Onto another photo adventure…

I have spend a tremendous amount of time obtaining a Masters degree in Leadership in hopes to finding a better paying, challenging, more suitable job to align with my corporate experiences. Fate sometimes turns you around.

Since June 2016, I spent time offline focusing on my job-search absent from posting a blog. I spent more time with face to face communications, interviewing and more time away exploring new corners of the globe.

I found a steady work stream late last year in my passionate field of photography (which never left me for 25 + years.)

Taking real estate photos was not planned, but I sent my interest into the web site only to be called a few months later. I learned so much and dealing with different people brings my educational knowledge to real time. I’m a problem solver, image producer, communicator, sales and marketing assistant at times while being a time manager, project manager and creative technical artist. Taking photographs is more than showing up. ( more in a future post).

I believe most people blog because it makes them feel good and when they connect with other like minded people, they get a bit of endorphins released, bringing a smile to their faces. It’s a type of therapy. We improve our craft, share our stories to a wider audience and can reach people across the globe. This can even lift a reader up and inspire a stranger.

We share our personal stories to help others, admit our mistakes and celebrate our victories. I have “met” so many wonderful bloggers unselfishly being vulnerable to help others who may be suffering.

Blogging makes us better individuals as we stretch our words and images to fit across the universe. Perhaps someone quietly listens, looks without a response and eagerly awaits your next post.

I certainly have missed posting my blog with time restraints and lack of digital space left.

With the new year beginning, hopefully my life will be more productive and profitable as I’ve invested in a new Wide angle lens and a very sturdy tripod. Currently my Pro camera is being repaired since it slipped off my tripod with the flash, taking the hot shoe with it.

Never a dull moment, I learned to be creative until I could send in my camera for repair. Can’t wait to be back on the road.

Happy New Year! Around the world.

Happy Shooting through the looking glass lens…

-Martina

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For those in darkness

Let the sun-light shine on Las Vegas….

Let the sun-light shine on Puerto Rico…

Let the sun-light shine on Florida, Texas and any State affteced by hurricanes nearby…

Each day when I wake up, I secretly hope in my heart that things will get better in this world, whether it be the improved conditions of the human impact and evironmental situations from Hurricane’s that hit land as category 4 /5 from Harvey, Irma or Maria or even an issue at home.  Those victims of the hurricanes will require external shelter and basic needs for a long time.  It is unimaginable for someone who has never experienced such great loss of their entire place to go to or loss in hope of what is to come.

Today, like no other I was horrified to hear of the shooting in Las Vegas at an outdoor country concert last night.  Sad. Tragic. Unreal. Just when the asssistance to the victims of the natural storms are underway, another unavoildable tragedy strikes.  Could it be worse?  Puerto Rico still needs aid and so do coutless others in the lower United States.

Perhaps there are no answers, yet it is times like this that should bring this country together stronger than ever. We are all human and life is so precious.  God bless this country and this world going forward.  Peace.

Hurricane season “ends” by November, so let’s hope there will be no more storms hitting land for the next two months….and the rest of the year…Or other tragidies like Las Vegas.

Prayers for the victims from the natural disasters to the evil shooter.

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Celebrating Independence Day for Americans and the World!!

So we Americans call this celebration day “Happy Fourth of July.”  Are we happy because of our independence from Britain 241 years ago or are we happy that we have another day off from our daily duties at work?  For some we may have to work and if you are a parent, there are no days off.

As the years go by and I get older I wonder what my children will remember this day as? Is it the beautiful fireworks, loud noises, fun sparklers, marching in parades, summer picnics or fun with friends.

From my childhood memory bank it’s the fireworks I remember most and how we would only see them on the Fourth of July.  As I got older, learned history in school, I appreciated the freedom part but questioned its validity.  Is freedom not without cost of some kind?  Be it money, guilt or trading of some kind?  I’m no historian, (www.history.com) I hated reading or hearing about any war, as history always involves wars, yet somehow the leaders were the courageous, victorious and remembered ones.  Why? How many men and women and families broken did it take for that passage we call freedom. From the Native Americans who were kicked to the curb, led to leave their lands on their trail of tears  to the American revolution leaving  many more dead.  Is that leader a hero, was war necessary, perhaps in ending slavery, yet it still exits today (human trafficking) .  Do we remember the names of those before us who fought in vain? Humans are not numbers, they are    Just like everyone else. Immortal.

Fighting is such an ugly word, but not one person can stop it from happening.  People fight their own family even if it doesn’t involve weapons or blood. While I respect and appreciate all walks of life, I have a distain of hatred for the evil that exists and the people who perpetuate anger, hatred and wars on others.

For now, like many others I plan to enjoy the fireworks for the freedom it symbolizes and the lives it saved and the lives that saved us.

Freedom does come with a heafty cost and I sure wish it wasn’t from the tragic lives already lost.

Happy Fouth to those in America and those who celebrate around the globe with us! God bless America and this World.

 

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