credits

The Banner photograph for this website, “Spanish Moss”,  and all head shots of Hal Price were created by Alfie Wace.

Ms. Wace currently resides in Albany, GA where the scenic landscapes and lifestyle of the region have inspired her to publish her second photographic work. Her latest coffee-table style photo book will be filled with images and anecdotes about life in southwestern Georgia. Her inspiration will be called “Plantation Trace”.

Ms. Wace’s first book, Twenty Four Exposures; is a collection of her favorite photographs from her vast travels around the country. Included along with the images are quotes from notable personalities about the beauty of the world and the importance of caring for the environment.

A published and award-winning photographer, Ms. Wace completed her formal education at Southeastern Center for the Arts in Atlanta, GA under the direction of Neil Chaput de Saintonge. During that time, she had the opportunity to study with some of this era’s finest photographers including Cole Weston, Bruce Barnbaum and Alison Shaw.

After graduation, Ms. Wace served her internship with one of Atlanta’s foremost commercial photographers, Kevin Ames of Ames Photographic Illustration, and continued on with Kevin as his Sales Representative. In her journey through photographic styles of glamour, public relations and product photography, Ms Wace says she had to face the reality that being outdoors and photographing nature is where her heart truly lies.

In her own words, Ms Wace says: “Sometimes I shoot for content, sometimes for color. Mostly, I shoot for what I see as the simple astounding beauty of Mother Nature. I try to use as few tools–filters and digital enhancements–as possible while pushing my camera and lenses to their maximum potential. Nature doesn’t need any help from me.”

“Oftentimes as I am traveling I wish there was someone with me to see the magic. With childlike wonder I will catch myself pointing to a scene and saying out loud ‘Look at THAT’. And while I do love the freedom of shooting alone, at the end of the day, I want to share those images with everyone. Thanks to the internet, I can now do just that.”

Please visit Ms. Wace’s website:  http://www.alfieandcompany.com or follow her BLOG.

ELECTING THE DIVINE HEART TO SERVE NOW

I sat down on my bed today

To just relax my mind

My world had gotten noisy, so…

I needed to unwind.

I sent an invitation then

Inviting ALL to leave!

ALL packed a small and sturdy bag

So turmoil… I could heave.

And ALL left for a instant then

And took with it the noise

It left me still and silent here

My mind was… “unemployed”.

And in my dark and quiet state

My mind sent back one spy

To see what I was doing here

And ask one question… “WHY?”

“Why did you send us ALL away?

We thought we served you well!”

I said, “I just need time alone…

To disengage your spell!”

I told it that I loved it…

It gave me WHAT I SEE!

But I would like to test myself

To try to be just be ME!

I hadn’t seen the real me now

In more than 50 years.

My reunion with… “forgotten Me”

Reduced me soon to tears.

My thoughts had run me day and night

They wanted to protect.

But in their “constant whispering”

My heart had felt neglect.

I asked for one more Holy Moment

To tell my heart hello,

It was a dear old friend of mine

I had to tell it so!

Then that one thought, it stepped aside

And gave me time alone.

My heart was overjoyed I’d come

It told me, “WELCOME HOME!”

“Where have you been? Hal, my dear old friend…

The years have served you well!

I’ve missed you more than you can know

What brings you back pray tell?”

I got caught up in life you see

My thoughts have taught me much!

But in the end, its YOU I missed

My thoughts were just my crutch.

Your truth has always been here.

Your power.. I ignored!

My thoughts had such great memories,

My love is what you’ve stored.

I need to ask a favor now,

So please be good and kind…

If I invite my thoughts all back

Would you help me realign?

My thoughts just need some guidance now

They must direct my voice!

I’m searching for new partnership

To choose my HIGHEST CHOICE!

Please beat a little slower now

And just give me the time.

I need to merge my thoughts with you

And just slow down my mind.

Together we can do this!

I’ve learned to TRUST MY SELF

If you’ll inspire, I’ll light the fire

And I’ll serve no one else.

We both then made a promise

To honor what we said.

And one by one I called ALL back

And sat ALL on my bed

I told it we were changing now

Our filter now was TRUTH.

My heart would guide… and would not hide,

My life would be its proof!

‘Cause if one thought decides to harm

In any shape of form,

We’re ALL responsible for its path

So now you’ve ALL been warned!

And ALL agreed to do its best

To get itself “in-line”.

It offered pure and loving thoughts

My world… is now just fine!

So if you see your thoughts create

A world that’s torn apart.

Invite them in to start again

And run them through your HEART!

God Bless the DIVINE HEART and its miraculous power to change the world…and GOD BLESS YOU!

There is a powerful aspect of ourselves that most of us never get a glimpse of. It is our HIGHER SELF. This video is dedicated to each of you allowing this magical part of your heart to be revealed. RAISE IT UP!

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