Sixteen Miles Out: Blog https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog en-us (C) Sixteen Miles Out [email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) Fri, 31 May 2024 08:25:00 GMT Fri, 31 May 2024 08:25:00 GMT https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/img/s/v-12/u931292017-o352992042-50.jpg Sixteen Miles Out: Blog https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog 120 120 What do you Like to Photograph? https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2017/4/what-do-you-like-to-photograph

What is it that grabs your attention? We all have different things we’re interested in. Some of us like food photography, others floras, people, landscapes, still life … the list really can go on and on. I’ve always loved photographing pretty much anything that was in front of me.

 

Just picking up your camera is what I want to encourage today. There are so many things we can capture and we all have a different eye. What looks good to me may not look good to you and vice versa.

Still Life is my current favorite but I'll never stop loving taking pictures of people! Capturing those special moments in life is something I really treasure … and it’s the way I make a living. 

I've got some of the best pictures of my grandchildren ... why is that? Because I'm a great photographer? No ... because I always have my camera ready. It's kept close by so whenever something adorable starts happening ... really, when does it not happen with grandchildren ... I'm ready to snap a shot ... or two or three! The pictures may not be perfect and the kind you'd want to hang in your home, but they do capture moments ... and those are the treasures. Those are some of the things that can spark a memory and bring a smile to your face. 

These are some of what I like to photograph. What do you like to photograph? Think about it and maybe just start snapping. You'll get some treasures to last a lifetime and discover what really interests you.

 

 

 

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Wildflowers https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2017/4/wildflowers

It was kind of dreary and looking like rain as the day first began. That quickly changed to sunshine and blue skies though. Two of my granddaughters were staying with me that morning so Mom and Dad could get some things done in town. Today was moving day! They're moving out to the country to live next door to us. What an exciting day for all of us! I love having family near by. 

Walking to the well or the power pole are kind of a tradition I have with the grandchildren. Today one of the girls wanted to walk to the well. As we headed out the door, I suggested that we might walk down the driveway to pick some wildflowers. That idea overrode the 'well' idea and so off we went. 

It's quite a driveway that we have ... not the typical that fits one or two cars. The familiar walk was a fun one for all three of us. The sun was kind of in and out as it hid behind the big clouds overhead. That warmth of the sun and the spectacular view of pink and purple wildflowers made it a perfectly enjoyable walk.

We each picked our own bouquet ... it was hard not to pick more! If only our hands were bigger! 

We combined our efforts and ended up with this gorgeous display of flowers. It was perfect for my day's offering on Instagram. :) Little did the girls know but they really helped me out in gathering some gorgeous color for this photograph I share with you today.

Carolyn

 

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My Life ... in Still Life https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2017/4/my-life-in-still-life

What an interesting journey this has been. My first knowledge of still life was when I was doing watercolor painting. Not that watercolor is the best medium for still life, but that is when I had some interest in it. Still Life Photography never occurred to me as something people would be interested in. A former co-worker at Pier 1 ... yes I worked at that incredibly beautiful store! ... suggested at one point that I set up little displays in the store and take pictures of them. It just didn't make any sense to me. 

Little did I know that years later I would not only get interested in Still Life Photography, but I would love it! This has become a beautiful place in my life. Sometimes I'm hurried when I begin to gather my items, but it becomes this relaxing and peaceful place. Sometimes just looking at and editing the photos makes me feel relaxed. I often have a cup of tea after photographing my set ups and that's because I often have that as one of my props. 

A few tips I would have for you if you want to get started or even just work on your own Still Life Photography are.

  • Look for the light ... do you want side light, back light, overhead light?
  • Plan out the number of items in your photograph (sometimes more is good, but others less is good)
  • Placement ... there are so many rules to keep and break. You really have to just look at what looks and feels good to you. 
  • Color ... be sure to match your colors or keep it neutral
  • Focus ... decide what will be your main point of focus and keep it sharp!
  • Editing ... keep it simple ... overworked images look just like that ... overworked!

This journey has taken me up and down. Overall, I feel like I've grown in my skill. It is a creative outlet for me. We all need that and probably get it in many ways. If you'd like to see more of my Still Life work, I have a sampling here in my galleries and a whole lot in my Instagram account here. I'd love it if you followed me along in this journey either by following me here or on my Instagram.

Thanks for stopping in ... Carolyn

 

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Still Life on Chairs https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2017/3/still-life-on-chairs Still Life on Chairs ... I never realized there were so many different ways you can do still life. I suppose it's obvious you can do this type of photo wherever you want. A table top  has been my main area to take this type of photograph. Still life is a very interesting venture for me. It takes all sorts of creativity. I have blocks in that creativity sometimes on a daily basis. Landscape was my first love in photography and as you can well imagine, I didn't have to create anything! It was all created for me. I just had to have my camera settings right and be there in the right lighting.

With Still Life, I have to have the right surface, the right lighting and the right items to be in the photograph. And it really does take some creativity to get the items set up just right. I've learned so much about Still Life in the last year it's just crazy! Today my photo is a simple one with a small vase of flowers ... and you can't even see the vase! I laid a couple of pieces of linen across the back of the chair just to give something smooth and flowing to the photo, but I'm really not sure how 'flowy' it is. I'd love it if you wandered through my Instagram by clicking here. You'll get a good look at my growth in this area of photography.

Once you get your items all set up you then have to do the editing. That is a whole process in itself ... you can create many different photographs with the same image just with different processing. I've learned to create Lightroom presets that I can use over and over, but I've also bought so many from Kim Klassen. If you aren't familiar with her work I encourage you to check her out. She has been a great influence for me, along with many other ladies, in this still life journey.

Camera Settings: 50mm, 1/45, f/2.8, ISO 500

Thank you again for stopping!

Carolyn

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Family Session in Creston California https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2017/3/family-session-in-Creston-California Every family session is unique ... this one was a special one. Jamey and her family are so sweet! They wanted a country setting, so we headed on out to Creston ... which happens to be where I'm from. :)

The weather was absolutely perfect! We've been having so much rain here on the Central Coast that this sunny day was eagerly welcomed!

Creston provides such great settings, from the wispy branches of these trees, to the great little buildings you'll see when you click on one of the images below. I've done many sessions out here over the years. 

I appreciate all of my customers who come out to get their photos done. 

Thank you for stopping by. Maybe I can photograph you and your family one day. :)

Carolyn

 

The

GINGRAS

Family

 

 

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Cards for Sale! https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2017/1/cards-for-sale

I'm super excited to announce that I have cards for sale! 

The art of letter writing or sending special little notes through 'snail mail' is something that has been lost with texting, and all the social media out there. I believe it is a tradition to continue. Some of my favorite things are hand written notes from my Grandma or my Dad who have both passed on. When was the last time you hand wrote a note to someone you love? 

Selling cards isn't a new thing for me ... but a 'renewed' venture. Creating cards is actually something I've been doing for many years. I first tried my hand at by painting my Christmas cards ... yes, I painted each individually! After many years of making my holiday cards, I began to create some that I could send as notes throughout the year. These were crafted using paper, fabric and ribbon. Recently this area of interest has been re-ignited.  Actually, years ago in my struggle to narrow down my many interests, I felt God tell me to combine my loves for photography and card making. This black and white card you see here is just one of the many I've done over the years. With my new love for still life photography I see a whole new avenue for my cards. I hope you'll check them out and purchase some for yourself. They are very high quality and I know you'll love them!  

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What to do With Your Mounds of Photos https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2017/1/what-to-do-with-your-mounds-of-photos  

Wow! We made it through another great and busy holiday season. Do you have any idea how many pictures you took? I don't either, but I know I have bunches of them!

They're on your phone and on your camera card ... now what? All of those special moments you just captured over the holidays will just stay where they are now ... in your private collection unless you take the next step.

I say take the next step! You took the time to take them ... now let's get them someplace where others can enjoy them.

Earlier this year I signed up for ChatBooks. It's a handy little app that you can download to your phone. It will take your Instagram or Facebook photos and create a book for you ... you do nothing! They send you a book once a month unless you want it set up differently. You can add or delete photos if you want ... it's up to you. It's a super simple way to create little books to sit on your shelf for showing your friends and family when they come over.

There are other ways out there too to create books ... I'm sure you're familiar with Shutterfly and Snapfish ... both super easy ways to create books. Mosaic Book by MixBook

The idea is just to do something with them! 

Happy book making!

 

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Christmas Photos https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2016/11/christmas-photos It's December! Capturing moments in life is the tagline for my photography business and I'm here to encourage you to do the same. Whether it's with your phone or with an actual camera, just pull it out and capture those special moments with your family! 

My schedule has been full capturing moments in the lives of my clients. I thought I'd share some of the photos with you today. 

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Thank you to all of my wonderful clients! I've loved either meeting you for the first time or having the opportunity to take your picture once again. May you each have a blessed and peaceful holiday season.

Carolyn

 

 

 

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Creating a Template in Photoshop https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2016/10/photoshop Creating a template in Photoshop is super easy once you learn the steps. There are many sites out there that you can join with downloadable templates, but I like creating my own. With my own, I can make them whatever I want them to be. Follow these simple steps and you're on your way to much creativity!

 

 

 

First in Photoshop, you want to go to File and New - a box will open. If you want to save it, you can rename it at the top where it says 'Name'. Choose the size you want it to be. Mine is a 10 x 10 square.

 

Choose the Resolution and background contents. I like mine to be at a resolution of 400 and white as the background. 

 

Click Ok.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select the Shape tool. I start with the Rectangle, but you can use any shape. When you are creating the shape, you can see the measurements near where the mouse is moving. That will tell you the dimensions you are creating. You can change what the background of the shape is filled with. I use black. You can also change the weight of the border or have no border at all. I generally choose no border. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once you've created your first shape, you can make as many as you like in as many different shapes as you like.

 

I like to keep a little bit of the white background showing to keep some space between each picture, but you can have them touching or even leave some white space for words.

 

If you make a mistake and don't get them the exact size you want, you can use the Transform tool to get the little handles and adjust it.

 

 

 

I now have five layers on mine. I also like to reorder the layers so I know easily which is which. When you create a new layer, they stack from the bottom to the top. 

 

The difference on this one would be the heart shape. It has to be on top so that the picture will be on top. (if you have overlapping layers, whatever you want on top has to be on top of that layer in the layers menu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next you want to save this file as a psd. That will be the default since you have not flattened your image. Choose the name. I'm choosing to name mine Square. Then choose the location you want it to be on your computer. Say 'okay' on the next window that opens and your file is saved for you to use over and over. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And now select your photos you want to have in each shape. 

 

 

Click on the Layer you want your first picture to be in, then go to File and then Place Embedded. Select the folder you want your pictures to come from. Select your picture and select Place. The picture is now on your PS desktop with the transform handles. Holding down the shift key, resize your image so that it is just slightly bigger than the shape you're putting it in. (You can resize it again once its there and/or move it around within the shape. Click the checkmark at the top menu to get rid of the handles.

 

With your mouse placed over the picture in the Layers menu, click option (a downward pointing arrow will appear) and click the picture layer with your mouse. Your picture will now be inside the shape. (If you change your mind on which layer you want your picture to be in you can always just drag the picture to above another layer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In my picture, I decided I wanted a border around the heart so that it would stand out from the other photos and because it matches. So I just went to that layer in the layers menu and clicked on the shape. Then in the menu at the top of the PS desktop I changed the stroke color by clicking on Stroke and just next to that I adjusted the size until I felt like it matched the spaces between my photos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then you want to flatten your layers and SAVE AS ... if you choose SAVE, it will save it as the PSD file and will override your template. You'll likely want this to be a jpg.

 

You now have a beautiful photo to do whatever you want with! :) 

 

I hope this was helpful. Please leave a comment if you have questions or just something you want to say.

 

If you'd like a copy of the PSD file that I created, please comment below and I would love to give it to you! :) 

 

Thank you!

 

Carolyn

 

 

 

 

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My Still Life https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2016/9/my-still-life My Still Life ... Peace is what you tend to think of when you think 'still life'. My life is nothing but still. I have this idea though that still life photography can bring a sense of stillness and peace to moments of my life. 

My journey into still life photography isn't starting out that way, although I do believe it can get there. 

Yesterday, I went out into my outdoor space with clippers in hand ready to find some special treasures that would become parts of my next 'still life' shot. One that would bring a sense of peace.  

Here is what happened instead. Once I gathered my items, I laid them out nicely on my 

whiteboard, placing them just so. The setting was perfect. I climbed up on my dining room chair to get above the display I had just created. Just as I was about to take the shot, the wind blew and my lightweight display of twigs and flowers and so it was destroyed. A couple of red ants crawled out of my sunflower. I quickly killed them trying not to make a kill spots on my white board ... 😕 This was not a peaceful moment. This was not the 'still life' that I long for. 

In the end though a couple of nice photographs came out of that not so still and peaceful moment.

Be still and know that I am God. 
Psalm 46:10

I hope this was encouraging to you as you venture into your world of creative photography. 

Have an amazing day!

Carolyn

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The BethADilly Challenge https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2016/6/the-bethadilly-challenge So, I'm doing a 365 day project ... this year I guess it's a 366 day project. :) Before I started the project though I bought this e-book called The Styled Photographer. Here is a link to the author's site. The idea of the book is to help you find your photography style. I loved it and it has helped me tremendously! I've done a few 365 day projects before but never with the focus that this one has. This project is called The BETHADILLY Challenge. Believe me ... it is a challenge! Here are a couple of the photos I've submitted and a link here to my Instagram so you can see all of the photos.  

I am having a fantastic time doing this challenge. It's really making me think. One of the things I like about this is I'm free to take pictures of whatever I want ... I don't feel like it has to be people or beautiful landscapes. 

You're invited to join in. All you have to do is sign up for the mailing list on the Bethadilly link and you'll get the prompts sent to you too. Be sure to check out my Instagram. :)

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The Dreaded Self Portrait https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2016/4/the-dreaded-self-portrait  

Believe it or not, the 'dreaded self portrait' is the perfect description for 'selfies' taken by photographers. 

Most of us much prefer that position behind the camera but sometimes we need a picture of ourselves. I've done a few self portrait projects over the years. The main purposes in it for me are:

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  • Practice poses
  • Work on my creativity
  • See what it feels like for clients
  • Provide myself with good profile pictures for my social media
So, a couple of pointers for you. 
  • Wear something you're comfortable in and that is flattering
  • Practice your smile and body position in the mirror before you start
  • Remember what you learned by practicing 
  • Use a remote control (a timer just doesn't give time to get in a good pose). I have an app on my phone that is my remote, so I can see my pose in my phone camera screen before I shoot. 
  • Take lots of shots - you make take 50 or more shots and only be 'okay' with one of them. 
  • Check your images as you shoot to see if you're anywhere close to what you want. 
  • Try close up and far away and different angles. 
  • Lastly ... just do it!

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My biggest issue ... I have tended to take pictures of just my face and I am trying to break away from that! You can follow my instagram by clicking here to see some of my newer 'selfies' as I post them (not more than once a month!) 

And, just so you know ... the difficult part in this post was realizing I needed to put a few pictures of ME! :) 

Thanks for stopping by and for reading! 

 

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Resizing An Image https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2016/4/resizing-an-image With all of the photos we share, resizing an image is such a common question. I'm hoping to make this process as simple as possible. I use Photoshop CC for all of my editing.

You will want to do all of your editing and save the image in it's original size before resizing. 

The first thing you want to do in resizing is go to Image and then Image Size. 

When the little window opens up you'll see lots of numbers. The ones that are important for resizing your image are the Width, Height and Resolution. To the right of those numbers it should say Pixels, Pixels and Pixels/Inch.

