Warmest Spot on a Cold Day

theme – my environment/office

office environmentI used a glowing edges filter on this photo. Click on photo to enlarge and see it better – Kim

Serene Backyard Wilderness

theme – environment

my environment

It seems my environment changes from day to day for my first winter in the northeast since I was a kid in PA.

Last week there was a beautiful morning snowfall. It was the kind of snow that falls peacefully.

I went into photoshop and added a little glow filter to enhance the feeling of peacefulness.

— Kim

Late Afternoon Shadows

theme – shadowSHADOWS ON CAITLINThis photo was taken of my daughter who was stretching to practice before her Nationals Competition at the Gaylord hotel in Nashville. The late afternoon shadows from the windows provided a dramatic effect. – Kim

A Topsail Sunrise

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Topsail, NC. One of the only places you can catch me willingly getting on a boat. Especially before the sun comes up. Every summer I make myself go on one of the early morning fishing trips my family takes. They fish with hooks and poles but I fish with my camera. Sunrises like this are the only reason I go.  – Diane


Serene Sugarloaf

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theme – serene

This photo was taken from the home we rented for a week on Sugarloaf Key.

It was truly a paradise. As I sit in 28 degree weather, I am day dreaming about my time there! – Kim

Heart of Paradise

theme – pattern

This was taken at the Bonnet House on a rainy afternoon photo fieldtrip.

Barbara Dix, my watercolor teacher will be happy to know that this makes me want to paint again! – Kim

Below The Balconies

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I have always loved photos of fire escapes and patterns in buildings. These particular balconies are on an apartment building in New York City.  I used the neon edges filter to make the pattern of these balconies pop out for the theme. – Diane

Face to Face at Flamingo Gardens

Face to Face at Flamingo Gardens

theme – the lucky shot

There are a few reasons for choosing this as my lucky shot…
I was lucky that the feathered subject was interacting with me. I was then fortunate that the screen made a cool background but did not blur the object.  The parrots were entertaining to watch their actions. This parrot would hop to the ground and was trying to dig himself an escape route! They seem very interested in us, trying to coax us closer, but I stayed back with my zoom lens and enjoyed them from afar. – Kim

Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut

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My daughter and I went on a photo hike at the local park. We pulled into a parking space and saw this squirrel just laying flat on its tummy eating an acorn. We had never seen one laying on its tummy like this. He would finish the acorn, jump down to get another, and then jump back up and lay down to eat it. I think he started watching us as much as we were watching him. He reminded me of a little kid ready and waiting for their favorite tv show to start. – Diane

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