Silver Lining

Though the clouds may roll in, darkening, dampening our days and spirits, the silver lining remains with light and hope. Throughout the pandemic I’ve been using photography to focus on gratitude, to shift my mind to hope. One of the incredible outcomes of the extra time has been opportunities for my children to explore and embrace music with freedom. With borrowed and purchased instruments and my dad (a retired high school instrumental music teacher) and their awesome Suzuki piano instructor guiding them, they have invested in creation in the face of uncertainty.

I am part of a group of photographers, Share Six, who blog 6 images on the 6th of each month with unique monthly themes. Next up is the extremely talented Ceri of Ceri Herd Photography.

Please click HERE for her interpretation of this month’s theme. Then, follow around the circle for even more beauty and creativity. ❤

Join us for this month’s theme by posting your Silver Lining images on our Facebook page at Share Six  and to our Instagram gallery, by tagging #sharesix and #sharesix_silverlining.  A new theme will be posted on March 6th.

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Details

Photography causes me to stop. Observe. Appreciate. Capture. Details otherwise overlooked.

Lensbaby Velvet 56 opens the opportunity to do so.

I am part of a group of photographers, Share Six, who blog 6 images on the 6th of each month with unique monthly themes. Next up is the extremely talented Michele of Michele Tremblay Photo.

Please click HERE for her interpretation of this month’s theme. Then, follow around the circle for even more beauty and creativity. ❤

Join us for this month’s theme by posting your Details images on our Facebook page at Share Six  and to our Instagram gallery, by tagging #sharesix and #sharesix_details.  A new theme will be posted on February 6th.

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Storytelling

A storyteller. A story capturer. A story creator.

In this case, one lens to capture pages from a story. One I’m living – on the inside or outside.

Lensbaby Edge 50. If you have questions on these incredible creative lenses, please contact me! And use my referral code: wwillson for an extra 10% off their holiday sale!

I am part of a group of photographers, Share Six, who blog 6 images on the 6th of each month with unique monthly themes. Next up is the extremely talented Janet of Wired to the Moon.

Please click HERE for her interpretation of this month’s theme. Then, follow around the circle for even more beauty and creativity. ❤

Join us for this month’s theme by posting your Storytelling images on our Facebook page at Share Six  and to our Instagram gallery, by tagging #sharesix and #sharesix_storytelling.  A new theme will be posted on January 6th.

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Traditions

For the past 12 years my parents have taken a long weekend in Fall and rented a cabin for our family – always a unique location within driving distance. This tradition, “cabin weekend” as the kids affectionately call it, is one of exploration and refocus. 2020 took us to Harpers Ferry, WV where the river certainly restores…

I am part of a group of photographers, Share Six, who blog 6 images on the 6th of each month with unique monthly themes. Next up is the extremely talented Ceri of Ceri Herd Photography

Please click HERE for her interpretation of this month’s theme. Then, follow around the circle for even more beauty and creativity. ❤

Join us for this month’s theme by posting your Traditions images on our Facebook page at Share Six  and to our Instagram gallery, by tagging #sharesix and #sharesix_traditions.  A new theme will be posted on December 6th.

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Colors

It is always incredible to me how light – the direction, the intensity, the timing – impacts color in such a dramatic way. The lenses and post-processing then further transform the scene.

We recently vacationed in the gorgeous state of New Hampshire. Our rental had a semi-private lake which the kids embraced as their own 😉 and naturally I thoroughly enjoyed capturing.

(And, yes, more than 6 images because, well, because. 🙂 )

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I am part of a group of photographers, Share Six, who blog 6 images on the 6th of each month with unique monthly themes. Next up is the extremely talented Lynne of Lynne Grant Photography

Please click HERE for her interpretation of this month’s theme. Then, follow around the circle for even more beauty and creativity. ❤

Join us for this month’s theme by posting your New images on our Facebook page at Share Six  and to our Instagram gallery, by tagging #sharesix and #sharesix_colors20.  A new theme will be posted on October 6th.

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New

When life as we know it relatively abruptly halted. When there were unexpected “ends.” Things, events, experiences we anticipated continuing, stopped. And it’s a certain challenge to not become consumed by what isn’t.

