I love watching the blue fade from light to cobalt. Seeing the fish jump. Hearing the quiet and distant howl of wind across the peaks.


Reverent in the silence, I am so very glad to be blessed with moments such as these where the love of life and all that we get to see and share and experience courses through me and makes me able to endure all the doubt and stuff that can bog one down in the day to day...


This makes it all worth it. This is happiness.

  • Geoff 42 4y

    Beautiful words and sentiments, this is a keeper for me. Well done.
  • Ted Henderer PRO 4y

  • Osman S.A. 4y

    Very nice!
  • Carolee Salat PRO 4y

    Gorgeous image and perfect words. The simple pleasures of life. Perfect and true.
  • Peter Luxem 4y

    Lovely those feet in the water, give a nice tough to this picture
  • Ben 4y

    inspiring =)
  • Wes Thomas 4y

    A beautiful shot and inspiring words. Your photography is always an inspiration for me.

    Seen in Magical Worlds!
  • Eric Mace 4y

    Awesome self portrait!
  • Dan Bolton 4y

    Are you standing in the water in leather boots? Good luck getting them back on. Nice blues by the way.
  • mevanecek PRO 4y

    Beautiful image! And good job standing still for so long! :)
  • Tony Barber PRO 4y

    Wonderful image. Whenever I try to get a long exposure self portrait I inevitably move slightly and introduce a bit of a blur.

    Well done.
  • Sherrye Steffens PRO 4y

    Lovely image
  • Marcelo Pereira 4y

    Muito boa foto...
    talvez um passo para o lado tivesse valorizado mais sua foto.

    Bom trabalho!!
  • Joel deWaard PRO 4y

    A beautiful moment.
  • Matt Champlin PRO 4y

    great words for a great shot
  • mtngrlkd PRO 4y

    Beautiful Ara. The view, the moment, your words. I can feel the happiness.
  • Jules Rose 4y

    The silhouetted dark reflections on the water surface remind me of those of a skyline.The water around your boots seem to offer resistance, like viscous liquids do. The pavement in the foreground looks like an alien element here at the national park. Yes, it looks like a dream scenario.
  • Starlisa PRO 4y

    Ara I just took a whirlwind tour through your Wedding photography and you amaze me how far you have come in the last couple years... you made the right choice and put your heart into your work!
  • kain 4y

    The near two-tone colors of this image are beautiful.
  • Nat.Images PRO 3y

    Stunning moment,superb!!!
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Taken on July 1, 2010
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