Jen Rinaldi Photography

Capturing Life's Fleeting Moments…

Vintage Bloom June 27, 2009

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A breeze, most softly lulling to my soul | New Jersey Nature Photographer June 26, 2009

through the dancing poppies stole
A breeze, most softly lulling to my soul;
And shaping visions all about my sight
Of colours, wings, and bursts of spangly light…

~John Keats

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Chris and I took a ride to the beach in NC in my father’s Firebird with the T-Tops off…wind in our hair.

On the way to the beach we spotted the most beautiful sight ever…as a photographer this was a field of dreams!

It went on and on and on forever so we stopped on the way home so I could capture this beauty!

If only I could find a field like this in New Jersey for portrait shoots!

 

A Forest Hymn May 28, 2009

The groves were God’s first temples.
–  William Cullen Bryant, A Forest Hymn

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Standing Out in a Crowd May 27, 2009


Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.

~Rabindranath Tagore, Fireflies, 1928

In contrast to yesterday’s post regarding being alone in a crowd….

This is another in a series of photos that I took after the passing of my father during the 2 longest weeks of my life weeks in North Carolina. This photo was on the roadside in Pollocksville, NC close to where I photographed the horse pasture 2 posts back.

This area is known for the logging industry and this forest was a logging forest.  I love how perfectly the trees are planted in rows.  Sometimes I think that logging is sad but I know that it’s definitely necessary.  It just hurts to see the trees cut down…a forest cleared…but the positive is that they are replantedI guess that is the the cycle of life.

I wanted something positive to come from the lost of my father.  I tried with volunteering organ or tissue donation but unfortunately he wasn’t a good candidate we were told…which broke my heart.  I’m glad we tried metaphorically to “replant” even if it didn’t work out.

I’m a registered organ donor…I thought I’d include the link in case anyone else is interested in considering it:  http://organdonor.gov/donor/index.htm

On another note:  I noticed that sometimes, the way I process photos, depends on how I’m feeling at the time.  Rather then describe how I felt in my heart (in words) during the moment I took this photo – I processed it this way to convey a specific mood.  Do you feel it?

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Alone In A Crowd May 26, 2009

You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.
Wayne Dyer

 

Greener Pastures May 25, 2009

“…He makes me down to lie In pastures green: he leadeth me the quiet waters by. My soul he doth restore again: and me to walk doth make Within the paths of righteousness, ev’n for his own name’s sake….” -Scottish Metrical Psalms

This was taken on the roadside in Pollocksville, NC, close to where my father lived.  I was driving home one night and pulled over on the side of the road to capture it.  I left the telephone wires in intentionally, which may not be to everyone’s taste, but I really wanted to keep them in.   I can’t explain why exactly…but maybe it’s because I wanted to remember it how it really was:  Quiet Rural life with luxuries that we all seem to need in the times that we live in?

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The Color Purple April 22, 2009

HAPPY EARTH DAY!

Ahhh, the color purple…just as beautiful to me as the pink flowers I posted a couple days ago.

I’m in love with Macros.  There is something so serene and peaceful about the soft lines and the silky bokeh!

I can’t wait to buy some of these macros on canvas and hang them around my new home (whenever my house finally sells!!)

And I adore just that one little detail in focus.  That’s what makes the macro for me.

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