I so like to photograph…and those too can sometimes speak without speaking. But it is the people-picture-candids, those of family and friends in particular, that gives me the elusive “say chesse” moment I try to capture everyday. That’s what I tell them…at least those that ask.

Call me sentimental…or brotherly…or son-ly. Call me amateur in my hobby skills. But don’t call me someone that has forgotten how to enjoy and experience life, regardless of what it throws out there to bat around. And with my photos, this shutterbug hobby, and the posts found on this blog, I hope you too can let go for a bit….

Thanks goes to everyone at Kettle Falls Lodge at Halley’s Camps. You guys became more than just a fishing story this past weekend. It was a special five days with Dad and the FBs for sure, even though I outfished them all.

If you want to check out more pictures of our Canadian fishing trip, you can find those through these Flickr links:

Halley’s Camps Canada Sept 2011 – Fishing
Halley’s Camps Canada Sept 2011 – Bear Growling
Halley’s Camps Canada Sept 2011

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4 thoughts on “Kettle enjoying

  1. What great pictures, Tim! Not a day has gone by since I got back that I haven’t thought about our trip and will always cherish the opportunity I had to share it with you, Dad, and TR. Thank you all. Hopefully one day we can do it again!

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  2. Your pictures and blogs keep the family connected in so many ways, Tim. Thanks for sharing those special moments in our lives with all who mean so much to us. As years go by, what fun it will be to relive the memories through your posts. :o)

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    1. Taking pictures is so much of a pleasure for me…some say it’s an obsession. You guys all are so easy to photograph that y’all make my skills look a whole lot better than they are. It really was a fantastic trip, huh? Thanks!

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