Tag Archives: nature

Warmer Days :: VT

22 Dec
Warmer Days :: VT

Pandemics make travel difficult, obviously, so I’ve been going through my archives looking at shots I either never edited, or didn’t *like* the edit on at the time. I actually can’t remember if I released this before. But if I did, I know I wasn’t happy with it. Finicky perfectionist artists, amiright?

Anyway, today I sat down to edit and felt excited as the image took shape. So, now I present to you…maybe again…a photo of boats!

Vignette :: CT

16 Dec
Vignette :: CT
Vignette :: CT

“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.” -Nathaniel Hawthorne

A massive snowstorm is predicted for this evening. That’s the perfect time to edit an old photo of autumn, yeah?

Now pass me that pumpkin spice latte! 🤪

Cyber Monday Deals

30 Nov
Drip Drop :: ME
Drip Drop :: ME

Being a small business, I’m a big fan of supporting local entrepreneurs. ESPECIALLY this year, where so many people are economically impacted by Covid. So, I strongly encourage anyone shopping this year to consider supporting local artists, authors, musicians, crafters, breweries, etc. in their communities.

Through December 1, 2020, I’m running a 20% off sale on four sizes of paper prints: 8×10, 11×14, 11×16 and 16×20. You can see my landscape gallery here.

  • 8×10: Normally $25, NOW $20
  • 11×14: Normally $33, NOW $26.40
  • 11×16: Normally $34, NOW $27.20
  • 16×20: Normally $75, NOW $60

**Shipping, if needed, will be an additional cost. Custom cut mats available, cost based on print size.**

If you’re interested in purchasing a print or seven, contact me at seespotsphoto@yahoo.com and we’ll chat! Want something other than paper? Canvas? Metal? We can make that happen too!

Small Business Saturday

28 Nov

Being a small business myself, I’m a big fan of supporting local entrepreneurs. ESPECIALLY this year, where so many people are economically impacted by Covid. So, I strongly encourage anyone shopping this year to consider supporting local artists, authors, musicians, crafters, breweries, etc. in their communities.

Through December 1, 2020, I’m running a 20% off sale on four sizes of paper prints: 8×10, 11×14, 11×16 and 16×20. You can see my landscape gallery here.

  • 8×10: Normally $25, NOW $20
  • 11×14: Normally $33, NOW $26.40
  • 11×16: Normally $34, NOW $27.20
  • 16×20: Normally $75, NOW $60

**Shipping, if needed, will be an additional cost. Custom cut mats available, cost based on print size.**

Want something other than paper? Canvas? Metal? Contact me at seespotsphoto@yahoo.com and we’ll chat!

Black Friday Deals

27 Nov

Spoiler Alert: Black Friday Deals will be the same as Small Business Saturday Deal. ;-P

Through December 1, 2020, I’m running a 20% off sale on four sizes of paper prints: 8×10, 11×14, 11×16 and 16×20. You can see my landscape gallery here.

  • 8×10: Normally $25, NOW $20
  • 11×14: Normally $33, NOW $26.40
  • 11×16: Normally $34, NOW $27.20
  • 16×20: Normally $75, NOW $60

**Shipping, if needed, will be an additional cost. Custom cut mats available, cost based on print size.**

Want something other than paper? Canvas? Metal? Contact me at seespotsphoto@yahoo.com and we’ll chat!

Unexpected :: NY

10 Nov
Unexpected :: NY
Unexpected :: NY

We were hiking a few weeks ago, as you do in the fall, and we came across this scene. I really debated posting this shot, because I can’t pinpoint what I like about it. It’s not a clean composition following any one set of “rules”. But I still like it.

I guess that’s life sometimes. Messy, but there is still joy to be found if you’re open to finding it.

A New Day :: NY

2 Nov
A New Day :: NY
A New Day :: NY

“We need to learn to be strong in the face of despair, because that is the only way we will appreciate the strength that can be found in our scars. That is the only way we will understand that overcoming our obstacles gives us the willpower to deal with so much more in life. That is the only way we will accept that strength is earned, not given, that strength is in being soft, not stone-hearted.” -Ruby Dahl

These are challenging times. We are a country divided, with both empathy and discord thrown by the wayside. But we cannot move forward with hardened hearts. That way danger lies.

Despite our differences, we have more in common with each other than not. Our ideas on how to provide for ourselves and our families may be different, but we look toward the same goals.

There can be no room for hate and divisive rhetoric if we want to move forward as one nation, where all men and women are created equal, and given the same respect and opportunities. We must listen to our neighbors. Empathize with their struggles. Realize we are all in this together. Stop being fooled into thinking our fellow man is our enemy, and look at what our goals are and how we can collectively get there.

In this season of increasingly aggressive political attacks, take a step back from the emotional tribalism and think rationally about where our country is headed (looking at the scope of human history for context), and how you imagine your children’s future on all levels–their ability to find work and support themselves, their access to health care, their ability to exercise their rights under the constitution, their emotional health, the state of the environment and if it will continue to support future generations…. Talk to people outside of your echo chamber and get their perspective. Think about the progress our country has made in recognizing people’s civil rights while also understanding growth is fluid and can backslide. There are still flaws, but we should always look forward with the goal of a brighter future. Do the work to educate yourself, rather than relying on vitriol and memes. *Then* cast your vote.

Colorfalls :: NY

29 Oct
Colorfalls :: NY
Colorfalls :: NY

“My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.” -Mel Brooks

Atmospheric :: NH

21 Sep

Atmospheric :: NH

Atmospheric :: NH

The day before had been dreary. Foggy. Damp. But eventually, the sun shines again. ❤

A wonderful metaphor for life, eh?

2020 has been difficult for most of us, but I believe it will get better.  Not just with time–though, of course that will be needed–but with a positive outlook, ingenuity, pairing common sense and sound science, perseverance, and with making sure your elected officials consider your needs when making policy.  If you’re unhappy with how 2020 has been progressing, then you need to make your voice heard.  VOTE!

The Way :: Iceland

27 Jul

The Way :: Iceland

The Way :: Iceland

The Way :: Iceland

“Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.” -Isabelle Eberhardt

(Or cloud-drenched, in this case. ☝🏻)

I miss traveling.  I miss taking photos worth editing.  My inner gypsy is getting restless.