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‘A Life Well Lived’

Introducing the new Elder Pet Animal Portrait Series

by Pat Corlin Photography

‘Creatively Classic’  photography sessions captured on location and at the beautiful Seacoast Photographers Studios of Dover.

Why capture the final days of pets lives with their beloved owners?

Sharing our lives with older or ailing pets remind us of just how precious our time together really is. As the days with our pets begin to wane, due to the natural aging process or the onset of a life threatening illness, it becomes imperative to celebrate their lives while they are still with us. Approaching these last days with our pets in a celebratory way can often help us cope with and ease the pain of letting them go when the time comes.  This is a very private and intimate time with our pets where we have the opportunity to create final and powerful memories, full of deep meaning.

When being gifted the time to say goodby to our beloved pets, I always encourage family members to consider a very special pet photography session that I offer called ‘A Life Well Lived’. This is an intimate end-of-life photography session for owners and their  beloved pet where memories are captured to celebrate the life, the love and devotion of their best friend.

For the aging dog, creation sessions may be reserved well in advance with a custom creation session in our beautiful mill studio or an in-home session if need be. Ailing pet sessions may be reserved with very short notice. Considering the degree of urgency, I do my best to prioritize these particular sessions. Ailing pet photography session may qualify for payment plans  after consideration of medical urgency and financial need.

I will be happy to share my time to answer your questions about such sessions. You can reach my by telephone at (603) 781-5916 or email me directly at Pat@PatCorlinPhotography.com

Please feel free to share ‘A Life Well Lived’ story of your own #ElderPet and introduce your loved ones right here on my Facebook page.

Much Gratitude to #JustTheThing! for this comfy, classic leather chair for the particular session. Seventeen years young, Dorothy very much enjoyed her this lovely piece of furniture during her portrait session.

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‘Mi Amiga, Mimi’

20160123_TGL_CUBA_DSC2265_edit_10x8_final_web_wtrmrkIt gives me great pleasure to pay tribute my new friend Mimi on International Women’s Day. This incredibly hard working woman, Mother, Grandmother, and soon-to-be friend could speak no english. I could  speak little to no spanish, yet that never seemed a concern. Mimi welcomed our group to her Casa where she and three generations of her family cared for us during our stay in Havana. She and I seemed to understood each other, easy enough. It wasn’t long before we were laughing and hugging each day. When the news of my brothers passing was received, we found ourselves embracing in tears as she gently comforted me in my loss.

The Urban Dictionary describes the word ‘Mimi’ to mean ‘a wonderful friend. Sweet, funny, sarcastic, but GREAT and beautiful.’ How perfect.

More Cuba images here: http://www.patcorlinphotography.com/Gall…/Travel/Travel-Cuba

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#‎InternationalWomensDay #‎Cuba #‎Havana #Casa #‎TGLCuba #‎TheGivingLens #‎TravelPhotography #‎LoveCuba #‎SonyAlpha #‎BorrowLenses #Portrait

‘Fidel, Fidel Tell Us What Else Can We Do’? ‘Study, Study, Study’! Came The Reply. – December 22nd 1961

20160127_TGL_CUBA_DSC3822_edit_final_final_web_wtrmrkUpon stepping into Municipal Library Gustavo Izquierdo of Trinidad at #265 street Marti in the commercial and administrative area of the city center, my senses were assailed with the scent of old (and I mean ‘weary’ old) books. The building itself was stately but in desperate need of repair, as much of Cuba is. It contained rows of shelves, neatly lined with well used, yellow paged books, many with rebuilt bindings and all somewhat faded of color. The black and white tiles on the floors were rather striking and under all that age, the past splendor of the original building could not be denied. I closed my eyes for a moment and easily imagined a huge ballroom full of dancing, beautifully dressed guests. The shutters, if there were any, hung in tatters on crooked window frames, no blinds were present so that natural light and dust were free to drift in. There were no doors on the baño which was tragically outfitted with ‘more than’ seriously challenged plumbing. The center courtyard was home to what must have once been a lovely fountain but it clearly had not seen flowing water in years. And yet … like everywhere in Cuba, there were people making the most of what was available to them and the quest for learning was all around us. Individual rooms around the courtyard were buzzing with office activity and very small class rooms held adults studying with an educator. Two older women were learning English, making me smile.
 