On March 16th I shared my first photo in a Facebook album titled “Finding beauty over fear.” In capturing and sharing one photo per day of the wonder of God’s creation I’ve come to envision life. Because, despite what it seems, life has not ceased. In fact, it continues to expand, to grow, to adapt, to morph, to bring forth abundant beauty.

I have begun to view what others consider “weeds” as pieces of art. A new perspective.

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I am part of a group of photographers, Share Six, who blog 6 images on the 6th of each month with unique monthly themes. Next up is the extremely talented Ceri of Ceri Herd Photography.

Please click HERE for her interpretation of this month’s theme. Then, follow around the circle for even more beauty and creativity. ❤

Join us for this month’s theme by posting your New images on our Facebook page at Share Six  and to our Instagram gallery, by tagging #sharesix and #sharesix_new.  A new theme will be posted on August 6th.

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Simplicity

Seeking simplicity.

When all else has been broken down and stripped away.

Here is the basic presence of peace and wonder.

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I am part of a group of photographers, Share Six, who blog 6 images on the 6th of each month with unique monthly themes. Next up is the talented Katherine of Cobert Photography.

Please click HERE for her interpretation of this month’s theme. Then, follow around the circle for even more beauty and creativity. ❤

Join us for this month’s theme by posting your Simplicity images on our Facebook page at Share Six  and to our Instagram gallery, by tagging #sharesix and #sharesix_simplicity.  A new theme will be posted on June 6th.

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Imperfection

I always thought I was a perfectionist. First born, driven, type A. (Ok, so maybe I still am. HA!) Yet there is something about freelensing that allows me to let go. Perhaps it’s the narrow focus. The challenge of movement (and holding onto the lens detached from the camera!). Maybe it’s that I’m never quite sure the result of the images when I click the shutter. My freelensed images may not have crisp focus and the composition or light may be far from perfect, but they make me feel. And that’s what art is supposed to do, right? Tell a story that evokes emotion. I hope you find a piece of peace in these (more than 6 😉 ) freelensed images.

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I am part of a group of photographers, Share Six, who blog 6 images on the 6th of each month with unique monthly themes. Next up is the talented Sharleen of Sharleen Stuart Photography 

Please click HERE for her interpretation of this month’s theme. Then, follow around the circle for even more beauty and creativity. ❤

Join us for this month’s theme by posting your Imperfection images on our Facebook page at Share Six  and to our Instagram gallery, by tagging #sharesix and #sharesix_imperfection.  A new theme will be posted on May 6th.

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Morning

Morning. A time of reflection and preparation. A time of stillness before the sun bursts forth and the activity amplifies. Sweet daily moments…

Piano practicing…

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Lego playing (This is me: Bizzy Lizzy, by the way 😉 )…2020-3-BLOG-6046

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Breakfast-eating… (reverse freelensed macro of cinnamon on a plate :))2020-3-BLOG-6121

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And a bonus collage of kitchen table fresh flowers in the morning light.

 

I am part of a group of photographers, Share Six, who blog 6 images on the 6th of each month with unique monthly themes. Next up is the extremely talented Kathy of KG Ledbetter Photography.

Please click HERE for her interpretation of this month’s theme. Then, follow around the circle for even more beauty and creativity. ❤

Join us for this month’s theme by posting your Morning images on our Facebook page at Share Six  and to our Instagram gallery, by tagging #sharesix and #sharesix_morning.  A new theme will be posted on April 6th.

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Out of Focus

I was in need of a fresh perspective and Lensbaby lenses always come through. Their tag line, “see in a new way” is true to life. This particular lens, the Sweet 35 (with Composer Pro) provides a circular slice of focus and can provide a surreal, almost warped sense of movement in stillness. The light weight makes it perfect for walks/hikes and winter provides the most gorgeous silhouetted trees. Out of focus images leave so much to the viewer to imagine. May you find yourself transported through your personal lens as you view these images. ❤

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I am part of a group of photographers, Share Six, who blog 6 images on the 6th of each month with unique monthly themes. Next up is the extremely talented Lynne of Lynne Grant Photography Photography.

Please click HERE for her interpretation of this month’s theme. Then, follow around the circle for even more beauty and creativity. ❤

Join us for this month’s theme by posting your Out of Focus images on our Facebook page at Share Six  and to our Instagram gallery, by tagging #sharesix and #sharesix_outoffocus.  A new theme will be posted on March 6th.

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