A Technological Tale for the Young at Heart

It seems that it’s becoming harder and harder to hide ones age nowadays. As technology blasts forward like a bullet train some of us that are well into middle age can at times fall a little behind, and nothing can show a person’s true age more. Take what happened with me and my beautiful sister today as a prime example.

I decided to stop and visit with Christina this morning just before she headed off to work. Even if it’s just for a minute we like to catch up. My sister always seems to bring out the silly in me, so as I waited on her to appear my imagination started wandering. I quickly grabbed my camera and posed at my driver’s side window like a proper private eye investigating the case. As soon as my sister appeared out the front door I started snapping away with my telephoto extended yelling, “I’m gonna catch you in the act, you criminal! I’ve got my spy camera! I’m Veronica Mars!” I mean, I’m blond, so close enough, right?

My sister continued around the front of my car while I shot at her with rapid speed capturing all her giggles as she moved towards my passenger door. She opened up the door, smiled at me with her cute little girl smile and said, “Cut it out. Aren’t you wasting film?”

Bless her heart <3 I can’t hack on her too much, though. I might know my photography technology, but I get busted on my age every single time I need a new “printer ribbon”. I’m not ashamed, I’ll own it. I’ll admit that I’m getting old because I’m still young at heart. I wouldn’t trade my experiences for the world. My 20-year-old daughter is in better shape, and is beautiful even under bright lights, but she doesn’t have my memories. To the youngins nowadays new technology is old news. They are growing up and outgrowing their gadgets faster than they can invent them. To me even old technology is like being on the Jetsons, and that excitement turns me back into that carefree child I was every single day.

My seester is so adorable 🙂 and everybody better be extra nice to her ’cause she has to deal with me doing stuff like this all the time 😀 Everybody give my beautiful sister, Christina Ann Ramey, extra hugs today! (but not creepy ones. keep ’em short and make sure you do the back pat thing. this isn’t a dating service here.) I love you, seester!!!

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Melodie Yvonne

Melodie Yvonne Ramey, owner, editor, & contributor at Photographic Melodie, grew up in the small southern Indiana town of North Vernon. She picked up her first camera at the young age of 5, and was immediately hooked. Every trip, even just to the local park, was turned into a fantasy scene of her own imagination that would later be turned into epic tales in word and photos.

Melodie spent her teen years learning from and mentoring under professionals such as Richard Young, John Sheckler, and The Grand Conundrum. She received an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Technologies majoring in Photography from Ivy Tech in 2002 after studying under acclaimed professors such as Hoosier photographer Darryl Jones, Jonathan Wilson, and many other masters in the field.

Melodie’s main focus has always been music photography. Growing up with photography and listening to amazing musicians inspired her dream to create visual images that made people feel the way they do when they hear the music. She wanted to help people SEE the music by capturing every magical moment of concerts that she could only dream about as she gazed into music magazines like Rolling Stone and Spin.

Melodie has done numerous jobs around the country ranging from working for bands to even being the official photographer on many southern Indiana Poker Runs. Her specialties are in nature, music, and candid event photography, as well as one of a kind photographic creations. Melodie published her first print book Photographic Memories: In the Beginning, a collection of poetry, in 2011, and has since published 2 more print works, Photographic Memories: Meet me in the Middle and Hoosier Heavens, her first photo book. Melodie currently acts as publisher, editor & lead contributor at Photographic Melodie and does freelance work with many other media outlets, venues, and artists.

Melodie says, “I started out with a Tweety bird camera and a dream and I never let go. I will always love photography and the vessel it has given me to share the images of my heart and mind with the world. I have found that every single person on this earth visualizes the world in very different ways. Some people are optimists, some are pessimists. Some people are daydreamers, and others keep their feet firmly planted on the ground. Photography allows me to show some of these different visualizations. It allows the rationalist to see that it’s okay to dream, it can show the monsters hidden in the dark, and it can show even the saddest of people that there is still joy in the world.”

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