The next thing you do is change the resolution (the lowest one of the three we're looking at). I change mine to 100 pixels/inch. Once you change the resolution, you'll notice that the height and width both change automatically. I usually change those as well. I make the height at 1000 and the width automatically changes. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can now hit the OK button and save as usual. 

[On your images that are portrait rather than landscape, you change the width first. It's always the smaller number that you change first. If your image is a square, it doesn't matter which is changed first.] 

I hope you've learned something new from this little mini lesson. If you have any questions be sure to put them in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by and reading. :)

Carolyn

p.s. I'm doing a 365 Day Project over on Instagram. If you'd like to see some of my images or follow me, click here.

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What's In My Bag? https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2016/4/whats-in-my-bag What's In My Bag is a pretty common post. I thought I'd join along with the crowd on this one and tell you what's in my bag. :) 

I want to say right off the bat that the gear you have doesn't make your photography better. You can have the best equipment and take bad photos or have the worst equipment and take great photos. A good camera set on auto mode though can produce some pretty awesome pictures!

So, here's what I use.

My camera I use daily is my 6d. I have a 50d as a backup {it actually is in need of some repair at this moment}

My favorite lens is my Canon 85mm f1.8 I use it so much! It is a perfect portrait lens and for low light situations.

I also have a ...

Canon 50mm f1.8 - great also for portraits and low light. I use it for many other things as well.

Tamron 70-300mm 5.6 - this lens takes great photos. You can zoom in and get a real nice blur in the background.

Canon 28-135mm - this was the lens that came with my 50d and it is a great all purpose lens. I use it often for landscape shots or for group photos.

Rokinon 8mm f2.8 Fisheye - this is a fun lens. It's not something I use often but it fun to pull out for certain occasions.

Canon Flash

Yongnuo Wireless Transmitters for Flash - I love these! They are what enable me to get off camera flash.

I also have various other supplies - tripods {a full length and a desk tripod}, reflectors, light stands, and more ... :) 

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Which Cherry Blossom Picture Do You Prefer? https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2016/3/which-cherry-blossom-picture-do-you-prefer Just doing a little survey to see which cherry blossom picture you prefer. Spring is such a great time to get out and get some nature photos done. I've been trying some different things with my photography lately ... kind of changing my style. I know which picture I prefer ... 

... I'm excited to hear which is more pleasing to your eye. The funny thing is that both pictures were taken within minutes of each other of the exact same tree. 

Do you have your own cherry blossom pictures? I'd love to see yours.

Carolyn

 

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Favorite Fonts for You! https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2016/3/favorite-fonts-for-you Today seems like a great day to share with you some of my Favorite Fonts! Fonts are fun to use in all sorts of different ways. I love to use them to put quotes or scriptures on pictures ... like the one down below. I hope you love these as much as I do!

Champagne & Limousines

 

Highland Perk

 

Jenna Sue

 

Moon Flower Bold

 

Quickier

 

Simple Kind of Girl

 

 

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Quick Portrait Photography Tips https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2016/3/quick-portrait-photography-tips Today I want to share with you some quick portrait photography tips. Portraits is my favorite type of photography. My goal is to bring out the best in my clients and using these three simple tips will help to improve your end result.

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”

Dorthea Lange
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  1. Look for the light. I try to always shoot into the light. That gives some really nice backlighting on your subject like in the picture above. You'll get that nice glow on your subject's hair. The time of day affects the lighting. Late afternoon/early evening gives the best light. First thing in the morning is good too.
  2. Know posing ... or at least have some good ideas on how to pose your client to flatter them the most. One rule I follow is 'If it bends, bend it'. 
  3. Keep the background simple. Be aware of what's behind your client and use a higher dof to blur out what's there.
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My Photography Story https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2016/3/my-photography-story I thoght I'd do something a little different today and tell you all how I got started in photography. Taking pictures, capturing moments in my families life, has been something I've done for as long as I can remember. It's always been super important to me to have those moments saved because I'm such a family person. I love pictures! I got my first DSLR when my girls were young. And my first zoom lens didn't come too far after.  I wanted to be able to capture them playing and having fun without them noticing when I was there taking their picture. 

Friends and family started noticing my photos and really liked what they were seeing and I started being encouraged to take my photography to the next level and do it as a business. I thought about it for a long time before I actually moved forward with it. I actually didn't do anything about it until my girls were grown and had their own children. I started my business in 2009 doing freebies for friends and family to get my portfolio going.  And then business started to come my way and I've been doing photography since then. 

This creative business always has something to learn. I look back on my work I've done before and see changes and improvements and I'm really looking forward to more of that.  And here I am today wanting to go deeper wanting to learn more wanting to do better. I trust that will happen as I continue to pick up my camera and use it as I observe the world around me  

Carolyn

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Travis & Erika https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2016/3/travis-erika
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Gorgeous day at Spanish Oaks Ranch in Santa Margarita, California

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Glorious Sunrise https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/10/glorious-sunrise Stadium Park Atascadero CA, sunrise, San Luis Obispo County, Carolyn V Photography, landscape,Stadium Park Glorious Sunrise

 

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Alyssa & Charlie https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/9/alyssa-charlie

Alyssa

&

Charlie

 

August 15, 2015


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Bekah & Robert https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/7/bekah-robert  

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inspiration for today ... day 12 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/7/inspiration-for-today-day-12 You will seek Me and find Me 

when you search for Me with all your heart.

Jeremiah 29:13

A verse couldn't be more true. Sometimes we feel like we're so far away from God when He's just a prayer away. When we take that time to talk to Him, He truly is there to listen and to respond. I love my times with Him, whether it be first thing in the morning or at some point during my day. 

My encouragement to you today is to spend a few moments with Him and see where it takes you. 

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inspiration for today ... day 11 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/7/live-in-peace

Live in peace with one another.

1 Thessalonians 5:13

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Ami & Jason https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/6/ami-jason Carolyn V Photography, wedding portraits, San Simeon California, San Luis Obispo County Wedding, beach wedding,

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Brittney & Joel https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/6/brittney-joel A Las Vegas wedding ...

No pictures to show the day ... 

A meet in Shell Beach ... 

Beautiful love to share ...

 

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inspiration for today ... day 10 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/4/inspiration-for-today-day-10 The Lord your God is with you;
    the mighty One will save you.
He will rejoice over you.
    You will rest in His love;
    He will sing and be joyful about you.

Zephaniah 3:17

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inspiration for today ... day 9 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/3/inspiration-for-today-day-9

Love one another as I have loved you

John 13:34

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inspiration for today day 8 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/3/inspiration-for-today-day-8

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose,

All that we love deeply

becomes a part of us.

Helen Keller

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inspiration for today ... day 7 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/3/inspiration-for-today-day-7

The wildflowers are beautiful this year! We've had a pretty good amount of rain and now get to enjoy some of the beauty rain brings. 

God's Word is my anchor. I live on it. It gets me through the day. I hope these verses add a little to your day.

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inspiration for today ... day 6 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/3/inspiration-for-today-day-6

Your ears will hear a word behind you,

"this is the way, walk in it",

Whenever you turn to the right or to the left.

Isaiah 30:21

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inspiration for today ... day 5 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/3/inspiration-for-today-day-5 The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever.

Isaiah 40:8

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inspiration for today ... day 4 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/3/inspiration-for-today-day-4 God's Word is the anchor to our soul, it is life giving, it is filled with hope. It will refresh you as you dive yourself into it! This journey called 'inspiration for today' is designed to help you on that path to refreshment.

Rest your

hope on

grace

1 Peter 1:13

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inspiration for today ... day 3 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/3/inspiration-for-today-day-3

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inspiration for today ... day 2 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/3/inspiration-for-today-day-2

In Your presence is fullness of joy.

Psalm 16:11

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inspiration for today ... day 1 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/3/inspiration-for-today-day-1

Do not let your heart be troubled. Believe in God, Believe also in Me.

John 14:1

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this I love ... day 28 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/2/this-i-love-day-28

photography ... I love ...

Thank you for joining me on this 28 day journey!

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this I love ... day 27 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/2/this-i-love-day-27

Miranda ~ Mercedes ~ Marina
Three incredible blessings God gave to me. I am so thankful for my girls. They each have the sweetest hearts. They're loving and kind, full of fun and laughter and so much more! 

these girls I love ...

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this I love ... day 26 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/2/this-i-love-day-26

light

this I love ...

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this I love ... day 25 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/2/this-i-love-day-25 It doesn't seem to matter what it is ... there seems to be a picture in just about everything ...

And I want to take pictures of it!
different things I love ...

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this I love ... day 24 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/2/this-i-love-day-24 They capture my eye wherever I go, whether they're old and broken down and new and standing tall.

Atascadero - San Luis Obispo - Shandon - Paso Robles
California

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this I love ... day 23 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/2/this-i-love-day-23 Joan - Carolyn - Marie - James

these I love ...

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this I love ... day 22 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/2/this-i-love-day-22 Farewell CanyonFarewell Canyonat Mineral King Florence Lake California, Florence Lake, California Lakes, lakes, landscape, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, iheartography,Florence Lake California

Need I say more ...

these mountains I love ...

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this I love ... day 21 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/2/this-i-love-day-21 Blue skies, water, sunflowers, outdoor activities ...

summer I love ...

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this I love ... day 20 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/2/this-i-love-day-20 Some might say this is a weakness of mine. I love craft supplies. And I make things out of and with them. :) They never go to waste. If you have a project you want to create, just come on over to my house. I have just about as many paper types as you can imagine, glue, paint brushes, paints - watercolors, acrylics and even some oils, fabric paints, scissors and punches of all shapes and styles, ribbons, ric rac, etc., fabric, yarn, crochet hooks, knitting needles, candle making supplies and fun jars to put them in, scrapbooking supplies, jewelry making tools and supplies, everything for card making  ... this list could go on and on ...

 I say crafts I love ...

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) Carolyn V Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County crafts this I love https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/2/this-i-love-day-20 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:40:31 GMT
this I love ... day 19 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/2/this-I-love-day-19 Just imagine yourself sitting here

in complete silence

enjoying the fresh air

the view Morning LightMorning Light

peaceful places I love ...

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this I love ... day 18 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/2/this-i-love-day-18

Cozy days at home I love ...

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this I love ... day 17 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/2/this-i-love-day-17 They float across the sky not in any particular form or way. Some are big and puffy, others are light and airy. Sometimes they seem to stand perfectly still and others they seem as though they're rushing by. 

Clouds in the sky I love ... 

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) California Carolyn V Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County landscape this I love https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/2/this-i-love-day-17 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:52:03 GMT
this I love ... day 16 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/2/this-i-love-day-16 How many varieties can there possibly be? How many different looks?

This sweet little tree had captured my eye so many times before I actually pulled over to the side of the road (thankfully there was a small spot my Jeep would fit) and snapped this picture. I love the winter look of this tree more than when it's full of leaves. The bare branches show the delicate frame so well. winter, tree, Atascadero California, landscape, Carolyn V, Carolyn V PhotographyWinter's Touch

With fall being my most favorite season I really love the look of this tree ... a bit barren too but still beautiful! One foggy morning my friend and I went out, cameras in hand. I couldn't leave the scene before capturing this incredible tree leaning on the hillside in Atascadero California.
Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, central coast landscape photographer, central coast, California landscape, nature, landscapeThe Hillside Oak

Nylorac is what I call this tree. If you know me, maybe you'll be able to figure out how I came up with the name. :) This one seemed to require art ... I'm not sure why ... I just loved it with this artsy editing. 

Thank you for taking a look at a few of my favorite trees ... 

these trees I love ...

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this I love ... day 15 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/2/this-i-love-day-15 Atascadero. I do love this little city here on the Central Coast of California. I don't live there but I consider it my town. 

this city I love ...

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this I love ... day 14 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/2/this-i-love-day-14 Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, central coast architecture photography, architecture, California, California architecture

Happy Valentines Day!

Hearts

this I love ...

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this I love ... day 13 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/2/this-i-love-day-13 The view are incredible. 
Looking to the west, To the south, To the east and then to the north.

 

I've shown you the seasons ...
Each has it's beauty ...
These views I love ...

 

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this I love ... day 12 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/2/this-i-love-day-12 I believe I started collecting miniatures when I was a young girl. I know I've always loved small things. My family and friends have helped me to add to my collection over the years with special little gifts.

Some of my miniatures represent things I enjoy and some represent things Jim, my husband, enjoys. 

Miniatures I really do love ...

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this I love ... day 11 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/2/this-i-love-day-11 Who doesn't love flowers ... 

These are just a few of the types of flowers I love ...

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this I love ... day 10 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/2/this-i-love-day-10

 

 

A walk on the beach,

the sound of the waves,

sand under my feet,

a cool ocean breeze,

the wonder of God's creation.

this coast I love ...

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this I love ... day 9 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/2/this-i-love-day-9 On a dirt road

and up the side of a hill

is this place I call home

See you on another day

where you'll see the long views I see

from this humble place

I call home.

this home I love ...

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this I love ... day 8 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/2/this-day-i-love-day-8

Mang Jung hi is the birth name for this Korean woman. When she met the man she married, he gave her the name Cindy Lee.

She is an incredible woman. She is strong, she is smart, she is beautiful. She is my Mom. 

this I love ...

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this I love ... day 7 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/2/this-i-love-day-7

A cup of hot tea on a rainy day ... 

Just as simple at that ...

This I love ...

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this I love ... day 6 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/2/this-i-love-day-6 Dinkey Creek, Shaver Lake, California lakes and rivers, California landscape photographer, Carolyn V, Carolyn V PhotographySmooth Waters at Dinkey Creek Dinkey CreekDinkey Creek

Up in the Shaver Lake area if you take a 30 minute drive out Dinkey Creek Road at the end of that road you'll find this beautiful creek. We've been camping there every year since our girls were little and it's our favorite spot to camp with the family. Our group has expanded over the years with the additions of son in laws and the grandchildren. 

Jim like to fish early in the morning and I like to take photos of the creek at that time of day.  

The creek isn't dinkey as it's called. While the water hasn't filled it side to side, or covered the rocks like it use to it still roars down the creek bed and makes that beautiful sound as it hits the rocks along the way.

This creek I love ...

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this I love ... day 5 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/2/this-i-love-day-5 Seven incredible blessings. Being a Mom and raising my girls was such an amazing thing. When they all grew up and left home I couldn't imagine anything would come along that would add to the joy they brought to my heart ... and then came these wonderful children! Each one amazing and adorable in their own way. 


These seven I love ...

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this I love ... day 4 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/2/this-i-love-day-4 So, now you know it.

Orange. 

It's bright.

It's happy. 

It makes me feel like summer.

This color I love ...

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this I love ... day 3 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/2/this-i-love-day-3 If you knew the number of times I raced out of my house, camera in hand, to look at and photograph the sunset you'd know that sunsets are one of my favorites.

I love the colors.

I love this quote. I collect moments.

This sunset I love!

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this I love ... day 2 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/2/this-i-love-day-2

If you know me, then you know this my husband. We've been married for 36 years ... crazy! And a miracle. I thank God for working on each of us and helping us to work on this thing called marriage. 

Jim is a very special man. He loves the Lord! I catch him on his knees in the early morning hours talking to God or sitting on the couch reading his Bible ... what a great thing to 'catch' him doing! He's a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. He's a hard worker and loves to take a nice trip up to the mountains any chance he gets. I'm so thankful for this man!

This man I love ...

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this I love ... day 1 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2015/2/this-i-love-day-1 Twenty eight day of things I love. I'm excited about this blog journey because it will be full of things I love. I know it will be a gallery that I will visit many times. 

