Tag Archive: ocean

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

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

Drought: A Prolonged Absence

Most people consider the definition of drought to be a chronic shortage of rainfall, but it can also mean a prolonged absence of other things. For example: ideas, sex, or love. Even with the entire ocean… Continue reading

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Teal or Turquoise

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Travel Theme: Independence

I’m happy to find the perfect excuse to post this photo I took earlier this year. In the bottom left corner is a deflated Valentine’s Day balloon. It represents love that deflates, fizzles… Continue reading

A Photo a Week Challenge: Your Week

A Photo a Week Challenge: Your Week

A to Z Photo Challenge – W is for Waimanalo

A to Z Photo Challenge

A to Z Photo Challenge – U is for Umbrellas

A to Z Photo Challenge

A to Z Photo Challenge – S is for Starfish

A to Z Photo Challenge

A to Z Photo Challenge – Q is for Quartz

  A to Z Photo Challenge

A to Z Photo Challenge – K is for Kailua

A to Z Photo Challenge

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Weathered Wood

    Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

A few years ago I started taking photos of trash washed up from our waterways. These are some interesting things I found from the Indian River. They’re almost beautiful in their own way.… Continue reading

A Word a Week Photo Challenge: Figure

I see the vast I smell the air I hear the roar I taste the salt I feel the wind I stand alone © 2014 Shannon Hart A Word a Week Challenge: Figure

A Word A Week Photograph Challenge – Undulate (wavey/ripple)

A Word A Week Photograph Challenge – Undulate (wavey/ripple)

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge: Touch

“I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say ‘he feels deeply, he feels tenderly’.” ― Vincent van Gogh Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge: Touch

A Word A Week Photography Challenge – Yellow

This was an evening beach wedding in Daytona Beach. It had rained all afternoon right up until it was time for the ceremony… which helped produce this beautiful sunset reflected off of the… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy

These are some of the best photos I’ve taken to encapsulate the word Joy.       Taken for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy  

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

Layers There are layers of time, in words – in thoughts – in relationships – that can all be peeled away like the paint on a canvas Posted for this week’s Weekly Photo… Continue reading

What You Might See in Waikiki

I’ve been told more times than I can count that I see things differently than other people. I suppose my photos might reflect that. While most people are taking similar pictures as everyone… Continue reading

Lost & Abandoned Shoes at the Beach

A few years ago, after a storm, I walked the beach and noticed various things washed up from the ocean. Much of it was plastic garbage, but another interesting thing I noticed were… Continue reading

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Aerial – circa 2002

This is not some of my best work. I took this photo from a helicopter in 2002 using my first digital camera – a Sony Cybershot something or other (point and shoot). It… Continue reading

Distant Memories

All relationships are important to children. How many promises have to be broken before one loses her self worth?  


What does abandoned look like? Does it mean weathered and alone? Or merely left to contemplate existence?

Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Clouds

I’m participating in the online adventure travel and outdoor photography magazine Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggers This week’s Challenge is: Clouds!              

Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Sunrise!

I love sunrises and sunsets, so this was a perfect opportunity for me to show off some of the photos I’ve done for this weekly contest. Most of my photos come from Florida,… Continue reading

Garden of the Gods – Southern Illinois

(*Initially when I tried to find out more information about the Garden of the Gods in Southern Illinois, I was taken to a park with the same name in Colorado.) Garden of the… Continue reading

Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Wanderlust!

The waters – rough the path – rocky the mountain – steep the destination – unlimited. I’m participating in the online adventure travel and photography magazine LetsBeWild.com’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggers This… Continue reading

Florida Sunrise I – Textured Abstract Painting

When I was a kid I was fascinated with 3-D art – holograms and 3-D viewers were my two favorite things to stare at for hours. Incorporating texture into some of my paintings… Continue reading

The Little People – Abstract Painting

I was taking an abstract painting class in the Florida Keys when I painted this. I don’t quite recall what the assignment was, but I believe it had to do with creating a… Continue reading

Gator Country – Abstract Painting

I’m sure most people will question why I named this “Gator Country.”  Going with the flow of sunset colors, my husband pointed out that it had a lot of blue and orange, his… Continue reading

No Words Needed Here

Approaching the Island – Abstract Art by Shannon Hudnell

Naming my work can be just as much of a challenge as it is to paint them. Sometimes putting names to abstract pieces helps others understand what the piece is about. This is… Continue reading

Painting the Sky – Artography by Shannon Hudnell

The title of this piece reflects what I did to this photo. Needing a little more than the traditional blues and yellows, I painted the sky by adding bright pink using Photoshop.

Storm Rolling In

I have found that some of the most dramatic photos of the sky can be taken right before a storm. With Florida being well-known for its hurricanes and drastic changes in weather, one… Continue reading

Seaside – Florida Keys

I painted this when I lived in a home overlooking the bay in the Florida Keys. Living in the Florida Keys is a great place for artists, because the colors and vibes are… Continue reading

Midday Blue Sky – Artography by Shannon Hudnell

This was a photo I took in the middle of the day, but I thought it was a boring picture. So I added dramatic color with Photoshop. Now I think it tells a… Continue reading

Abstract Sky at Seaside – Abstract Paintings by Shannon Hudnell

Sometimes I become bored with the same scenes and subject matter, so I decided to take the photos that appear like any other sunset and make them into a colorful painting using Photoshop.

Artography at the Ocean – A Photoshop Transformation

I love working with Photoshop and combining photography with art in order to create artography. I wanted this to look like a masterpiece in progress. The video I made here doesn’t quite relate… Continue reading

Sunset Over Lighthouse at Ponce Inlet, Florida – Abstract Paintings by Shannon Hudnell

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Over Rough Waters – Abstract Painting by Shannon Hudnell

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Above the Sea – Abstract Painting by Shannon Hudnell

Prints available! “Above the Sea” © 2010

Editing Photos with iPhone Apps

There are plenty of great free apps for photo editing. I’ve tried several, including Fast Camera, SmugMug’s Camera, CamWow, Instagram, Pic Collage, Color Effects, and my personal favorite  – Camera Plus – which is… Continue reading

Photographing Landscapes in Infrared

About a year ago I purchased an inexpensive point and shoot that had been converted with an infrared filter. Being that I’m the typical artist that bores easily, I was like a kid… Continue reading