Get Close… Up Close

Some people keep a lot of company. Others have a lot of people wanting to keep company. Selectivity is the mark of a wise person. Manage your energy well by only letting those who deserve your inner space in.

poetic inspiration

Get close… upclose

If you ever got a chance to get close… you’d know. There is a certain feeling, a certain joy that radiates. But you’d have to get close first.

Not everyone gets to come this close. Not even for photos. It’s a trust thing. You see, when this close, you might just fall for what you see, have your heart moved, and affected by beholding love.

Sometimes, for your sake, one has to wear sunglasses… to protect you from the glow. When getting up close, it’s best to use the power of love wisely. For things sizzle when this close.

Up close, you move carefully. With grace, with elegance. For all small micro expressions convey a full story. Up close is sensuality at it’s finest.

But then, when you’re close, you’re there by invitation. It’s not a physical proximity thing. It’s a spiritual thing. You are allowed in, up close.

The emotional beauty is not for everyone to see. But beneath the shade of a lovely hat is a smile that brightens the darkest of days. Those who have eyes to see… will see… and cherish the privilege.

It is all about being up close and personal. So, when invited, do get close… up close.

the photos that inspired the above words

Get close

The look in the eyes inspired the words that introduced this post. A small attempt at being poetic.

Up Close

The sunglasses added a nice touch to the play with a hat. It added to the inspiration of the words shared.

Thanks

My friend has given me an amazing collection of photos over the years. Happy to share a few, with her permission. I will have linked below to the list of blog posts and projects done with her or inspired by her.

Editorial Note: This post was originally shared on the project section on July 5, 2018. As part of the site audit, it was moved to the blog. Links updated. 


  1. Get Close… Up Close - Lady Cena shines her best up close and person when the photo editing crops out the noisy background The only way to let a lady shine with her hats... up close
  2. Crop a photo to save a photo - Sharing a few lessons learned from taking not so great photos... and saving them for the right time... to blog about them

Here are other posts and projects with this model

The List of Blog Posts

  • When quitting seems very appealing - Grit. Keep going after your dreams. Don't give up on yourself. Enjoy the photography story and take care of your health too.
  • A Twinkle in the Eye - The sun broke through the clouds, the scene was perfect. He was gazing into her eyes, leaning in for the sweetest kiss when..... Cut. Hold on!! Take two! That magic moment may just well be lost....
  • A Thank You Collection - Taking a little moment to give some credit where it's due. The person featured in this post has given me countless long hours of her time to help me become a better photographer. This is just a small token of thanks for the active support you give me always Thanks!!!
  • The Gate Keeper - A photo session years ago sparked a lot of lessons about how to pose a model. Today, a bit of fiction, inspired by the photos, comes to you to create a mood. My friend modeled... the mind created. Enjoy
  • Having Blues over Blue - Sharing a few lessons from mistakes I made in my early photo days. It's good to learn from the past. This is a rare case of showing the "bad" before sharing the "good" when feeling blue about photography... like... missing the days of shooting for leisure
  • Case Study Blue - In poetry, roses are red and violets are blue... in photography it's all about the right hue Taking inspiration from an old photo session to write a story.... with a few lessons.
  • Crop a photo to save a photo - Sharing a few lessons learned from taking not so great photos... and saving them for the right time... to blog about them
  • Sun-kissed Diamond - Mixing some sunbathing with urban runway and Lady Cena to get a magnificent set of photos
  • Aqua Blue Session - Taking the best of the Aqua Blue photo session and sharing them as a gallery
  • Get Close… Up Close - Lady Cena shines her best up close and person when the photo editing crops out the noisy background The only way to let a lady shine with her hats... up close

The List of Projects

Keeping Cena

A photo session in the park leads to a gallery and romance fiction on the blog.

Home page of the Gate Keeper project with Lady Cena

Regarding Blues

The home page of the blues where Lady Cena paints the town red with her aqua blue

Lessons learned, poetic words, musings, and gallery… all listed within.. without excess blues

Crop of Closeness

A collection of up close and well cropped photos of Lady Cena

A light test turns into a play with hats

2 thoughts on “Get Close… Up Close

  1. Oh my this storyline took my breath away!!! Might I begin with the topic first of Get Close Up Close.

    I feel this story speaking back to me, of the same connection on selectivity as well as keeping lots of company. During times back then I’d feel most everyone is radiant and has your energy, meanwhile discovering as you’ve kindly put it that look mesmerized into her eyes w that gorgeous smile which shows her dimples on both sides. That nervous feeling you’re getting, yet thinking out loud you say You’re so beautiful by the way I love your hat.

    My apologies if I’ve thrown my storyline off 😦 from Get Close Up Close.

    Your story was awesome while I’m checking into the rest of the links you’ve listed for Cena. By the way Cena you’re awesome and beautiful I love all your pics and you’ve modeled them well. Kudos to you of presenting with and without shades.

    1. Thanks Tina. That’s wonderful to present such glowing compliments.

      While Lady Cena isn’t logged onto the blog…she messaged me her appreciation.

      There will be a small update to this story soon. There will be other photo sessions posted as well

      Appreciate you Tina!

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