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nathanael_v_photography: Waking up on the wrong side of the

Waking up on the wrong side of the bed. Nathanael. V. Photography. . ure andwhite

9 0 Feb 19, 2018
nathanael_v_photography: Happiness is what we can do. 
Happiness is

Happiness is what we can do. Happiness is not a place; it's certainly not a destination. This is a myth perpetuated by well meaning people who simply don't understand that happiness is an emotional state that comes and goes like the melting snow. Our lives are much like the cycles of water, always changing form and beautiful in each. We need to, instad of chasing a mirage, calmly look forward for our next happiness. We can certainly plan things and surround ourselves with things, activities, and people that make is happy. That we can do, that we should do. But before we make our world what we want it to be we have to discover and embrace who we are truly. So often we define ourselves by what those around us love and who they are. Embrace who you are, you're your best and most beautiful when being true to yourself and your heart. Nathanael. V. Photography. .

30 5 Feb 18, 2018
nathanael_v_photography: What divides us.
We only have space for

What divides us. We only have space for so much oil in our lamps. Its important to both be engaged in pursuits that fill our lamps and to also, recharge by resting our flames occasionally and intentionally having easy days. Sometimes to best move forward quickly we need to slow down. . Nathanael. V. Photography. .

37 1 Feb 12, 2018
nathanael_v_photography: From behind the ice.
What does it mean

From behind the ice. What does it mean to look through a glass darkly? Nathanael. V. Photography. . My son, . ure #207 stop andwhite

76 7 Feb 8, 2018
nathanael_v_photography: Enveloped.
Sometimes being enveloped by restrictions and almost

Enveloped. Sometimes being enveloped by restrictions and almost unbelievable coldness proves to only make us more beautiful. Nathanael. V. Photography. . #207

63 2 Feb 1, 2018
nathanael_v_photography: The wall.
We all have walls. We build

The wall. We all have walls. We build them, deconstruct them and build them up again when we get hurt. The trick is building them up and walling the right people in while walling the wrong people out. If you know how to do that, let me know. Nathanael. V. Photography. . oftheday graphy #603

56 1 Jan 30, 2018
nathanael_v_photography: Self portrait. 
I don

Self portrait. I don't always love winter but I do enjoy every storm. Nathanael. V. Photography. . #207 ure

46 1 Jan 29, 2018
nathanael_v_photography: Exploring old mills. 
This afternoon Kelly and I

Exploring old mills. This afternoon Kelly and I did a little exploring in some abandoned mills close by. According to the snow still on the ground, no others had been there for a while. The musty smell of the first floor, the dark dry floors above, the huge elevator shaft, the dusty sturdy stairwell, and the rusty equipment left to rot told us that people hadn't been there frequently for far longer. There is beauty in the dark shadows; in the empty second through fifth floor that hold nothing but a few holes in the floors, support beams, dust, and silent memories. There is a magic in the anxiety of "WILL BE PROSECUTED" if caught trespassing. Exploring is a great way to feel alive. Nathanael. V. Photography. . #603

46 2 Jan 29, 2018
nathanael_v_photography: Exploring the remnants of the storm. 
We often

Exploring the remnants of the storm. We often explore the storm right after. We look with fresh eyes at nature and the beauty of the landscape after the winter storm. But often, too soon, we gloss over what is there a day or so later. The melt, freeze, melt, refreeze also has beauty in it. Search for that beauty despite how long ago the storm was. Nathanael. V. Photography. . # nature #207

48 3 Jan 25, 2018
nathanael_v_photography: This past Saturday I attended the Women

This past Saturday I attended the Women's March in Portsmouth, NH. I didn't make it last year but was really excited to make it this year. As a man I felt a bit out of place but in great company with people who believe as I do, that fairness and equity should not have gender requirements. May you week to treat everyone that way all the time. The best part of the March is it wasn't driven by anger but by love. Everyone there was kind and courteous as they should have been. It was pretty wonderful. :) Nathanael. V. Photography. . 2018

32 0 Jan 22, 2018
nathanael_v_photography: A little sketch.
I

A little sketch. I've always loved Halloween and all things that from the shadows make hair stand on end and hearts race for fear of the unknown. There is beauty too in the unknown. I bought this little sketch book to get myself sketching again. It's been too long and my phone needs a rest and my pen a workout. Glad to have started off with this little gem. Nathanael. V. Photography. . ing #207

50 1 Jan 22, 2018
nathanael_v_photography: Winter waves.
After a few minutes in the

Winter waves. After a few minutes in the cold I couldn't feel my face. I can only imagine what it was like for the surfers out there. One thing is for sure, they know how to feel alive. Nathanael. V. Photography. . #207

43 0 Jan 16, 2018
nathanael_v_photography: Seriously.
I try to always take myself seriously.