According to information collected by the *UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) on behalf of UNESCO with 2015 estimates based on people aged fifteen or over, Cuba has an outstanding literacy rate of 99.7%! Education is available to everyone in Cuba and mandatory from 6 to 15 years of age. Students are offered free education through university, medical school, technical schools and other professional programs. Everyone in Cuba is expected to work and everyone is expected to read. There are some 400 public libraries in Cuba and all are overseen by the National Library director. There is a large library in every municipality and a smaller library in each community. There are even branches in remote areas on the island. I was very pleased to learn through publiclibrariesonline.org that all public libraries in Cuba also provide services for people with disabilities. There are libraries in every school, classes are required to attend the library once a week and often they are open for evening classes, as well. Adding to Cuba’s extraordinary commitment to reading and education, there is a University in every province of Cuba that provides a five year library degree program where graduates receive a BA degree in librarianship and the science of information.
 
Extraordinary!
 
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More images of Cuba:
 
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‘The Scrapper’

http://www.patcorlinphotography.com/Galleries/Travel/Travel-Cuba/i-7WzCN9g/APatCorln_TGL_CUBA_DSC4193_edit_final_final_web_wtrmrk‘The Scrapper’

This is a very special and rather ‘non-traditional’ image to begin presenting my visual and rather ‘non-traditional’ journey through the compelling streets of Cuba.  As my fellow travelers, family and close friends are aware, the sudden passing of my brother and soulmate occurred about a third of the way through +The Giving Lens’s first workshop to Cuba.  I could not have made it through the journey without the kindness of each and every member of our #TGLCuba team. My gratitude for your support and continued friendship is immense.

As was his way, my brother told me to ‘get on that plane, take lots of pictures’ and (of course) bring me back a Cuban cigar’. Chuck was always pushing me to do what was in my heart, encouraging me to get everything out of this life while the getting was good. I took him at his word and got on the plane, not knowing he was leaving this world in a matter of days. When I heard the news from home I was thrown into an emotional roller coaster. Panic nearly set in as I tried everything but was not able to secure an early departure out of Cuba. Faced with the reality that I simply could not return to where my heart ached to be, I fell into a survival mode of my own, compartmentalizing my emotions as I had no choice but to try and honor him by doing what he wanted most for me.  I honestly believe the my brother had some hand in making me complete the trip. I took a deep breath (many in fact), sat down on the sidewalks of Havana and Trinidad to observe the streets before me and I began photographing.  Before I knew it I was drawn to the four legged animals of the streets and the rooftops. It was here I found the world of ‘The Scrapper’.  Captured on my last day on the island and very nearly the last photograph I took, this one dog, this Scrapper stood out amongst the many. Hungry, covered in dirt, ticks and God knows what else, he moved methodically down the streets, sticking his nose in every bag, finding bits and pieces to nibble on before moving on to another pile. Most people might see this as a terrible life of an exhausting, never ending quest to do whatever it takes to survive.  I, on the other hand, saw a friendly and seemingly happy dog who liked to walk with the humans passing by, a bounce in his step and tail wagging furiously … always. His spirit remained strong though his circumstances seemed dire. The irony did not escape me and it made me smile. Over the years, my brother’s many efforts in his own  struggles to survive led me to describe him to others as a ‘Hell of a Scrapper’.  He fought cancer with dignity and a great spirit. We had more years and memories than predicted because of this.  Cancer finally figured him out and took him from us, but not without one Hell of a fight. Those us us left behind remain her to honor him, his life, his love and his strengths.  Whatever images come from my Cuban Journey are dedicated to my brother’s life … the life of ‘The Scrapper.’

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#AnimalImagery #FourLeggedPhotography #Dogs #StreetDog #Scrapper#AnimalPortraits #Cuba #Havana  #DogsOfCuba

Have no fear, I can prepare one just for you, as well! 

