When life happens and photography takes the backseat

Things that only happen to other families, have now happened to mine. Well, I guess I’m the other people of other people. To make a very long story short, I spent most of the week of June 20th in the hospital, helping my husband. A night in the E.R. was followed by two days in the I.C.U. ( great service), then he was demoted to the third floor, where nurses are very busy and the doctors only come in the end of their shifts. On the 6th day he was discharged, quite suddenly, without much of a forewarning, and since that day I have had no time to play. I am always busy, constantly occupied with whatever needs my attention.

I tend to keep personal issues out of the blog, but the above was necessary to explain that photography and blogging might be taking a back seat until I can get my head above water again. It’s been a while since I touched a camera. I have a few posts scheduled till the end of July, but after that, my ability to blog is going to depend on a number of things that are outside my control.

Upcoming guest post

A fellow fine arts and stock photographer, Steve Heap, has agreed to help me with next Friday’s blog post.  He will be writing about milkweed seedpod photography. Steve is an excellent photographer and very knowledgeable about photography techniques. His prints are available on both Fine Art America and Pictorem. He also writes about the stories behind his images at BackyardImage.com

Please enjoy his post next week and don’t hesitate to comment and participate, while I take the backseat and rest.

The lead photograph

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Published by Alessandra Chaves

Photographer with a preference for nature photography in black and white and other abstractions.

21 thoughts on “When life happens and photography takes the backseat

  1. You picked an appropriate photograph for this post. I’m sorry for what you’ve gone through. You summed it up quite well in saying “I’m the other people of other people.” We look forward to your husband’s recovery and to your return.

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  2. After reading your description of your recent life events, I took a better look at the photo and realized how appropriate it is for this post. And, yes: all of us have felt like that at one time or another. The suddenness of your husband’s hospitalization — and his discharge — had to be disorienting, as well as demanding. I’m glad he’s home, and hope for a complete and quick recovery. Thanks for letting us know, and every good wish to you both.

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  3. That’s a powerful image on it’s own before reading the post. The two do go well together despite the gap in time.
    Mart Beth had a similar sudden experience a few years ago caring for and nursing me back to health. Everything else takes a back seat when a family member needs all your attention. Best wishes for your husband’s recovery and hope it’s a quick one.

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  4. Alessandra, I wish a full recovery for your husband and some respite for you. Don’t worry about your camera or your blog—they’ll be there waiting for you when you’re ready. All the best!

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