Finding and creating adventures in everyday life.

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Photo Challenge 2018 – Week 7

So I broke a board last week. I thought I would do a self-portrait to commemorate. It’s been a strange mix of emotions since the boys and I completed our rank test and moved on to Purple 1. So proud of them and the work they did. Challenged by new classes and the work that is before us. At the same time, it’s been tough to carry on without Colin on this part of the journey. I miss having him in class and sharing the experience. It’s only a temporary thing, but it’s not fun. Heal quickly, My Dear!

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Photo Challenge 2018 – Week 5

Had some family time in Sunriver this week. There were storm clouds in the distance and it made for a beautiful sky.

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Photo Challenge 2018 – Week 3

Thankful for time with my family, for a beautiful place to live, for crisp, winter walks.

Week 3 1

Frozen water and captured pine cone.

Week 3 2

Water Window.

Week 3 3

My Colin.

Week 3 4

I got to take photos of a gorgeous, one week old baby this week. One of the most significant things to me about photos is capturing moments and memories. Our family loves to look back at photos of the boys when they were younger, of things we have done as a family – the shared experiences and events and even just the random moments are rich and precious.

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Photo Challenge 2018 – Week 2

As we were out on a family hike this weekend, I said to Colin how much I love taking pictures. It really does give me so much joy. Capturing moments, being creative, creating a mood. I just love it.

Here are six of the images I captured this week. From my challenge list I got Back Lit, Action – Frozen, Macro, Black and White, Fantasy, Path, and Leap/Jump.

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Back Lit Shrub

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Macro View of River Reeds

Week 2 4

One of my favorite things about this photo is that you can almost feel Jake’s soft fur.

Week 2 2

Black and White, Back Lit Zane

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Jude on a mysterious Path.

Week 2 6

Lots of fun post-processing here. Action-Frozen, Fantasy, Leap/Jump. Zane flying into action!

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Photo Challenge 2017 – Week 52: Portrait, Another Self Portrait

Final Photo of the 2017 Photo Challenge. I’m going to do better next year at not getting so far behind.

I’m thankful for the opportunities I’ve had this year to express myself creatively, to try and fail, to improve, to learn. Looking forward to another year of challenge, change and doing scary things.

Week 52

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Photo Challenge 2017 – Week 45: Artistic, Nostalgic

So I came across this little notebook that is actually from Jamaica – I used these notebooks throughout high school as subject notebooks. I filled this particular notebook with stickers from when I lived in Medford, Oregon. I wrote my desired Nickname on the cover of the notebook. The notebook then traveled back to the States with me to Atlanta, Georgia where it lived in storage while I moved to England and then New Zealand. I can’t really remember when I was reunited with this notebook, but looking at it now – the stickers falling off the page, the puffy aliens, the unicorns and rainbows, the 80s phrases – I am transported back to those days. Collecting stickers that expressed my passions, traveling with my sister on the bus to Ashland and going to stores filled with stickers, then putting them in albums, trading them with friends, decorating with them. Simpler days, happy days, True nostalgia.

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Photo Challenge 2017 – Week 43: Portrait, The Elderly

I’m so not good about approaching people to take photos of them. I want to get better at it. I love to photograph others, but it’s so hard for me to ask. That being said, this is my Mamo and Papa – great grandparents – I didn’t take the photo, but I messed around in Photoshop with it.

Week 43