Posts Tagged ‘nature’

A Pause in the Midst of Chaos

Fall Colors in my backyard | Greenbrier | Chesapeake | Virginia

We finally got word a few weeks ago that we are moving back to San Diego! We’ll be back amongst family and friends and couldn’t be happier…but that bit of news also set in motion a series of events that cast our lives into chaos.

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Fall in Virginia is Oh So Enchanting!

Fall Colors | Mariner's Park | Newport News | Virginia

I love this time of year! The air has turned crisp, the leaves are changing colors, and I get to pull out my scarves and boots. Fall in Virginia is heavenly. One of my new (to me) favorite places to get out and enjoy some nature is Mariner’s Park in Newport News, Virginia. It is roughly…

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A Fresh Take with Aurora HDR 2017 and Luminar

Walkway at the Great Bridge Battlefield Park | Chesapeake, VA

Since I haven’t been out to shoot much lately, I thought I’d take a look back at my captures thus far in 2016. I stumbled across a photograph from the Great Bridge Battlefield Park – a 3-exposure handheld HDR that I’d originally processed in Aurora HDR (the original version) along with some help from Lightroom…

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Adventures in Hiking + Black Friday Specials

Black Friday Deals from Topaz, Macphun, and More! A few of my favorite software companies have started promoting their Black Friday deals early! (Scroll down to get to the bit about hiking.) Luminar by Macphun Macphun’s brand new all-in-one photo editor, Luminar is available starting at $49 for existing Macphun customers ($59 for new customers)! Read…

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A Glowing Fall Sunset at Oak Grove Lake Park

Sunburst through the trees at Oak Grove Lake Park in Chesapeake, VA

Through the trees I spy… I was about ready to pack up my gear and head home from Oak Grove Lake Park when I noticed the fan of shadows on the ground, cast by the fall sunset through the trees. I couldn’t pass up the magical lighting and decided to pause once more before heading toward…

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Finally, Fall | Chesapeake, VA

After a long, hot, humid summer, I’m so very happy that fall is here! The weather has cooled off and the trees are just starting to turn colors. Recently, at a photo club meeting, a friend told me about Oak Grove Lake Park. It has a walking trail along a small lake. Last night I…

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Summer Sunset | Pismo Beach, CA

Sunset at the Pismo Beach Pier

Who doesn’t love a good sunset? Watching the sun set, especially whilst on the beach, is one of nature’s spectacular gifts. I was stoked to squeeze in an evening in Pismo Beach while I was in California. This particular night happened to be my last on the central coast. I struggled, having to constantly remind…

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How To Create Unique Works of Art with Topaz Impression

Stumpy Lake | Processed with Topaz Impression 2

Important Update: The offer in this post has expired, but you can use coupon code “angandrieux” to get 15% off all Topaz Labs software anytime! I wish I had Topaz Impression 10 years ago. My exploration of photography started out with a little 3 megapixel point and shoot with a terrible delay and no stabilization. I also have…

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Glimpsing Cape Charles

King Neptune Sculpture | Cape Charles, VA

glimpse ɡlim(p)s/ noun – a momentary or partial view My visit to Cape Charles was brief. Too brief. Mom & I barely had time to scramble down to the beach for a few photos while my dad & hubbie waited in the car. It was crispy cold, and windy – and still quite beautiful. This sleepy enclave is…

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Great Bridge Lock Park | Chesapeake, VA

Great Bridge Lock Park | Chesapeake, VA

A couple of months ago, when I was finally starting to have time to get out and explore, I ended up at the Great Bridge Lock Park (the same day I explored the Great Bridge Battlefield Park), which is about a 10 minute drive from my house. There is a lovely 19-acre wooded park where you…

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