Carolyn V Photography: Blog http://carolynvphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Carolyn V Photography carolyn@carolynvphotography.com (Carolyn V Photography) Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:11:00 GMT Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:11:00 GMT http://carolynvphotography.com/img/s5/v128/u18195326-o352992042-50.jpg Carolyn V Photography: Blog http://carolynvphotography.com/blog 80 120 my 365 a journal day 106 http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/4/my-365-a-journal-day-106 The Lunar Eclipse ... I am so not a late night person but last night I was intrigued by what was happening in the night sky. Here is a small rendering of what I saw.

Lunar Eclipse, April 14-15 2014, moon, eclipse, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, sky, night sky,

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carolyn@carolynvphotography.com (Carolyn V Photography) Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County my 365 a journal nature http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/4/my-365-a-journal-day-106 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:13:10 GMT
my 365 a journal day 103 http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/4/my-365-a-journal-day-103 Sunday Inspiration ... 

Isaiah 40:8, scripture, black and white, flower, iris, spring, art, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography

The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.

Isaiah 40:8

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carolyn@carolynvphotography.com (Carolyn V Photography) California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County black and white my 365 a journal nature http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/4/my-365-a-journal-day-103 Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:32:40 GMT
my 365 a journal day 99 http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/4/my-365-a-journal-day-99 spring, flowers, first bloom, Carolyn V, Purple, purple flowers, nature, San Luis Obispo County, spring, flowers, first bloom, Carolyn V, Purple, purple flowers, nature, San Luis Obispo County, spring, flowers, first bloom, Carolyn V, Purple, purple flowers, nature, San Luis Obispo County, spring, flowers, first bloom, Carolyn V, Purple, purple flowers, nature, San Luis Obispo County,

It's spring! ... and I have this beautiful flower growing in my yard. Almost a miracle. It's dry where I live and flowers are really lacking in the landscape. I was pretty happy when this pretty purple flower popped out yesterday. 

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carolyn@carolynvphotography.com (Carolyn V Photography) California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County my 365 a journal nature http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/4/my-365-a-journal-day-99 Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:57:12 GMT
my 365 a journal day 97 http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/4/my-365-a-journal-day-97 architecture, black and white, black and white architecture, Carolyn V, Houston Texas, Houston, Westin, architecture, black and white, black and white architecture, Carolyn V, Houston Texas, Houston, Westin, archways, hallway, black and white, architecture, columns, building, Carolyn V, Digging back in the archives for these, although just edited today. Last year I had the opportunity to go to Texas and part of that trip was driving down to Houston. These are just a couple of the buildings in or around Houston.

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carolyn@carolynvphotography.com (Carolyn V Photography) Carolyn V Photography architecture black and white my 365 a journal http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/4/my-365-a-journal-day-97 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:25:22 GMT
my 365 a journal day 96 http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/4/my-365-a-journal-day-96 Sunday Inspiration ... 

peace, pansies, scripture, peace I leave with you, flowers, spring, Carolyn V,

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carolyn@carolynvphotography.com (Carolyn V Photography) California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County Sunday Inspiration my 365 a journal nature http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/4/my-365-a-journal-day-96 Sun, 06 Apr 2014 16:02:11 GMT
my 365 a journal day 95 http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/4/my-365-a-journal-day-95 The simplicity of nature always catches my eye.

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The one who knows me the best loves me the most.

Tom Gaddis

 

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carolyn@carolynvphotography.com (Carolyn V Photography) California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County flowers landscape my 365 a journal nature http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/4/my-365-a-journal-day-95 Sat, 05 Apr 2014 14:00:00 GMT
my 365 a journal day 94 http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/4/my-365-a-journal-day-94 We've been waiting and waiting and honestly I really didn't think it would ever happen, but we finally have green hills out here in Creston. 

Creston, Spring 2014, green hills, rolling hills, Creston rolling hills, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, landscape, outdoors, blue sky,

What an incredible day too ...

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carolyn@carolynvphotography.com (Carolyn V Photography) California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County landscape my 365 a journal nature http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/4/my-365-a-journal-day-94 Fri, 04 Apr 2014 23:48:37 GMT
my 365 a journal day 92 http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/4/my-365-a-journal-day-92 Susan Howard, people, portraits, lifestyle

My photography job takes me in so many different directions sometimes. For the past two months I've been helping out a friend of mine as her assistant. She does all of the hard work and I just do what she needs to have done.  Susan Howard, people, portraits, lifestyle

It's been a fun experience for me and great to spend some time with this great lady.

