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Behind the Scenes: Saying Goodbye

Click the link “Saying Goodbye” below.  A beautiful video created by the talented Paul Gibbens, of Gibbens Creative in Erie, PA.  A few moments of my latest levitation session was captured behind the scenes by Paul’s video talent, and I thought you all might enjoy watching!  Thank you all, have a great week!

 

Saying Goodbye ~ Christine Erin Photography

 

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Wordless Wednesday

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My wordless Wednesday / photo of the day.

XOXO ~ Christine

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NAMASTÉ

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Namasté- “My soul honors your soul. I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides. I honor the light, love, truth, beauty, and peace within you, because it is also within me. In sharing these things we are united, we are the same, we are one.”

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My latest fine art print, one I have been wanting to do for a long time, is finished! Levitation photography is fascinating to me.  I hope you enjoy the final image as much as I enjoyed creating it!  In light of all the current unrest in our world, I would like to say “Namasté to you all….and hope you find the light and love within yourself and others as much as possible. To quote John Lennon:  “Peace is not something you wish for;  it’s something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away.”

XOXO ~ Christine

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Two Subjects

Through a few months of computer crashes, new hard drives, more computer crashes, and finally a new computer….I have decided to show my face again and get back to the weekly photo challenges!  My, how I have missed the creativity they seem to inspire!  This weeks photo challenge was “Two Subjects”.  I find myself having a bit of spring fever on a day like today, and seem to have “silly” in my bones after being outside with the kiddos for a good part of the afternoon, so here you go:

 

What could be better, right after Easter break, than two delicious candies battling it out in the field?

Certainly two of the easiest subjects to photograph as they bask in the sun.

This one was still on my camera card from a few weeks ago, and it seemed fitting for the challenge. My friend and I enjoying the day in New York.

Day 10: Carl Sandburg Home – Connemara

The first time I visited Carl Sandburg’s North Carolina mountain home, I wasn’t quite sure who he was.  I had been told repeatedly, though, that I needed to take my kids up to see the goats at Connemara, and to walk the trails offered for enjoyment there.  It was free, with a small fee being charged only to tour the home.  Here is a link with more information. http://www.nps.gov/carl/index.htm

Since the first time that I went to Carl Sandburg’s home 2 years ago, we make it a “must see” place to visit each time that we come.   The kids DO love to interact with the goats (especially in the spring when the babies are born!), but they also love to walk the trails, look at the waterfall, and see glassy mountain when they are there.

Now that our “baby” is almost 3  (too big to carry, yet too small to walk the 3 miles round trip)….you will not see images of the views of Big Glassy Mountain here today.  But here is a little bit of eye candy of what Connemara farms has to offer, should you ever decide to make the trip.  Enjoy~

The bridge onto the property

An interesting tree stump. I saw a lady in a dress floating...what do you see?

Another interesting tree stump.....or is this the BEST hide and seek spot EVER?!?!?!?

One of the descendants of Mrs. Sandburg's prized goats.

The Sandburg's NC Home

All in 12 hours: The Ever Changing View

It’s not often that I brag.  At least, I don’t think I do.  But when I have a backyard view that some people hike for miles to witness, I have to share it.  I am not trying to brag, but more to let others witness what I get to see in just a few hours.

One thing I always loved about living in the mountains of North Carolina, was the ever changing view that I got to experience.  Every day.  From the moment that you wake up in the morning until it gets dark at night, no matter when you look out that back window, SOMETHING is always changing.  Perhaps its the photographer in me that notices the light differentiation, the clouds moving, the mountains turning different colors….but I dont think so.  I think it would be something that would be hard for ANYONE to miss.

SO today I set out on a small personal challenge.  From the moment the sunrise cast its pink colors onto the Blue Ridge Mountains….until the moment it set underneath its beautiful peaks….I photographed it.  I probably took 20 pictures in all, of the same view, from roughly the same spot on my deck.  Here are some of my favorites, and I hope you enjoy todays view as much as I did.  🙂

Approx. 7:30 am, as the glow of the sunrise illuminates the clouds

8:00 am. Looks like its going to be a beautiful day!

9:00 am. Possible storm clouds rolling in?

9:30 am. God's sign of promise- the rainbow.

12:00. Clouds clearing back up. Blue skies rolling in.

2:00 pm and the rest of the afternoon. Not a cloud in sight.

5:45 pm. The sun setting over the beautiful mountains. I had to pull back a bit in this shot, to get the sun, but its still taken from the same angle. 🙂

Remember……

Every once in a while, you end up with a day that is almost perfect.

Today was that day.

We all need those days to hold on to.  For on those other kinds of days, the not so nice days, we need to have these pages in time to pull out…..to dust off ……and to remember.

Do YOU remember?

You have them, too.

If you close your eyes and let your mind go, you will find yourself there.  Back to one of those special places on a special day…..that day that was as close to perfect as days can be.

Today was day 4 of my visit to the NC mountains.  Today, not only did I get to have a fantastic visit with a dear friend, I got to go waterfall hiking with my most treasured of all people….my family. We went to Pisgah National Forest and hiked to Toms Spring Falls (a.k.a Daniel Ridge Falls).  One of the most beautiful places to be in WNC is in Pisgah, as no matter what you are looking for (vistas, waterfalls,streams, pathways, bridges)…it can be found there.

Here are a few snapshots into my day. And if I ever get lost, if I ever can’t seem to locate these images in my mind, thank God I can come back here.  Thats the beauty of photo blogging.  🙂

Enjoy!~~

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Winter

In light of the holiday season (the shopping, decorating, wrapping, and photo sessions for Christmas Cards), I have fallen behind on my blogging once again.  I was out on location for a couples session last night.  At the beach.  In the north.  In January.  Although we froze our tushies off, it made for some stunning images (which I hope to add to my blog later tonight).

As we strolled along the beach, we came across this tree.  I rarely pause a photo shoot to take a picture for myself, but I know this couple well…and I simply could not resist the stunning image this ice covered tree presented me with.  Its something that even my fancy camera couldn’t really do justice to.  But here it is anyway, as I am now able to happily post my “Winter” photo Challenge.

To quote something I saw a friend post on Facebook recently:  “The winters will drive you crazy until you learn to get out into them.”
― Parker J. Palmer

 

Christmas Moon

Rudolph coughed and sneezed.
Ahh-choo! His nose was really red.
The doctor nodded ruefully.
“He has to stay in bed.”

Rudolph had a cold,
a bad one, plain to see.
He wasn’t going anywhere
with Santa Christmas Eve.

Rooftops dark and tricky.
(Hey … where’d the chimney go?)
That’s what Santa has to deal with
absent Rudolph’s rosy glow.

But Santa is a cheery soul
and a smart one, too.
He quickly had a bright idea:
“I know what to do!”

Using special Santa-magic,
he conjured up a moon,
a full one, round and shiny.

Who needs Rudolph? That old prune!

So… to those of you who don’t believe
in Santa, here’s the proof:
Look out the window Christmas Eve
at the moonlight on your roof.

Author Unknown (or I couldn’t find it, anyway).

Thought tonight’s moon added to the magic of Christmas, and I wanted to share. I hope you enjoy…..and Merry Christmas!


 

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Hidden

“Often one finds one’s destiny just where one hides to avoid it.”~Chinese Proverb

Hidden waterfall

And the full on view. Pearson Falls. Saluda, NC

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