Today on my first day I'm sharing my love for the Word of God. I love His Word because I love Him and the Bible tells me more about Jesus.

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my 365 a journal day 275 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/10/my-365-a-journal-day-275 In life we come across many people, they all impact our lives in one way or another. Vicky is one of those people whose life path has crossed mine. She is an amazing woman with an incredible heart for God.  Vicky, Vicky's Journey, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, cancer patient, Central Coast of California, Vicky, Vicky's Journey, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, cancer patient, Central Coast of California, Vicky, Vicky's Journey, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, cancer patient, Central Coast of California, Vicky, Vicky's Journey, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, cancer patient, Central Coast of California, Vicky, Vicky's Journey, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, cancer patient, Central Coast of California, Vicky, Vicky's Journey, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, cancer patient, Central Coast of California, Vicky, Vicky's Journey, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, cancer patient, Central Coast of California, Vicky, Vicky's Journey, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, cancer patient, Central Coast of California, Vicky, Vicky's Journey, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, cancer patient, Central Coast of California, Vicky is on a journey unlike one I've ever been on and I have the honor of photographing her as she walks through it.  Vicky, Vicky's Journey, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, cancer patient, Central Coast of California,

To see more photos of Vicky and her family click the links here. 

 

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my 365 a journal day 257 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/9/my-365-a-journal-day-257

The Lord is with you when you are with Him.

And if you seek Him, He will let you find Him ...

2 Chronicles 15:2

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my 365 a journal day 255 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/9/my-365-a-journal-day-255 One day long ago God told me to combine my love for photography with my love for card making.

Here is a set of beautiful black and white notecards that I would love for you to own. I have three sets.

They are perfect for a special little note.

Handwriting cards seems to be something of the past but is a very special thing to get in your mail. 

Beautiful 3 x 5 Black and White Daisy Notecards

$5 for a set of 4 cards with envelopes

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my 365 a journal day 254 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/9/my-365-a-journal-day-254 Sweet little Anna turned one! I've had the pleasure of photographing this family several times now and always love the time with them as well as looking at the pictures as I edit and put them together for Lauren & Justin.  Anna is a beautiful little girl and I look forward to more times of capturing the life of this family and they grow together.

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my 365 a journal day 246 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/9/my-365-a-journal-day-246 I always love an opportunity to go to the beach to do portraits with someone who is beautiful on the inside and out. Gabby is one of those girls.

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my 365 a journal day 245 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/9/my-365-a-journal-day-245 Labor Day weekend is a great time to get away ... that is if you can manage to get away from the crowds! Kind of an impossible thing but we did get to a place where the crowds weren't quite as large as some other places. These are just a few of my favorite photos from our weekend get away.

Overlooking Fresno Valley

Fresno Valley, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, Shaver Lake, California, landscapeFresno Valley

A beautiful pine tree framed by the incredibly blue sky.

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The dam at Shaver Lake

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South Fork San Joaquin River at Mono Hot Springs

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White Bark Vista Kaiser Pass

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This was quite an incredible spot. At about 10,000 feet the views were amazing! The stack of rocks in the background looked like it could topple over. Check back for more photos of this great trip into the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

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my 365 a journal day 222 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/8/my-365-a-journal-day-222 The earth is the Lord's and all that is in it.

1 Corinthians 10:26

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my 365 a journal day 219 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/8/my-365-a-journal-day-219  Lexi ...

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my 365 a journal day 198 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/7/my-365-a-journal-day-198 heavens, sky, morning sky, stormy sky, Carolyn V, Central Coast Landscape PhotographerListen to Yourself

Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God. 

Maya Angelou

 

Landscape photography by Carolyn V

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my 365 a journal day 197 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/7/my-365-a-journal-day-197 Alyssa Lopez, Carolyn V, portraits, San Luis Obispo Portrait Photographer, Atascadero Portrait Photographer, people, Carolyn V Photography

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my 365 a journal day 190 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/7/my-365-a-journal-day-190 Shaver Lake, Carolyn V, Central Coast Landscape photographer, landscape photography, California Landscape,Shaver Lake Road 2 Access

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One of my most favorite places on this earth.

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"The Lord will

fight for you, and

you have only

to be silent."

Exodus 14:4

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We do not remember days,

we remember moments.

Cesare Parese

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my 365 a journal day 165 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/6/my-365-a-journal-day-165 The Alexander Family

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) Carolyn V Photography my 365 a journal people portraits portraits of a family https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/6/my-365-a-journal-day-165 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:47:37 GMT
my 365 a journal day 162 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/6/my-365-a-journal-day-162

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. 

Pablo Picasso

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My 365 a journal day 161 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/6/my-365-a-journal-day-161 Yesterday was one of those days where I had some time to kill, so I stayed in town and did some wandering. My final destination was Montana de Oro. I love the trees.

Montana de Oro, California Beach, California, Los Osos California, San Luis Obispo County,The Road to Montana de Oro

I decided to take a walk to see if I could get a shot from above the beach this time. It was a short hike but I knew I'd just go out far enough to get the shots I was looking for and then head back. It was looking to be a very pretty trail.

  Montana de Oro, California Beach, California, Los Osos California, San Luis Obispo County,Walking Path at Montana de Oro

Montana de Oro, California Beach, California, Los Osos California, San Luis Obispo County,

The view of the coast was beautiful. I got as close as I could ... I possibly could have gone closer but the warning sign was holding me back. :)

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On my way out my focus was getting to the coastline. But on my way back I was focusing more on the details of what was on the path.

There were so many other pretty things to see ...

And then ... I was so glad that I was focusing on the path ... I never expected to see a rattlesnake!

I took a couple of quick shots {with my camera of course!}. Waited a bit until I got up the courage to quickly walk past the area it crossed my path ... and then I was safe on the road again.

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my 365 a journal day 159 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/6/my-365-a-journal-day-159 Sunday Inspiration ...

Do not fear, for I am with you; 

Do not anxiously look about you,

for I am your God.

I will strengthen you, surely

I will help you,

Surely I will uphold you with

My righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

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my 365 a journal day 155 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/6/my-365-a-journal-day-155 A  b l a c k  a n d  w h i t e  d a y  . . . It's LavendarIt's Lavendara black and white view of lavendar In the Garden, black and white flower photography, black and white, nature, art, Carolyn V, Carolyn V PhotographyIn the Garden Sunflower, In the Garden, black and white flower photography, black and white, nature, art, Carolyn V, Carolyn V PhotographySunflower

My backyard is becoming a garden.

My kind of garden.

Paths take me through so I can go barefoot to water the rugged plants that are there.

The hot sun on the stones scorch my feet until I spray the water on them and the stones beneath.

Color is beginning to be spread throughout the yard with the gernaniums, sunflowers, lavendar, carnations and more.

It's not plush and green like yours might be but it is a garden none the less. 

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my 365 a journal day 154 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/6/my-365-a-journal-day-154 An incredible flower.

I've always loved it in it's bright yellow state with the beautiful brown center

but the early stages can be just as beautiful. sunflower, nature, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, Sunflower sunflower, nature, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography,

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my 365 a journal day 148 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/5/my-365-a-journal-day-148 Some days the morning light pulls me away from everything I'm doing. Today was one of those mornings.  nature, sunflower, morning light, Carolyn V, sunrise, Carolyn V Photography

If you've followed my blog during this past year you know that sunflowers are a favorite of mine. This one captured me this morning as I captured it. The sunrise pushing through the background was something I simply couldn't pass up!

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Outdoors at six a.m. the sun just peaking over the horizon brings a glow to everything in sight.

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And then at just the right angle a silhouette is waiting to be snapped.

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County my 365 a journal nature https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/5/my-365-a-journal-day-148 Wed, 28 May 2014 20:57:19 GMT
my 365 a journal day 146 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/5/my-365-a-journal-day-146 Today is Memorial Day, a federal holiday in the United States for remembering men and women who died while serving in the country's armed forces. 

Today I want to celebrate the memory of all of those who fought battles serving in different wars. All wars for the lives of others or for their own lives whether it be physical or spiritual.

We have each fought in our own battles, battles for freedom in our country or another’s. Battles for health. Battles for freedom in our own personal lives.

There is always something to be learned. Something to be gained. 

You may be in the midst of a battle right now and so I just want to encourage you to push ahead and continue to fight. Listen to that inner voice and it will guide you to the next step you must take. Win the battle that has already been won for you and walk in victory!

For those of you who have fought and completed the battle, I offer congratulations to you! Battles are not easy. Wounds come from battles. Growth comes from battles. You’ve done well!

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my 365 a journal day 145 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/5/my-365-a-journal-day-145 He renews my lifeHe leads me along the right paths for His name’s sake.

Psalm 23:3

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my 365 a journal day 142 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/5/my-365-a-journal-day-142 How many views are there of the Atascadero City Hall ... so many more than what I've captured here but I thought I'd share my collection.

                   City Hall Atascadero CaliforniaCity Hall Atascadero California     Atascadero City HallAtascadero City Hall  

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) Atascadero City Hall San Luis Obispo County architecture my 365 a journal https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/5/my-365-a-journal-day-142 Thu, 22 May 2014 17:45:14 GMT
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Standing at the corner of El Camino Real and West Mall, right at Sunken Gardens there are a few old buildings you can see. It's a unique little spot and not the most beautiful things to see but the buildings are old and interesting to look at. You can get your morning coffee, get your hair done, have a little lunch and then sit and enjoy the little park setting at Sunken Gardens. 

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I shall delight in Your commandments, which I love.

and I shall lift up my hands to your commandments,

Which I love; And I will

meditate on Your statutes.

Psalm 119:47, 48

 

One of my favorite verses or chapters in the Bible. I love reading about loving God's Word. I truly love reading the Bible. It inspires me, guides me, helps me make it through the day. It's full of great stories and so much instruction. It leads me to Jesus and shows me how much He cares about people. 

I delight in God's Word. I love it!

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my 365 a journal day 127 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/5/my-365-a-journal-day-127 When you venture off of the main highways you'll be certain to find some incredible views. No high cliffs in this vast area of rolling hills and open fields. Each holds a beauty all their own. 

Highway 41, Road to Shandon, Road to Creston, Creston California, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, landscape photography, California Landscape, rolling hills, cloudy skies, clouds, nature,Open Fields on Highway 41

All photos taken on Highway 41 between Creston and Shandon California.

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County landscape my 365 a journal nature https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/5/my-365-a-journal-day-127 Wed, 07 May 2014 17:10:32 GMT
my 365 a journal day 125 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/5/my-365-a-journal-day-125 A favorite drive of mine ... Shell Creek Road offers the hope of wildflowers in the Spring. I missed it this year although I did capture some pretty wildflowers which you can see if you click here. Besides the wildflowers the drive is a peaceful one ... a small two lane road that could almost pass as a one lane as it's missing the center stripe. :) The open fields and rugged mountains in the distance along with the farm fields offer so much beauty for your eyes.   Thanks for stopping in and taking a look. 

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If you have a close friend, you understand ...

If you don't, I pray you find one. :)

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my 365 a journal day 121 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/5/my-365-a-journal-day-121 April showers bring May flowers ...

We didn't have alot of rain and we don't have alot of flowers ... but here are some I found out on Shell Creek Road.

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For it is God who is at work in you, both to work and to will for His good pleasure.

Philippians 2:13

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my 365 a journal day 119 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/4/my-365-a-journal-day-119 So, what do you do when you're stranded at the airport .... 

  • do a little talking with God
  • call your husband
  • call AAA
  • pull out your camera and start shooting

 

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my 365 a journal day 117 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/4/my-365-a-journal-day-117 A gentle answer turns away wrath but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Proverbs 15:1

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my 365 a journal day 109 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/4/my-365-a-journal-day-109 Robert Hall Vineyard and Winery

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my 365 a journal day 106 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.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.

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my 365 a journal day 103 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/4/my-365-a-journal-day-103 Sunday Inspiration ... 

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

Isaiah 40:8

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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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my 365 a journal day 97 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/4/my-365-a-journal-day-97 WestinWestin Houston TexasHouston Texas ArchwaysArchways 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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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County Sunday Inspiration my 365 a journal nature https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/4/my-365-a-journal-day-96 Sun, 06 Apr 2014 16:02:11 GMT
my 365 a journal day 95 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/4/my-365-a-journal-day-95 The simplicity of nature always catches my eye.

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

Tom Gaddis

 

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my 365 a journal day 94 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.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. 

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What an incredible day too ...

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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. 

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

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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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my 365 a journal day 80 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.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.

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Standing tall in all of their glory.

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As they get older ...

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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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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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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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... be imitators of God,

as beloved children.

Ephesians 5:1

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my 365 a journal day 75 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/3/my-365-a-journal-day-75 . . . New Growth . . .

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

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

 

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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my 365 a journal day 74 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.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.

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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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my 365 a journal day 72 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.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

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

Hebrews 13:14

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We live in a beautiful place. It's quiet and peaceful. A good place to ponder life and all of what it involves.  

Beside the window in the sunshine is one of my favorite spots in the house. I wish I had a bench seat here.

Life isn't exactly what I'd hoped it would be ... don't get me wrong ... I have a good life and have been blessed in so many ways.  

So, to encourage you, I have a God who has given me many promises .... so many already fulfilled. I continue to live for Him and hope in Him. If you know Him, then praise God! If you don't yet ... He is there for you. 

... seek and you shall find

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So, today has absolutely nothing to do with photography but it does have to do with my 365. In trying to live a healthier lifestyle I choose to drink more water . . . something I have been better at at different times in life. Today I decided to make myself a water drinking chart. I'm going to print it out and put on the refrigerator to help me remember to drink. If you'd like a copy of this chart you can click on the picture and it will take you to a place where you can download and print it out for yourself too. :) 

Why drink water?

  • it helps flush toxins and waste 
  • helps our digestion
  • helps to prevent dehydration
  • aids in weightloss
  • helps in slowing down the look of aging in our skin

So ... off I go on my water drinking venture. Hopefully this chart will help keep me on track!

**The downloaded file will have two copies of this chart so you can print it out on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper and then cut it in half.

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A recent trip to the Tenderloin in San Francisco and then a walk through the park in Paso Robles. The homeless are everywhere. What is it that has made them homeless? Will they always live this way? Do they have family? Why don't they work? So many questions and no answers ... at least not for me. 

Regardless of the way they live, they are people and they do deserve a chance. What is your role when it comes to the homeless you see? Do you say hello? Give them a dollar or two? Buy them some food? Tell them about Jesus? 

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Jim and I have always loved traveling the backroads. This was a trip with the whole family ... just a weekend one at that ... but we managed to sneak away first thing in the morning so I could take some pictures of the river. Once we did that we took this little side road we had spotted the day before.

The sign that caught our eye said there was a cemetary up the road. Old cemetaries are always very interesting. We've stopped at many over the years.

You can find so many interesting little scenes as you drive a little slower and look a little longer. Three Rivers is full of little roads that we haven't set out tires on yet ... one day we'll get to see more. Jim's a pro at driving a little slower ... ;)

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No one has ever seen God;

but if we love one another,

God lives in us and His love

is made complete in us. 

1 John 4:12

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my 365 a journal day 64 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/3/my-365-a-journal-day-64 It's a beautiful building with incredible detail. After being damaged in the earthquake from several years ago the building was closed up waiting to be retrofitted. Here it sits in all of it's glory completely done. 

  

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It's Thursday.  I'm sick. A new book just arrived in my mailbox today. What better thing to do than relax and read.

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my 365 a journal day 61 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/3/my-365-a-journal-day-61 When the family gets together it's sure to be a fun time ... and often on some adventure on one of our favorite spots. We happen to be at Lake Kaweah, Three Rivers California and then at Wolverton Ski area on this trip. Great fun! 

