Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Picture Perfect? Perfect Picture?

Life really is much about perspective.  How we view what happens is far more powerful than the event itself.  This page tells of the "Happy Accident" that gave us the last pictures of Mom and Dad before his unexpected death last April.  I love the personality in the photo.  He was being ornery and she loved him to pieces. I love that I can remember the moment and not just the photo.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

less than perfect...

LOAD has begun.  I should have many posts this month...if time permits.  The prompt was the first of our mythbusters. "You can only choose the best pictures for scrapbooking!" The photographer in me cries "YES" and "Amen", but in my scrapbooker's heart- I know  that sometimes a less that perfect picture can tell the story.  One of my favorite layouts ever is a picture my cousins found when cleaning.  One nearly pitched it - but the other knew more of my passion for photos and said "Valerie might be able to do something with that."  I love my cousins!

I am not sure if I have posted this before...if I have- it has been a while back and is a wonderful reminder that the "less than perfect" can still tell a story.  Grandpa and my little brother were best of buddies.  This photo captures it - even over exposed - it took on an almost ghostly glow that reflects how I still feel Grandpa's love for us - even though he has been gone nearly 20 years.  This may be one of my all time favorite pages and the photo is awful.

Do you have a "bad" photo that tells at great story? Is it time to use it?