“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” - Arthur Ashe
“Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.” - Daniel Webster I agree with my mom when she said, “Our nation’s road to freedom has been paved by men and women with deeply held beliefs and convictions that freedom is worth the highest price one can pay. These heroic men and women freely paid that price, knowing it would be a deposit in the bank of freedom for future generations and nationalities to draw upon, selflessly acknowledging the great possibility that they may ultimately lose their own freedom in the process. Can a great country be built with any less of a foundation than this type of selfless love and concern for one’s countrymen?”
These shots were taken on the same night as my previous post with the same lovely sunset.
One night in San Diego, I was walking along the ocean at sunset and although I was a little sad that the fog bank kept the sun from visibly reaching the horizon, I’m still pretty happy with the resulting images!
I hope everyone enjoys being with their families today!
I have many happy memories of carousels (Mary Poppins, anyone?) and I had a lot of fun shooting the carousel in Balboa Park.
When I started my Black and White Film Photography class in January, my sister told me that before the semester was over I should get the “perfect” picture of a red rose and print it.
Well, now I have about two weeks left of the semester and although I haven’t been able to get the ”perfect” red rose picture, I have had much more success with some cream-pink-orange toned roses that bloomed a couple weeks ago.
(These were taken with a digital camera, not film.)
As you can tell, I am most definitely still in my black and white phase!
Eventually, I think I might like to find out how everything would appear if it were colorless, and I just might start with something I have never really photographed before… A car!
My favorite so far? The strange alien eye that is a headlight.
Every so often I start feeling like I’ve been neglecting the camera… that I haven’t done anything creative in a while… that my photo collection is seriously lacking fresh, new material, etc. That’s about the time I dig through my closet and makeup drawers and see what kind of crazy stuff I can throw together to create a mini photo shoot.
Here is my favorite image from my last crazy mini photo shoot!
If you follow me on Twitter (@JazzyJacq) or Instagram (JacquelineAshford) this probably looks familiar since you’ll have already seen this next image that was taken on the same night.
(It is, in fact, an iPhone picture, and normally wouldn’t show up on my blog.. but I made an exception!)