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After being told I would never be able to have children, I am now a stay-at-home Mommy to Maddie who happens to have Down Syndrome. I've been married 16 years to my best friend, having the time of my life. Thanks for stopping by and sharing in our little journey through life.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Backlighting is a photography term that refers to the source of the light being behind the subject of the photo.  It can be kind of tricky because a lot of times it just ends up looking like the exposure was way off but when it works, it really works well and you can get some cool effects.  I happen to like this photo I took yesterday with backlight.
I didn't edit this shot, it just seemed pure and real.  I love that the statue of the Gracie-dog looks engrossed in conversation, as if Maddie is speaking of the wonders of the world. 
I love that it looks like Maddie is looking off, combing the far-off places in her mind searching for the details of these magical,wonderful places she's telling Gracie-statue.  
But then you see the background and know that we are just in our front yard, surrounded by neighbors.
It's the backlighting that gives it that majestic quality.  

I've been thinking a lot about blogging and facebook and social media lately.  I think it's a lot like backlighting.  When it works well, it works really well, but it can be tricky sometimes.  If you are not careful, it will look like the exposure is way off.  I think its important to remind myself that blogs are just snapshots of one aspect of life. Blogs and facebook are not places to compare ourselves to see how we stack up.  In order to keep in focus, I think I need to remind myself often and always remember the source of our backlight...the "Son."  He's what gives life that majestic quality.   

linking up to Hill's blog today.  I love this idea, especially in light of the topic of today's post.  It's refreshing to know there are bloggers out there who authentically write for sake of sharing the real-life moments.

1 comment:

  1. thank you so much for linking up. the photos are stunning. absolutely stunning. and i love your true and honest words.