Thursday, March 13, 2008

Producer Turned Photographer


Since I've been away from my local TV producing job, I've discovered I still have a need for capturing the visual. To satisfy this creative outlet...I turned to my camera.





When I'm on the road, like on vacation, I really find great opportunities for snapping shots. The photo above was taken in Springfield, ME in front of a cutie little church. I was intrigued by the worn out doors and how the simple wreath made it all seem cozy. I titled this photo "Weathering the Storms" but this particular picture (which I hung hastily just as we moved in to our house) I did not sign or title. I need to do that.





I named it so because the worn doors reminded me of how we are all like the doors, weathering through life's storms, but we just need to knock and God is there, taking care of us.









About 12 years ago during my first trip to Italy, I snapped these two photos without ever thinking I would hang them in my living room. I loved them and they remind me of my special time there, each time I see them.

When we go to Maine each summer I seek out a different lighthouse each time. This one is in Portland, ME. We were there on the most beautiful morning...and as one of the local's said to my dear hubby "It's a REAL STUNNA" (stunner.) We couldn't have agreed more. I have this one framed but I didn't happen to have a photo of it in my computer so I hope I pass the new guidelines set up by Kelli.


At the bottom of my blog I have some other shots I've taken. It is late on a Thursday night and I decided to use what I had in my computer already in order to post for Show N Tell Friday!!! It was either this topic about my framed photography or our three cats, some of which I have already shown in the blog previously.

Either way, you can see more great stuff by stopping by Kelli's House.


21 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

Nice!! I especially love the top door picture with the wreath and I really love your words about doors and our God :o) Sooooo true!!!!
Susan

Penless Thoughts said...

Nice!! I especially love the top door picture with the wreath and I really love your words about doors and our God :o) Sooooo true!!!!
Susan

pretty life online said...

Happy ST! Hope you'll visit mine too...

Hootin' Anni said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, the lighthouse photo. Breathtaking!!!

If you haven't dropped by my Show N Tell yet, I sure hope you do. Have a great Friday and Happy weekend!!!

jennifer said...

Wonderful photos. Glad that photography is able to help feed the need to capture interesting images!

Be blessed.

Jennifer

Constance said...

I like your ideas since My hubbyls hobby is photography and our daughter Jessica is beginning her own photography studio! She hasa thing for churches, having phtotographed some of the old missions down in San Antonio! Thanks for sharing!
Connie

Michelle said...

Hi Jillian,
Your photographs are just wonderful. My parents travel the world and frame one photograph from each trip .. my Dad is such a great photographer too! I so want to go to Italy..

Michelle

Oliver Rain said...

I love that top picture of the door and the lighthouse. I'm so impressed that you took them yourself...and framed them. I have lots of nice pictures, but I always forget about them.

Constance said...

Thanks for stopping by. Our daughter is just starting out. She is 13 hours away form getting her commercial photography lisence. here is the copy & paste link to her website.

http://www.belladesignsstudio.com/

karin (creativechaos) said...

I love the door picture....but the lighthouse one is stunning also....

cherished*vintage said...

Hi Jillian! Your pictures are beautiful. I especially love the one of the church doors! Have a terrific weekend!
-Karoline

It's All Good! said...

Those are great photographs! I have a thing for door pics so I'll have to say that's my favorite! Thanks for sharing. God Bless.

Simply Stork said...

I think it is very important to keep an outlet for yourself :o)

great pics.

~simply~

Dawn said...

I absolutely love the top photo. Very nice!

Linda said...

Hi Jillian, all great photos, I especially liked the church doors. What a wonderful way to express your creativity. Hugs, Linda

Gina said...

Really gorgeous work.

Jewelgirl said...

Great work your off to a great
start!

cookie said...

I like your photography, especially the first picture. It has a wonderful personality.

I believe this is the firs time I've visited your site. The photo of you and your sister makes me miss mine who lives a thousand miles south of me. Sisters are the best!

If you have time, please stop by and play Cookie's Treasure Hunt. This week I'm giving away my collage "Contemplation in a Parallel Universe."

Happy Weekend.
Cookie

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

The doors photo is wonderful.

Jennie said...

What lovely photos. I always try and have my camera with me if I am going anywhere. I especially liked the Lighthouse photo.

MJ said...

Great photos! I love framing my own photos ~ not because I'm a great photographer but because of the memories and sentiments photos stir!

But then, I also have a tendency to only hang pictures/photos created or of people that I know personally! I feel surrounded by loved ones and friends and am reminded of them constantly!