It wasn’t my intention to do a photo shoot, on the contrary, I didn’t want to… but he asked and I couldn’t say no to my dear friend. He went to great lengths to select props and promised to photograph me at some of my favorite locations. I agreed with the stipulation that I could do whatever I wanted to ~ he could control the camera only ~ we were both compromising and we both knew it. As a photographer, it is difficult not to call all the shots the way I see them, whether I’m in front or behind the camera. I only hoped he would capture the scenes as I felt them. He did.
I took time to let the beauty of nature engulf me, the warmth of the sunshine on my skin and the sound of the Pacific Ocean below me, as I stood high upon the cliffs of Oahu’s coastline.
There is a strong sense of spiritual connection for me in Hawaii. This is where I belong. This is my home. Although many times I have struggled with the challenges of living here, if I go to the ocean, I am reassured… this is where I am free. This is where my spirit is meant to be.
Here I can fly… if I could just stop trying to be in control of everything and believe that the universe will respond to my questions.
Nature answers, whether it’s angel wings from the ocean or listening to the bamboo trees creaking in the forest, the reassurance that I am connected with the universe is confirmed. Meditation works wonders, you just need to listen and see the signs.
But, having a photographer to capture your spirit as it flies free… is heaven. I never would have seen the ocean pushing me forward with my dreams, if he had not snapped the frame exactly when he did.
Enjoy a slideshow… (the images in which I appear to be precariously on the edge of disaster truly are from a photographer’s angle. I did not put myself in harm’s way).
Thanks for stopping by my page. ~Donna
Many thanks to Cliff Shorter, an amazing photographer.
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Capturing the Spirit… of the Moment.
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