Live the Moment

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© Deborah Downes
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Photo Info
UploadedJanuary 6, 2011
TakenJune 5, 2010
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/250 sec at f/6.3
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length200 mm

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Photo license: © All rights reserved

All too often we get caught up in the busyness of life, failing to tune into our surroundings and to appreciate what’s there. It was a gorgeous June evening when I captured this image from the patio of the Italian farm house Fred and I call our current home away from home. At that time I was alone, Fred away on a business trip, but didn’t feel the least bit lonely. In fact I felt euphoric, totally caught up in the beauty around me. Each time I look at this shot I not only relive that moment, but once again make an effort to slow down, breathe deeply, engage my senses, live the moment.

29 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (5 Jan 2011):

    Beautiful simplicity!!

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (5 Jan 2011):

    Wonderful resolution, emotion and a great photo!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (5 Jan 2011):

    A fantastic scene from the farmland of Italy!! It would be pure bliss to live in such a peaceful place. Very well composed, Deborah! I truly love this photograph!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (5 Jan 2011):

    this makes me feel so warm!

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (5 Jan 2011):

    so important....

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (5 Jan 2011):

    Perfect image to accompany your sentiments.

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (5 Jan 2011):

    so lovely, I wanted to spotlight this, but I was to late...

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (5 Jan 2011):

    Very positive attitude, Deborah and what we should all aspire to do as a resoultion and the solution to enjoy life... Sometimes there is only that moment or chance to breathe in the beauty of what is around us as none of us knows what lies ahead ...Beautiful image and sentiments.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (6 Jan 2011):

    A wonderful resolution and a beautiful shot!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (6 Jan 2011):

    A beautiful capture, and I agree with your sentiments! We may need to visit your area to experience this!!

  • Jim Ford

    Jim Ford (Deleted) gave props (6 Jan 2011):

    Beautiful landscape....and add look closely.

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (6 Jan 2011):

    words to live by...

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt   gave props (6 Jan 2011):

    I love this resolution! A very strong image!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (7 Jan 2011):

    Lovely and a take to heart resolution Deborah

  • Lanis Rossi

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  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (8 Jan 2011):

    Rockin' the new year...

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (8 Jan 2011):

    This is gorgeous and a desirable code to live by!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (9 Jan 2011):

    You have an excellent eye Deborah!! Beautiful and perfect resolution!!

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (10 Jan 2011):

    Perfect entry...seize that day, Deborah!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (10 Jan 2011):

    How marvelous.....Happy 2011 to you, and your's, Deborah ~ xox

  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker (Deleted) gave props (11 Jan 2011):

    Perfect shot for the sentiment - I remember days like this on the farm, but less so in town now. Still, the farm is only 5 minutes walk away...

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (13 Jan 2011):

    you live in paradise, my dear Deborah!

  • Sarah Dudley

    Sarah Dudley gave props (18 Jan 2011):


  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (18 Jan 2011):

    Very beautiful image, wonderful golden light.

  • Penny Nannini

    Penny Nannini   gave props (20 Jan 2011):

    I love this one, it just feels good :)

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (26 Jan 2011):

    Absolutely beautiful! Wonderful colors, composition, and light. I really love your narrative here. Great job!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (1 Feb 2011):

    Simply stunning! The light is heavenly.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (17 Mar 2011):

    love the title. great food for thought.lovely photo.

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