Silhouette

My initial vision of a silhouette is a horizon at sunset with a rich array of colors. In contrast to that ideal, I chose to capture my 4-year-old at the playground in mid-afternoon sun on an unusually warm (but breezy) autumn day. An example that the creative process pushes past “traditional” and toward capturing the beauty wherever you happen to be. Right. Now.

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In order to capture a silhouette I had to position myself very low shooting almost straight up. For this one, under the swing!

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As we were strolling out of the park, the tree’s shape caught my eye. Silhouettes provide a bit of mystery which add to the 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,  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 Silhouette images on our Facebook page at Share Six  and to our Instagram gallery, by tagging #sharesix and #sharesix_silhouette.  A new theme will be posted on December 6th.

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Shooting Through

On top of the opportunity to collaborate with some absolutely incredible artists, the Share Six blog circle also provides inspiration to challenge and motivate my artist vision and soul. This month’s theme, “Shooting Through” pushed me outside my typical to create unique images by placing an object in between the lens and the subject.

I began the theme of “Shooting Through” my piece of copper pipe into the sunset.

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Then I noticed the light shining on the bike wheel spokes, so I shot through there too!

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Have you ever watched a movie or TV show and been completely inspired by the lighting? Well, in the series “Dickensian” (find it on Amazon prime) the evening indoor shots feature glass bokeh in the foreground so I grabbed a couple of vases and shot through them in attempt to replicate that warm sparkly vibe. 2018-10-Blog-10032018-10-Blog-1019

Here’s a little iPhone camera pull back of the creation of these images. 🙂

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This particular piece of glass created a sense of movement.

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Some of my favorite subjects to “shoot through” are flowers. I love the ethereal effect they create in the foreground.

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Truly the possibilities are endless. Yet another reason to adore this art form. ❤

(And Yes, I recognize this is more than 6 images. Couldn’t help myself! 🙂 )

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,  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 Shooting Through images on our Facebook page at Share Six  and to our Instagram gallery, by tagging #sharesix and #sharesix_shootingthrough.  A new theme will be posted on November 6th.

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Gold

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month, so for our September’s Share Six blog circle theme, we’ve decided to team up and join forces with @thegoldhopeproject to help spread awareness!

The Gold Hope Project is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of photographers who aim to provide free portrait sessions to families battling pediatric cancer. As photographers, we understand how truly important it is to document our children’s lives, and what better gift to give to parents going through such a tremendously difficult time! In addition to pairing young warriors with photographers, @TheGoldHopeProject also works to raise funds for pediatric cancer research! If you want to participate with us this month, here are just a few things you can consider:

1. Tag your gold photos with the #TeamUp4GoldKids (for features) and #theGoldHopeProject (to spread awareness). You will have a chance to be featured on one of the MANY participating hubs for the month of September!
2. Go to goldhopeproject.com and see how you can apply to be a registered photographer!
3. Donate! It DOES make a difference!

By using these hashtags you give all participating hubs permission to share!

Each year a local farmer plants sunflower fields – they rotate locations so it’s always exciting to discover them. And, of course, photograph them. Sunflowers may be the most hope-filled flower: always reminding us to turn our faces toward the light and reflect joy! ❤

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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, Kathy Ledbetter 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 Gold images on our Facebook page at Share Six  and to our Instagram gallery, by tagging #sharesix and #sharesix_gold.  A new theme will be posted on October 6th.

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Water

One of my favorite subjects: Water! The reflections and refractions transform the every-day into magical scenes and create the most amazing bokeh. A collection of summertime water…

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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, Janet Douglas.  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 Water images on our Facebook page at Share Six  and to our Instagram gallery, by tagging #sharesix and #sharesix_water.  A new theme will be posted on September 6th.

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Curves

Last month I missed being a part of this awesome blog circle as I was out-of-town, however that vacation became the inspiration for this month’s theme, “Curves.” As I knelt in the sand capturing my children enthralled in searching for treasures in the tide pools, I was struck by the incredible curves the waves had created on the sand. They opened my vision to the gorgeous curves in creation surrounding me.

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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, Ceri from 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 Curves images on our Facebook page at Share Six  and to our Instagram gallery, by tagging #sharesix and #sharesix_curves.  A new theme will be posted on August 6th.

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Urban

Well, you can’t quite classify our little South-Central PA town as “urban” but our downtown is pretty cool. Despite living here the majority of my life taking a stroll with the crew always leads to discovering something new. 2018-5-Blog-50992018-5-Blog-51042018-5-Blog-51142018-5-Blog-51202018-5-Blog-51232018-5-Blog-51432018-5-Blog-5164

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 Urban images on our Facebook page at Share Six  and to our Instagram gallery, by tagging #sharesix and #sharesix_urban.  A new theme will be posted on June 6th.

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Lines

Lines are such an integral compositional element in photography which are used to lead the eye and frame the subject. For this month’s “lines” theme I opted to embrace the lines in the natural elements of my environment. While these lines are not perfectly straight, I find them powerful.

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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 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 Lines images on our Facebook page at Share Six  and to our Instagram gallery, by tagging #sharesix and #sharesix_lines.  A new theme will be posted on May 6th.

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