Nothing pleases me more than learning that a piece of my work has found a forever home. I am absolutely thrilled that three pieces from my current collection have been purchased at the #RobertLincolnLevy Gallery! One of the great things about working in the medium of photography is that another rendering of any sold piece can be made. So if happen to be wandering through #TheRoadMostTraveled Exhibit and you find yourself drawn to a piece that has already been sold, have no fear! I can prepare one just for you, as well!   http://www.patcorlinphotography.com/Galleries/Exhibits-/The-Road-Most-Traveled

#PatCorlinPhotography #NHAA #Exhibit #Photography #HangItDangIt #RLLG #RobertLincolnLevyGallery #Portsmouth #NH

‘Sunrise isn’t like sunset – the day can’t start without a sky on fire’ Cheslsea Crisman, Poet

The Nubble Lighthouse - #SohierPark #CapeNeddick#Maine #USA

The Nubble Lighthouse – #SohierPark #CapeNeddick#Maine #USA

So the next time you wake up for a shoot pre-dawn and think maybe you should just roll over and go back to sleep, I wouldn’t recommend it. THIS is what I would have missed had I followed through with that very same thought when my alarm went off at 4:30 am.

The Nubble Lighthouse – #SohierPark #CapeNeddick#Maine #USA

Photographed at 7:01am : Nikon D3s, 24-70mm f/2.8, 1/10 of Second @ f/16, ISO 200, #FormatHiTech 100×100 soft edge grad filter

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#SavageRock #KeepLookingUp #Sunrise #Dawn#WeGetWhatWhereGiven

#FireInTheSky #CloudsOnFire #Landscape #LandscapePhotography #Oceanscape #Seascape#Ocean #Sea #NubbleLight #Lighthouse #AtlanticOcean #Orange #Clouds #Nikon #NikonGlass#Benro #FormatHiTech #FStopGear

Bring Them To Life!

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Now, everyone knows that I can quickly scan through and share my digital images with the best of them. On the web they travel far and wide and reach more eyes. However, it is the printed and framed images hanging on my walls that help to make my house a home! 
A very special Thank You to Emily Brackett of #LiveFreePhotographySupplisAndServives for always providing me with prints that I love!
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#HangItDangIt #PrintIt #FrameIt
#MOT #MyOfficeToday #FrameDestination

My Office Today aaaaand Nope, that is NOT my Nikon ;-)

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Don’t Even THINK About It!

Don't Even THING About It!

Don’t Even THING About It!

Off East Oahu, breathtaking views abound at the “Spitting Caves” but don’t even THINK about jumping in! A stunning location for fishing, whale watching, photographing and meditating but do not be deceived, the danger on these steep cliffs is very real. Swimming/Cliff Jumping here should never be an option. Mother Nature has taken many of the unwary before there time because they thought they could concur the challenge. The pounding surf is treacherous and the cliffs are very high. Use care in your footing and don’t take your hands off your gear. Even finding the short but dangerously, steep trail head can be a bit tricky. It is located in a residential area and in can be slippery when dry, due to tons of dead pine needles on the trail but even worse when wet. Should that be the case I wouldn’t hesitate to be “that lady with the crampons” on this one, my pride be damned. Oooh but what a treat when you get to the bottom! The multi-layered rocks, worn down by the forces of sea and wind, are full of grooves and swirls that make stunning shapes and patterns.  There is no doubt that the sunsets along side of Diamond Head Crater will surely entice this girl into more than one trek down that crazy-steep trail head this time around.
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“It Is My Distinct Honor To Present, Her Royal Self, Miss Piper Rose”

“It Is My Distinct Honor To Present, Her Royal Self, Miss Piper Rose”

“It Is My Distinct Honor To Present, Her Royal Self, Miss Piper Rose”

“It Is My Distinct Honor To Present, Her Royal Self, Miss Piper Rose”

Today was truly a special treat! I was delighted to share my studio with this eight week old Golden Doodle pup, such a lady and love. The bonus was she brought her humans, too! Congratulations to LacyJane Folger and Patrick Cremmen as their circle grows!

The Goldendoodle is a cross-breed/hybrid dog of a golden retriever with a poodle. One of the newest “Doodles” from Australian and American breeders. Different classifications come from the number of generations bred. They shed very lightly and appeal to people who have  allergies. They are very intelligent and thus very quick to respond to training. They are bred mostly for companionship and enjoy being with people and other pets.

© ANIMAL IMAGERY by Pat Corlin Photography

Photographed at The Seacoast Photographers Studios, Exeter, NH

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