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My Nikon camera got broken and so does my heart as taking photos is really what I enjoy doing.
Photography saved me so many times in the past and is still saving me from going crazy.
So now I am thinking what can I do to replace it without any income.
And then I accepted the fact that I wont be able to have another camera like that.

Some of the photos below are taken by the Nikon camera and some are with an digicam that I am using now.
It is not the same. The lights are just not there and but its okay as long as I can still take photos.

And the photos that I have is always of my son and the beach.
We go everyday sometimes twice if the weather is nice.

We go whatever the weather, Gloomy, sunny or wet! Morning or evening.
And we enjoy the sights, the sound, the wind and the people who are enjoying the beach with us.
At night there are silhouettes (can you spot the ones from the first photo?).
My son and I create stories from those silhouettes, what are they doing? What are they saying?

And when we are at the beach its suddenly okay that my camera is broken, that my marriage is broken,
that we dont have money, that I miss home, that I hate the person I am living with,
that theres a leak in our ceiling, that we might bring a kilo of sand home.

Its okay.

That is my word of the week: okay.


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Jul. 29th, 2016 06:27 am (UTC)
Awwww. I hate that you lost your camera. That is a complete bummer. It's lovely though that you are finding a way to make it happen. Your photos of the beach & your boy are lovely. Thank you for sharing them with us at Photo Friday!
Jul. 29th, 2016 07:15 am (UTC)
Oh no! Is it irreparable? So sorry to hear you've lost your favourite thing! But I'm glad you have the beach to make things OK for you. A great approach to life #picknmix
Sharon Wagner
Jul. 29th, 2016 01:29 pm (UTC)
Seaside splendor!
Jul. 29th, 2016 01:51 pm (UTC)
Lovely pics of your boy and the beach... Sorry to hear about your Nikon. Phones these days take great pics, too. I use my phone more now than my DSLR. So much more convenient to carry around.
Jul. 29th, 2016 01:52 pm (UTC)
Lovely pics of your boy and the beach... Sorry to hear about your Nikon. Phones these days take great pics, too. I use my phone more now than my DSLR. So much more convenient to carry around.
Jul. 29th, 2016 02:18 pm (UTC)
Sorry that you're having such a bad time of it, I've been there in the past. I will say a prayer for you and your beautiful son and that things will turn around for you.
Ruth Rieckehoff
Jul. 29th, 2016 06:56 pm (UTC)
Hope things get better in the future. Glad you are trying to focus on the positive. Enjoy your time with your sons as much as possible. Many hugs!
Jul. 29th, 2016 10:07 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear about your bad fortune. Even pictures from your digicam will keep your memories.
bettyl NZ
Jul. 30th, 2016 02:36 am (UTC)
At least, you have a way to take photos even if it isn't the camera you want. Sometimes, we forget to see the positive side of things.
Jul. 30th, 2016 05:55 am (UTC)
The beach looks wonderful and it must be such a haven away from all the troubles, a good relief each day. Love the idea of creating stories from the sillouettes #countrykids
Jul. 30th, 2016 06:53 am (UTC)
I am so sorry your camera has broken. I have only had mine a couple of months, also a Nikon, and I adore it so much. I only got it as my brother had managed to get it from a friend and fix it up for me. You are a fantastic photographer! I was getting by with my Samsung Galaxy for years which I loved, but it isn't the same as a proper DSLR. Your pictures are still amazing as you have a great eye. I hope you manage to fix it or even replace it some day soon. Sarah xx #CountryKids
Jul. 30th, 2016 07:36 am (UTC)
Oh no to the camera, I would feel heartbroken if my Nikon broke too, on the plus side you must be a natural with a camera as I can't tell which photos were taken on which camera here! Keep taking the photos and your spirits up xx

Thanks for sharing with me at #CountryKids
Debbie Roberts
Jul. 30th, 2016 10:09 am (UTC)
Hi Merlinda, I am so sorry to hear about your camera, I too would be heartbroken. Your photos are stunning and fingers crossed you will find a way of getting it fixed. Your last three photos are particularly stunning and I love the one of Sebastian running in the surf.