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my 365 a journal day 59 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/3/my-365-a-journal-day-59 So, I just stopped by Joebella for a cup of tea and a visit with friends and was blessed with the opportunity to go behind the glass to get some shots of coffee roasting! What a process it is! And that smell ... mmmm love it! 

 

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my 365 a journal day 57 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/2/my-365-a-journal-day-57 R A IN

Wet roads, shimmery lights ... we finally had a good rain! 

All praise goes to God for opening up the heavens for us and watering our land!

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my 365 a journal day 56 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/2/my-365-a-journal-day-56 stormy skies, Creston California, California, sunrise, weather, sky, clouds, storm,

Out of the corner of my eye in the dark morning I could see a shimmer of light. The dark sky is a welcome sight on this February morning as it gives the hope of a storm. We need the rain so badly here on the Central Coast ... and especially out here where I live in the middle brown rolling hills. 

Besides the hope of a storm I love the oranges and deep dark blues in the morning sky. It's getting lighter now and the beautiful dark sky has faded ... I'm glad I raced out to catch this early morning shot. Hoping you enjoy it too!

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Peace is always beautiful.

… Walt Whitman

 

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my 365 a journal day 53 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/2/my-365-a-journal-day-53 Sunday Inspiration ...

Because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in our transgressions - it is by grace you have been saved.

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) Carolyn V Photography Cuyama landscape my 365 a journal nature https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/2/my-365-a-journal-day-53 Sun, 23 Feb 2014 23:17:04 GMT
my 365 a journal day 52 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/2/my-365-a-journal-day-52 W a t e r c o l o r   B r u s h e s

I was born into a family of artists. My Uncle Milford Zornes was a watercolor artist who taught this art form all over the world and has had his art hung in some very prestigious locations. Click the link ... it's worth reading if you're an art lover. He was the only brother of my Grandma, Virginia Zornes Tognazzini. Grandma taught me to love art. I don't think I can really say how she did it ... one thing she said to me on one of the many occassions I visited her has always stuck in my head and that is that you can never be bored. With that statement was the idea that there were so many things you could do, so fill your time doing, learning, practicing, observing. Grandma was an artist in her own rights. My Aunt Irene is an artist as well. Watercolor is the main art form she has done. 

When my second daughter was a newborn I thought I'd try my hand at drawing and discovered that I could draw ... not the best, but I saw hope. I continued to practice and observe, do and learn as my Grandma had taught me. I filled many art books with sketches before I moved on to painting. Watercolor is also the main art form I enjoyed most. 

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my 365 a journal day 51 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/2/my-365-a-journal-day-51 Pray for rain.

The Atascadero Lake & Creek Photos taken in 2010 and the winter of 2011-2012

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my 365 a journal day 50 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/2/my-365-a-journal-day-50 The wind and the clouds have a language all their own. Sit, watch and listen and you'll be totally taken away by the peace they give. These two videos are just a little something to pull you to the outdoors to sit, watch and listen in your very own back yard.

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my 365 a journal day 49 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/2/my-365-a-journal-day-49 Another great day in the beautiful state of California. As you can see this is the Golden Gate Bridge from Conzelman Road at the north end of the bridge with the city in the background. The day was incredible! The sky was so blue and clear you could see for miles. 

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The Battery Spencer was a point of great interest. The old buildings, the areas where canons or other large guns were one day long ago and so many other things.

The San Francisco - Oakland Bridge

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my 365 a journal day 48 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/2/my-365-a-journal-day-48 It's been awhile since I've looked into California missions, well except for the little visit to the San Luis Obispo Mission a week ago. :) My grandson happens to be in the 4th grade and California missions is the big topic. So my daughter decided to take Andre up to the mission he is doing a report on ... Mission San Rafael Archangel. Besides spending time with the family I love getting in the car and traveling and I love San Francisco (a little detour on the way south). Here are a couple of shots from our San Rafael part of the day. San Rafael Mission, San Rafael California, California missions, architecture, people San Rafael Mission, San Rafael California, California missions, architecture, people San Rafael Mission, San Rafael California, California missions, architecture, people San Rafael Mission, San Rafael California, California missions, architecture, people San Rafael Mission, San Rafael California, California missions, architecture, people San Rafael Mission, San Rafael California, California missions, architecture, people

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my 365 a journal day 46 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/2/my-365-a-journal-day-46 One minute we're above them, heavens, airplane, clouds, above the clouds, sky, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography then we plunge into them.

They begin to surround us. First we have light. Then thick gray. No light, no blue, no brightness anywhere. Just thick gray all around us.

 

And then the land. Green. Buildings everywhere. And then the ocean.

I can see the runway now in the distance as the small plane tilts and shifts it's way across the bay.

We're getting lower and lower. So close to the water. And then we touch the ground.  Carolyn V Photography, airport, San Francisco International Airport, California, airlines

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my 365 a journal day 45 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/2/my-365-a-journal-day-45 Just a little pink for your Valentines Day!

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A little information on the mission taken from Wikipedia

Father Serra sent an expedition down south to San Luis Obispo to start building the mission. On September 1, 1772 a cross was erected near San Luis Obispo Creek and Father Junípero Serra celebrated the first mass, marking the site as the destination for yet another mission. However, briefly following the first mass, Father Junípero Serra returned toSan Diego and left the responsibility of the mission's construction to Father Jose Cavaller. Father Cavaller, five soldiers and two neophytes began building what is now Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. Father Cavaller received help in the building of the Mission from the local friendly tribe, the Chumash Indians. The Chumash helped construct palisades, which would serve as temporary buildings for the Mission. However due to several Indian tribes which were determined to get rid of European settlers, they set these buildings ablaze Because of this, Father Cavaller was forced to rebuild the buildings using adobe and tile structures.

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my 365 a journal day 43 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/2/my-365-a-journal-day-43 Texture. Door. Detail. 

What can I say. They interest me.

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Well, I've had the opportunity to take all of the older granddaughters out for a fun day in town but this is the first time I've gotten to take the one and only grandson out. We had quite the time in San Luis Obispo. He's ten today and a great guy!

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Some of the oddest things in this world capture my attention. They're always worth a picture to me. I had gone to this footbridge and path to do a photo shoot. Walking around and looking for shots I'd want to take I took a few myself ... just because. It was a wet day. The path was muddy and partially covered with slippery leaves ... something you don't feel too good about with a baby in the photo shoot. It all went well though ... Soon I'll post some of those pictures. :) Thanks for stopping by.

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You sent abundant rain, O God, to refresh the weary land.

Psalm 68:9

Just as God sends rain to refresh our land and bring new growth He sends His rain on us to refresh our weary spirits and give us hope and new life. It is my prayer that you receive the rain that He brings in your life.

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Every Gramma needs an Andre. The sweetest grandson a Gramma could ever ask for.

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Faithful is He who calls you ...

1 Thessalonians 5:24

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my 365 a journal day 36 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/2/my-365-a-journal-day-36 I love old buildings. This building is in Shandon California. If you know anything about it I'd love to hear.

 

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my 365 a journal day 35 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/2/my-365-a-journal-day-35 You guessed it ... I got to go for a ride in a big rig ... something I've done a few times in my life. One of the pluses (is that a word) of being married to a truck driver!

     Carolyn V, Michael Dusi Trucking, lifestyle, Jim, trucking

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James Taylor's music has always been a favorite of mine ... and my husbands. He's got that kind of music that you can have going on in the background and it's just so soothing and enjoyable. If you've listened to much of his music you know what I mean. Here's a song for you to enjoy ... 

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Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.

Deuteronomy 32:2

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We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
Helen Keller 

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Stormy mornings.

Cloudy skies.

Cold outside.

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I took a walk through San Luis Obispo   the other day and had some fun capturing a couple of street scenes.

Each shot is shown twice (as you can see ... :) ) I was hoping to get your opinion on which you prefer ... the original, in the first column, or the 'paint' version, in the second column.

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The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.

Audrey Hepburn

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Just a couple of January scenes ... all three taken in 2013.

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I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:13

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Winter Berries

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The drive from Atascadero to home is one I do pretty much daily and as you can guess I've taken pictures all along the way ..... for the past nine years. Feeling the need to look somewhere different, I drove all the way to SLO to find something 'wintery' to use today and then I found it on that daily drive.

There is always something beautiful around you. All you have to do is keep your eyes wide open and you will find it.

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my 365 a journal day 22 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/1/my-365-a-journal-day-22 A little bit of black and white for you today ...

Highway 41 between Creston and Atascadero

City Hall in Atascadero

Oak on Highway 46 between Paso Robles and Highway 1

Montana de Oro

House in Paso Robles

Lily

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my 365 a journal day 21 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/1/my-365-a-journal-day-21 We had our Forever Girlfriends Team Retreat this past weekend at Camp Emmanuel Heights Conference Grounds.

Here's a little peek at some of the fun we had.

 

 

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Rolling Hills in Creston California

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my 365 a journal day 19 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/1/my-365-a-journal-day-19 Sunday Inspiration ...

“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
And do not return there without watering the earth
And making it bear and sprout,
And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater;
So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth;
It will not return to Me empty,
Without accomplishing what I desire,
And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it."

Isaiah 55:10-11

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my 365 a journal day 18 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/1/my-365-a-journal-day-18 The first thing I saw when I walked into my backyard were these amazing little green shoots popping up out of the ground! What a site to see on this January day!  Spring, January, Winter, daffodils, Caroyn V, Carolyn V Photography, nature, flowers

Winter is far from dead but what a treasure to see on this summer like winter day!

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my 365 a journal day 17 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/1/my-365-a-journal-day-17 Today is the first day of our team retreat. We talk, we plan, we eat, we laugh. It's always alot of fun and we get so much accomplished. What a great way to start our year. Looking forward to the three days away!

 

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my 365 a journal day 16 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/1/my-365-a-journal-day-16 On the Central Coast of California is the beautiful little town of Atascadero. This is just a little stroll through the town showing some of the buildings that have captured my eye over time. Carolyn V Photography, Atascadero California, Entrada Avenue, Atascadero Main Street, Carolyn V, architecture, Grisanti Hardware Carolyn V Photography, Atascadero California, Carolyn V, architecture, Atascadero City Hall, Atascadero Historical Buildings, Sunken Gardens Carolyn V Photography, Atascadero California, Carolyn V, architecture, El Camino Real, Carolyn V Photography, Atascadero California, Carolyn V, architecture, Atascadero Historical Buildings, Atascadero City Hall

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They lived in Betteravia (I don't know if it was a town back then or just a place but it is east of Santa Maria California).

Mom had only been in the states for a year when their second child ... me ... came along. Her and Daddy met in Korea.

Yes, I'm 55 and still call my Dad 'Daddy'.

He was killed in Vietnam when I was a kid and that's what we called him ... it never changed.

Joan was born in Korea before they came to the states.

Marie came along two years after me  in Ft. Leonardwood Missouri.

Daddy was in the army so we traveled around a bit.

By the time James was born we were in Flagstaff Arizona. 

I was terribly shy as a child. In my late teen years I was given my first camera ... a Kodak Instamatic. :)

Taking pictures is something I've loved since then. 

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Though the fig tree should not blossom And there be no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive should fail And the fields produce no food, Though the flock should be cut off from the fold And there be no cattle in the stalls,   Yet I will exult in the Lord, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength, And He has made my feet like hinds' feet, And makes me walk on my high places. 

Habakkuk 3:18,19 

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Life is full of choices. We make them every day. The scripture here talks about a very important choice we make ... in fact, the most important one. 

It is one that I made almost 27 years ago. One that I am ever thankful for.

Who do you serve?

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Atascadero California

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my 365 a journal day 10 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/1/my-365-a-journal-day-10 There's something about the look of the vineyards in the middle of winter. I like it. The dry branches. Some with a few leaves still on them, others still full of the autumn colored leaves. The vineyards give you something to look at year round.  vineyard, winter, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, Shandon California winter vineyard, vineyard, wine country, Shandon California, Central Coast vineyards, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, landscape, January vineyard, vines, grapes, grape vines, grapevines, Carolyn V, central coast vineyard photography, central coast vineyard photographerVineyard on Creston Road

vineyard, winter, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, Little Farm Road Creston California, Creston California Slow down. Take a look. Enjoy.

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my 365 a journal day 9 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/1/my-365-a-journal-day-9 The narrow road winds through the barren hills and seems to go on and on. Every once in a while you'll go around a curve and see a silhouette of what looks like a building of some sort far in the distance giving the idea that life exists in this seemlingly deserted area of California. And then there is the occasional home. Farm equipment. Fencing. And sometimes a barn. Life does exist. 
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And with or without the existence of physical life you have the beauty that only our God can create. Incredible blues in the skies. Clouds rolling across the blue. A golden glow from the sun setting in the west and the wash of light and color across the landscape. Yes. Life does exist.

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my 365 a journal day 8 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/1/my-365-a-journal-day-8 Alright, ready for our walk ... I'm so glad you decided to join me. :) nature, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, On the west side of th house there is a little butterfly bush, a gift from a very special friend ... I've been nurturing it this year and in turn it has provided a little something pretty for me to look at. 

Jim is a fan of power poles and large pieces of wood. This one is intended to be a bench ... someday ...

And then there's the power pole. We run to it, walk to it, see it out the front window. It's one of those special points on the property that the grandkids always hear me mention ... 'Who wants to walk to the power pole?'  ... it's become a tradition. ;)

Every home has a little graveyard, right? We seem to have ... this is where Blackie is buried, and next to him is Cody and Reggie ... Jim's beloved and faithful canine friends. grave, cross, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, The bench hasn't been here too long. It's a place to sit. To think. To talk to God. To feel the breeze on your skin. To enjoy the sun as it sets off in the distance. And here we are on the other side of the house. Growing things is difficult out here. The ground is hard and dry. Our pine trees are struggling to survive ... but, they do continue to grow. I had an amazing lavendar bush in my backyard. It was two plants combined and seemed as though it was going to take over my backyard. I finally cut it back this year ... way back! And planted another out by the well ... another one of those special destination points for the many walks I have the pleasure of taking with my seven ... grandchildren that is! :)

Thanks for joining me on this little walk around the property ... well, the center of it. We'll take another one day ... as long as you're up for it! 

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In December I had the opportunity to go to San Francisco and do a photobooth at the YWAM base in the midst of the Tenderloin. It was such a blessing to me and quite an experience. Here are a few photos from that three day venture.

I just ask that as you glance through this post that you do it prayerfully. These are a beautiful group of people who need Jesus. 

San Francisco California, Tenderloin, Photobooth, Carolyn V Photography

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my 365 a journal day 4 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/1/my-365-a-journal-day-4 So, it was a beautiful Wednesday afternoon and my friend Donna and I went out exploring, cameras in hand. Santa Margarita was the destination and this is what we found ... an adorable little garden shop right on the main road, El Camino Real. 

Adorable little buildings scattered throughout ...

... interesting things like trucks and bicycles and other little treasures as you wander.

... blossom where you're planted!

Happy Day to you!

The Educated Gardener, Santa Margarita California by Carolyn V Photography

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my 365 a journal day 3 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/1/my-365-a-journal-day-3 Sometimes life gets a little hectic and you need to just get away for the day ... or even just a few hours. Yesterday I headed over to the coast ... well, first I went to Target in SLO to grab some of the post holiday deals :) ... Montana de Oro was beautiful! It was an absolutely incredible day! The sun was shining, the sky was so blue and there were clouds to break up that beautiful blue. People were scattered across the beach relaxing in the warm sunshine, collecting shells and rocks and just enjoying the day. 

