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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Everybody's Beautiful In Their Own Way

Wow.....it's already Friday and time for the big Shoot-Out that Patty@Crisfield Maryland and I started a few weeks ago. Several people have gotten on board and we hope that more join. Every week we a spotlighting one subject. This week is people.

You'd be surprised at how many random people that you don't know will stop for a quick snapshot if you ask. I love to look at peoples faces. I always look at the eyes first to see if I find kindness relected in them and a few fine lines of crinkles around them where they smile frequently. Faces can tell a story with no words. You can tell a lot about a person by their face like, whether they are basiclly happy or sad, have a hard job, have a lot on their minds, whether they are mischievious or meloncholy. You can tell if they laugh and smile frequently by how deep the smile lines are around their mouth. I love some of these snaps of children that show their unassuming innocense.

"Beautiful sights find my eyes,
with your face so true colors shine,
a face so true it is your own,
I smile because I'm not alone,
with your face so true colors shine"
~~~Cassie Gaulnier~~~


















































































Again, I saved my favorite for last. This is my friend, one of the Foster Failure's, and their horse Hank. Hank is of course, totally blind. Foster Failure is a beautiful person because he has such an amazing heart. Hank is beautiful because not only is he a handsome steed, he has an unsinkable spirit. Foster Failure still rides Hank on the trail. Hank runs when Foster Failure is on his back because he knows that he will be his eyes FOR him. Hank gets led to the corral and once in, knows his way around. I am in awe of Hank and I am in awe of the Foster Failure's love and devotion to Hank.




As you can see, as usual, I had a very hard time choosing which pictures to use. I have many, many more but tried to narrow the choice down to photographs that I felt showed the essense of the person with no words. Everybody's beautiful......in their own way................


*****"Sunshine on my shoulder's makes me happy.
Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry.
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely.
Sunshine almost always makes me high".*****
~~~~words and song by John Denver~~~~


Wishing you much sunshine on your shoulder's and.......

Steady On
Reggie Girl

48 comments:

  1. Such a touching post with happy faces and amazing people and pets. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  2. Lovely post, and collection of faces. And it is true about reading a persons face. Eyes too. I was always told the eyes are the gateway to a person's soul.

    Horses are people too!

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  3. Newman shines through the faces of its people in these photos, Reggie Girl. Did I miss seeing a local Prince in the line-up?

    These are wonderful character shots!

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  4. Another truly inspiring post! The last photo was touching!This is true ..how we can read people through there faces!Wishing you plenty of sunshine too your shoulders Reggie!

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  5. What a beautiful post. I love to people watch. I always wonder what their story is, everyone has a story and it intrests me so much.

    I think that I would like to join the shoot out. I'm not that great but I think it would be lots of fun!

    I hope sunshine is on my shoulders today and not in my eyes. Takeing the Grand Girls kite flying! Whoo hoo! Spring time!
    Blessings on your day and weekend!

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  6. I woke this morning to the smell of smoke in the forest and your photos. loved them - my favorite the little blond with glasses (11)done in black and white. hugs and kisses from Brasil

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  7. Aha! Aha! Older photos are allowed! I thought they had to be shot on the day of the shoot-out! Either that or you spent the entire day shooting pictures! Personally, Bagman likes the one that has you in it. (Butler pops Bagman in the forehead for inappropriate flirting). But really good pictures all around. I may just throw a couple up as an additional post. Or not.

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  8. Yeah, I couldn't resist adding a few more. Bagman, despite multiple head poppings, says he likes your long hair. Butler and I have now removed Bagman's access to all telephones.

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  9. Hank is honored to be one of your favorites! We have and continue to have a "wonderful ride". The 1st time I rode him in 1995 (he could see then) he reared up and, caught off guard, I pulled him over on top of me. He ran to the barn shaking like a leaf and I went to the hospital. My girlfriend (my wife now) went back and bought Hank (a little stretch of the truth but it makes the story better don't you think?). So, 14 years later I'm married to her and have the privilege of being Hank's best human friend. So, while reading faces does tell a lot, opening your minds and hearts to the possibilities, in spite of first impressions may take you on a "wonderful ride".

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  10. I enjoyed your post today, the pictures are great. I am a "people watcher" Beauty is found in all kinds of animals and people.
    Thank, for sharing.
    Hugs~~~~~Leslie

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  11. What a beautiful idea for a post. I love it!

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  12. I love this! I especially love Hank too.

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  13. The one at the end with the little girl and the puppy, it might be my favorite. I also like the non-smiling ones, and the ones with smile lines, and... okay, they're all great. :) Now I'm off to check out Emily the Maltese from above.

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  14. Aawww. Hank looks so sweet. Nice pics of your community family.

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  15. Exellent post with amazing pictures!
    Most people are stuffy where I live and it might be hard to snap off a few pictures of strangers here.

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  16. Oh great post as usual(:) Gina..
    How are ya?? did the switchplates arrive?? Let me know ok..
    hugs, Patty

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  17. I love faces too. I always try and figure out what their lives are like, who they are inside, etc.

    Great blog!

    Thanks for dropping by mine and for the nice comment!

