I believe that everything starts by paying attention. Life is imperfect and any magical light we can bring into our day is worthy of our gratitude. Laughter and love, joy and celebrations slip into our lives with ease but learning to cope with the deep pain life brings to us is also necessary. I do this best with my camera, chasing down light, zooming in and out and pairing it all with truth. 

I live in Western Washington with my husband of 40+ years, in the home where we raised our three sons. We share that home now with our sweet beagle named Basil. 

Thank you so much for stopping by. 

 

 ©Cathy Sly 2017 

5 on friday || velvet

5 on friday || velvet

I have wanted one for a very long time, but could not make up my mind, there were so many options. When the Velvet 85 Lensbaby came out in June I knew this was the one I wanted. I am on a beautiful learning curve journey and so far, I have not even left our backyard. 

“The challenge of photography is to show the thing photographed so that our feelings are awakened and hidden aspects are revealed to us.”
– Emmet Gowin

summertime balm

summertime balm

crossing the street

crossing the street