The Majestic Animals of Woodland Zoo

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Zoos for me are a double edge sword for me I hate seeing animals behind glass or fences however I understand that in many case these animals are recused from very bad conditions.  With that being said seeing these majestic animals is an amazing experience,

Abstract Poppies

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Pink Indulgence

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pinkflowerSpring is my favorite time of year I get so excited to photograph all the beautiful flowers that are in bloom.  I love the colors, shapes and textures and I have so much fun with editing the images to see what I can create.

Wild Poppies

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poppyGordon (my camera) and myself took a stroll together through the neighborhood and captured wild flowers,  I loved the poppies that were growing randomly in a yard that we passed by so I could help but capture their beauty.

As a photographer, I am really trying to explore my editing skills in multiple programs and just letting my artistic skills grow.  There are times that one image can take on so many forms that I find I struggle with what image I like the most.  I guess that is the hardest thing for an artist to deal with and I beginning to think your first instinct is actually the best…. DON’T OVER THINK YOUR ART

My First Oil Panting From a Photograph

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large oil paintingI have a total love hate relationship with Photoshop and my editing skills are something that I am focused on learning to really bring my images to the next level.

This was my first attempt at taking one of my flower images to the next level in Photoshop.   I decided to learn the “oil painting” feature in Photoshop and prayed I wouldn’t toss my computer across the room LOL…….. NOTE: NOTHING WAS HURT OR DESTROYED DURING THE EDITING OF THIS IMAGE.   To my utter surprised I completely enjoyed the creative process today and am totally stoked that I learned a new editing style in Photoshop.

I would love to hear your feedback, as well as any ideas/tips you would like to share editing your images especially in the abstract photography area.

 

Preserving Life Through Images

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Before I entered the world of photography, I realize I rarely slowed down long enough to appreciate the beauty around me, this is why I love getting into photography, you slow down and see the world around you.  People, places and things start to take on another world to you and I’m finding that I’m actually connecting to my community and the people around me in ways  I never have before.  Photographing the beauty of what nature gives us is so rewarding.  I love the lines, textures and range of colors nature gives us in her works of art.

It’s my goal in my photography to document people, places and nature, letting my camera capture what I see because I believe documenting what I see is in someway preserving a time in history.  The above image I feel I’ve capture the beauty of the rose in its glory, because soon it will die and I will soon forget just how beautiful it was.  Life in any form is so fragile and can be gone in a moment, memories fade and we wish we had something to remember what is close to us, so document what you see and hold on to your memories .