Mackerricher State Park

Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone, But Not Forgotten

Photo By: Carrie

As a family, we walked from our campsite to the boardwalk to see the sunset. The Ocean waves crashing, in then out building to swiftly come again. The light turning from bright daylight to softened tones of peach and blue. My boys energy slowing with each fallen inch of the sun. (more…)

One Four Challenge- December wk 2


Here we are, week 2 of this month’s challenge. I really appreciated the feedback I received from last week. One comment offered the idea of using the ND Filter tool in Lightroom and another suggested bringing out the reeds and grasses in the foreground. As most of you are aware, I am totally new to Lightroom and its tools. So, while I understood what the suggestions where (after some web research) I had no idea how to make them happen. (more…)


Photo By: Carrie

Mackerricher State Park, Fort Bragg CA

Creative awakenings are rare, at least for me. I am new to expressing myself through an art medium, drawing, painting, mixed-media and now photography. But, every time I feel my mind let go and my hands and heart create I feel myself fill with blissful happiness.

I walked through this arch of trees, in the mist. The sun just peaking over the hills, the world stretching before the day begins. (more…)

One Four Challenge- December wk 1

The challenge begins again. One image, over four weeks, processed four different ways. If you want to join in, go to Robyn’s blog Captivate Me for all the details. There are many of us participating, you can find Robyn’s week 1 process of December, HERE, as well as links to all the other participants in her comments section.

As I am writing this, I still have no idea what image I am going to choose. I am just getting back from a beautiful adventure with my family. We camped on the North Coast of California, about 2 1/2 hours south of where we live but it is still considered the North Coast. I am still in awe of all that we experienced. I think I will just close my eyes and chose an image, I don’t think I can go wrong.

Photo By: Carrie

Mackerricher State Park, Fort Bragg CA (more…)

Photography 101 (days 22-26)

One day late, but I made it! My family went on a camping trip and then celebrated Thanksgiving away from home. So, I wasn’t up and current with this weeks themes. I was happy to see that many of the themes work well with photographs I took on our trip. We had such a great time and I made sure to carve out time during the “golden hours” in the early morning and late afternoon to enjoy my surroundings and work on my photography skills I have learned this month.

Thank you so much for reading these lengthy posts, I really did have fun putting them together. Happy Thanksgiving.


Photo By: Carrie

Glass Beach, Fort Bragg CA (more…)