More Sunsets and a Sunrise in New Smyrna Beach

I have so many sunset photos I’ve taken in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, that I could probably fill up an entire year of blogging with them! The first is a sunrise, which is… Continue reading

Beautiful Sunsets in New Smyrna Beach, Florida

If I can’t be up early enough for a sunrise, I attempt to at least view a sunset every evening. I’ve taken all of these photos with an iPhone 6.      

Abstract Painting: Day Into Night – Sunset

This is only the second “round” painting I’ve ever done. As you can tell, I really love sunsets!

Reversible Painting: Deserted Beach… Purple Desert

This reversible painting was done purely by accident. The first photo is what my intention was… but as I was walking around and noticed the painting upside down, it reminded me of the… Continue reading

Abstract Painting: Island Time Sunset

I thought I’d try painting a silhouette this time, because it’s something I haven’t attempted before. The photos of my paintings don’t exactly show the quality of my work. I tend to use… Continue reading

Peacocks in St. Augustine

On a trip to St. Augustine earlier this year, a friend of mine and I visited the Fountain of Youth. While the fountain itself was just about as impressive as the Plymouth Rock… Continue reading

A Visit to Canaveral National Seashore – Apollo Beach

If you like to travel to national parks, Canaveral National Seashore is a great one to visit! It’s a super chill place to see cool things in nature whether is be the ocean… Continue reading

Abstract Painting: Earthscape Eye

Over the summer I completed a few paintings. This was inspired by some agate stones with intricate patterns and detail.

Miami Full Moon at the Beach

I took these full moon photos during a trip to Miami last spring. Not being much of a night photographer, I’d like to improve the quality of night shots, but I also like… Continue reading

Key West: Sunset in Paradise

Last November I visited Key West for a few days. I absolutely miss these incredible sunsets!      

Dexter Beach, Marion, Massachusetts Sunrise

Okay… so I know I need to get on the ball with my posts again! I’ve been taking tons of photos lately, but mostly with my iPhone, since it’s always with me and… Continue reading

Mayflower Replica & Plymouth Rock – Plymouth, Massachusetts

I just realized I haven’t posted in nearly 10 months! Work took over, but I was finally able to travel to Massachusetts recently. This is a pretty fantastic thing to see in person.… Continue reading

Vibrant

Wintery weather doesn’t provide much in terms of vibrance, so I had to choose from photos I took this past fall.         The Daily Post: Vibrant

Shannon’s Creative Photo Challenge: Webs

This challenge’s theme is: WEBS. If you’d like to participate, all you have to do is post the title and link it to my page. You may also use the photo challenge picture. 1.… Continue reading

Shannon’s Creative Photo Challenge: Landscapes in Portrait Mode

Welcome to Shannon’s Creative Photo Challenge! I was trying to do this weekly, but I have too much going on at the moment to dedicate. Instead, I will post randomly as time allows. This… Continue reading

Faraway in Black and White

It took me a while to choose photos for this challenge, because not all look good in black and white. Certain architectures and textured landscapes do, which is why I chose these particular ones… Continue reading

Construction & Destruction of Doors and Windows

So glad to be able to get back into participating in Cee’s challenges! I just took on a new job that’s keeping me very busy, and today is my first chance at participating again. This… Continue reading

Gathering in Nature

Glad to have some time off of work to get back to these challenges! I found this mushroom clump in my backyard last month. It was the oddest thing, and I’d never seen… Continue reading

Shannon’s Creative Photo Challenge: EYES

Welcome to Shannon’s Creative Photo Challenge! Each Wednesday, I post a newly themed challenge. This week’s challenge is EYES. If you’d like to participate, all you have to do is post the title and… Continue reading

Shannon’s Creative Photo Challenge: Words

Welcome to Shannon’s Creative Photo Challenge! Each Wednesday, I post a newly themed challenge. This week’s challenge is WORDS. If you’d like to participate, all you have to do is post the title and link… Continue reading

Shannon’s Creative Photo Challenge: Babies

Welcome to Shannon’s Creative Photo Challenge! Each Wednesday, I post a newly themed challenge. This week’s challenge is BABIES If you’d like to participate, all you have to do is post the title and link… Continue reading

Orange and Green in Nature

I was taking a walk in my neighborhood last month, and I noticed something floating in the river. It was a glittery pumpkin caught in the weeds, most likely windblown in there by… Continue reading

Trio – Nature in 3s

      The Daily Post: Trio

Before and After with Photoshop – Color flower to black and white

It’s amazing what one can do with Photoshop. Just a simple cropping, increasing details, color changes, and some sharpening can turn a photo into something completely different than what it was to begin… Continue reading

Lake Ashby, Florida in Black and White

Even though I took plenty of color photos on this trip, it’s the black and white ones that bring out the true details. Ironically, these black and white photos also reflect my feelings… Continue reading

Shannon’s Creative Photo Challenge: White

Welcome to Shannon’s Creative Photo Challenge! Each Wednesday, I post a newly themed challenge. This week’s challenge is WHITE. If you’d like to participate, all you have to do is post the title and… Continue reading

