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Much to be Thankful for…..

Nov 22

In Friends, Fun, Thanks at 5:21am

This picture, despite the somewhat disastrous consequences for me, and my camera, when all 330 pounds of Nate Newton hit the water of the pool that I was actually in, floating sort of underneath the diving board, always brings a somewhat reflective, rueful, and at the same time thankful smile to my face. After all these years, and tons of really ridiculous sagas in the field, stemming from the alternately frustrating, fruitless, heartbreaking, satisfying, thrilling roller coaster of seeking to make a picture, I still have a camera to my eye. The adventure continues.

To all who occasionally stop by the blog, many many thanks. There is so much to be thankful for in this amazing world. And while the above is not exactly a “Thanksgiving Day” photo, to be sure, perhaps it will have a bit of resonance for all those who might be gathered around a table for a while today, and then gathered around a TV, engaged in the popular American mix of food, family, and football.

All the best to all….here’s to more leaping, bounding, splashing adventures still tk….

27 Responses to “Much to be Thankful for…..”

Chris Maskell says:

on November 22, 2012 at 5:28 am

First time visitor after I saw you pop up in my twitter stream and glad I stopped by. Awesome shot

Andor says:

on November 22, 2012 at 6:03 am

‘…I still have a camera to my eye. The adventure continues.’
– which is something we can be thankful for, reading your blog (not to mention the books) and watching those amazing shots while learning from those too, enjoying the great stories behind!

Keep shooting and keep writing Joe!
Thank you for sharing all those amazing shots and the even more amazing tricks behind!

Tom McKean says:

on November 22, 2012 at 6:20 am

Thanks Joe. Hope you have many more leaping, bounding, adventures with your photography in the coming year.

Tom

Lynne Bergbreiter says:

on November 22, 2012 at 8:07 am

Thanks. Now I will have that image in my mind all day.

I give thanks for the wonderful people all around me who allow me to photograph them.

Randy Stephens says:

on November 22, 2012 at 8:13 am

Well said!

From a old man who thoroughly enjoys your writings and classes on Kelby Training.

Happy Thanksgiving
Randy

Marty Fox says:

on November 22, 2012 at 8:23 am

Happy Thanksgiving Joe,

JerseyStyle Photography says:

on November 22, 2012 at 9:11 am

Right back at you, Joe. Thanks for your wit, writings, images and friendship. Enjoy Stockholm today. ~ Mark

Alan MacRae says:

on November 22, 2012 at 9:21 am

Thank you, Joe, for your constant inspiration. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Annie!

Dawn says:

on November 22, 2012 at 9:58 am

Happy Thanksgiving Joe and Annie:-). Think of you often and I’m grateful for your teaching and friendship. With warm hugs, Dawn

Dominic says:

on November 22, 2012 at 10:26 am

Love it! Thank you for sharing your photos, your experience and your love with us all.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours and may you continue to share your perspective with the world (but mostly me) for decades to come.

Perry Lewis says:

on November 22, 2012 at 10:29 am

Happy Thanksgiving Joe, Drew, and the Crew!!!

You guys are One of the things I’m Thankful for.

Kevin Russo says:

on November 22, 2012 at 11:33 am

And a wonderful Thanksgiving to you. Thank you for the years of wonderful images and the teaching you provide.

Marc says:

on November 22, 2012 at 11:42 am

Thank you, Joe, for the inspiration, the education, the laughs and of course sharing it all with the rest of us.

Cheers to another great year!

Wayne Berry says:

on November 22, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Thanks for all you do.

Taryn says:

on November 22, 2012 at 12:11 pm

I am thankful for you, and those other photographers who have been an inspiration to me. Thank you for sharing your images, stories and adventures with us. I’m glad
to know you, to have learned from you and been photographed by you.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Xo

Gen says:

on November 22, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to you Joe !

You’ve been inspirational. Keep feeding us remarkable and interesting stories.

Cindy says:

on November 22, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Just saying thank you for the blog. It’s always educational and fun to read!

Konstantin says:

on November 22, 2012 at 2:45 pm

I’m glad to pop by here and thank you for the blog! Just great one!

Rodney Campbell says:

on November 22, 2012 at 6:02 pm

So Joe – where are the frames for the next two seconds following this :)

franzy says:

on November 22, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Long-time reader, first-time commenter.
I work in an office with no window. I try to take, sorry, MAKE good photos when I can. Which isn’t often.
What inspires me and stops me from getting despondent about my own photography isn’t, strangely enough, your peerless photos, but your absolute humility about your own process. The way you can casually discuss your once-or-never-in-a-lifetime set-ups and shoots makes me think that, hey, it’s actually doable. You’re at the top of the mountain, but you point out the path to get there.
Thanks, Joe.

Karen B says:

on November 22, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Cheers Joe and crew… may all that leaping, bounding and splashing continue on. Many favorite shoots are the ones that have you cracking up behind your camera! Thanks for all you share…Happy Thanksgiving.

Gino Creglia says:

on November 22, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Happy Thanksgiving! You Da Man! G.

Donfer says:

on November 23, 2012 at 10:14 am

thanks Joe

Gary Jackson says:

on November 23, 2012 at 11:36 am

Joe,

All the best to you and yours and thanks for “showing me the light”!

Gary

Utah Wedding Photographers says:

on November 23, 2012 at 4:39 pm

:-). This is indeed a great example of learning how to control the reflex action of pulling your gear away from harm’s way. Great image and thanks for sharing.

William Chinn says:

on November 24, 2012 at 10:58 am

Don’t kid yourself. Coming to the blog is the cheapest and fastest way to access all those great stories behind the photos. We are truly thankful for Numnuts, as we may actually learn something along the way.

Eli says:

on December 5, 2012 at 1:23 am

Great great shot
I like the blog
For those of us who are learning – can you specify the details of lens , aperture , focal length etc..

Thanks

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