It seems every time we manage to get away for a couple of days (rare) it takes a couple of weeks to catch up with energy and work. My apologies. Away refers to a trip to Northern Idaho to attend the wedding of our Niece. It was a great time filled with lots of laughter and happy tears from all attending. The newlyweds make the best twosome and I have no doubt they will have a very long and happy life together. Both are darling and on that beautiful day, as the sun shined on the banks of Lake Pend Oreille, they seemed to almost sparkle as they said I do. Don't you love it when good things happen to good people?
Every aspect of this wedding gave me the feeling of weddings I've heard about through friends in India and Italy where gatherings take place over a few days and in a variety of locations. Some of our family came from long distances and it was great to see them all again. We drove through parts of WA and ID I had never seen and its a wonder my camera didn't melt from all the use. Amazing what can be caught in-focus at 70 mph.
It seems I do need instructions on using my camera for video clips as I have proven the point about practice being important PRIOR to, rather than DURING, the important moments. What I managed to pick up is pretty good, but much is missing from a sweet ceremony. Hope others did a better job. I'm still working out how to do video editing. A friend of the kids took the wedding photos and it will be fun to see the results. He is a local fellow who has done some global shooting and worked on some wonderful photo projects. One to check out is a book and traveling museum show entitled, "Living in Three Centuries". The show itself is out of the country at this time but the book is available! He is an agile guy too. At one point he was shooting the waiting crowd from atop a steep roofed near by building.
Once organized, I'll be posting photos from the trip. Probably more than anyone will care about, but it was soooo beautiful. I'm also working on finding one of those sites photos can be posted to for family to view and order images they care to have. If any of you have tips in that regard, please let me know. Ease of use, good quality images, etc.
Oh, and congratulations to our graduating friends, Jenny (college) and Nick (high school). You two rock! And added congrats to Nick for winning some very cool awards this week for his musical and acting accomplishments. Even if he was still belting them out...Elvis couldn't pull off as good an Elvis as you did in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" Nick. So glad I was able to see it in person. Good luck with the Fifth Avenue production.
(For anyone noticing the earlier photo and info were pulled...apologies for any confusion. The image colors didn't translate to the web making the whole thing look a bit scary to me. Elvis is more fun.)