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my 365 a journal day 2 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2014/1/my-365-a-journal-day-2 It's interesting to me that I would choose barns as my photo selections for the day. I'm not really partial to them although I do like them. I do feel they would be an interesting subject to shoot and they may be a project I take on or continue on in the months and years ahead.

This first barn is located on Los Osos Valley Road in San Luis Obispo California.

This second barn is on Cripple Creek Road in Creston California.

This barn and these buildings are on Webster Crossing in Creston California. You'll find this barn near Geneseo Road in Paso Robles California 

Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, central coast architecture photography, architecture, California, California architecture As you head out on Creston Road in Paso Robles towards Geneseo Road you'll find this set of red barns as the base of the rolling hills and a beautiful vineyard.

Right past the curve at Geneseo Road on Creston Road headed towards Creston is this old barn. 

So, a few of what I've photographed so far. Maybe you'll see more of this in the months ahead.

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This is my prayer Lord ... Lead me in your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation, for You I wait all the day. Psalm 25:5

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52 weeks 2013 week 13 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/12/52-weeks-2013-week-13 It was a gorgeous morning in Morro Bay. A perfect day for a photo shoot. These sisters and their husbands met at a central point to get some photos done as an anniversary gift for their parents. Great idea!

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52 weeks 2013 week 12 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/12/52-weeks-2013-week-12 Today ... 

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 weeks 2013 California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County landscape nature https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/12/52-weeks-2013-week-12 Thu, 19 Dec 2013 00:50:14 GMT
from morning til evening https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/12/from-morning-til-evening This was a lighting day today for me ... As the sunlight hits the front of my house in the morning it's so beautiful I have often stopped what I'm doing to snap a quick shot.

And the evening can do just the same.

We have a 360 degree view at our place. The sunset is definitely the most captured.

Tonight the moon was quite a bit further north than normal. This is my neighbor's house off in the distance.

 

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52 Weeks 2013 Week 11 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/12/52-weeks-2013-week-11 At the end of the road and the end of the day you're sure to find some beauty.

This peaceful location is just calling for someone to take a shot or two.

For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given, And the government will be upon His shoulder, And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6

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Tips on Thanksgiving Photos https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/11/tips-on-thanksgiving-photos Hello there and Happy Thanksgiving week to you! I've put together a few tips on Thanksgiving photos and what to look for.

  1. Plan ahead of time which photos you'd like to come away with. 
  2. Think about what you want in the background of your family shots so you can clearly see the subject of your photos.
  3. Consider the lighting of the area you've chosen.
  4. Remember that whoever is closest to the camera will look the largest and sometime the brightest if you're using your flash.
  5. Take the family pictures early enough so everyone doesn't have the 'after turkey heavies'.
  6. Get pictures of some of the smaller details like specific dishes or decor.          Thanksgiving Dinner

 

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52 Weeks 2013 Week 10 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/11/52-weeks-2013-week-10 So we took a drive over to the coast and then headed on up. We only went up to San Simeon.  It was a beautiful day. California Beaches, California Coast, landscape, seascape, San Simeon California, Cambria California, Highway 1, Carolyn V Photography

The night before - well, really afternoon - was beautiful. The sunset came so early with just having had the time change.

The wind creates the most interesting movement in the sand. 

We went out early and got a couple of nice shots of the sunrise. 

And then there is the man I married 35 years ago.

And me ... 

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Adding a Quote to Your Image https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/11/adding-a-quote-to-your-image Adding a quote to your image is easier than you might think. Let's walk through a simple tutorial. If you have any questions feel free to leave them in the comment section below.

First I choose an image that I feel would be good for a quote. Actually, I often take photos planning on putting a quote on them. This one you see here has a perfect open space to add a quote. You don't always need an open space though. Quotes are fine just directly on top of any image.

Using your text tool in your photo editing program draw a text box. You can try to make it the size you want it but that part doesn't matter too much because you can make it larger and even move it around once your words are in it.

Decide whether or not you want the words centered, to the right or to the left. I chose the first line to be aligned to the left margin and the rest to be aligned to the right. If you're using Photoshop you can select a color for your font right from your image using the eyedropper tool.

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If you want to go a step further ... not necessary in this image but I did it just to show you ... you can add a shape behind your words. (This is particularly helpful when you have your words right over the main part of your image.) So, in PS I choose the shape tool, I chose the rectangle. I draw the shape in the general area I want it (I can resize and move it if necessary). I also choose a color that matches the image. Then with the shape layer selected I lower the opacity (in this one it is at 29%). I do this so that my image will show through the shape. 

Once you're happy with the words, the shape and the placement of everything flatten your image and you're done!

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Art Journey https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/11/art-journey A new journey has begun in my life ...

it's an art journey.

Art has for most of my adult years been a part of my life.

This is just a new venture. It's structured but free. 

I am such a structured person. Moving in more freedom is something I want.

Let's see where this journey takes me ...

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Erin https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/11/erin

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52 Weeks 2013 Week 9 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/11/52-weeks-2013-week-9

"Don't walk behind me;

I may not lead.

Don't walk in front of me;

I may not follow.

Just walk beside me and be my friend".

Albert Camus

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Our God Reigns https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/10/our-god-reigns

How lovely on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who announces peace and brings good news of happiness, who announces salvation, and says to Zion, "Your God reigns!" Isaiah 52:7

He reigns in the heavens and He reigns on the earth. What peace we can have as we rest in this truth. 

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Family Portraits https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/10/family-portraits So, when was the last time you had portraits done? It's that time of year ... the weather's getting colder and we're heading for the holidays. Your family and friends would love to open up their Christmas card whether it be digital or snail mail and see a recent picture of you and yours. Take a look at these great looking family photos.  portraits, headshots, women, business photos, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, iheartography, Portrait Photographer San Luis Obispo County, family portraits, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, iheartography, Central Coast Portrait Photographer family portraits, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, iheartography, Central Coast Portrait Photographer

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52 Weeks 2013 Week 8 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/10/52-weeks-2013-week-8 But baby it's cold outside ...

... the perfect day for candles, a cozy fire and some warm potato soup!

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52 Weeks 2013 Week 7 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/10/52-weeks-2013-week-7 senior pictures, Paso Robles California, seniors, young men, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, iheartography, Central Coast Portrait Photographer

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SLO https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/10/slo San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo California, architecture, cities, California, downtown slo, Carolyn V, Carolyn V PhotographyDowntown San Luis Obispo

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) California Carolyn V Photography SLO San Luis Obispo County architecture https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/10/slo Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:27:30 GMT
52 Weeks 2013 Week 6 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/10/52-weeks-2013-week-6 Taking portraits is a personal thing.

Capturing the beauty in women is a passion of mine.

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This week  ... Hilary.

Spending time with her you can see it come out.

She has a beautiful spirit.

Sweet and ...

Hilary.

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Get Quiet Before Him ... https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/10/get-quiet-before-him Get Quiet Before Him, landscape, Cuesta Grade, San Luis Obispo County Landscape, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, iheartography

Getting quiet before God ... something we all want to do. Something we all put off at times. He has so much He wants to say to us and in the busyness of life we can miss hearing Him speak. My goal is to 'Get quiet before Him' on a daily basis and hear the special things He wants to say to me.

 

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Photo Booth https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/10/photo-booth Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, photo booth Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, photo booth Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, photo booth

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52 Weeks 2013 Week 5 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/10/52-weeks-2013-week-5 The sky is an incredible thing. The clouds offer a continuously changing scene for us. We capture it with our eyes and sometimes with our camera. These are a few shots I captured this week. If you'd like to see more 'Heavens' shots, click here

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52 Weeks 2013 Week 4 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/9/52-weeks-2013-week-4 In a family with seven grandchildren, the one boy can sometimes feel all alone. Andre is such an amazing boy! He is nine years old and so smart. He plays soccer. He loves people and has the kind of personality that draws people towards him. I am so proud of Andre!

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Two Shall Become One https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/9/two-shall-become-one The Two Shall Become OneThe Two Shall Become One A CalalilyA Calalily black and white, Carolyn V, central coast landscape photographer, lily, iheartography

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Summer's End https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/9/summers-end The end of a season ... what does that really mean. One part of us goes dormant until it's time again I suppose. That usually brings a little excitement for me. I love the changing of the seasons. This summer sunflowers were a big part of my life. I planted some last year and to my surprise they returned this year! I found more seeds and planted more and am looking forward to their return next year.  sunflower, flower, summer, summer's end, nature, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography

Is there a season in your life that is coming to an end? Do you feel a little crumpled and dried up? 

“Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me?

Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance”.

Psalms 42:5, 11; 43:5

 

"And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord,

are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another.

For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit." 

2 Corinthians 3:18

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52 Weeks 2013 Week 3 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/9/52-weeks-2013-week-3 Atascadero has many beautiful spots but this historical building and the Lewis Avenue Bridge are truly one of the highlights. The building has recently been restored and looks as great as before! (Feel free to comment!)

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Lavendar https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/9/lavendar Today is a lavendar sort of day ...

Read the words and let them soak into your soul.

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Gift Certificates are available and only have to be purchased by the date shown.

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52 Weeks 2013 Week 1 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/9/52-weeks-2013-week-1 52 Weeks 2013 is my new project. A set of photos once a week for your viewing pleasure. Check back or sign up to receive more via email. beach, San Luis Obispo County, seascape, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, Shell Beach

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Photo Sale! https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/9/photo-sale sunflower, nature, summer, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography I'm having a sale on all of my flower photography! Click here to see my whole selection. Enter the code 20percent at checkout.

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Sequoia National Forest https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/9/sequoia-national-forest The beginning of our three day journey into the mountains ...

The sky was filled with smoke from the fires in the neighboring forests but there was still beauty to be found. This first shot is taken at Shaver Lake. While the trees at Portal Forebay were filled with smoke they still offered a certain type of beauty that I enjoyed.

The morning was beautiful and warm. Pines and sequoias at Portal Forebay ... something I never tire of seeing.

Sequoia, Portal Forebay, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, California LandscapeFlorence Lake Florence Lake ... the drive was treacherous ... a long cliff on one side ... but incredible views of the mountains to the east.

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Nature takes it's twists and turns offering art in many forms.

We stood looking out at these mountains talking about what it would be like to walk across ... an adventure that sounds so much fun to take!

Sequoia, Portal Forebay, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, California Landscape Kaiser Pass ... so incredibly beautiful! 

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Aubree https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/8/aubree Senior Photos, Central Coast Senior Portraits, Central Coast Portrait Photographer, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, iheartography*** Cute girl ... fun photo shoot! This is why I love photography!

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My Backyard https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/8/my-backyard I'm loving my backyard more and more. The flowers are so pretty. Yesterday I painted my table. It was a gift from my sister last year. When you come out to see me we can sit and visit and have a nice glass of iced tea at my little table in my backyard.

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At Pismo https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/8/at-pismo

 

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A day by the sea ... 

 

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Be Still ... https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/7/be-still

I think I love the ocean. It's an incredible place. 

I love the roaring of the waters. I love God and I love His Word.

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Montana de Oro https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/7/montana-de-oro Montana de Oro is an incredible spot here on the Central Coast of California. It's one of my favorite beaches to go to. I love the strong waves that pound that section of beach, the smooth rocks and the vibrant colors.

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Highway 46 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/5/highway-46 Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, iheartography, landscape, CaliforniaHighway 41

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Quietness & Trust ... https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/4/quietness-trust

 

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52 weeks!

Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin.

Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.

Luke 12:27

 

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52 weeks!

God gave me the desire. He gave me any talents that I have. He is continuing to develop those talents and challenging me to press in even more. This last week of my 52 weeks! project is devoted to glorifying Him.

God gave me the d  esire

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 52 weeks!

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52 weeks!

Patterns. They're everywhere.

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week 50 etc day 1 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/2/week-50-etc-day-1 pine, pinecone, pine cone, light, forest, nature, Carolyn V, Carolyn V PhotographyPine Cone

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week 49 photography art day 2 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/2/week-49-photography-art-day-2

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Just outside of Paso. The hills roll, the vineyards grow and the buildings stand in their glory.

Whether they be a beautiful barn, an old shed, an aged home or an incredible new home.

Take a drive out Creston Road and see some of this beauty.

This shot taken in the late afternoon on a January day is such a different shot than summer and fall bring. 

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week 49 photography art day 1 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/2/week-49-photography-art-day-1

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Watercolor was the medium I used. I'd take my camera out and take pictures of amazing scenes and then try to imitate with my brush and paints. Then my camera became my medium. I still love paintings though and sometimes like to make my photography look like a painting. 

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week 48 black and white day 3 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/2/week-48-black-and-white-day-3 entry, black and white, landscape, Carolyn V, Carolyn V PhotographyEnter Here

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An incredible spot. I drive by this place so many times during the week. The view is always different. God provides an array of clouds to make it change on a daily basis. I love the 'Old Entry', the open fields, the scattering of oaks and of course the clouds.

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week 48 black and white day 2 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/1/week-48-black-and-white-day-2 fence, black and white, entry, gate, Carolyn V, Carolyn V PhotographyOpen Gate

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week 49 black and white day 1 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/1/week-49-black-and-white-day-1 Creston CA, landscape, fence, fencelineAlong the Fenceline

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My stop was to photograph the grapes but I shot the fence instead.

 

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52 of me? week 24 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/1/52-of-me-week-24 self portrait, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography

 

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week 48 blue day 3 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/1/week-48-blue-day-3 heavens, airplane, clouds, above the clouds, sky, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography heavens, airplane, clouds, above the clouds, sky, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography heavens, airplane, clouds, above the clouds, sky, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography

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The sky was so blue. The clouds so impressive. This week had to include photos from my trip to Texas a little over a year ago. I went into the trip not liking flying and came away from it in awe of the pieces of creation I was able to see while in that large plane in the sky. 

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week 48 blue day 2 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/1/week-48-blue-day-2

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week 48 blue day 1 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/1/week-48-blue-day-1

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Not my favorite color

but one that you see everywhere.

Blue.

Skies.

Water.

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week 47 january day 5 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/1/week-47-january-day-5 lavender, garden, flowers, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, nature

52 weeks!

In the quiet morning hours, in the hustle and bustle of life, in my garden in the cool of the day ... our Lord is walking near and with us. What a comfort that is that He loves us and is right there with us. 

Be at peace today knowing your God cares enough about you to be right there with you.

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week 47 january day 4 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/1/week-47-january-day-4

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week 47 january day 3 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/1/week-47-january-day-3 winter, vineyard, vines, wine country, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, landscape

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There are summer and fall

vineyards

and then there are winter

vineyards.

They each have their

beauty.

They each catch

my eye.

I love the leaves.

I love the fruit.

I love the changing leaves.

I love the bare vines.

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week 47 january day 2 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/1/week-47-january-day-2

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week 47 january day 1 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/1/week-47-january-day-1 Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, landscape, architecture, country, oak, oak tree, barnOn Cripple Creek

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52 of me? week 23 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/1/52-of-me-week-23 self, self portrait, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography My daughters do pictures of themselves like this and for some reason one day this past summer I thought I'd do the same. Initially I was going to post it as my profile picture on Facebook (to be like them just for fun) and decided against it. But here it is as one of my photos for my 'Self Portrait' project. :)

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week 46 do you see what I see day 5 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/1/week-46-do-you-see-what-i-see-day-5 California, Shandon California, Shell Creek Road, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, landscape, surreal, artShell Creek Road

52 weeks!

The vineyards are barren now and the air is so crisp. It was a good day for a ride though. I use to hate these rides, now I suggest them. We enjoy our quiet time together. Sometimes we talk and sometimes we just sit and enjoy the scenery. He's so good about letting me stop to take pictures.

