Monthly Archives: September 2015

Shadows and Lines – version 2

I posted the color version of this fence the other day and Themofman from Modes of Flight stated that he would like to see this in moderate to high contrast black and white.

I am still working to improve my black and white photography/editing skills so please offer any constructive critiques on what I can change.  I am also willing to share the original image to see how you could make it look GREAT.

Version 2 - Shadows and Lines

Version 2 – Shadows and Lines

 

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Slightly Slanted

“The greatest discovery of all time

is that a person can change their future by merely

changing their attitude.”

Quote by Oprah Winfrey

~Slightly Slanted~

                                                                     ~Slightly Slanted~

 

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Starlight Blogger Award

I was awarded the Starlight Blogger Award back in July by Gale over at Living Life Day by Day“.   I do have a tendency to procrastinate when I do not have a deadline but eventually it gets done.  I did not intend to take this long however.

Starlight Blogger Award

The Starlight Blogger Award was created to highlight and promote inspirational bloggers and their blogs by NickysdayWithAutism.

There are a few basic rules:
  • Thank the person that nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 3 questions that are given to you.
  • Pass the award on to 6 or more other bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated.
  • Include the logo of the award on your blog, please never alter the logo and never change the rules.
Here are the questions that Gale asked of the people she nominated:

 

  1. What was the most life changing moment in your life?
  2. How did someone unexpectedly help you just when you desperately needed it most?
  3. Where do you find your inspiration to write?
My answers:
  1. I actually have 2 life changing moments and they were both when I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.  This was devastating to say the least.  I am not going to dwell on the negative emotions that were engulfing me at the time but I will celebrate the joy/pleasure that came out of it.  Photography is one of the things that I discovered and it became my escape from the negativity that I was feeling.  It also, over time, made me realize just how strong I really was.  I am now 12 years free of cancer.
  2. How did someone help me when I needed help?  This is a bit difficult since I rarely share my bad times with other.  But I will have to say my cousin Nikki help more with her words of encouragement when it was needed most.
  3. I am altering this slightly to what is my inspiration for photography.  Life around me is my inspiration.  Every moment is an opportunity to capture moments to reflect on later.

My 3 questions for all that wish to participate:

  1. Why did you become a blogger?
  2. Outside of your family and friends what inspires you to continue to move forward?
  3. If you we granted one wish to do something over what would it be?

Make sure you send a link to my page so that I can review your responses.

Thanks in advance to all that participate.

OBX Sunrise

  OBX Sunrise-My dad and Ebony enjoying the sunrise and a stroll in the ocean.

 

 

After the Bloom has gone

After the Lilacs bloom and the fruit ripens, we are left with these beautiful lavender berries.

After the Bloom

                                                                        After the Bloom

 

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Shadows and Lines

Shadows and Lines

Shadows and Lines

 

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WP Photo Challenge: Connect (2)

The comfort of a mother.

Connected by Love

Connected by Love

A stolen moment of my sister-in-law and nephew.

A bit of connection and love on the beach.

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WP Photo Challenge: Connected

Mother and daughter

Mother and daughter

Mother and daughter

 

My cousin taking time to connect with her daughter at a wedding.

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Free to be

This little girl did not care that I was watching the sunrise and taking pictures.  She just wanted to run and play in the ocean.

As an adult most of us aren’t going to lose our adult mindset and run free when there is a camera in the very near vicinity.   I know I am not.  That is one of the things that I miss about being a kid.

A child does not have all of those self-imposed constraints on them.   Their mind is free to do what they want without worry about what others may say.

This little girl truly enjoyed the sunrise.

Free to be!

Free to be!

 

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Wordless Wednesday: Dreaming

Dreaming

Dreaming

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Simply Elegant

Elegsnt

Elegant

I have always thought that this bird was among the top 5 in elegance.

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