Susan Howard, people, portraits, lifestyle

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carolyn@carolynvphotography.com (Carolyn V Photography) Carolyn V Photography my 365 a journal people http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/4/my-365-a-journal-day-92 Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:16:21 GMT
my 365 a journal day 91 http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/4/my-365-a-journal-day-91 wisteria, purple, spring flowers, vines, nature, purple wisteria, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography

Wisteria ... a favorite flower of mine. This beautiful plant is not blooming in my yard although there was a time that I owned an incredible wisteria plant. It grew wild at the corner of my deck, starting out at about ten inches tall when I first received it and then wrapping it's way around three sides of the deck. 

A beautiful thing to enjoy.

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carolyn@carolynvphotography.com (Carolyn V Photography) Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County flowers my 365 a journal nature http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/4/my-365-a-journal-day-91 Tue, 01 Apr 2014 22:15:59 GMT
my 365 a journal day 89 http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/3/my-365-a-journal-day-89 Sunday Inspiration ...

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Galatians 5:22, landscape, blue landscape, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography

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carolyn@carolynvphotography.com (Carolyn V Photography) Carolyn V Photography Mexico Puerto Vallarta architecture landscape my 365 a journal http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/3/my-365-a-journal-day-89 Sun, 30 Mar 2014 19:42:37 GMT
my 365 a journal day 80 http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/3/my-365-a-journal-day-80 When we first see them it's an exciting event. Spring has come! They are beautiful in their first stages.

daffodils, spring, springtime flowers, flowers, nature, yellow, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography,

Standing tall in all of their glory.

daffodils, spring, springtime flowers, flowers, nature, yellow, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography,

Helen Keller Quote,

As they get older ...

they begin to droop and get a little crinkly on their edges ...

It's the same with us ... we get wrinkles and some gray hair.

We're not as desired as we were in our younger days ...

and often passed by for someone or something younger and in a more fit stage of life.

We are still a valued part of society ...

after all, what would life be if there were only the young and beautiful ... 

 

Never bend your head. Always hold it high.

Look the world straight in the eye.

Helen Keller

 

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carolyn@carolynvphotography.com (Carolyn V Photography) California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County landscape my 365 a journal nature http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/3/my-365-a-journal-day-80 Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:31:36 GMT
my 365 a journal day 79 http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/3/my-365-a-journal-day-79 El Pomar, Templeton California, vineyard, wine country, Templeton Vineyard, Pomar Junction Vineyard, Pomar Junction, Carolyn V, landscape, landscape photography, California Central Coast,New Season Grape Vine El Pomar, Templeton California, vineyard, wine country, Templeton Vineyard, Pomar Junction Vineyard, Pomar Junction, Carolyn V, landscape, landscape photography, California Central Coast,Grapes Will Be Coming El Pomar, Templeton California, vineyard, wine country, Templeton Vineyard, Pomar Junction Vineyard, Pomar Junction, Carolyn V, landscape, landscape photography, California Central Coast,The Grape Vine El Pomar, Templeton California, vineyard, wine country, Templeton Vineyard, Pomar Junction Vineyard, Pomar Junction, Carolyn V, landscape, landscape photography, California Central Coast,Vineyard Rows El Pomar, Templeton California, vineyard, wine country, Templeton Vineyard, Pomar Junction Vineyard, Pomar Junction, Carolyn V, landscape, landscape photography, California Central Coast,Grape Vineyard Post

One of my favorite things here on the Central Coast are the vineyards. I love them in every season.

This is the Pomar Junction Vineyard at the junction of El Pomar and South El Pomar in Templeton California. 

Check back later on in the year for some grape filled vines.

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carolyn@carolynvphotography.com (Carolyn V Photography) California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County landscape my 365 a journal http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/3/my-365-a-journal-day-79 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:08:56 GMT
my 365 a journal day 78 http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/3/my-365-a-journal-day-78 flowers, spring, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, Central Coast, nature flowers, spring, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, Central Coast, nature flowers, spring, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, Central Coast, natureGeraniums flowers, spring, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, Central Coast, nature

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carolyn@carolynvphotography.com (Carolyn V Photography) California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County my 365 a journal nature http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/3/my-365-a-journal-day-78 Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:38:00 GMT
my 365 a journal day 77 http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/3/my-365-a-journal-day-77 Field of Oaks, landscape, black and white, black and white landscape, outdoors, outdoor photography, landscape photography, Carolyn V, Carolyn V PhotographyField of Oaksa black and white landscape by Carolyn V Photography

Driving down the road headed towards town my eyes go back and forth across the landscape, always scanning ...  not really for anything in particular, yet looking for something. A fresh new landscape photograph is always at the back of my mind. With that search also comes the hope that I'll have the ability to pull over in a safe spot and get the shot I see.