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  18. What an unusual idea - and brave! When I see an interesting headshot - I want to draw it...but alas, I don't.

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  19. What a lovely and touching post RG! And FF gets hats off! We'll see him in heaven!

    ps~I'm really fond of the B&W shots!
    Happy W/E =)

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  20. Oh those are great! I love the first lady and buddy with the baseball cap halfway down!

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  21. What a great way to start my day! I love photos of local people. Thank you! The one that really caught my eye is the lady with the pulled-back hair and turtleneck. Because my blog's kind of about personal style, I see this woman has it. She's classic. And she looks wise.

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  22. What a great post, once again!!! Loved the pics of the kids. And you are right, you can tell alot about a person by what you see reflected in their eyes. It too is the first place that I will look when I look upon a new face!

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  23. Dearest REGGIE GRIL,

    Thanks for sharing you people around town. It's nice to see people who lives among you.. Love to see your photo too, Lovely Girl!

    By the way, please visit my site and kindly get the FRIENDSHIP AWARD I had sent you..

    Thanks a lot my friend.. Wish you and Prince a nice weekend ahead..

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  24. You do have an eye for beauty. Beauty inside and out.

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  25. What a post! I love people and I like to see how many I can make smile back at me. All people have amazing stories to tell even if THEY don't know it. You seem like such a great people person to me. I love that about you.

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  26. That's very cool.....takes all sorts indeed :)

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  27. Looks like you live in a friendly place!! Love the photo's. :0)

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  28. Great pics! I love random shots.... Thanks for spying my blog.... I couldn't figure out how you knew Sugardaddy was a hottie! Then It hit me.... You thought the pic of my son was Sugardaddy.... Let me tell you my son thought it was great! So I posted a few of my husband just for you!!!
    peace~M~

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  29. What an amazing post! I love your blog! Thank you so much for stopping by and posting on my blog! ;)

    I'll be back to visit! Have a Beautiful Day!

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  30. I am so one of those random people who will stop for a quick pic if you asked. Great post !

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  31. More incredible pictures of your lovely hometown. Especially love the comments about Hank and his friend. Incredible!

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  32. That was beautiful. I especially love Hank's story.

    Your request was received and is being honored. If you go to my profile, you'll find a link to my e-mail address to contact me privately.

    God bless and have a stupendous weekend.

    -- Chuck

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  33. Snap, snap. Click, click. You Paparazzi, you!

    I like all of your photos, but my favorites are two black and whites: the old man and the little girl with the glasses. That one is just precious.

    Isn't it fun taking random photos?

    Barry gets to pick our "assignment" for next week since we are going by alphabetical order.

    Hope we can pick up more people. Where is our movement?

    I love peeking into other towns without having to spend any money.

    RG, it snowed here today. It is March. I am a Georgia girl. It ain't supposed to snow the week before the first day of spring.

    I was out shooting something for the paper two days ago and I walking in pine straw and got chiggers. Chiggers and snow? That's just not natural!

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  34. No, no, lets stick with "houses" for next Friday and do "graveyards" the week following.

    I hope that's okay with everyone?

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  35. What a lovely post! I'm dealing with cancer and feeling very unattractive at this point. I found myself looking at these pictures and thinking 'she's right...everyone is beautiful.' You made my night.

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  36. Great post! I do believe that pictures can tell a story. I sometimes will sit back and look at someone's face and on some people you can almost tell their life story.

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  37. Reggie Girl - My favorite is the young man against the red brick wall. He just looks like the most fantasticly friendly person!

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  38. Reggie Girl, check out J9's blog. She's posted some excellent photos of people in her community.

    I've tried pulling together a list of people who are participating at the bottom of my post. But I think we need a better way of listing so others can find them all.

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  39. what a great post!
    I am still smiling !

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  40. what can i say....the eyes are truly the windows to the soul.

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  41. I love ANY post that quotes John Denver!!!!

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  42. The eyes have it! What wonderful pictures - and yes - there is beauty in eveyone when smiles are involved.

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  43. I would love to do this in our small town. For my blog The Ville, I take squint shots of the town and post them, but I haven't gotten up the nerve to stop people on the street. Good for you -- and they are great.

    PS Came by way of Shabby Girl's blog.

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  44. Hi
    What beautiful people :) I love your style of photography, very down to earth !
    I was so sorry that I could not join in this week...I would love to try again for next Friday's theme, where will I be able to find it?

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  45. Reggie girl, you have a rare, rare talent to capture in your portrait photos the spirit and soul of a person - These pics have made me smile and have made my night - Such beauty, and I am proud of what you have created here, and the love you have spread about you - Don't steady on, girl. Keep on snapping and sharing, singing and loving! Fhi xxx

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  46. I loved this post. I, too, like looking at people's faces (as long as I'm not wearing my hoodie, you know, read between the lines :-D). I loved the snapshots you took and your willing 'victims?' look so much at ease. Many thanks for such an uplifting post for a Monday morning.

    Greetings from London.

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  47. I am giving you a 'shout out' on my post later today, and this post will be mentioned in tomorrow's post...love it! You are such a caring human being!

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