Lusting. . .

I got your attention didn’t I?  You just had to click to find out what the heck I’m talking about.  The pregnant lady is lusting?  Lusting for what? 

So as not to waste your time I will let you know upfront that this post is not about sexual purity or impurity.  I won’t be giving my thoughts about our over-sexualized media which in turn creates lusts and unattainable expectations among American youth and consequently destroys the minds and hearts of young men and women who spend their entire lives searching for something that was never actually real in the first place. 

No, this post isn’t about that.  It’s a different kind of lust.

I’ve done it before. . . talked about my lusts in this little space.  I have not hidden my shameful lusts from public eye.  I’ve done it here and here.  Perhaps I should be ashamed, but honestly, I’m just not.  What can I say. . . at least I’m thankful, right?

This time my lust was more unspoken–except to Chad.  This time I longingly set my eyes on a wide angle lens.  There was no way, however, I could justify such a purchase.  (Uh, yeah, new baby coming in three months=no new lens). 

But then I hit the “Check Mail” button on my email and across the wires came a most generous offer from my most fabulous in-laws.  “Would you like to take photos for the business?  If you are going to do this you will need a wide angle lens.” 

I think I contemplated the offer for about .002 seconds before firing back a HECK YES. 

Guess what came today?

Yep, the object of my affection. . .

And I think I like her. . .

So begins another endeavor. . .landscape photography. 

I will admit that I’m slightly nervous (okay, really nervous).  I’m also excited, hopeful, and looking forward to learning under the grace and understanding of my in-laws. 

I think I can. I think I can.  I think I can. . . that’s what I keep telling myself.

(And just as a note. . . I would gladly accept ANY advice from any readers who have experience in and/or knowledge of photographing landscapes.) 

**Also, to my in-laws. . . thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for encouraging me, trusting me, and giving me an opportunity to grow.  As always, you bless me beyond words.**

Yes, I lusted, and now. . . I lust no more.

  • Adopted aunt - August 25, 2011 - 11:47 am

    So cool! You will do great. I just want to learn to take good reg pic with my digital.ReplyCancel

  • mommathieszen - August 25, 2011 - 12:36 pm

    Here is another blog I follow, Summer, of a photographer in Denver. She has done some brilliant shots of the outdoors in CO. She has a website for just her photography business too, but this is her personal blog that I've seen some of her work on. She offers what she calls "Click Classes" where some ladies go to her class to learn about their cameras so I bet she would be an interesting person to get some wide angle tips from. Here's the link:

    I have no doubt you'll do GREAT! Blessings, AngieReplyCancel

  • lisa - August 25, 2011 - 12:37 pm

    Awesome!! You'll have no problems at all…you have a great eye already! I love my wide angle…does it have a lower f-stop for great macro shots too? (mine is 2.8 and I love playing with it…gets some good bokeh too!)
    Yeah for you!! I'm soo excited to see some of your future endeavors!


  • Sassytimes - August 25, 2011 - 12:56 pm

    How exciting! You can do it, you can do it, you can do it!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - August 25, 2011 - 3:27 pm

    Summer, Congrats on the new lens. I do almost all of the photos for our company website and all I photograph are homes. I think the most important thing to consider is lighting and time of day when your photographing exteriors/landscapes. You ideally want great photos with out any harsh lighting or shadows. I'm not sure what type of landscapes you will be photographing, commercial/residential but take lots of photos. You can always delete the ones you don't like.

    if you have any questions please ask.


  • Summer - August 25, 2011 - 11:30 pm

    Thank you all very much for the the advice and encouragement.

    @Lisa. . I spent Saturday with Light Room and LOVE IT.

    @Craig. . . thanks so much for the open door for questions. I may be contacting you. I believe I will be doing both residential and commercial landscapes. I'm hoping to shoot in the morning. I'd love to see your website and take a look at your photos.ReplyCancel

  • Trophy Life - August 26, 2011 - 12:08 am

    though i know nothing of the others' works, i can say that craig's work is flawless! i love seeing the stuff that he does.

    : )

    YAY for new photographic adventures!!ReplyCancel

  • lisa - August 26, 2011 - 1:11 am

    Yeah!! 🙂 I'm so happy that you love it! it really is simply amazing how it takes your photos from great to amazing!!

    ps…you can friend me on FB if you want…Lisa McAllister…I've posted lots of photos of a recent trip out west.ReplyCancel

  • Summer - August 26, 2011 - 2:32 am

    Lisa. . . there are several people with your name. I have no idea which one is you. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - August 26, 2011 - 3:21 pm

    Summer, here is a slideshow I recently created.


  • Written Permission - August 26, 2011 - 4:13 pm

    Summer! This is so cool! How exciting that you'll be doing this professionally. 🙂 I have NO doubt that you will do an absolutely fabulous job.


  • lisa - August 26, 2011 - 5:40 pm

    Sorry about that… 🙂
    It's Lisa Wunschel McAllister.ReplyCancel

  • Ky • - August 27, 2011 - 8:05 pm

    YAY!!!!!! 🙂ReplyCancel

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