On this particular morning everything was just perfect. Not only did my eyes see this scene ... a scene that I've noticed many times ... but stopping worked out perfectly. The road was wide and there wasn't a car barrelling down behind me.

I stopped the car, looked out the window, backed the car up about another twenty feet and got out of my car. I looked out at the scene taking in every tree, paying attention to what the shot would be like once taken. I then walked a little further down the road ... just another ten to fifteen steps and this was the spot. Pulling my camera up to my eye I took the shot. Now to get home and hopefully once on the computer screen it truly is the shot I was looking for. 

Such a process ... but one I love. Thanks for taking the time to look and read. :)

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carolyn@carolynvphotography.com (Carolyn V Photography) California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County landscape my 365 a journal nature http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/3/my-365-a-journal-day-77 Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:31:36 GMT
my 365 a journal day 76 http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/3/my-365-a-journal-day-76 Sunday Inspiration ...

Ephesians 5:1, scripture photography, photography with scripture, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography,

... be imitators of God,

as beloved children.

Ephesians 5:1

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carolyn@carolynvphotography.com (Carolyn V Photography) Carolyn V Photography Sunday Inspiration my 365 a journal nature http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/3/my-365-a-journal-day-76 Sun, 23 Mar 2014 14:50:14 GMT
my 365 a journal day 75 http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/3/my-365-a-journal-day-75 . . . New Growth . . .

sunflowers, sunflower seeds, nature, spring, new growth

Last year I had the most beautiful sunflowers. I let them dry and saved the seeds.

sunflowers, sunflower seeds, nature, spring, new growth

Some of the seeds I planted last fall and was very happy to see they popped up this year.

  sunflowers, sunflower seeds, nature, spring, new growth

About two weeks ago I planted more seeds and was so excited today to see them coming out of the ground!

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carolyn@carolynvphotography.com (Carolyn V Photography) Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County my 365 a journal nature http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/3/my-365-a-journal-day-75 Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:22:30 GMT
my 365 a journal day 74 http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/3/my-365-a-journal-day-74 After the dryness and lack of color in winter the pink of the blossoms on the trees make you feel like life has suddenly returned. Although not my favorite of seasons I truly love the colors that are so vibrant this time of year. spring, blossoms, spring blossoms, pink flowers, Carolyn V, nature, spring, blossom, pink blossom, pink flower, Carolyn V

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carolyn@carolynvphotography.com (Carolyn V Photography) California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County my 365 a journal nature http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/3/my-365-a-journal-day-74 Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:43:43 GMT
my 365 a journal day 73 http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/3/my-365-a-journal-day-73 people, women, Crisis Management Team, Father's House Atascadero, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography people, women, Crisis Management Team, Father's House Atascadero, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography people, women, Crisis Management Team, Father's House Atascadero, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography    people, women, Crisis Management Team, Father's House Atascadero, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography people, women, Crisis Management Team, Father's House Atascadero, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography people, women, Crisis Management Team, Father's House Atascadero, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography

This is a great group of women who are a 'Crisis Management Team'. They have been trained and are here to help in any crisis situation. 

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carolyn@carolynvphotography.com (Carolyn V Photography) Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County my 365 a journal people portrait portraits http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/3/my-365-a-journal-day-73 Wed, 19 Mar 2014 02:15:00 GMT
my 365 a journal day 72 http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/3/my-365-a-journal-day-72 This past fall my friend Donna and I, who is also a photographer went over to an adorable little Garden Shop in Santa Margarita and that is where I bought this little flower bush. It only stands about 18 inches tall but is absolutely covered with flowers ... as you can see. :)  flowers, fall, fall color, spring, nature, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography flowers, fall, fall color, spring, nature, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography flowers, fall, fall color, spring, nature, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography

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carolyn@carolynvphotography.com (Carolyn V Photography) California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County my 365 a journal nature http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/3/my-365-a-journal-day-72 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:53:43 GMT
my 365 a journal day 71 http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/3/my-365-a-journal-day-71 Sunday Inspiration ...

Clouds Over Atascadero, Atascadero, heavens, sky, clouds, Spring clouds, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography,

For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.

Hebrews 13:14

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carolyn@carolynvphotography.com (Carolyn V Photography) Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County my 365 a journal nature skyscape http://carolynvphotography.com/blog/2014/3/my-365-a-journal-day-71 Sun, 16 Mar 2014 13:59:57 GMT