a sad ending to ten on ten…

today felt like one of those days that you just are not on your “A-game”.

it felt hectic, frazzled, choppy.

it was interesting this afternoon around 4pm when i downloaded the majority of my ten on ten pictures to see the theme that had arisen.  calm, soft, quiet photographs. simple ones. mostly of my boys or things that had caught my eye that were calming or beautiful.  really the whole concept behind rebekah goughs “ten on ten” – to find those little moments of beauty throughout a day that may not seem “photo-worthy”.   so i felt more at peace as we packed one simple little bag to spend the rest of this “beautiful” day watching the sun go into the ocean.

the beach – my most favorite spot in the world. we drove there and soaked in the salty air & all it’s goodness.  i snapped a photo of the last sun as we walked to the car – even though i had gone over “ten hours”…  because it’s too beautiful to not.  and then… i felt thrown right back to the not so good places of feeling defeated/frustrated/overwhelmed…  big sigh. you’ll see at the end…


nicole - May 10, 2013 - 9:17 pm

Crap. I had a feeling that might of been it. Dang nab it…

Catherine - May 10, 2013 - 9:21 pm

Your day did a beautiful calm note to it, your little one looking so peaceful sleeping, I’m sorry the day didn’t end on a calm note oh no :(

stacy bostrom - May 10, 2013 - 9:29 pm

nikki – bound to happen one of these days, right?! i sure take that thing everywhere i go – so i shouldn’t be shocked… and — at least it wasn’t anything to one of my boys – just a material possession and we need to hold those loosely anyways. sigh….

thanks catherine

Bekkah - May 10, 2013 - 10:41 pm

Oh no! That’s the worst. But I do love the pictures you take of your kitchen sink. They are among my favorites of yours.

Rachel T - May 10, 2013 - 11:52 pm

Shoot!! So frustrating. I agree that your photos are exceptional. Sorry Stacy!

jami - May 11, 2013 - 7:51 am

oh no! so sorry about your camera! but your photos are so beautiful.

natalie - May 11, 2013 - 8:56 am

oh these photos are so calming and beautiful.

RIP dear beautiful lens, I wouldve cried!

Shelley - May 11, 2013 - 10:33 am

The imagery is beautiful, I love the cool, softness of the photos. Sorry about your lens, bummer.

Kiki - May 11, 2013 - 1:23 pm

Magnificent. That’s pretty much all I have to say about your photos. Well, except the last one! :) So sorry to see and hear that your lens broke! I hope you can either get a replacement or get it fixed!

Jac - May 12, 2013 - 10:07 pm

love K’s joyful expression in photo #2.

beverly - May 13, 2013 - 10:30 am

oh no stacy! i’m so sorry about your lens!

Laura - May 14, 2013 - 5:34 pm

My dear. :( I’m so so terribly sorry!! My heart jumped when I saw the crack. Oh my but the other photos were DIVINE. Your photography is my favorite, have I told you that before? Let that be a tiny band-aid on a broken photographer’s heart. *hugs*

stacy bostrom - May 14, 2013 - 9:40 pm

thanks everyone!!

and laura — your comment means so much to me, thank you. xo

jane at the flight platform - June 8, 2013 - 12:46 pm

ooo no! x

Elizabeth Sullivan - June 23, 2013 - 8:57 pm

Oh no!! I wrecked mine too. We were visiting my cousin and she suggested taking the kids for a swim in the pond by her house. I was watching four kids (2 of my own) so I stopped taking pictures but was standing in ankle deep water. In one second my niece and my daughter were underwater–just top of their hair was showing. I went to get them and went completely underwater and my 24-70 was in my hand (which I managed to keep above the water line). I had it in the air and I pushed the girls up one at a time giving them air with my other hand but I couldn’t breath so I had to put my camera and lens under so I could save everyone. My cousin later told me that the pond was actually a quarry so I could have lost them forever–it was over 40-80ft deep, thank God I put it under. I felt the same as you and the nature of its demise particularly put it in perspective but this was last year and I haven’t replaced it:( I miss it often.

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