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TEXAS ADVENTURE

I’ve resolved to make life more interesting in 2015. So far, so good. For years, my dad and I have been talking about planning a trip, specifically to spend time together while taking photographs. My dad was quite the shutterbug when I was growing up, and he’s the one who taught me to shoot film when I was a teenager. We decided to finally take our trip, and head to Texas. Neither of us had been to Austin, and only I had been to San Antonio, but just briefly. I also have a wonderful cousin who lives out that way, and I’ll probably post some of those family pics a bit later. So, dad and I wandered around the two towns for a few days, cameras in hand. I wanted to push myself out of my photo comfort zone, which is capturing images of people. What I learned is that “comfort zone” implies something safe and restrictive, and I don’t think that applies to what my eye is drawn to. I don’t photograph people because it’s easy, I do so because it’s what moves and motivates me. I found that even when I take a picture of a building, it’s because something about it feels human to me. So instead of forcing myself into uncharted territory, I actually ended up feeling an even deeper connection to what was already there. Either way, I’m grateful for the experience, and have a new love for both places.

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  • February 2, 2015 - 7:49 pm

    Allison Dragony - Stacey! You are a true artist! These are amazing! You have such a beautiful eye and every single picture has little hidden treasures to discover. My favorite favorites are the sign pictures: “Visitor” your dad… and ” Do not touch”…the peacock, the cowboy crossing, and the little girl looking up at the dove and sacred heart! I am going to have to look at these many times to obsess over the secrets! Beautiful work!

  • February 2, 2015 - 8:06 pm

    stacey - Thank you, Allison. Your kind words mean so much! xoxo

  • February 3, 2015 - 8:57 am

    tommy evans - You were asking for suggestions on special places to visit. I think you have easily proved that a special photographer makes any place special.

    Loved them all, Stacey

  • February 3, 2015 - 10:35 am

    Tara - If you don’t come to Selma…

    Stacey – these are incredible. So much emotion, so much beauty. And Lady Special? Come on now.

    You gotta come to Selma.

  • February 3, 2015 - 11:17 am

    stacey - What a lovely thing to say. Thank you, Tommy.

  • February 3, 2015 - 11:18 am

    stacey - Thanks so much, Tara. I really hope I can make it to Selma.

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