We have all seen pictures on the news that capture an amazing story in detail. We see a rescuer reaching out and almost touching a young girl’s hand in a raging flash flood.  Or maybe a tender kiss between two lovers on a sunset pier, even a flower heavy with morning dew.   Did you know some of the pictures we see are by amateur photographers like you and me?   Sometimes, we are in the right spot, at the right time, to capture a piece of history.   Take for example John Daniels, a member of the Kill Devil Hills Life-Saving Station on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.   Some friends asked John if he could help them out by taking a picture of a project they were working on.  John had never used a camera before but was willing to help his friends.   The first picture John ever took became famous and still is to this day.  Using a camera owned by Orville Wright, John captured the Wright brothers’ first flight on December 17, 1903.  He later said he was so excited to see the Flyer rising he almost forgot to squeeze the bulb. _MG_9527_MG_9534_MG_9532_MG_9538 He was hooked.  From then, on John continued to take pictures as an amateur photographer until the day he died.  Which, strangely enough, was the day after the passing of his friend, Orville Wright.   Are you the next John Daniels?  Be aware of your surroundings, be willing to help out a friend and make sure you take your camera with you!   Okay, here is the fun!  Let me see what you’ve got!PhotoFridayButton_MG_7389-Edit.jpg   This is the way it works.  

  1. Link up and invite others to link up with you.
  2. Select the permalink to your post (not to your blog link, but the one to the post you would like to share).
  3. Using the blue linky tool at the bottom of the Photo Friday post enter your link.
  4. It will walk you through selecting your photo.
  5. Be sure you encourage who linked up before you.

If you are linking up with Photo Friday, there is no exception to rule number 5. You must visit the person who linked up before you and encourage them in their comments. This is fun and the way we build community!


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Diane W. Bailey is the founder of The Consilium – an online community of wisdom and purpose for women over 45 years of age. She is a published author. Her books include String of Pearls – From Tears to Treasure, and 30 Days To A Better Stepfamily. She creates her own line of precious metals bracelets. Diane lives in the Deep South with her husband Doc. Together they have created a stepfamily, each having two stepchildren and two birth children, and share three grandchildren, one black lab named Charlie and one long haired tabby cat named Lil Girl. Diane’s passion is to encourage women to be all God has created them to be by pressing past fear and daring to live life as an adventure. Some of her life adventures include traveling to Israel, speaking, entrepreneurship and backyard farming with Doc. She loves Gumbo, fried shrimp and seeing all sunsets across water.

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