Words vs Pictures

The family in Vegas on a 3 day getaway.Photos are so great. I look at my family photos and get chills recalling the things we have done. I am so fortunate as to have been able to collect and keep thousands of them through the years. My dad was a real shutterbug. He had an enlarger and developing chemicals in our garage when I was a kid. I would later use them for myself. As a kid, you never saw something cooler than something they call a “black light.” I guess I picked up some of those shutterbug traits because I now have a DSLR I use for photos along with my iphone. I have to say I am guilty of not using the DSLR enough. The iphone takes darned good photos. Still, the DSLR takes markedly better ones so I need to discipline myself to use it more. The kids won’t be kids forever.

Last Thanksgiving I paid for a portrait that was taken of Sarah and I. My white beard in high res proof of the passage of time. I don’t mind it but it was noticeable. It got me thinking about how cool it would have been if I would have had a portrait taken every year. Then, I could have morphed them in a slide show to see the passage of “us.” Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing like a set of words to bring back emotions and fill your spirit with joy. Having said that though, a picture really is worth a thousand words. Here’s a few million of my favorite words I’ve taken in the past year the years. You can see an incredible mountain more at my flickr site. I’m entertaining creating a new category here for photo posts. Wondering though if that will only be entertaining to me.

Silverwood Lake (3)Julie and Me splashing in our sunsational pool.Ending at Claim Jumper with a Motherlode cake.Soak City a.m.Soak City a.m.
We took all 5 of the Rileys to Hollywood to see an awesome musical and make a night of it. Spending the night in a hotel and hitting the water slides the next day at Soak City.
Damien Nye the seafood guy.Taking Photos at the ParkWe took all 5 of the Rileys to Hollywood to see an awesome musical and make a night of it. Spending the night in a hotel and hitting the water slides the next day at Soak City.Massages, mud, pools, and spas. We find Glen Ivy to be quite relaxing.Olive GardenFamily being silly at Chili'sWe took all 5 of the Rileys to Hollywood to see an awesome musical and make a night of it. Spending the night in a hotel and hitting the water slides the next day at Soak City.Julie and Me splashing in our sunsational pool.Soak City a.m.

A Couple Hours at Liberty Park
You can see an incredible mountain more of my photos at my flickr site.

A Couple Hours at Liberty ParkCaptured Kick in the HeadSarah and I Valentine's Day 2014My Book Came!Painting done!

Author: Damien Riley

I'm an online diarist, blog film critic, & podcaster. My views on films and life are often 'left of center' on, but I have respect for other viewpoints. I married my high-desert princess (now my queen). We have 3 children.

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