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Daily Photo Challenge: Black and White


I love this photograph! It is one of my favorite captures edited in black and white film, and so I thought that I would share it.  To whoever happens upon it, I hope you enjoy it!



Lady of the Veil

So unfortunately I have been trapped in a severe writer’s block and have neglected my poor blog for a week now. Thankfully, however, it has been the complete opposite with my photography! I have even recruited some fabulous models! 😀 This shoot was part of a larger one, but I felt like these few photos needed a title and gallery all their own. I am really happy with the way they turned out! If you have any critiques or feedback, I would love to hear them! I am still learning. If you enjoy this gallery, keep an eye out for the continuation!


5 Favorite Photographs – Color

Just the other day I posted my five favorite black and white photos that I have taken. Today, I thought it would be fun to post my five favorite photographs that are in color. Here it goes, I hope you enjoy them!

1.  Bright Eyes – This is that same owl I posted in my black and white favorites. I just can not help myself! I adore this owl! I had only just gotten my new camera and I hadn’t been able to take too many pictures of “living” creatures, only still life. When we found this owl, I happened to have my camera with me. He let me get so close! It was amazing! I consider him my first living, wild, subject. 🙂

Northern Saw-whet Owl.

Northern Saw-whet Owl.

2. Sun-lit Rose – This photo is one of my favorites because of the color in the rose and the stillness of the sky. The shadows that play on the illuminated leaves are so lovely, I think. I just really enjoy it.

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3. Home – I chose this photo because of how welcoming the window looks. I took this picture after I stopped for lunch in Astoria. I was visiting Seattle, and we decided to see the Oregon cost. This window just was so inviting in the very industrial town and against the grey sky. I hope to go back to Oregon some day soon…

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4. Waiting to Fly – I love this photo because of the detail captured. Dandelions are my favorite! If you don’t believe me, I even have a tattoo of a dandelion. So there. 🙂 I once read that a person can either look at a field of dandelions and see a hundred weeds, or a hundred wishes.

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5. Summer’s Last Breath – This photo was taken right before the winter months came and rid my yard of its flowers. As you can see, the petals are starting to wither away, yet beauty can still be found. That is why I love it.

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5 Favorite Photographs – Black and White

I found this fun activity while I was scrolling through my reader. Many a blogger was posting their five favorite photographs of all time that they had taken. I thought this challenge would be a fun one to try, but I’m going to do it a little differently. I am going to post my five favorite photographs in black and white, and then my five favorite photographs in color (look out for the colored ones in a later post!). Here it goes!

1. The Sleepy Owl – This is one of my favorites because I just adore how sweet this little guy looks. So innocent and drowsy. It also brings about some very happy family memories.


2.  The Empty Window – This photo was taken before I even bought the camera I use now. It just feels so lonely, with the spider web in the top left-hand corner of the window. I just love it!


3. Horse and His Angel – This was my first ever photo shoot with a living model! I love this photo because of how sweet the horse looks and how his tail is flowing in the wind. Also, the model’s face is so serene, and her hair just delicately falls across her shoulders. I love it!


4. A Fierce Kitty – I love the focus in the face of this cat! So serious and powerful!

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5.  Dandelion Wishes – I love this photo because of how simple it is. It is just a dandelion, yet it is more. So lovely and dreamy, I think.

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Daily Photo Challenge: Transparent

Transparent, like a glass bottle holding a secret.

Transparent, like a glass bottle holding a secret.

Today’s photo challenge is transparent. That could be represented using so many things! I chose to use this lovely little glass bottle and put a key inside of it to really prove its transparency. It is illuminated by the sun, and I dropped it in the snow to give it a little mystery and texture.

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“A Horse And His Angel” – My First Ever Photo Shoot!

Today I embarked on my first photo shoot ever with a real human being! I was AM so excited! My model is a wonderful person and the horse she is riding is her rescue horse she broke and trained herself. He is such a sweetheart! I thought the Angel look would be perfect for this shoot because of their story. I hope you enjoy this little peek at the shoot! If you have any comments or critiques, I would appreciate them more than you know!

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Which way? (Image credited to rightful owner)

When I say inked or ink,  I’m simply referring to the process of getting a tattoo, or a tattoo in general.   Tattoos are beautiful to me, a type of art, despite the reconciliation they may get from others.   I believe all tattoos are unique and special; they all have a meaning.   Whether the tattoo owner’s goal is to resemble or represent  a memory of an event or person, religion, love, favored item, a memento;  it all means something.   Some even go as far as to tell a story, right there, written out on their skin for the world to see.   It takes my breath away.   Those against them often have a hard time seeing it, but that doesn’t make it any less true.   Sometimes the tattoo can be crude and kinda inappropriate, but that’s the person wearing them, not the art in itself.On my eighteenth birthday, which will be here on October 31st, I want to get my very first tattoo.   I have already personally designed three tattoos, each of them meaning something special to me and each of them being unique.  I plan on getting each one someday, but I absolutely do plan on getting them.   The tattoos that I made are each special to me and each mean something.   The first one I plan on getting is a small quote I found in one of my favorite books, reminding me to just be me – something I desperately need to remember – along with a flower I drew.   The others are of things such as a symbol of something I treasure, and a name I hold dear.

I am a Christian and I am proud of it.   I do not believe my tattoos will separate me from my God whatsoever!   My body is said to be His temple; I am simply decorating its walls with pictures that cause no disrespect to Him, me, or the people around me.   I feel getting inked is another way people express themselves.   It is usually a personal process that brings about a sense of freedom when completed.

As much as it saddens me to think of, some of my family members are against my dreams of a tattoo.   They think the placement I have decided on (my shoulder-blade) is too prominent and the size too large.   They are worried about what others will think of me, which goes against exactly what my tattoo will stand for.   As much as I need them to, they don’t understand what it means to me.   You can’t let anyone stop you from being you, you just have to take the first step in getting there.   It is not just a worthless picture I want drawn on my skin, it is my very own piece of treasure I can carry with me and never lose.    I love my family very much and would never want to disrespect them or disobey my parents, I just would rather do it with their blessing rather than their reconcile.   But, I will do it either way…

It’s only forever…Not long at all. (Image credited to rightful owner)

So there is my opinion of tattoos and my story laid out before your very eyes.   The view I have on the art that can very possibly change a person’s life.   A confession of my dreams.