Effugere Die

I was standing before Seattle as our sphere was turning its face against the transitioning colors over our evolving sky, and this single thought occurred to me; how lovely it was to be apart, but one, with it all - with our feet planted firmly amongst the dirt.

As I looked over the water, glowing sky lanterns taking flight from the hill nearby - I thought, how lovely it is to have an escape from the epicenter of chaos; oh how perception so easily changes with such minor perspective adjustments.

Spring is in the Air

With spring in full bloom, I ventured out to the marsh's of Lake Washington and around Seattle, and snapped some delicate shots that hold a dear spot in my heart.  I love how the light transcends through these photographs, and blushes in the champagne essence giving off that luster of Spring.

Fluffy Tufts

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I spent a day at the end of September after photographing my first wedding, taking my time driving from Eastern Washington back to Seattle, stopping at some of my favorite pastimes along the way.

One of my favorite spots in Washington happens to be a spot among the Pacific Crest Trail, where I spotted these fluffy guys basking in the sunset of the most picturesque evening.

It was so peaceful walking and meditating amongst these tufts, listening to the breeze.. and on the opposite sides of this crest, a great ravine, and a lake before Mt. Rainier {pictures to come in later posts}.

I am looking forward to returning this Summer for some backpacking trips.  This field of tufts was such a welcoming surprise, I can't wait to see what's beyond the bend of the trail during my next visit.

Crystalline Skies

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A dear friend and I went on a short drive recently, aiming for a mid-day hike to a lakeside, but were pleasantly met with beautiful, fresh snow - and plenty of it!  We didn't even make it to the trail head, but stopped along the way and had ourselves a few good snowball fights, wandered along the snowy river, and listened to the creaking trees, heavy among their new weight : : :

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I just love the mountains, especially on days like this when you can see the the dimensions of the trees and hills through the particles of fog and clouds, bringing out all the colors of the seasons.  Even in the dead of Winter, there seems to be a glow of warmth breathing from the forest that calls my name.

I'm so glad that we got out here this day; not only was it refreshing, but I ended up coming down with a bad case of the flu which seems to be spreading pretty badly this year, and ended up with cabin fever for about three weeks!

This gets me excited for snowshoeing, which I am planning to try for the first time in the next month or so, and I can't wait!  There is a frozen waterfall I'm just itching to photograph!

Central Cascade Nostalgia

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Anyone who knows me, knows I'm a sucker for a good hike!  Last Summer a friend and I took an invigorating wander in the Central Cascades of Washington, and while I was aware of the spectacular upper falls, which I have visited numerous times, we were bound for the lake at the end of this 7.2 mile trail.  We were surprisingly met with, what I can only describe as, one of the most serene visions I have experienced in my lifetime.

The granite slabs around these lower falls were just flourishing!  These photos really do not do justice to the spectacular beauty that surrounded us that day:

These falls were so refreshing to stand underneath, especially on the hike out on such a humid afternoon!  Images like this, that play with the sun, always remind me of the yesteryears of my childhood summers spent beneath the peek-a-boo shade of the trees in the front yard.

Empoweress

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I embrace big challenges.  And as I strive to summit to the culmination of my efforts for the past year, I couldn't be more gratified, elated, and filled with so much optimism!

With my new website, comes many new opportunities of editing and publishing, challenging me to think outside of the picture.  I recently added my entire collection of photographs to my library and was shocked at the sheer number (in the five digits range, in just nine months)!  This just goes to prove how much I love what I do, and that I do it for the passion and vision of its end product.  I just get excited knowing that I can capture a moment, and share exactly what I envision with others through such an artistic, and literal, sense.

All of this couldn't have come together at a much better time, than the start of a new year.  I started 2013 off by taking a trip out to the Olympic Peninsula; we left a little late for the 4+ hour trip - but did happen to catch the polar bear plunge happening in Edmonds before hopping on the ferry!  All in all, timing couldn't have ended more perfectly, because I spent some much needed bonding time on the beach with my camera, and took these fantastic shots just as the sun had set.  What makes me really excited is that shortly before the end of 2012 I discovered the world of RAW and began shooting solely in this format.  I could not be more pleased with the results; like they say - once you go RAW you never go back!

My goal here is to post at least one photo daily... if not more.  I've always got some adventure up my sleeve, and am working on one project or another.  Not only will I be sharing photographs from all the places I visit and travel to, sessions, weddings, etc... but I will be coming out with some exciting products and will be anxious to share them once they are developed!

So... there is much to look forward to here at Inspirare by Jennifer!  I hope to get familiar with many of you... schedule some sessions, and share my artwork!