Wordless Wednesday…Putting the Camera Down

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Wordless Wednesday…Putting the Camera Down


One of my favorite hobbies is taking photos with my iPhone. It’s also fun seeing what I can do with them using the various photo editing apps I have. 

Animals of any kind are especially fun but you can’t always get them to “pose” for you. I love trying to capture birds just as they take off in flight but often, by the time I have my phone ready, the bird is gone. 

There on one of the docks was a beautiful Heron taking advantage of the warmth of the sun. I grabbed my phone and was hoping the Heron would decide to take flight but no such luck. 


As Larry always says…sometimes you just have to enjoy the moment for what it is. 

Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time — past and future — the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.  Eckhart Tolle


If you were conscious, that is to say totally present in the Now, all negativity would dissolve almost instantly. It could not survive in your presence.  Eckhart Tolle

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Comments (28)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - maybe it's because of my attempts at capturing photography at just the right time has never been successful but I agree with Larry that "the moment is often most important".  

Jan 05, 2022 08:28 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kathy - that shot did not turn out bad at all.  Sometimes you go with what you've got.

Jan 05, 2022 09:13 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, it is hard not to grab the "camera" to capture the moment only to find you missed it.

Jan 05, 2022 12:26 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Helllo Kathy and I wish I could snap pictures all the time but I am to slow for the good one but can not download them in activerain.

Jan 05, 2022 12:38 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

I remember cameras with film and you had to really pick and choose when you might take a photo. I know folks now that take 40 pictures per day

Jan 05, 2022 01:28 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy the iPhone takes excellent picture, and since our cell phones are always with us, we are always ready to take a picture.

Jan 05, 2022 03:32 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Wayne Martin I agree. Sometimes we get so caught up in trying to preserve a memory with a photo that we miss the whole memory. 

Norma J. Elkins I love watching them as they hunt for their meals!!! 

Jan 05, 2022 04:06 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Kat Palmiotti so true. I get obsessed and want to capture every moment on my phone/camera but you really do miss out on a lot. 

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I wish the same for you. We loved seeing all of the birds when we were in Delray. 

Jan 05, 2022 04:17 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Nina Hollander, Broker When I was in Delray, a good friend and I were the ones who always took photos of our gatherings. You enjoy the moments just as they are!

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I wasn't familiar with that one either but it is one of my new favorites, 

Jan 05, 2022 04:21 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Raymond Henson, eXp Realty is it a red-winged blackbird???

Roy Kelley you make an excellent point!!!! That's why I love your photos!!!

Jan 05, 2022 04:34 PM
Ray Henson

I do not know the name and I can not find the picture.  The red is only visible when it is flying.  The red patch is on the winds, near the body.  I think it is a beautiful bird.

Jan 06, 2022 06:56 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Michael Jacobs I need him to tell me that when I get too focused in trying to capture something. 


Grant Schneider Thank you!!! Had I moved to disrupt his sun-time, he would have flown away and I would have been able to get a shot of him in flight. 

Jan 05, 2022 04:41 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Joan Cox Remember when we had to carry a separate camera!!!

Will Hamm are you still having trouble with that??? I can try to help.

Jan 05, 2022 04:42 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Rocky Dickerson depending upon the event or subject, I have been known to do that. 

George Souto and they keep improving with each new phone. 

Jan 05, 2022 04:44 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I sometimes think there is a trade-off for putting the camera down and drinking in the moment.  However, at other times, I look at photos of events past, and it allows me to reconnect to the moment.

Jan 05, 2022 05:46 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Jan 05, 2022 05:47 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

He was certainly content to model for you!  I enjoy finding wonderful scenes that I can photograph, they are all around us, we just have to look.

Jan 06, 2022 03:59 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Photographing animals and children  you never know what you will get. 

Jan 06, 2022 07:55 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Thanks for sharing the beauty. I hope you have a great day.

Jan 06, 2022 08:54 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

That is an interesting and lovely photo of the heron! I haven't been taking as many photos as I used to and you might have just gotten me started once again.  Thanks Kathy!

Jan 06, 2022 10:52 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Kathy,
I love taking photographs too but they rarely do justice to the moment. Sometimes putting the camera down and really noticing is the best thing to do.  Happy Thursday!

Jan 06, 2022 11:25 AM