The Year in Pictures: 2014

 In Fred's Blog, Photography

Happy New Year. Some of you know I enjoy taking pictures – and then finding something to say. Here are twelve from the year that I hope will provoke some thoughts.

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    Jennifer Carson
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    Did you take all of those? Wow!! Beautiful

  • Fred Smith
    Fred Smith
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    Yes…and most of them with an iPhone. Thanks, Jennifer

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    Kim
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    Truly beautiful both the words and pictures!

    • Fred Smith
      Fred Smith
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      Thank you, Kim. It was good to see Tom last month.

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    Carolyn Novick
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    Nice way to awaken the senses on this cold and rainy day …
    amazing photos with thoughts so well partnered!

    • Fred Smith
      Fred Smith
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      Thank you, Carolyn. It was fun to do and we’ll probably do it again at the end of 2015.

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    Mark Petersen
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    Exceptional – love the quotes along with the photos…

    • Fred Smith
      Fred Smith
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      Thank you, Mark! It took longer than writing something as usual but it was worth it.

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    Ralph Doudera
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    Thanks for sharing, I do a lot of photography of the beach in Costa Rica and put together a calendar for friends. Yours would be good for that with your quotes especially meaningful to read for an entire month. Maybe I should think about doing that with some significant scriptures….

    • Fred Smith
      Fred Smith
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      Thank you, Ralph. I’ve been thinking about starting with small cards or thank you cards, etc. It would be fun.

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    Paul Park
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    Fred, I feel like I learned a lot about you seeing the world through your “lens.” It’s a world that appreciates small beauties, quietude, solace, spirituality amidst nature, and ordinariness in people. Thank you for sharing.

    • Fred Smith
      Fred Smith
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      Thanks, Paul. Yes, there is probably more about me in those images than I imagined! I appreciate your comment very much.

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    Lorie Farrar
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    Beautiful AND insightful. I’m glad I’m on your list. I appreciate you.
    L

    • Fred Smith
      Fred Smith
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      Well, we are glad you are on our list as well!

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    Jacquie cardone
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    These quotes/thoughts are quite beautiful! Thank you for slowing me down today.

    • Fred Smith
      Fred Smith
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      Thank you, Jacquie! This was a good experience for me as well. It’s why I like the iPhone!

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    Kelly Michaels
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    Fred,

    These photos are amazing and touched my heart today. The quotes are beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

    • Fred Smith
      Fred Smith
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      Thank you, Kelly. It was actually fun to think about putting quotes and pictures together. I had to leave out lots of dog pictures!

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    Marcia Garrett
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    Fred!!!
    Every picture is so captivating, so mentally and emotionally engaging, so very, very engaging…
    Each word paired with each picture is a picture frame to each picture!
    Sharing is special when ‘it’ comes from Fred Smith…

    • Fred Smith
      Fred Smith
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      Thank you, Marcia!

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    Dot Beck
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    I love these pictures, Fred, and the quotes! Keep snapping.

    • Fred Smith
      Fred Smith
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      I will keep snapping for sure, Dot. I’m planning on having my own product table at the next conference. Cards, luggage tags, posters, etc.

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    David Spence
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    People who love naughty dachshunds have the added benefit of being practiced at extending grace to sinners.

    • Fred Smith
      Fred Smith
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      I want to say yes to that. I really want to believe that!

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