Saturday, October 2, 2010

Black Hills Photo Shootout ~ Dede's Dedication

The Black Hills Photo Shootout

was so fun for so many reasons!

The speakers

The photowalks

The history

The beauty

of the

Black Hills

The weather

The fall foliage

Trying out new angles and perspectives

New equipment

Seeing new sights

Learning new techniques


Thinking of new possibilites

But making great friends along the way with someone

who shares the same love for photography

and who makes life light and fun

is really what made the weekend complete.

Dede is a sparkler . . .

where ever she is, she shines light and happiness

she makes the mood light and fun . . . happy.

I just watched over the weekend

how she is a magnet to people.

They just gravitate to her and her joy.

Everyone who knows her knows that this is true.

A natural encourager, she makes me feel like I can do anything!

Thanks Dede!

I had a blast of fun with you!


  1. How sweet is this! It's so awesome to have people like this in our lives. Congrats on the new lens!

  2. Wow... look at that view! Amazing! :) What a great friend you found in Dede... looks like you two had a blast!

  3. I love those deep connections. The time you spent taking photographs and connecting will I am sure spill over into all of your endeavors-good for you for taking the time to do it.

  4. Jodi, I was overcome with emotion as I read this. Thank you so much for the kind words! I felt the same way about sharing this with you. You are an amazing friend. Thank you for sharing this thing called Passion for Photography!

  5. your shoot out looks like it was ... so, so much fun and it is always a blessing to have a great teacher.

  6. What a wonderful experience! These are such great memories to make--connections with other like-minded and beautiful souls. I love how you describe her as a sparkler--I'm going to have to borrow that word!

  7. That is my kind of fun! What a great day. I love to go out on field trips, too. I wish I lived closer so I could get in on your fun and try out that new lens ~ wowie!

    Great pics~


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