A Really Full Life


I confess I clicked on the link to see some stunning photos. I knew the images were from UNICEF so I expected there would be the beautiful faces of children with eyes that riveted the lens and told a story of hardship and tragedy.  But that didn’t really prepare me for what I saw. In an age of global connection it’s still easy to look and look away. Many children in Africa,… Read More

  While performing an App Scrap of derelict and outdated Apps on my iPad I found the old Photo Booth app from IOS 7. I still love this App for the Thermal Camera, X-Ray, and Kaleidoscope features. While playing with it I took a shot of myself that captured a combo Art Deco/Modern Abstract background. I like the way it pops my eyeglasses, but can’t figure out why some of my front… Read More

http://wheresmybackpack.com/category/weekly-travel-themes/ Hello, This is my first time joining your Travel Theme posts. Because we bloggers are a diverse and geographically widespread group, this is a coast to coast entry!

Model at the Pantheon

Do you like photos? Do you take photos? Wouldn’t you love to have a professional share with you how they chose a subject and why they composed the shot the way they did? Well, I’m not promising that EXACTLY, but I think there is a way to learn from their expertise just by studying the results. Most of us are moved by beautifully crafted photos. That’s why the professionals get the big… Read More

Are two heads better than one?  Can it be too much of a good thing? Thursday afternoon I saw an email from WordPress announcing that Getty Images had added an embed feature and made it available free to non-commercial users. So I took the embed feature for a test drive and wrote a post featuring an embedded Getty Image of giraffes. https://kellyjgrace.com/2014/03/06/3826/ I need to practice with the search features because there… Read More

Woohoo!!! Did you see the awesomely excellent announcement from the Great and Powerful WordPress team??? Getty Images has kindly and generously made their photos available to WordPress bloggers. Earlier today, Getty Images announced a new embed feature that will allow people to access and share photos from its extensive library of images for non-commercial purposes. We have been working with Getty Images over the past few weeks and are excited to bring this feature… Read More

Well it happened. My beloved 27″ iMac hard drive died a sudden death taking a yet to be determined amount of my photos, documents, etc with it. I have a new name for episodes like this: mini-trials. Mini-trials are still better than many trials. I’m going to ask for your kind indulgence today while I work out some technical difficulties. Today, instead of a fresh, insightful, life-changing post about the Proverbs 31… Read More

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/10/12/daily-prompt-strange/ My husband and I are involved in ministry in Ghana West Africa. On our last trip there I blogged so that our friends at home could follow our trip. I rarely had electricity and Internet at the same time,but when I did I posted to my blog. Africa is by far the strangest and farthest place from which I’ve blogged. I blogged about our experiences traveling and ministering there. But the… Read More

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/photo-challenge-saturated/ This week I chose two subjects for this challenge. First up a photo with saturated color against a complementary background. Second is this Fall Color shot of Rudbeckia complete with a bee sporting very full and color coordinated pollen bags. Other Saturated entries you should see: http://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/2013/09/28/weekly-photo-challenge-saturation-chinas-colorful-ethnic-minorities/ http://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/2013/09/28/weekly-photo-challenge-saturation-chinas-colorful-ethnic-minorities/ http://lynneayersbeyondthebrush.wordpress.com

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/20/lines-patterns/#respond Thanks for another great inspirational prompt from The Weekly Photo Challenge. I sifted through my travel photos and then took a few random shots in mundane places like the grocery store. Can’t wait to see the contributions for this challenge.