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One Night in San Francisco

San Francisco Bay Bridge at night

It had been years since I’d spent any quality time in San Francisco, but on my last trip to California my mom and I decided to take one night of our adventures to stay in the city.

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Topaz Studio Digital Frame Review

Shell Beach California Sunset in Black and White with Topaz Studio Digital Frame Adjustment

My friends at Topaz labs recently released a new Pro Adjustment for Topaz Studio called Digital Frame. It applies a realistic looking mat and frame effect and allows for a ton of customization options. Pretty cool! Adding a Digital Frame to a Photograph I decided to give this adjustment a try on a recent photo…

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Awesome Architecture in SLO | The Jennifer Street Bridge

Jennifer Street Bridge Black and White Abstract | San Luis Obispo, CA

There is a pedestrian bridge in my hometown that passes over the tracks near the train station. I’ve admired the Jennifer Street Bridge for years, but never had a reason to go up and across. On my last visit to San Luis Obispo, whilst out walking with my mom and our cameras, we decided to check it…

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Pismo Beach Street Photography

Father and Son Surfing Duo | Pismo Beach Street Photography

A few days ago I returned home from nearly a month in California. My time was crammed full of family time and a few visits to my favorite beaches – Pismo Beach among them. Street Photography at the Beach The morning I spent at Pismo Beach was breezy and beautiful! It wasn’t the right time…

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Finding Unique Macro Photography Subjects in the Kitchen

Steak Knife and Water Drops Kitchen Macro Photography

Last month one of the photography clubs I attend did a presentation on macro photography. I walked away inspired to create! The only problem? I don’t have a full-frame macro lens! {cue the sad, mournful music} My 60mm Macro Lens is only compatible with crop sensor Canon camera bodies…so out came my trusty backup camera –…

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Looking Back at 2016

Abandoned Fishing Boat | Eastern Shore | Willis Wharf, VA

2016 was…interesting. As each new year dawns I like to take a look back at my photographic work and see what I produced for the year. I was pleased to see that even though I was often feeling creatively lost, I still managed to make a few photos. Over 4000! And that doesn’t include iPhone photos! There…

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The Dizzying Descent | Shell Beach, CA

The Dizzying Descent | Shell Beach, CA

On a recent visit to the Central Coast of California my mom and I made a point of taking several morning walks on the beach. One morning, in Shell Beach, we climbed down this steep staircase. It is well-built and sturdy, but the descent was definitely steep. Once at the bottom, we walked carefully out…

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Images of Hampton Roads | Art Exhibition

Spiral Staircase | Old Cape Henry Lighthouse | Virginia Beach, VA | Black & White | Images of Hampton Roads

I’m honored that my photograph of the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse Spiral Staircase was chosen for display in the Images of Hampton Roads juried art exhibit at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library in Virginia Beach! I captured this photo in April of 2016 at f/4, 1/40 second, ISO 640. Initial edits and finishing touches were done in…

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Exploring Fort Monroe | Hampton, VA

Entering Fort Monroe | Hampton, VA

A couple of weeks ago the hubbie & I braved the heat and humidity to get out and explore a bit. We headed across the bay to Hampton, VA to check out Fort Monroe and the Old Point Comfort Lighthouse. Fort Monroe: A Brief History Fort Monroe’s location on the tip of the Virginia Peninsula between…

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My Daddy | Happy Father’s Day

My Daddy | Happy Father's Day

To the best daddy a girl could ask for: Happy Father’s Day!   The photos above were captured earlier this year when my folks came out to Virginia for a visit. On this particular evening we had grilled dinner in our backyard and then my dad & hubbie brought out their guitars. I couldn’t have…

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