Lucky Rainbow

I saw this rainbow the other evening. It was completely unexpected and so large I couldn’t fit it into one photo. I made a wish, and minutes later I got an unexpected call about… Continue reading

Shannon’s Creative Photo Challenge: Near & Far

Welcome to Shannon’s Creative Photo Challenge! Again, I am late for this week’s challenge. Too much going on at once! Each Wednesday, I post a newly themed challenge. This week’s challenge is NEAR… Continue reading

Ornate in Religion

While searching for my most ornate photos, I realized that most of the subjects are religion or ritual related.         The Daily Post: Ornate

Shannon’s Creative Photo Challenge: Water

Welcome to Shannon’s Creative Photo Challenge! Sorry I am late for this week’s challenge, as I had a family emergency. Each Wednesday, I post a newly themed challenge. This week’s challenge is WATER.… Continue reading

Before and After with Photoshop

This is the Anping Treehouse in Tainan, Taiwan submitted by Helen Chen of HHC Blog. I wanted bring out the detail in this image. My post-processed version:   The original: November One Photo Focus  

Shannon’s Creative Photo Challenge: Nighttime

Welcome to Shannon’s Creative Photo Challenge! Each Wednesday, I post a newly themed challenge. This week’s challenge is NIGHTTIME. If you’d like to participate, all you have to do is post the title and… Continue reading

From Below

At first I thought this challenge meant looking below, but then I realized it was from below. What a difference! All of these photos were taken somewhere in Arizona… from below.    … Continue reading

Tender Moments

Since I tend to take several photos of animals and children, this challenge was fairly easy for me. These are some of the photos I’ve taken over the years. The original of this… Continue reading

Careful

Be careful for the environment you choose, for it will shape you. The Daily Post: Careful

Black and White Photography: Things Made of Wood

I think wood generally photographs better in black and white, mainly due to its greyscale colors. Contrast adjustment can help bring out the details. I had several photos to choose from for this… Continue reading

Simplicity in Nature Photography

This was a bit of a challenge for me, because I’ve either already posted some of my simple photos or I tend not to take very simple ones that relate to this challenge.… Continue reading

Hats – Hoodie, Cowgirl, Tiara, Cowboy

This is an interesting challenge, because I had also thought of using the topic of hats as one of my own photo challenge themes. After rummaging through numerous photos, I realized that I… Continue reading

Shannon’s Creative Photo Challenge: COSTUMES

Welcome to my Creative Photo Challenge! Each Wednesday, I will post a newly themed challenge. This week’s challenge is COSTUMES. If you’d like to participate, all you have to do is post the… Continue reading

Small Subjects in Black and White

Even though I am obsessed with photographing creepy dolls and dead insects, I have to say that my favorite of this set has to be the newborn.       Cee’s Black and… Continue reading

Mangrove Seeds at the Beach

I tend to take several photos of the same subject at different angles, because I’m just obsessive like that. Last week at the beach, I noticed a pile of mangrove seeds washed up from the… Continue reading

Extraordinarily Unusual

This challenge was a little bit challenging for me, because I consider extraordinary things to be extremely unusual – like double rainbows or moments that things wouldn’t normally be caught on camera. A… Continue reading

Shannon’s Creative Photo Challenge: Spooky/Mysterious

Welcome to my Creative Photo Challenge! It’s been very exciting to see more participants in these challenges. Each Wednesday, I will post a newly themed challenge. In keeping with the theme of mystery… Continue reading

Graffiti and Murals

I tend to take photos of a lot of things when I travel. Sometimes I come across odd graffiti or art. These are a few of the things I’ve taken over the years.… Continue reading

October Sunsets of New Smyrna Beach

As most of you probably know by now, I love taking sunset photos. I like sunrises, too, but the time of day doesn’t always work for me. These photos have been taken over… Continue reading

Happy Place – Disney’s Epcot Flower and Garden Show

No matter which park I visit, Disney is a happy place for me. I always feel like a little kid again, free from worry and thought. The artistry at the parks is top-notch, and the… Continue reading

Travel Theme: Paint

        Travel Theme: Paint

Well Composed Emotions in Photographs

If you’ve been following me for a while, you probably already know by now that sunsets are one of my favorite subjects. Because of their beauty, they always make me feel inspired. I… Continue reading

Cameras & Photographers in Black and White

This topic was definitely a challenge for me, because it’s not often I take photos of cameras or of other photographers. I managed to find some “selfies” done in mirrors.     Cee’s Black and… Continue reading

Shannon’s Creative Photo Challenge: Silhouettes

Welcome to the second month of  my Creative Photo Challenge! It’s been very exciting to see everyone’s interpretations. Each Wednesday, I will post a newly themed challenge. In keeping with the theme of mystery and change… Continue reading

Manmade in Africa

Traveling the world is on my bucket list. So for now, I will have to settle for visiting countries at Epcot and Animal Kingdom at the Disney parks. These photos were taken last… Continue reading

Night Shots of the Las Vegas Strip

I’m not a huge fan of big cities or of places like Vegas, but they do provide some pretty cool opportunities for photographers. I took these photos with a point and shoot camera… Continue reading