June 2017: Dreamy at Share Six | Fort Collins, Colorado Lifestyle and Fine Art Photographer

The June blog circle theme at Share Six is DREAMY / DREAMS. I hope you’ll take the time to link around the full blog circle (next link at the bottom), and then submit to the Share Six Facebook and/or Instagram pages for a chance to be featured.

Macro photography feeds my soul. I passionately love looking at the world – particularly the natural world – from new and different perspectives. Although it may sound odd to some, macro photography reminds me of my snorkeling experiences, in that it leads me to observe things I simply don’t see everyday. I refer to my macro botanical work as “buds and bugs” as I also love witnessing life at the scale of insects when shooting macro.

For this themed post, I took a little time to shoot in my gardens, something I hadn’t done in recent months. As an aside, you know how when you go biking or running, you often become aware of hills you hadn’t noticed before? The same thing happens when shooting macro in nature and breezes. Those tiny breezes magnify so much. I say this to say the breezes – nay – the WIND – in recent days made several of the subjects I wanted to include unusable, for lack of focus as the plants swayed about! In any event, I love the abstract qualities and the delicious, dreamy bokeh in these images, and hope you enjoy them, too!

I sincerely appreciate you dropping by to check out my take on DREAMY / DREAMS. Next in the blog circle is the highly talented Ceri Herd Photography! Please link over and see the post Ceri  has generated for the theme. For a chance to be featured at Share Six, please submit your DREAMY OR DREAMS images to the Share Six Facebook and/or Instagram pages (tag #sharesix and #sharesix_dreamy or #sharesix_dreams) by July 5th.

November 2016: Texture at Share Six | Fort Collins Fine Art and Lifestyle Photographer

Another month has come and gone, and it’s been an incredibly busy one with fall sessions, head shots, illness, and Halloween. In fact, it has been so busy that I barely had any opportunities to shoot for myself, including new work for the TEXTURE theme. I am disappointed, as I deeply love textures – both visual and otherwise. Hopefully this collection of past work underscores this truth. As usual, I struggled to cull my images to only six! I easily could have shared only macro botanical images, but looked for a wider set of subjects which I believe exemplify textures’ contributions to photography.

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Aged Hardware

I am drawn to hardware, aged metal, aged wood, and – of course – textures. I was walking along a canal in Washington, DC when I stumbled upon this extraordinarily beautiful and simple hardware.

 

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The smooth texture of the water, along with cool tones, are what truly elevate this otherwise ordinary duck photo to something more, in my eyes.

 

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A fun childhood moment – their first (clueless) adventure with Fun Dip. Their innocence, the reflections, and the gritty texture of the candy make this photo for me.

 

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“Buds and Bugs,” more commonly known as “macro photography” is one of my favorite photography styles. I have boundless love for looking at the world at this scale. There are so many wonderful textures, subtle variations in color, and so on that can be seen when we slow down to take it all in.

 

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Crypt Door at Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France. The light beyond, the intriguing bat design, and the aged metal texture and color make this one of my favorite images from my winter afternoon at the cemetery. I became fascinated in the ways in which people honor their loved ones in death in the late 90s and seek out old, interesting cemeteries when I get the chance.

 

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Mist. Is mist a texture? I could have included any number of other images, but I think mist is an interesting texture! Strong sunlight behind my family cast our shadows on quickly moving mist at Yellowstone National Park this summer. It was such an interesting phenomenon as our shadows quickly changed sizes, shapes, and definition. The air is so dry at home in Colorado, it’s hard to imagine such a scene, but this is yet another fascinating occurrence around the thermal features in Yellowstone.

 

Thank you so much for dropping by to see my take on TEXTURE. Now, please visit Sharleen N Stuart Photography to see her take on it, and continue the circle blog to view and comment on everyone’s work.

Please join us for this month’s theme by posting your TEXTURE images on the Facebook page at Share Six  and to the Instagram gallery by tagging #sharesix and #sharesix_texture.

Talent Tuesday: Roots and Twigs Photography

This week’s guest judge is the amazingly talented and super sweet, Tori, of Roots and Twigs Photography! Tori’s work is just gorgeous. It’s a perfect blend of lifestyle and fine a…

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Recent Published, Featured, and Top Honor Images; Fort Collins, Colorado Photographer

Back in February, I published a blog post including some of my recently published images, and here is the next installment! For more information about these and other published images, please visit Industry Honors, here on my website, or my related Facebook Album. Thank you so much for your interest in my work!

Weekly ‘Real Life’ Featured Photographer Roots and Twigs Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado

Prairie dog in snow, Niwot, Colorado

bio (Who is Tori?) Following years of dreaming and scheming, my family moved from a lifetime on the East Coast to Fort Collins, Colorado just over a year ago. About 2 years ago, while on hiatus fro…

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Emerging Artist of the Month: Roots and Twigs Photography

The Emerging Artist features are among our favorite at By He{Art}. We believe the is so much insane talent out there that just needs to be introduced to the world. And any way we can help do that m…

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An Interview with Tori of Roots and Twigs Photography

Tori of Roots and Twigs Photography was our March choice for the image of the month, and she is featured here as our webpage banner and also on the Facebook page banner. So who is Tori?  This…

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Trail and Open Space Park Family Time, Part 3; Fort Collins, Colorado Documentary and Lifestyle Photographer

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And now… Part 3, the last installment of a recent lovely evening out with my family, documentary style! Please give me a shout if you’d like to capture memories here in Fort Collins, or the surrounding areas of Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming!

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Trail and Open Space Park Family Time, Part 2; Fort Collins, Colorado Documentary and Lifestyle Photographer

As a follow-up to Part 1, here’s Part 2 of a recent lovely evening out with my family, with yet more to come! Please give me a shout if you’d like to capture memories here in Fort Collins, or the surrounding areas of Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming!

The outing lasted only 45 minutes, but there are now 3 blog posts for it, since there were so many images that I loved!

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Post-Blizzard Macro Photography Beauty; Fort Collins, Colorado Fine Art and Lifestyle Photographer

I woke up to a gorgeous moon-set this morning and started my day snapping some of that from my deck. Shortly afterwards, I switched to my macro lens and went walk-about in my yard for more post-blizzard beauty.

Family Hike, Fort Collins, Colorado Family and Children’s Photographer

I just realized that, while I shared these on Facebook, I never posted these Fall shots on the blog. These are my kids being themselves and Colorado being pretty spectacular, too. This was the second (of only 2 so far) trip I have made to this location and it does not disappoint. That sky is to die for. Also? It just happens to pretty much be the Pantone 2-shade color of the year. A couple of these shots are currently listed in my Etsy shop if anyone is interested, but any of them can be made available.

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Camping Weekend Away

My family finally grabbed a long weekend, if just over 3 days counts as “long,” and got away from our house for the first time since moving here in late winter. We’re loving Fort Collins and as we drove away, I even told my husband that I was a little sad to skip a weekend here, but we have also been anxious to go camping. Due to the challenges with the little people in our lives, as well as a super soggy Friday and resultant wet tent, we didn’t cover nearly as much ground as we had planned, but we still managed to see some gorgeous areas that were new to us, and quite a few wildflowers. Even better, we met numerous kindred spirits, made new friends, and saw – and purchased – some fabulous art. My primary destination of Crested Butte will have to wait. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy viewing these, all taken roughly between Breckenridge/Frisco and Fort Collins.