Capture The Essence Of Summer On Film


A few years ago I started capturing “things” on film. They seem like not much to look at perhaps, but they will be. Right now I am sitting at my desk with the window opened. I hear the breeze and birds singing, the warmth of the summer humidity hints it is about time to close up, but for now I relish this moment. It may be hard to put those things in pictures, but there is so much you can see when you look purposefully, that can come together in a way that reminds you of this season. Here is an example, I once did a page all about the color green. The pictures alone seemed random, but together it works!

Some ideas you can start with? Fresh fruit and vegetables, kids playing in water, birds, close ups of nature, stack of summer reading books, watering can, bare feet, people napping, clouds and sunlight, doing yardwork, gardens—whatever it is that makes you smile will be a memory worth capturing. Pictures are wonderful mental vehicles. Here are a few that make me smile…


About christasterken

Committed to a life of purpose. Learning to live abundantly. Embracing creativity. Questioning. Delighting in the comforts of home and family. Determining not to settle only for how things are, but how they could be. Writing is part of who I am, so I trust In God who gave the gift to show me how I can serve Him through it. That is my life…one word at a time. Psalm 89:11a“Teach me your way , O Lord, and I will walk in your truth”

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