The Kayaker Or The Photographer

4 Dec

I knew a professional photographer who wanted to take his own fiftieth birthday portrait. He set the scene with a throne, crown and regal cape to mark his auspicious anniversary. Setting up to take the shot with his foot, he expressed frustration. When taking the picture, he became the photographer and was no longer the king. He had to get someone else to capture his royal essence.


This morning I set off early to enjoy the sunrise from one of my favorite places, my little blue kayak floating peacefully in the middle of Laguna Bacalar. The morning was cool. We had rain overnight and the sun was beginning to show on the horizon.


Love the clouds ☁️

I pushed off as quietly as possible. Sound carries and everyone was still asleep.


Our house as seen from Laguna Bacalar

As much as I wanted to capture the beauty that I was experiencing and share it with you, I had to put the camera down and simply be. We are so used to seeing the world through a lens and “sharing” it through any number of social media sites that it’s easy to miss the experience entirely.


I hope you enjoy the pictures I did take, but the seabirds soaring overhead, the changing colors and the breeze will be stored forever in my memory. Make your own memories today.



8 Responses to “The Kayaker Or The Photographer”

  1. LJones December 4, 2016 at 1:16 pm #

    Love this post. A lovely reminder to embrace “being” – see you ladies in February:)

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 December 4, 2016 at 1:53 pm #

      How fun. Hope the plans are coming along.


  2. Mary D. Hudson December 4, 2016 at 1:21 pm #

    Our first “sticking” snowfall up here In northern Wisconsin, on the shores of mighty Lake Superior. The JOY of the SILENCE as the snow comes down….the absence of sound is a supreme gift. Emmanuel!

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 December 4, 2016 at 1:54 pm #

      Glad you could join us Mary. I love the quiet morning kayak outings.


  3. Garth December 5, 2016 at 11:35 am #

    I am so pleased that you are in such beauty. delightful to see. gracefull moments.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. emilievardaman December 8, 2016 at 3:32 pm #

    As one who loves to take photos, I find it is not possible sometimes. It is difficult for me to put down the camera and just store the memories, but when I do I enjoy it so much!

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 December 8, 2016 at 5:46 pm #

      You are so right. I think enjoying a thing takes feeling it. Taking a picture is an intellectual process that ts in the way. Thanks for your comments. I always appreciate them.


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