I had been taking photos of the vineyards to the right and just as I came around the car to get in I stopped and snapped this one. As I did it I thought to myself - 'what kind of a photographer are you anyway - you just stop and snap'. Not much thought went into this one - not the shooting of the photo anyway. More time was spent in PS. The ending result gives me the same kind of feeling I had on the drive. :)

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week 46 do you see what I see day 4 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/1/week-46-do-you-see-what-i-see-day-4

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Gift shops, restaurants, specialty stores, wine tasting, olive oil tasting, coffee shops, bakeries, cheese shops and more. A fun place to wander, shop, taste and spend a relaxing day.

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week 46 do you see what I see day 3 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/1/week-46-do-you-see-what-i-see-day-3

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What beauty and peace these rolling hills provide. I drive by hills like these every day of my life. I live in the middle of them.

Don't you just want to take a nice walk with a picnic in hand and sit on top of one of these taking in the sunshine and warmth of the day as you enjoy the incredible views. I do. 

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week 46 do you see what I see day 2 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/1/week-46-do-you-see-what-i-see-day-2

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The grass is green, the fenceline long and the view, well it goes on forever - in all directions. Shell Creek Road is a favorite drive of mine. The first time I went there I went with a group of ladies who were in a watercolor class I was taking. Now I go with my camera in hand and look for those views that are incredible to my eye and hopefully translate to the image I take.

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week 46 do you see what I see day 1 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/1/week-46-do-you-see-what-i-see-day-1 California, vineyard, landscape, mountains, California Mountains, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography

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2012 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/1/2012 What a year this has been. Thank you for your support. My business has grown and changed. I'm hoping for more changes and growth in this new year and look forward to interaction with you as you 'like' and comment on my posts (I love feedback!). 

One of my new items is a personalized canvas bag. You can choose the photo you want on the bag out of all my photos (if you choose a photo of people it must be of you or your family). For my ad I've chosen one of my favorite photos (a favorite of many of you too!) to show how fun your bag can be!

A new service I'm offering is a 'Print on the Spot' service where I bring a portable printer to your event and print photos for your guests to take home with them ... send me a message for details. 

This year I'll be offering more specials and fun photo shoots so that you can have some great pictures of you and your loved ones. :)

Thank you for signing up for my blog! Another way to keep in touch is by 'liking' my Facebook page by clicking here.

Thanks again!

 

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52 of me? week 22 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/1/52-of-me-week-22 self portrait, portrait, woman, self, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography

6:45 a.m. cup of coffee. 

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week 45 where my car takes me day 5 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/1/week-45-where-my-car-takes-me-day-5

52 weeks!

A road much traveled for me and everchanging colors and view. This is at the corner of Highway 41 and Webster Crossing headed out to my place. The deep green, Black Mountain in the distance partially covered by the storm clouds was a sight to see. Come on out and see me sometime. :)

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week 45 where my car takes me day 4 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/1/week-45-where-my-car-takes-me-day-4

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An unlikely place - although who am I to say one place is more unlikely than another to find a shot. I was here to buy tamales for dinner in the Trader Joe's parking lot, on hold on my phone, as I looked out my window I saw a bit of a scene that I loved. The fall colored leaves were still hanging on on the tree right in front of me while the bush in the background seems to have lost all of it's adornments. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. ;)

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week 45 where my car takes me day 3 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/1/week-45-where-my-car-takes-me-day-3

52 weeks!

Over the past ten days I've been to this train station four times. What a special time for us to get to spend the holidays with Ryan, our nephew and our girls cousin. Ryan joined the Marines and just graduated Boot Camp. He is an incredible young man and I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to share the holidays with him. 

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week 45 where my car takes me day 2 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2013/1/week-45-where-my-car-takes-me-day-2 Creston California, California, landscape, oak tree, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography

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week 45 where my car takes me day 1 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/12/week-45-where-my-car-takes-me-day-1 Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, barn, landscape, architecture, black and white

52 weeks!

At my house it was sunny. But as I headed in, taking a different route than normal the fog started to close in around me. I love fog pictures so was watching for an interesting scene. This one captured my attention. 

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County architecture landscape nature https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/12/week-45-where-my-car-takes-me-day-1 Mon, 31 Dec 2012 15:35:08 GMT
week 44 december day 3 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/12/week-44-december-day-3 architecture, Paso Robles California, 13th Street, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography13th Street

52 weeks!

It was a cold and rainy day as I walked through the streets of Paso Robles. I could have just raced to my destination but the details kept me from doing that and forced me to stop and give a second look at what surrounded me.

The wet sidewalks, the scattered leaves, the changing color of the leaves, the texture in the building ... I wonder what captures your eye and your thoughts today.

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography Paso Robles, CA San Luis Obispo County architecture https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/12/week-44-december-day-3 Fri, 28 Dec 2012 13:39:12 GMT
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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County lights https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/12/week-44-december-day-1 Wed, 26 Dec 2012 15:21:11 GMT
week 43 winter day 4 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/12/week-43-winter-day-4

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Winter around my house is a little frost on the fence tops and a pile of firewood right next to the door.

We might get a snow day once during the winter but usually it's just cold.

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week 43 winter day 3 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/12/week-43-winter-day-3

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It's December. Their baby is due in January. We planned the photo shoot and then the rains came down. We had alot of fun and got some great shots. Click the photo to see more.

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week 43 winter day 2 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/12/week-43-winter-day-2

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Winter in the part of California that I come from is barren trees, cloudy skies and green fields.

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week 43 winter day 1 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/12/week-43-winter-day-1

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week 42 harmonious day 5 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/12/week-42-harmonious-day-5 creamery, architecture, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, Central Coast Architecture Photography, Central Coast Photography

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Cozy and inviting. Coffee and tea. Delicious little treats. Shopping, crafting. 

H a r m o n i o u s l y  in  H a r m o n y

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/12/week-42-harmonious-day-5 Fri, 14 Dec 2012 15:00:00 GMT
week 42 harmonious day 4 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/12/week-42-harmonious-day-4 Harmony California, heart, architecture, California, Central Coast architecture, photography, architecture photography, buildings, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography

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Colored glass, warmth, fire, bright lights, arts, craftsman, breakables.

Walk through their door and that is what you'll find.

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County architecture https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/12/week-42-harmonious-day-4 Thu, 13 Dec 2012 14:06:30 GMT
week 42 harmonious day 3 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/12/week-42-harmonious-day-3 Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, architecture, Central Coast Photographer, door, building

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week 42 harmonious day 2 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/12/week-42-harmonious-day-2

52 weeks!

I love this bicycle! Today I couldn't decide which angle I preferred so I put both up. Maybe you could help ... leave your comments here and tell me which angle you prefer. To see another angle of this great bicycle, click here.

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week 42 harmonious day 1 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/12/week-42-harmonious-day-1

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In a quiet little village on the coast of California as you wander through you'll find many a site that captures your attention. On this particular day in addition to some of the usual sites I was able to capture shots of two of my grandchildren as they stopped and played, put on a little play, had hot chocolate and biscotti and many other little things. Click here to see some of those shots.

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week 41 christmas portraits day 5 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/12/week-41-christmas-portraits-day-5

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week 41 christmas portraits day 4 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/12/week-41-christmas-portraits-day-4

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52 of me? week 21 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/12/52-of-me-week-21 self portrait, portrait, woman in the mirror, woman, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography

Portrait of Self

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week 40 at the bay day 5 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-40-at-the-bay-day-5

52 weeks!

This seemed to be a fitting photograph for the last day of 'at the bay'. Born a Tognazzini to Milford and Cindy this restaurant bears my maiden name. The restaurant is owned by a cousin. It's a great place to eat! 

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week 40 at the bay day 4 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-40-at-the-bay-day-4 Morro Bay California, Morro Bay, California, beach, pacific ocean, landscape, seascape, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County architecture landscape https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-40-at-the-bay-day-4 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 15:19:24 GMT
week 40 at the bay day 3 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-40-at-the-bay-day-3 black and white, fishing boat, boat, shore, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, outdoorsBoat on the Bay

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! Carolyn V Photography and black landscape white https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-40-at-the-bay-day-3 Wed, 28 Nov 2012 22:05:20 GMT
week 40 at the bay day 2 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-40-at-the-bay-day-2 Morro Bay California, Morro Rock, California, ocean, pacific ocean, landscape, nature, outdoors, boating, fishing, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography

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Looking out over the waters, noticing all of the detail as the sun sets I can't help but think about what's beyond out on the deep ocean. More boats and water vessels moving slowly over the waters, up and down, back and forth they move as the water moves. 

The scene was so simple, but beautiful and thought provoking all the same.

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County pacific ocean waters https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-40-at-the-bay-day-2 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:15:44 GMT
week 40 at the bay day 1 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-40-at-the-bay-day-1 Morro Bay, Morro Bay California, bay, ocean, pacific ocean, landscape, outdoors, boats, fishing boats, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography

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Yesterday, along with my husband Jim went over to Morro Bay for a short little celebration of our 34 years of marriage. The bay was beautiful. We walked out onto the pier near the Coast Guard area and sat for a bit. The seal in the foreground gave us a little entertainment as we watched the changing of the colors while the sun was setting in the background.

 

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County architecture landscape nature sunset https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-40-at-the-bay-day-1 Mon, 26 Nov 2012 16:21:40 GMT
week 39 a fall day day 5 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-39-a-fall-day-day-5

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The end of a season. 

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! Carolyn V Photography autumn fall https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-39-a-fall-day-day-5 Fri, 23 Nov 2012 16:00:00 GMT
week 39 a fall day day 4 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-39-a-fall-day-day-4

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! Carolyn V Photography Thanksgiving fall https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-39-a-fall-day-day-4 Thu, 22 Nov 2012 15:52:26 GMT
week 39 a fall day day 3 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-39-a-fall-day-day-3

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! Carolyn V Photography Thanksgiving apple cobbler https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-39-a-fall-day-day-3 Wed, 21 Nov 2012 15:30:00 GMT
week 39 a fall day day 2 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-39-a-fall-day-day-2 fall, autumn, fall leaves, fall color, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, nature, landscape

fall, autumn, fall leaves, fall color, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, nature, landscape

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Earlier this month I decided to take a little drive over to the coast. My hope was to get some beach shots. I was alone, which was nice because I always feel so much better about the many stops I like to take in order to capture some of the shots I see.

On this day, the fog was thick and it made me wonder what type of shots I'd get over on the coast. As I drove up Highway 46 I saw this beautiful area that made me think of something that might be on the east coast, although I've never been on the east coast, this just seemed like what fall would look like over there. I couldn't pull over at the time but made a note of where this little spot was (you know how things always look different coming from a different direction) and on my way back stopped and got some quick shots.

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County autumn fall landscape nature https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-39-a-fall-day-day-2 Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:45:18 GMT
week 39 a fall day day 1 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-39-fall-day-day-1 fall, Paso Robles, leaves, rain, Carolyn V Photography

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County fall landscape nature https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-39-fall-day-day-1 Tue, 20 Nov 2012 04:12:58 GMT
52 of me? week 20 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/52-of-me-week-20 self portrait, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography

a  s e l f  p o r t r a i t

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) Carolyn V Photography people portrait self portrait https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/52-of-me-week-20 Sat, 17 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
week 38 november day 5 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-38-november-day-5  

landscape, home, sunset, lighting, Carolyn V Photography

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I was busy editing photos and just happened to glance behind me and see this amazing light coming through the windows. I hurried over to the slider to get a better look and quickly grabbed my camera, changed the lens and raced out back to get a couple of quick shots. The reflecting light from the setting sun was putting an incredible spotlight on the mountains to the east of my home which showed the definition of the mountains in such a beautiful way. A sight definitely worth capturing. 

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County landscape nature sunset https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-38-november-day-5 Fri, 16 Nov 2012 16:01:00 GMT
week 38 november day 4 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-38-november-day-4 skyscape, landscape, sunset, flag, Carolyn V Photography, Marine flag

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If you live anywhere on the Central Coast of California you saw this amazing sky last night. The colors were incredible. The first shot shows more color and a silhouette of the Marine flag we have on a pole near the back of our home in honor of our nephew Ryan James Tognazzini who just completed boot camp in San Diego California.

The second is from my front porch with our redwood on the left.

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County landscape nature https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-38-november-day-4 Fri, 16 Nov 2012 01:47:29 GMT
week 38 november day 3 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-38-november-day-3 pacific ocean, Cambria California, Central Coast, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography pacific ocean, Cambria California, Central Coast, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography

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It had been awhile since I'd been to the beach ... I just had to go this one morning a week or so ago.

Click here to see more beach shots.

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County landscape nature https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-38-november-day-3 Wed, 14 Nov 2012 23:56:21 GMT
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Hats for the homeless ... a great November project. The number of homeless people seems to increase every year. This year the ladies at my church decided to provide warm hats for some of the homeless in our area.

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! Carolyn V Photography outreach https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-38-november-day-2 Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:03:30 GMT
week 38 november day 1 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-38-november-day-1 harvest, vineyard, fall, autumn, Carolyn V Photography, landscape, nature, Central Coast Vineyard

grapes, vineyard, harvest, San Luis Obispo County, wine country, Carolyn V Photography, Carolyn V

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County landscape nature vineyard https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-38-november-day-1 Mon, 12 Nov 2012 21:18:23 GMT
52 of me? week 19 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/52-of-me-week-19 self portrait, hands, piano, portrait, Carolyn V I don't really play the piano. Struggling along through a song is more like it. This beautiful piece stands tall in my living room though just waiting for the right set of hands to come along and bring out the beautiful music it is capable of playing. It use to be that I wished that I could sit at the piano and my hands would just somehow play an amazing song ... that dream is long gone now, but the piano still stands ...

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) Carolyn V Photography portrait self portrait https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/52-of-me-week-19 Sun, 11 Nov 2012 14:27:04 GMT
week 37 thankfulness day 5 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-37-thankfulness-day-5 portrait, children, child portrait, Carolyn V Photography portrait, children, child portrait, Carolyn V Photography

Three beautiful granddaughters. They are sweet and adorable and I love every minute I get to spend with them. I am so proud to be their Gramma. :)

52 weeks!

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! Carolyn V Photography children girls portrait https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-37-thankfulness-day-5 Fri, 09 Nov 2012 15:31:53 GMT
week 37 thankfulness day 4 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-37-thankfulness-day-4

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I'm so thankful for this man. This month we celebrate 34 years of marriage. It's been a tough road for us. This is actually the first year of many that I feel like celebrating. We've had a rough time of it for so long now. Jim's life has turned around completely. He is the loving and kind man that I married back in 1978. God is good.

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! Carolyn V Photography thankfulness https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-37-thankfulness-day-4 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:53:15 GMT
week 37 thankfulness day 3 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-37-thankfulness-day-3

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On day 3, I'm very thankful for Andre and Anikah. They bring lots of joy to their Gramma's heart. 

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! Carolyn V Photography children grandchildren portrait https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-37-thankfulness-day-3 Wed, 07 Nov 2012 22:06:41 GMT
week 37 thankfulness day 2 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-37-thankfulness-day-2

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I am very thankful for these three girls. They are amazing. My daughters, Miranda, Mercedes and Marina. All three of them are beautiful inside and out. They are amazing women, moms, wives, sisters and daughers - among other things. None is perfect of course, but I am so proud of them and so thankful that they are my daughters.

Pictures here are from 2005 and 2012. 