Jul. 30th, 2016 10:15 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear you're not having a great time of it at the moment, I can;t tell the difference between the photos so you must be a natural! #CountryKids
Corinne Vail
Jul. 30th, 2016 12:50 pm (UTC)
I hate not having my preferred camera with me, even though I choose not to bring the heavy thing with me all the time. I think you've taken awesome shots...love the sunset silhouettes...gorgeous.
Jul. 30th, 2016 04:09 pm (UTC)
Stunning photos as always. I love the one of the sunset with the kites. Just wonderful! #countrykids
Jul. 30th, 2016 07:40 pm (UTC)
Oh no what a bummer about your camera. At least you have that lovely beach to induldge yourself on each day. What ever the weather is just lovely. #countrykids
Jul. 30th, 2016 09:41 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear about your camera. I'd be truly lost without mine.

I love your beach photos. You're so lucky living so close to the coast.

Jul. 30th, 2016 10:58 pm (UTC)
Your photos of the beach are lovely and I agree that beach visits are great to lift your spirits and create memories. Our family love the beach too!
Jul. 31st, 2016 05:37 am (UTC)
I am so sorry about your camera :-( those photos are all stunning still, I can't tell which is which camera. That late afternoon sun picture though - wow!!! Do you have a camera phone? My camera phone is better than my compact digital camera these days, and is easier to carry than my DSLR... #CountryKids
Jul. 31st, 2016 09:09 am (UTC)
I am sorry to hear about your camera especially as it is a link for escapism but you still take beautiful pictures. I know life is crap for you but one thing for sure is you have a bond and a solid relationship with your son X #wotw
Jul. 31st, 2016 11:02 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear about your Nikon. You still take lovely photos though, it just shows you don't need an expensive camera to take beautiful shots :) You just have to have the eye, and obviously you do! :) #countrykids
Jul. 31st, 2016 11:32 am (UTC)
oh no I am so sorry about your camera, but your photography is gorgeous with or without it x
Jul. 31st, 2016 12:40 pm (UTC)
It is too bad about your Nikon, but very good that you are making the best of it and not letting it get you down. I am sure that living this close to the beach is uplifting. I know I'd be there any time I could. Love seeing Sebastian so happy and splashing through the surf.
Jul. 31st, 2016 01:14 pm (UTC)
your camera
losing something that you love, that you use to express yourself so deeply and personally is very hard. Hope you get used to your new camera. But it's OK to miss your old one. Good luck!
Jul. 31st, 2016 08:29 pm (UTC)
These are still gorgeous photos Merlinda. As long as they're representing the memories you'll have, they're perfect #countrykids
Jul. 31st, 2016 09:05 pm (UTC)
Great pics
The beach is one of my favourite places too and I particularly love that pic with the deckchair, very captivating. Mich x #countrykids
Karen Whitlock
Aug. 1st, 2016 04:28 pm (UTC)
This made me really sad.
Sending you lots of love.
Elaine Livingstone
Aug. 1st, 2016 05:14 pm (UTC)
I adore the picture of him kicking through the sea with all the water splashing up. The beach is a great place to go everyday because there is always something different to do and different to see, and more to the point it is free.
So glad you still have a camera to take pictures with.
Louise George
Aug. 2nd, 2016 09:45 am (UTC)
So sorry to hear about your camera Merlinda. Your photos are always so beautiful and even if they're not quite as good as with the Nikon, it's still lovely to see them. So glad that the beach is your happy place and you can visit it so often and that you have a place to go to where everything is okay, even if it is just for that moment in time. Hugs x #countrykids
Aug. 3rd, 2016 02:58 pm (UTC)
Oh what a shame about your camera! Your photos though are gorgeous, you have such a good eye for photography :)

Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

Stevie x
Morgan Prince
Aug. 4th, 2016 03:00 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry your camera is broken Merlinda. I always love seeing your photographs, you have a real talent. I hope you manage to replace your camera at some point. xxx
Aug. 4th, 2016 08:06 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear that your Nikon camera has broken. I love that your son enjoys the beach so much, it's so lovely having it close by
Aug. 5th, 2016 06:08 am (UTC)
Ah hon I'm sorry to hear that but I think all of your photos are stunning and I can't tell the difference. I use my phone camera all the time anyway these days. Glad you're ok, even tough you are going through so much at the moment xxx
Aug. 5th, 2016 12:18 pm (UTC)
Oh Merlinda, sorry to hear your camera is broken and I too can't tell the difference. Often (mostly) I use my iPhone 4 for my blog photos so I think if you have skill as a photographer - and you do - then you can make any equipment take fabulous photos. I'm admiring your strength too in this post, it shines through. And it's good to have such a pretty happy place! Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo x
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