Monday, September 28, 2009

Middle East Camel Race

"We love our camels" says one Oman owner. But he never gets his hands dirty. Camels are the one animal which is pampered in the Middle East.This camel did well in a race and is given bottled water by one of the workers before it rides home to rest.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

When I saw this light on Joel & Krista


I couldn't believe it when I saw this beautiful light shining on Joel & Krista at their wedding. I could see that they were being so blessed as well as was everyone attending. During their wedding everyone joined in singing several songs with them. These two have prepared to focus their lives on God and giving to people. They will certainly celebrate a beautiful life together. They are running off to Disney World to celebrate their wedding and the beginning.
Umm it looks like I always lose a little contrast when transferring to the blog. This picture was taken with one light next to my camera as a fill light on their faces. The main light filtered in through windows.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Donation Weddings on the Rise

Couples getting married today want to do something different, many want to "give" or have a green wedding as a way to look outward from themselves. Donation weddings are the newest thing. The couple ask guests to donate to a cause rather than filling their already overstuffed cupboards with appliances.
There are groups like animal shelters, reading for children and more. There's no better way to begin a life together than giving.

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Can't Get Enough of Your Love


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Alex Veiled in Elegance

Photobucketcopyright@SherrlynBorkgren Photography not for public domain. (Photo tracking on)
I am always trying to unite my two worlds. The one where I spend in places such as the Congo where my children friends sleep on lava rock for beds, awake to soldiers with guns hovering over them and are blessed by the crumbs falling their way by the rest of the world. In contrast I witness the luxury of love, laughter and passion. My helplessness restored by gestures of the love, the bride & groom fumbling for the words to say "I love you", the glorious moments of destination weddings, elegant brides,and those who enjoy the luxurious passion of life. Each world pulls me to it. I struggle to let go of the one I leave to enter the other. Always.
I grabbed this quote from poet, William Henry Channing off the blog of talented artist Angela Recada,

"To live content with small means;
to seek elegance rather than luxury,
and refinement rather than fashion;
to be worthy, not respectable,
and wealthy, not rich;
to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages,
with open heart;
to study hard;
to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently,
await occasions, hurry never;
in a word,
to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious,
grow up through the common
--this is my symphony.
~ William Henry Channing, 1810 - 1884

Destination Photojournalism

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Friday, September 18, 2009

What do Bride's Say After a Wedding

“Bride’s Magazine” survey

“Now that your wedding is history, what would you change if you had it to do over?” The number one answer was, “I’d get a better wedding photographer!”

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

7 Ways to Say I Love You

How do you say I love you in a special way?
Arabic-Ana behibak (to male)
Arabic - Ana behibek (to female)
Farsi-Tara dost,
Japanese-Kimi a ai,
Spanish-te amo,
Turkish-Seni seniya,
French- Je t'aime,
but just in case you want to say I like you instead of I love you in French try,je t'aime bien and for Gail my beautiful Armenian friend in Oman, here it is in Armenian- Yes kez sirumem

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Middle East & Malcom Burr

I have been spending a lot of time in planes this last week. While the lengthy sitting and sleeping gets pretty boring, I tend to get to sit next to the coolest people. God always has a hand in this venture I am most sure of it. I sat next to Col. Malcolm Burr II on the Middle East flight from Germany. He was on his way back to Iraq. We enjoyed a most enlightening conversation. One thing I know God always has a hand in who is in that other seat. I've learned to just accept whatever sit the airlines put me in and have found I have the most adventurous encounters this way!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Come On In

Post a note, a poem, a newsbit whatever you please.

Thanks to a very cool out of the box kinda guy, Gary Klein who made it all happen!!!!! Yeah Gary
Also Dr. V. Bose my surface hippy friend in Chennai, India many many thanks.

Santorini Greece, Fiji or Jamaica? 

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