Fond memories from 8 years ago… The second time I left a piece of my heart on this lovely island full of ❤️
. 📍 Varadero, Cuba
⏲️ January 2011
Despite being inside a fog or grey days, you can still find beauty. Such is life. Some days are dark days for our souls, but all we need is to look up and outside to seek beauty, it’s there. I was 6-7 months into grieving for the passing of my father and the ending of my role as a caregiver and champion for his well being, feeling a bit lost. A road trip in a foreign land was exactly what I needed to process and grieve… Everyday was new and different, with many challenges and rewards. There were views that brought me to tears, and others that took my breath way and made me smile. Feeling all the emotion was so healing Solo Road Trip adventure in Iceland 2014
The collateral beauty after a big storm… The beautiful calm and a sense of community as everyone comes out to to see the damage and share stories. A bit surreal seeing the gap in what was the longest pier in Canada, now in two segments. I don’t know if whether they will be able to selvage what’s left, it took a good beating with all the boats that were docked at the end by the breakwater, and being that’s it’s 104 years old, might mean structural damage can be greater that it appears to us right now.
Unfortunately the strong winds came right at it, slamming all the broken away boats into the pier. In the third image you can see the wreckages on the beach, quite the mess.
I also checked in on @cruseruser as the crew’s are still quite busy with post-storm calls, downed wires and trees still. I was amazed to see how many people ignored clearly cordoned off area due to live wires and ignored verbal earnings by him and his crew. What is wrong with some folks nowadays? Darwinism? RCMP also had to start ticketing people who ignore barriers blocking access onto the pier, as well as looting the washer up boats
When you feel a slight uncomfortableness and fear in something you want to do, it’s definitely a sign, look for the excitement that comes within your heart, no matter how small it seems. The returns you gain for going through with it, committing to it, multiplies that small excitement you first felt, you grow from that experience and move forward another step towards the dreams and goals you have. Go for it, face the fear, and go get what you want out of life. 📍: Northwest Iceland, along route 76 near Hofsós if I recall correctly. Taken in 2014 when I did a solo road trip circling the island of Iceland, a most amazing adventure that belongs to me alone… scary, joyful, reflective, empowering, and humbling
This year I began to prepare an online store to share my art photography with everyone (store link in profile). Now I have a way to help fund this side passion of mine, so that I can keep capturing beautiful moments around beautiful British Columbia and globally when I’m not busy with photographing Cherished Moments or Special Events photo sessions with local families. (DM for more info & bookings)
Thank you to those who’ve been wonderful clients and supporters! And Thank You to those who are/will be new clients!
Happy Holidays ❤️
p.s. As a special holiday treat, here’s a 10% discount code you can use at my online store: AEHLZJ – Expires on 12/31/3018! 🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲 For this holiday season, consider gifting a beautiful and timeless, quality photography print or printed products to help bring extra colour and life into your friends’ or family’s lives. And while you’re at it, treat yourself to something too!
A view of the lush world outside while cozy and warm indoors is a great way to brighten up a living space, be visually inspired, bring a sense of wanderlust or nature inside, forget the dull winter days 🙂 Canvas Prints
Phone Cases and many more… Store link is in my profile bio
Ok, the NYC photos are uploaded and now available for purchase via my store 🙂 link is in my bio on my profile.
Thank you to Irene Taira for requesting to have them be made available for sale <3 ------- I'm grateful and I love it when I have folks making requests for certain images they remembered from my posts, ones where they'd like to have available to make product purchases from my online store! Knowing that my imageries speak to others in evoking memories or emotions is just wonderful. . . . All Images Copyrighted. Available for print orders (link on profile page) and reposting, please credit & tag @onelushlife. Thank you
The beacon, ONE WTC beckons as the sun sets behind the clouds, giving a soft pink glow to the city that never sleeps. It looks and feels softer on this visit, the vibe of the city has changed for the better. I hadn’t been back since my first visit in 1994, and of course had to come back to the Empire State Building to see the same vistas, to get the birds eyes view and observe changes. This view had changed of course, post 9/11. .
All Images Copyrighted. Available for print orders (link on profile page) and reposting, please credit & tag @onelushlife. Thank you