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! people portraits https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-37-thankfulness-day-2 Wed, 07 Nov 2012 02:30:55 GMT
week 37 thankfulness day 1 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-37-thankfulness-day-1  

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Sweet Layla. A little outing with Gramma so her Mommy could take Cara to the doctor ended up in almost a full day with this sweet girl. First we went to Taco Bell for a little lunch. She loved her taco. Then on to Albertsons for a little grocery shopping. Layla picked out a pear for herself and her sister and two apples for her Mommy. Then she picked out mac and cheese and the very last thing she picked was ice cream. 

She feel asleep on the 20 minute drive out to Gramma's but then she played with Blackie and walked the rugged fence that she fell off of on her last viist. 

I love this sweet little girl and her adorable personality. I'm so thankful to have her as my granddaughter. :)

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! Carolyn V Photography grandchildren thankfulness https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-37-thankfulness-day-1 Mon, 05 Nov 2012 14:50:00 GMT
52 of me? week 18 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/52-of-me-week-18 self portrait, portrait, leg, foot, Carolyn V

Yep, that's my foot down there. Sitting in my car on a break.

Playing around with my camera,

whether it be my phone camera or my Canon,

is something I love to do. So, I took a picture of my leg and foot. 

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) California Carolyn V Photography people portrait self portrait https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/52-of-me-week-18 Sat, 03 Nov 2012 14:33:34 GMT
week 36 paso robles day 5 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-36-paso-robles-day-5

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography architecture https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-36-paso-robles-day-5 Fri, 02 Nov 2012 14:30:50 GMT
week 36 paso robles day 4 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-36-paso-robles-day-4

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Down Spring, turn on 13th toward Park Ave. Turn left on on Park Ave and look to your left and there is where I am when I'm not working on photography or spending time with my family. Come visit me. :)

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County architecture https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/11/week-36-paso-robles-day-4 Thu, 01 Nov 2012 14:12:24 GMT
week 36 paso robles day 3 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-36-paso-robles-day-3

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! Carolyn V Photography Paso Robles San Luis Obispo County architecture https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-36-paso-robles-day-3 Wed, 31 Oct 2012 13:01:03 GMT
week 36 paso robles day 2 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-36-paso-robles-day-2 red, architecture, Paso Robles CA, Carolyn V PhotographyRed Door in Paso

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography Paso Robles CA San Luis Obispo County architecture https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-36-paso-robles-day-2 Tue, 30 Oct 2012 13:11:09 GMT
week 36 paso robles day 1 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-36-paso-robles-day-1

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Why not start the week out with my favorite coffee house. When you visit Paso Robles this stop is a must! The people are friendly, the atmosphere so nice and the coffee is great!

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County architecture https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-36-paso-robles-day-1 Mon, 29 Oct 2012 13:09:00 GMT
52 of me? week 17 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/52-of-me-week-17 self portrait, portrait, people, woman, Carolyn V

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! Carolyn V Photography people portrait portraits self self portrait https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/52-of-me-week-17 Sat, 27 Oct 2012 13:45:00 GMT
week 35 orange day 5 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-35-orange-day-5 fall, architecture, deserted, vacant, Carolyn V

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How many times have you driven by an old worn out home without a thought. This empty place was once someone's home. There was joy and happiness here. Laughter, songs, talking, eating, sleeping, resting. Now it's just empty. The life that was once there is now gone. The legacy that was built in this building can't be seen by this empty shell but is only carried in the hearts of those who once called this place home. 

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County architecture nature orange https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-35-orange-day-5 Fri, 26 Oct 2012 13:45:00 GMT
week 34 orange day 4 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-34-orange-day-4 October, landscape, nature, silhouette, Carolyn V, skyscape, fallOrange October Sky

52 weeks!

As I drive up my driveway my eyes are always drawn to the west, especially in the late afternoon/early evening. As the sun starts to set the sky is amazing, particularly during this time of year. On this October evening the oranges were so strong. I had to stop and get a shot of this amazing scene that just seemed to be sitting there waiting for me to pull out my camera and take a shot or two.

I'm glad I did. :)

 

 

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County landscape nature oak oak tree https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-34-orange-day-4 Thu, 25 Oct 2012 13:26:36 GMT
week 35 orange day 3 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-35-orange-day-3

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They're all around us.

Some in a little better shape than others.

What do you find when you open the door on yours?

If it's been awhile since you've received a sweet little note from someone special,

I suggest you sit yourself down and write a little note to a special someone. :)

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County U.S. Mail letter mail mailbox miscellaneous https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-35-orange-day-3 Wed, 24 Oct 2012 14:24:49 GMT
week 35 orange day 2 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-35-orange-day-2

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Umbrellas drenched in rain ...

taken in the Trader Joe's parking lot on a rainy morning.

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography rainy day umbrellas https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-35-orange-day-2 Tue, 23 Oct 2012 12:08:11 GMT
week 35 orange day 1 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-35-orange-day-1

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Baskets full of oranges seemed to be a good way to start out my week of 'orange'. Check back to see what other orange things I've come up with!

 

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! Carolyn V Photography color fruit nature https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-35-orange-day-1 Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:39:16 GMT
52 of me? week 16 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/52-of-me-week-16 self portrait, Carolyn V, portrait, woman, indoor portrait, reflection

s.e.l.f. p.o.r.t.r.a.i.t.

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) Carolyn V Photography people portrait reflection self portrait self-portrait woman https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/52-of-me-week-16 Sat, 20 Oct 2012 11:56:07 GMT
week 34 fall day 5 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-34-fall-day-5

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County nature https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-34-fall-day-5 Fri, 19 Oct 2012 14:20:28 GMT
week 34 fall day 4 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-34-fall-day-4 fall, lavendar, fall flowers, Carolyn V

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County flowers landscape lavender nature https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-34-fall-day-4 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 14:00:00 GMT
week 34 fall day 3 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-34-fall-day-3

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County fall nature https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-34-fall-day-3 Wed, 17 Oct 2012 17:42:03 GMT
week 34 fall day 2 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-34-fall-day-2

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County landscape nature oak quotes https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-34-fall-day-2 Tue, 16 Oct 2012 13:50:12 GMT
week 34 fall day 1 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-34-fall-day-1

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County fall nature https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-34-fall-day-1 Mon, 15 Oct 2012 12:37:12 GMT
52 of me? week 15 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/52-of-me-week-15 self portrait, portrait, Carolyn V, people

15 down 37 to go.

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) Carolyn V Photography hands people reflection self portrait https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/52-of-me-week-15 Sat, 13 Oct 2012 11:50:14 GMT
week 33 koinonia day 5 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-33-koinonia-day-5

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Standing on the deck outside Hillside Chapel the view in beautiful. The trees, the buildings, the walkways ... so much to look at and enjoy. It's a peaceful place God has provided for us here to worship Him, to learn more about Him and our walks with Him and to spend some fun time with our Forever Girlfriends

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! Carolyn V Photography architecture landscape https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-33-koinonia-day-5 Fri, 12 Oct 2012 15:03:02 GMT
week 33 koinonia day 4 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-33-koinonia-day-4

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography architecture landscape https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-33-koinonia-day-4 Thu, 11 Oct 2012 13:02:03 GMT
week 33 koinonia day 3 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-33-koinonia-day-3

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Three days and 39 women. What an amazing time we had! So much laughter. So much fun! Laughing, talking, crying, dancing, walking, the zipline, the ropes courses. Next time you get an opportunity to go to retreat, I say go!

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography Koinonia architecture https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-33-koinonia-day-3 Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:01:29 GMT
week 33 kononia day 2 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-33-kononia-day-2

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography autumn fall leaf nature https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-33-kononia-day-2 Tue, 09 Oct 2012 12:38:35 GMT
week 33 koinonia day 1 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-33-koinonia-day-1

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Early in the morning. It seems that everyone else is asleep. I quietly leave my room and head over to the lodge. It's different this year. My friend Marcie who usually joins me isn't there so I know it's just me and my God on this little morning venture. By this time I've already gone into the lodge and gotten some lights on. I'm headed back from getting some coffee so I can spend some time in the Word before the busyness of the day happens. 

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography Koinonia Conference Grounds architecture landscape https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-33-koinonia-day-1 Mon, 08 Oct 2012 14:53:37 GMT
Tips and Treats Week 12 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/tips-and-treats-week-12 If I could give advice to a new photographer I would say some of the following.

  • Learn about your camera. Read the manual. Play with the different settings. Look at the information on each photo that you love to see the settings (this will help you to know how to set up your camera for another shot).
  • Take lots of pictures, trying out different times of the day to see the difference in what the shots will look like. 
  • Try different angles of the same shot.
  • Try out different lenses standing at the same point and see the difference in the photos.
  • Learn your photo editing program. It's amazing what you can do in post processing.
  • Know that your photo editing program is your digital darkroom. (don't feel guilty about changing things up a bit)
  • Get someone to model for you for taking portrait shots.
  • Do a 'self portrait' project to learn about portrait photography, lighting, poses.

The list could really go on and on. Another way I'm learning more about photography is by watching YouTube videos. I love that 'hands on' type of learning. 

Check back for more tips and treats. :)

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52 of me? week 14 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/52-of-me-week-14 self portrait, portrait, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, feet

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) Carolyn V Photography feet me people portrait self portrait https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/52-of-me-week-14 Sat, 06 Oct 2012 13:00:00 GMT
week 32 california day 5 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-32-california-day-5 California, central valley, Laton California, landscape, farming, Carolyn V Photography, Carolyn VLaton California

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Jim and I took a trip over to Fresno this summer and as usual took as many side roads as we could ... you'd be surprised at how many roads we went on even though we're only two hours away! We stumbled across so many beautiful spots. The Central Valley is filled with long beautiful fields. You see grass like this one above, corn, grapes, cotton ... so many treasures that feed all of us. 

We hung out by the Kings River enjoying some peace and quiet and little did we know but the sweet little town of Laton was just around the next curve. :) 

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They are incredible. When you drive back in to some of what seems like the farthest point and then you can see even farther back I can't help but think of the pioneers who crossed these mountains as they looked for a place to have their new homes. How in the world did they cross. They were on foot, on horseback and in wagons. 

The views are amazing. Mile after mile of mountain ranges ... leading to what, more beauty, more of what was created for us to enjoy.

Click here to see more pictures taken in the California mountains.

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week 32 california day 3 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-32-california-day-3 vineyard drive, Paso Robles California, Central Coast Landscape Photographer, Carolyn V Photography, Carolyn V, landscape, nature

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week 32 california day 2 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-32-california-day-2

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week 32 california day 1 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/10/week-32-california-day-1 black and white, California Coast, Central Coast Landscape Photography, California Landscape PhotographyCalifornia Coast

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Tips and Treats Week 11 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/9/tips-and-treats-week-11 Karl Taylor is a very inspirational photographer. He has some excellent tips and lessons on photography, whether it be landscapes or people. Click here to see a simple tip on cleaning your DSLR lens.

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52 of me? week 13 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/9/52-of-me-week-13 Carolyn V, self portrait, portrait, hand, sunflowers

Pretty fall day. 

Sunflowers.

Me.

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week 31 high school grads day 5 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/9/week-31-high-school-grads-day-5

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week 31 high school grads day 4 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/9/week-31-high-school-grads-day-4

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week 31 high school grads day 3 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/9/week-31-high-school-grads-day-3 senior, senior portrait, portrait, young men, Carolyn V

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week 31 high school grads day 2 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/9/week-31-high-school-grads-day-2 Jacob, senior, senior shoot, senior portraits, portraits, young men, Carolyn V

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week 31 high school grads day 1 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/9/week-31-high-school-grads-day-1 senior portraits, high school graduates, Courtney, portrait, Carolyn V

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Courtney. To see all of her pictures click on 'Home' and under the Galleries section you'll find her.

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Tips and Treats Week 10 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/9/tips-and-treats-week-10

Today I thought I'd put some information about camera bags. There are so many out there to choose from. Personally, I have a backpack bag I use to use. It was great. I loved having both hands free for hiking and other things. Now I have a larger bag that goes over my shoulder. I don't like this one quite as much except for the space. I can hold most of my camera equipment in it. Here are some links to some other types of bags you might consider all depending on how much photography you actually do.

Epiphanie Bags - these are great looking bags if you don't want someone to know it's a camera you're carrying around. There's alot of space inside too.

Kelly Moore Bag - also great looking bags for women ... 

Copper River Bags - I just ran across this site and I love these bags. Very rustic - my style! 

And then of course there are the basic bags you can get from Tamrac, Case Logic, Lowepro and so many more.

Some people use a suitcase type of bag on wheels. Pretty easy to move around, but so big. 

Consider how much you use your camera and try them out. The larger the bag the heavier it gets!

If you'd like to leave your comments here and tell me what you use and what you like about it that would be great!

Carolyn

 

 

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52 of me? week 12 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/9/52-of-me-week-12 self portrait, people, woman, women, portrait, Carolyn V

Not much to say about a picture of myself ... 

me in glasses

smudged makeup :(

probably a typical look.

Do you have ideas for me? 

Help me out on this project of mine! :)

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week 30 random day 5 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/9/week-30-random-day-5

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...

There is beauty in everything,

as we look deeper and longer it can usually be found.

...

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week 30 random day 4 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/9/week-30-random-day-4 vineyard, Carolyn V, vineyard photography, Central Coast Vineyard Photographer,Destiny Vineyards

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County landscape nature https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/9/week-30-random-day-4 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:58:47 GMT
week 30 random day 3 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/9/week-30-random-day-3 sunflower, Carolyn V, nature, flower, fall, summer,

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My favorite flower! I stuck some seeds in the ground a while back and up they came! My first time ever to grow them. 

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County nature sunflower https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/9/week-30-random-day-3 Wed, 19 Sep 2012 13:24:34 GMT
week 30 random day 2 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/9/week-30-random-day-2 fence, fenceline, Carolyn V, Linne Road, central coast landscape photographerOld Fence fence, fenceline, Carolyn V, Linne Road, central coast landscape photographer, black and whiteOn Geneseo

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Linne Road ... I'd been on it so many years ago, but only a little way out. My girls and I use to go berry picking out that way. This year when we went to see the fireworks we went home the back way and it took us down Linne Road. If I hadn't dropped my camera's remote I probably wouldn't have gone back down this beautiful road. Sometimes mishaps bring about opportunities to see something with some beauty. :)

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week 30 random day 1 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/9/week-30-random-day-1

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County landscape nature https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/9/week-30-random-day-1 Mon, 17 Sep 2012 18:31:16 GMT
52 of me? week 11 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/9/52-of-me-week-11 self, self portrait, Carolyn V, Carolyn V self portrait, portrait photographer, Central Coast portrait photographer

My tripod, a chair, my reflection in the mirror. If you take a look at the few things over on the dresser and in the background you see a very little bit of who I am. 

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week 29 memories day 5 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/9/week-29-memories-day-5

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For some reason when I saw this little fan I got a little emotional. It means nothing to you, but to me it brings back so many memories. It was a gift when I was a young girl. I don't even remember who gave it to me. It's a little torn on one edge and getting fragile. I thought a picture would help keep that memory alive. 

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week 29 memories day 2 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/9/week-29-memories-day-2

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I don't remember when it all started but it is a memory that I treasure. Grandma's cedar chest sits at the end of my bed these days. A reminder every time I walk into my room of the great love we shared. In my memories, every time I went to her home we went through the many treasures in this beautiful chest that I inherited from her when she passed on. If she were to tel the story it probably wasn't that many times. Inside are some other treasures. Here are a couple. If you knew Grandma then you'll likely recognize these three pieces.

