Back from the abyss

 

Theo screams as Peter finds him a great example of a purple dinosaur.

Theo screams as Peter finds him a great example of a purple dinosaur.

 

Theo has his first taste of Frosted Flakes....  I feel evil for introducing them to him!!!
Theo has his first taste of Frosted Flakes…. I feel evil for introducing them to him!!!
Theo and his buddies Bella, center, and her sister Sophie watch a movie on their couch.  We are so thankful to have John and Gretchen in Denver with us!

Theo and his buddies Bella, center, and her sister Sophie watch a movie on their couch. We are so thankful to have John and Gretchen in Denver with us!

As most of you know, the past three months have been a roller coaster ride for me, my family and my co-workers from the Rocky Mountain News, which closed it’s doors the end of February.  Thankfully, I was hired the night before the announcement by Tim Rasmussen, the Assistant Managing Editor/Photography of the Denver Post.   The entire Post staff – photographers, editors, writers and even the owner – welcomed the ex-Rocky-ites with open arms and open hearts.  It has been an amazing experience, overall.  

I can honestly say that I shut down for the past two months.  My husband is in grad school, I have two kids to support – and a household to keep running.  Everyday, I searched the internet for possible job opportunities, as I knew the Rocky’s closure was coming and did not know that I would be hired by the Post.  The Unknown took its toll on me physically and emotionally.   Thank GOD that Spring is on its way here in Denver, as I feel like I am climbing out of a Crevasse.  

I am learning how to shoot with my new D3 Nikons – everything is backwards.  And I am slowly going to get back into photographing my family and my friends.  I am, once again, feeling inspired to shoot images and to do just that – shoot images.  No wars to fight, no layouts to navigate, to where to push, for now.  Time for me to just be.  Sure, I have questions about the Denver Post and have no idea how things work there yet.  But for now, I am thankful I have a job, a pair of cameras with prime lenses, and a computer to tone them with.  That is more then I can say for the other Rocky photographers who were not as fortunate as me and who I will help in any way possible to get the next chapter of their lives up and running…

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5 Responses to “Back from the abyss”


  1. 1 Linda McConnell March 29, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Judy
    I love your blog— it’s beautiful.

  2. 2 Carolyn Ann March 31, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Glad you’re back! Love the photos of my Theo!

  3. 3 Kelly Stahlman March 31, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Hey Judy – I love your blog! This is so cool. And I KNOW the last few momths have been a struggle. I just can’t thank you enough for all that you do for so many people. Stay strong – and just be – and capture those family photos.
    I can assure you – time moves fast and you will want them forever!

    Kelly

  4. 4 Michele McCormick April 1, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Judy,

    Just read your more detailed update about the job situation. Wow. Truly so glad that your gifts will continue to be used. That your vocation remains very much alive. I’m still holding with you our last connection… and, so, it is good to hear that you are in a space of “being” rather than “doing”. As Dallas girls, our entire lives were about being valued for “doing” vs. “being”. Being is such a nice place to be 🙂 Much Love, Michele

  5. 5 Kelly Stahlman April 15, 2009 at 1:43 am

    P.S. Mark and Eric are going to PROM in 10 days! With girlfriends!
    After Prom at Dave and Busters from Midnight to 4 AM – Oh Boy!


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