Seriously. I try to always take myself seriously. You can't be too careful. There are always people about paying attention. . Nathanael. V. Photography. . #207 ure

37 4 Jan 14, 2018
nathanael_v_photography: So good. 
As the warm rain melts the

So good. As the warm rain melts the once frozen snow I warm my dark soul with chocolate. Nathanael. V. Photography. . #207

37 0 Jan 12, 2018
nathanael_v_photography: Winter sunrise.
You

Winter sunrise. You'd never know from this photo is was about 16 degrees Fahrenheit when I stood on the sandy beach and with cold hands and face saw and captured the morning light. It was magical in its own way. There is something about watching a star rise over an immense ocean that sets at right the turmoil of the human soul. Nathanael. V. Photography. . #207

58 1 Jan 10, 2018
nathanael_v_photography: Selfie portrait.
I

Selfie portrait. I'll let you in on a secret, about half of my photos on here are taken with my cell phone. There are a few reasons for that but that biggest is simply that I believe that photography is not about your equipment. Yes, good equipment makes for a better quality photograph but it doesn't make up for a lack or visual eye, creativity, passion or vision. Those things are independent of equipment. So take what you have and capture your world. It is beautiful already, share it. Nathanael. V. Photography. . ure ie andwhiteperfection #207 andwhite

38 3 Jan 6, 2018
nathanael_v_photography: The eyes.
One of my favorite aspects of

The eyes. One of my favorite aspects of photography is capturing emotion and energy. It's not always easy. But every now and then it just works. This photo, to me, does just that. Now, I happen to be a little biased because I know the subject and she's an awesome kid but I think this photo captures the life, the energy, the fun and the passion that is in this little ballerina. Nathanael. V. Photography. . ure s #207

48 1 Jan 4, 2018
nathanael_v_photography: Son flare.
Every subject presents it

Son flare. Every subject presents it's own challenges. This one will never look at the camera or smile... lol. But his outgoing personality and his stubborn bravery make up for it. David is a solid little explorer (when he isn't hiding behind my legs) with the scars to prove it. I wait with excited anticipation to see the man he'll become. Nathanael. V. Photography. . ure #207

53 1 Jan 3, 2018
nathanael_v_photography: Winter silhouettes.
Often when I glance over my

Winter silhouettes. Often when I glance over my shoulder I discover a view such as this. Shadows and light, the beauty of the natural. This day I was ushering the kids to that car to go out somewhere, I don't recall our destination. But I took a moment to stop and snap this, there is always a moment to capture something beautiful. Take that moment, make that your resolution, to capture the beautiful you find in your daily life. Capture it, keep it, and enjoy it. Nathanael. V. Photography. . #207 s wengland wyears

51 0 Jan 1, 2018
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#2017bestnine I'm glad this year is over. Holy Hell it was a bad year. I'm ready for something new. I hope your past year and next year are fabulous! May your memories be full of smiles and your outlook full of hope and optimism! Nathanael. V. Photography. . #2017

46 3 Dec 31, 2017
nathanael_v_photography: On the mountain.
I

On the mountain. I'm surrounded by white so I dug through my photos from this past fall to find a little color. This was a great day! Hiking with my six kids. :) Nathanael. V. Photography. . #207 ure

38 0 Dec 30, 2017
nathanael_v_photography: Ice on everything. 
There is such beautify in

Ice on everything. There is such beautify in the world. Even in the coldest days there is beauty enough to warm the soul. Nathanael. V. Photography. . #207

26 0 Dec 29, 2017
nathanael_v_photography: Candy cane.
This Christmas was pretty great. I

Candy cane. This Christmas was pretty great. I feel it was the best Christmas my kids have ever had and they agree. It wasn't just about the gifts, though that was part of it. First, it snowed on Christmas. That in itself brings excitement to them. Next, we were all home together. There were no chores to do, just excitement and together time. I spent time assembling and building and playing. The gifts we got were also more targeted as they are getting older and have defined interests and hobbies. Seeing their faces light up in excitement about gifts that align with their passions was amazing. In the afternoon, after some shoveling, we went to see the new Star Wars movie. We got there an hour early (my mistake) but it was great. The kids enjoyed it. It's a rare treat cause all eight of us at a movie isn't cheap. The evening was as easy as the day. A little picking up and a happy bedtime. It was simply a great day. Candy canes included. I don't know why this one will never smile for a picture. 😉. Nathanael. V. Photography. . ure cane redsox

54 0 Dec 29, 2017
nathanael_v_photography: These woods. 
I grew up in these woods.

These woods. I grew up in these woods. They silently hold more stories than I remember. These trees have seen my childhood, my wanderings and my joy. They saw my forts, my horseback riding, my injuries and my soul searching. They've seen nearly every season of my life. I've seen them too. Seen these woods change over time. Seen seasons come hang go, disease, rot, and change. I feel connected to them and I hope that never changes. Nathanael. V. Photography. .

26 1 Dec 27, 2017