I'm very thankful for the relationship she and I shared ... my one disappointment is that she didn't live to 125 like she told me she would. :)

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week 29 memories day 1 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/9/week-29-memories-day-1

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It's been so many years now since the 'Invasion'. There were eight of us that invaded their home. My three girls, Miranda, Mercedes and Marina, my best friend Marcie and her three girls Rebecca, Katie and Hannah. We all piled into my station wagon and took the five hour or so trip to La Jolla to spend some time with Marcie's parents.

The house was amazing. There was a beautiful room filled with a collection of spoons. There was a collection of clocks throughout the house. We counted them but there were so many ...

One of the evenings Marty brought out her button collection. It was crazy how many buttons there were. She had grocery bags full of sheets of buttons and other containers full of them.

They were both so welcoming to us. The trip was so much fun!

Marty let me pick some of the buttons to bring home with me. I was so thankful. Marty passed away several years later. When she passed on Marcie's Dad, Bart gave me these very special buttons. They are a treasure to me. A reminder of that wonderful trip we took so many years ago.

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Tips and Treats Week 9 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/9/tips-and-treats-week-9 Over the last year or so I've begun to play around with brushes in Photoshop. I'm amazed at some of the things you can do with them. I've created my own logo that I use basically as a stamp to my name on my photos. Below are two samples that I use.

 

 

 

 

I downloaded this picture of a woman photographer and then created a brush out of it. You can do that with any image.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are some samples of some of the brushes I've downloaded. I just stamped a sample of each on a sheet of paper to show you some of the possibilities ... they're endless!

I really love the watercolor brushes. You can create some beautiful things with them.

I've used them to create Timeline pictures for Facebook and backgrounds for cards and things.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on the image to get free brushes and backgrounds to use in Photoshop.

This is just one of the websites where you can find brushes. Do a search and see what else you can find. Leave your comments here to let me know what else you've found.

Happy stamping!

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fifty two of me? week 10 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/9/fifty-two-of-me-week-10 I took this one back in June. Having my picture taken is something I'm really not that comfortable with. It's easier when I take my own ... I'm a little self conscious about doing something other than just smiling when other people take my picture. So, here I am, laying across the end of my bed having a little fun with my expressions ...

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week 28 shell beach day 5 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/8/week-28-shell-beach-day-5 Shell Beach, Shell Beach CA, California Coast, central coast landscape photographer, Carolyn VMorro Rock

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week 28 shell beach day 4 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/8/week-28-shell-beach-day-4

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week 28 shell beach day 3 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/8/week-28-shell-beach-day-3

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week 28 shell beach day 2 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/8/week-28-shell-beach-day-2

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The air was crisp and damp. The sun was quickly fading yet so bright in front of me. I walked over to the edge behind me to find this beautiful scene. The shining sun on the fence posts made them a deep orange, several shades lighter in color than the cliffs across the water. The fog was just beginning to fill the darkening sky. It would be just 20 minutes or so before the bank of fog was at the mountains edge.

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week 28 shell beach day 1 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/8/week-28-shell-beach-day-1

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Tips and Treats Week 8 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/8/tips-and-treats-week-8 This week I'm attaching a link to Better Photo. It's a site that I used for several years.

  • Great classes.
  • Website
  • Question and answer forum
  • Newsletters
  • Photography Tips

I've made a few friends through Better Photo. Here is a link to one friend's website

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fifty two of me? week nine https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/8/fifty-two-of-me-week-nine side braid, braid, self portrait, portrait, woman

One of the most challenging parts of this project for me is getting shots that are not of my face and not close up ... not that I am wanting to do those but that type of shot is so much easier ... less running on my part! Bear with me as I work my way through on learning how to take some different shots of myself and on the way learn more about posing techniques and hopefully some interesting shots!

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week 27 sierras day 5 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/8/week-27-sierras-day-5 Courtright Reservoir, mountain, mountain lake, landscape, Carolyn VCourwright Reservoir black and white landscape, black and white, Carolyn V, Courtright ReservoirNear Courtright Reservoir

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week 27 sierras day 4 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/8/week-27-sierras-day-4 Dinkey Creek, bridge, creek, Shaver Lake, Carolyn V, landscape

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week 27 sierras day 3 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/8/week-27-sierras-day-3 Dinkey Creek, pine trees, Carolyn V, mountains, California Dinkey Creek, pine trees, Carolyn V, mountains, CaliforniaPortal Forebay

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Always a favorite for me. We love the little store. The trees are amazing. The roads are so inviting.

At the end of this road are the slides that I mentioned in Day 2.

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week 27 sierras day 2 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/8/week-27-sierras-day-2 Dinkey Creek California, Dinkey Creek, landscape, creek, Carolyn V

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The creek may be called Dinkey ... it's anything but that! The rocks are huge, the ponds can be deep. It's an incredible place to visit. So much busier these days than when we first started camping here. This is the slides area. Further back from this second shot is where we use to hang out ... when the girls were teenagers and the walking was safe for them as they took their careful steps across the slippery rocks. Most years the water is flowing across this whole area and the kids slide down the rock and into a pool at the bottom (in the top photo). 

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week 27 sierras day 1 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/8/week-27-sierras-day-1 sierras, Dinkey Creek CA, Dinkey Creek, black and white, landscape, natureDinkey Creek California

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fifty two of me? week eight https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/8/fifty-two-of-me-week-eight self portrait, portrait, people, woman, running

Knowing I wanted

the photo done

when the light was

shining through the trees,

I picked the exact spot. 

Once the tripod

was all set up

and the timer set to 

10 seconds

I looked around

to see

if anyone was watching

and then

I ran through the trees.

Quickly I stood

and posed

by the tree.

The camera was doing nothing.

I went back to find that it

must have taken

12 or 13 seconds

to run the distance to the tree.

I liked the shot.

 

Hoping you do too!

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week 26 summer day 5 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/8/week-26-summer-day-5

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Summer

This has been a wonderful

summer for me.

I've been able to spend

time with my

grandchildren and that is

something that I love.

I'm very thankful for my

three girls

and for the grandchildren

they have given

their Dad and I.

I feel so blessed.

School starts next week

and with that 

a whole new arena of 

excitement 

and fun!

 

 

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week 26 summer day 4 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/8/week-26-summer-day-4 summer, country, hills, fence, Carolyn V

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week 26 summer day 3 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/8/week-26-summer-day-3 Morro Bay, Morro Beach, Carolyn V, California, beach, water, shore, pacific oceanNorth of Morro Bay

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In California summer means beach. Montana de Oro, Avila Beach and Morro Bay each offer a different type of beach experience. All can be a ton of fun!

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week 26 summer day 2 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/8/week-26-summer-day-2 fishing, fishing pole, camping, summer fishing, Jim, fisherman, camping, Shaver Lake, Shaver Lake CA, Carolyn V

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Tips and Treats Week 7 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/8/tips-and-treats-week-7 One place where I've gotten so many great tips on either photography or editing my photography is on YouTube.

Here's a link to two ...

 

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fifty two of me? week seven https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/8/fifty-two-of-me-week-seven self portrait, portrait, self, woman, women, female, people,  Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography

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week 25 come on in day 5 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/8/week-25-come-on-in-day-5

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week 25 come on in day 3 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/8/week-25-come-on-in-day-3 Carolyn V, "Carolyn V Photography", California, "San Luis Obispo County", architecture, fence, entryway, Creston CA.. Home .

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Tips and Treats Week 6 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/8/tips-and-treats-week-6 Planning a Day of Photography

Maybe you're going on a trip, headed to a family event or just having a picture taking day. You'll want to take time to be sure you're prepared.

Here are some preparation tips:

 
  • Be sure your batteries are charged for both your camera and any external flashes (if you have one)

 

 
  • Clean your lenses

 

 

 
  • Check your bag to be sure all of the necessary gear is inside

 

 

 

 
  • Back up your memory cards and take empty ones 

 

 

 

 
  • Take your tripod

 

 

 

 
  • Arrive at your location at least fifteen minutes early to check out spots or to get set up

 

 

 

 
  • Consider the type of pictures you want to come away with (maybe take a few notes for yourself)

 

 

 

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week 24 walk that way day 5 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/8/week-24-walk-that-way-day-5

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A good ending to 'walk that way' ... my grandchildren walking up my driveway. What alot of enjoyment they bring to my life!

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week 24 walk that way day 4 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/8/week-24-walk-that-way-day-4 Morro Bay CA, Morro Bay California, Morro Rock, Central Coast, California, beach, coastline, California Coast, Carolyn VMorro Rock in the Distance

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At the north end of Morro Bay at the end of a little neighborhood is a small parking lot. When you park there you can head down this stairway and get to an incredible part of the California Coast. This long walkway provides some great photo ops.

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Up the hill on a pavement path, then there is the bridge. It's beautiful. The only one of it's kind in our town.

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week 24 walk that way day 2 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/7/week-24-walk-that-way-day-2 stairs, up, down, up and downThis Way and That

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Guessing the location would be impossible, people use them everyday. They go up and they go down. A fitting shot for 'walk that way'.

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County architecture black and white stairs https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/7/week-24-walk-that-way-day-2 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 15:42:38 GMT
week 24 walk that way day 1 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/7/week-24-walk-that-way-day-1

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It was a fall morning. We were given a weekend away and had specific locations to choose from. Santa Cruz was the closest and we'd never been there before. Jim so willingly got up early in the morning with me to go and walk the streets of Santa Cruz so I could get some shots before all of the people came out. There was so much detail everywhere, with the long sidewalks, the benches along the way (some with occupants just waking up from a cold night's sleep), the block on the walls, the windows with lights showcasing a perfect display. Seeing that the leaves were just about off of all the trees and feeling the crispness in the air gave me a cozy feeling knowing soon the days would all be crisp.

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography architecture sidewalk walkway https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/7/week-24-walk-that-way-day-1 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 01:00:08 GMT
Tips and Treats Week 5 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/7/tips-and-treats-week-5 Here are a few tips I've learned that have helped me and will hopefully help you get better photos.

  1. Get down to their level.
  2. Move in for a close upbaby, baby girl, girl, first birthday, party, party hat, portrait
  3. Watch what's in the background.girls, glasses, portrait, children
  4. Don't always center your photo.children, girl, portrait, childAnikah
  5. Use your flash outside.
  6. Watch for unwanted shadows or hot spots on faces.

There are so many good tips online. I use YouTube for some good ideas and am always looking at other people's photography. I hope these have helped some.

 

 

 

 

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fifty two of me? week five https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/7/fifty-two-of-me-week-five self portrait, portrait, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography

Spending the day at Santa Margarita Lake with Jim. It was a tough day. He was in lots of pain and in recovery mode. I wanted a picture of the two of us, so I was setting the camera and tripod up to take a test shot. How perfect that I had another 'self portrait' I could use for this project. :)

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) Carolyn V Photography people portrait self portrait https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/7/fifty-two-of-me-week-five Sat, 28 Jul 2012 14:28:00 GMT
week 23 sunrise-sunset day 5 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/7/week-23-sunrise-sunset-day-5 heaven, sky, heavens, landscape, skyscape, nature, clouds heaven, sky, heavens, landscape, skyscape, nature, clouds

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The heavens declare the glory of the Lord!

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County clouds heaven heavens landscape sunrise sunset https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/7/week-23-sunrise-sunset-day-5 Fri, 27 Jul 2012 13:14:22 GMT
week 23 sunrise-sunset day 4 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/7/week-23-sunrise-sunset-day-4 sky, heavens, landscape, skyscape, clouds, storm, summerLooking South 8.18 a.m.

Looking South ...

sky, heavens, landscape, skyscape, clouds, storm, summerLooking West 8.18 a.m.

Looking West ...

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Everywhere I looked it was absolutely amazing. Nothing I could put together myself. No skill involved. Just capturing what our Creator has created for us to enjoy.

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County architecture landscape sunrise sunset https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/7/week-23-sunrise-sunset-day-4 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 17:07:29 GMT
week 23 sunrise-sunset day 3 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/7/week-23-sunrise-sunset-day-3 heavens, sky, sunrise, landscape, skyscape, nature This drew me out ...

heavens, sky, sunrise, landscape, skyscape, nature It was amazing ...

heavens, sky, sunrise, landscape, skyscape, nature The sky was incredible ... 

heavens, sky, sunrise, landscape, skyscape, nature I couldn't walk away ...

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Every minute the sky and clouds and sun changed ...
heavens, sky, sunrise, landscape, skyscape, natureSunrise in Creston

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week 23 sunrise-sunset day 2 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/7/week-23-sunrise-sunset-day-2 heavens, sky, landscape, skyscape, nature

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Three photographs. Two days. Beautiful and different.

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County heavens landscape nature skies storm stormy https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/7/week-23-sunrise-sunset-day-2 Tue, 24 Jul 2012 16:59:29 GMT
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s u n s e t

taken july 18 2012

8:03 p.m. 

This was an amazing week for photographing the sky and very unusual for a California summer. I can see this happening in Texas or some of those other humid states ... not here. This was a week where I took full advantage of my love for landscape photography. On this day one it's a sunset taken in Creston California. I love the thin lines of clouds on the lower part of the sky and then the huge puffy layer at the top. 

Check back over the next several days and see the many sites I have captured of the splendor and beauty our God has provided.

 

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Tips and Treats Week 4 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/7/tips-and-treats-week-4 There are so many spots on the web with amazing photography. I love to go to the National Geographic site and find inspiration for my own photography. Click here to see some amazing shots of the world we live in. 

This is also a great resource for tips and tricks on photography as well as a place to find contests for your own photography.

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Sitting out back, relaxing on the patio enjoying the view ... actually not. My tripod is standing behind me about eight feet, the timer is set for ten seconds, I hurried over and struck a pose to look like I'm just sitting and relaxing. There's a wasp on my shorts just near the edge of my shirt, wasps are flying all around the yard. I'm lucky I didn't get stung!

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week 22 santa margarita lake day 5 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/7/week-22-santa-margarita-lake-day-5 Santa Margarita Lake, fishing, relaxing, nature, landscape

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County landscape nature https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/7/week-22-santa-margarita-lake-day-5 Fri, 20 Jul 2012 20:50:52 GMT
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Fishing the lake.

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Besides the lake there are little treasures everywhere. I guess they're weeds, but they're interesting and definitely add to the beauty there.

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week 22 santa margarita lake day 2 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/7/week-22-santa-margarita-lake-day-2 Santa Margarita Lake, oak, oaktree, landscape, natureIn the Shade

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The weather was perfect at Santa Margarita Lake. We enjoyed some fishing, some photography and a picnic dinner. It's a great spot to spend the day.

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[email protected] (Sixteen Miles Out) 52 Weeks! California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County Santa Margarita Lake landscape nature oak oaktree https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/7/week-22-santa-margarita-lake-day-2 Tue, 17 Jul 2012 14:03:47 GMT
week 22 santa margarita lake day 1 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/7/week-22-santa-margarita-lake-day-1

The panorama of Santa Margarita Lake

and the three photos used to create it ...

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Tips and Treats Week 3 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/7/tips-and-treats-week-3

As I've done some searches for interesting and helpful tips I ran across this site. 

50 Incredible Photography Techniques and Tutorials

Click their logo above to get to these tips.

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fifty two of me? week three https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/7/fifty-two-of-me-week-three self portrait, portrait, people, women,  Carolyn V, Carolyn V PhotographyMe

Just me ... self portrait of a woman in her fifty third year.

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week 21 streets of mexico day 5 https://galleries.sixteenmilesout.com/blog/2012/7/week-21-streets-of-mexico-day-5 Mexico, architecture, Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta MexicoHotel in Puerto Vallarta Mexico, architecture, Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta MexicoPuerto Vallarta

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From the front and then from the back patio. Interesting architecture and a beautiful view.

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