Monday, February 27, 2006

NOW AND THEN




Two wedding ring sets
Two apartments
Three houses
Nine vehicles
Seven jobs between us
Three sofas
Three different states
Six children born
The death of one child
A few wrinkles
A few grey hairs
and nineteen years…

It’s my anniversary today.

30 Comments:

Blogger micki said...

The picture of the younger me at 19 was taken in the restroom of traffic court, where we were married, Friday, February 27, 1987. No money, no big wedding, no professional photographer...just two kids without a clue.

The second photo is a self-portrait I did in November. Konica Minolta 70 TMax 400 1/30 f-8 Aperture Mode Minolta 50mm lens, using the self-timer. I took three, cut my head off the first two times. I almost didn't shoot the third, glad I did.

7:05 AM  
Anonymous Fantom Poet said...

I really like the idea of the now and then theme. THe B & W image is good especially as there was no one behind the lens :-). I like the little detail of the leaf on the step. Haven't been brave enopugh for self portraits yet still hiding behind the camera :-)

7:21 AM  
Anonymous NoWords said...

nice to meet you!

7:59 AM  
Anonymous Davd said...

Wow, what a way to summarize your life. Happy Anniversary, may the best be yet to come.

8:38 AM  
Anonymous VelviaPix said...

Miki,
Happy anniversary!

You have made me think of my wedding... no more than 8 people present, no church, no photographer... but we had so much love we just didn't care. :o)

P.D. Thanks for the link, I hope you continue visiting. Will post at least 5 days/week 9sundays are usually 100% family time)
Thanks.

10:13 AM  
Anonymous Carter Rose said...

lets not forget one nice looking camera as well.

12:48 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

Wow Micki! I love this. Your self portrait is beautiful. Very nicely done. On a personal level, very touching post today. Congratulations on your anniversary!

1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anil said...

Poignant summation and beautiful self-portrait...wish you a happy anniversary...

5:35 PM  
Anonymous G said...

First off: congrats on the anniversary.

Second off (can you say that?): As others have pointed out, great self-portrait. Mine usually end up like your unposted first attempts, so I envy this great shot.

6:07 PM  
Blogger Dia said...

Happy Anniversary Micki!!! :)
I wish you all the best for the future, hapiness and health for you and all your family :)

...and wow...I really loved the way you summarised your life :)

6:33 PM  
Blogger Rob said...

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6:41 PM  
Blogger H.O said...

Happy anniversary Micki.
and nice pictures and graet history.

8:02 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Happy anniversary!

8:22 PM  
Anonymous jessica said...

gorgeous shot of you! really nicely done. another lesson in perserverence, huh? if at first or second you don't succeed, try again ;) and i can't believe you're 19 in the lower shot - you look about 12. wow - way to make it through. congrats and happy anniversary!

9:12 PM  
Anonymous jerry said...

Happy anniversary! sometime life is not easy. but keep going;) god bless you:)

10:37 PM  
Blogger Duane Bong said...

Happy anniversary! Glad you guys are still together after so long. Modern life style has taken it's toll with far too many relationships. It's heartening to see your good example.

11:43 PM  
Blogger Sidney said...

Happy anniversary ! You didn't changed that much!!! I like how you sumarized all those years separating those two pictures. You seem to have had a "full" life!
Congrats !

12:15 AM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Looks like you traded flowers for a camera (good deal).

12:33 AM  
Anonymous david said...

Congratulations on the anniversary! A nice format with the old and new. Also, thanks for the link on your site, I will put your link on mine and bookmark you @ beta.photoblogs.org. cheers

2:02 AM  
Anonymous Jide Alakija said...

Happy Anniversary.

Looking forward to seeing some portraits. I love portraits too. Should be putting some up on my site too.

4:15 AM  
Blogger jj said...

Happy Anniversary.
Nice...yeah nice pictures!
How quickly time passes in long lapse of time...

8:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's something about seeing portraits of other photographers with their cameras. I'm also glad to see people are still using film out there. I still have my Minolta X-300!

Marcelo Vilares
http://photoblog.3horizons.com

8:07 PM  
Blogger Jasp said...

Happy Anniversary !
It's funny looking back...what might have been..would you want to do it all over again..you could start a trend here ! Perhaps there should be a "looking back" day.

5:26 PM  
Blogger bp said...

Happy Anniversary.
Love the B&W concept of sumarizing your story.
Live is beautiful.
Thanks to visiting my blog.

1:53 AM  
Anonymous Luisa said...

You have managed to keep the same open and shy smile through the years, congratulations, it's a record with all these events.

6:42 AM  
Blogger Wolf said...

Wow, this is really cool! :)
I'm a little so...I agree with everyone!

10:38 PM  
Blogger Wolf said...

Try again...I forgot the the word "late" sorry...duh!

10:39 PM  
Blogger Calvin said...

You look the same. However I like the "now" hair better. :)

1:45 AM  
Blogger Pixperimenter said...

Micki:

I just wanted to stop by and say hello! You've been so kind in your comments, I really appreciate it. Your images (esp. portraits & people) have an honesty about them that is comforting and inviting. Keep up the good work, you're now on my rss feed page ;-)

3:52 PM  
Anonymous Susan B. said...

Happy belated Anniversary Micki!

5:50 PM  

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