Top 12 of 2012

I decided to give myself a Christmas present this year and set up a blog and website. So after several days trying to figure this out I am finally typing my first blog, and it is on the last day of a very good year for me. I will always look back on 2012 as a year of growth and rediscovering who I am. As a stay at home mom, I often times got lost in the hustle and bustle of everyone’s schedule and the mounds of laundry and dirty dishes. But something changed for me this year. I picked up a camera and I found my voice again. I am very new at all of this, and I have loved learning and stepping out of my comfort zone to grow in this art that I love. I have met some fantastic like-minded people who have inspired, encouraged and pushed me to just be me and make things happen as well as think and see in a new “light”.  I am looking forward to learning  even more this coming year.

I have picked out my favorite 15 images that I took this year. I know, I know, the title says “Top 12 of 2012” and it should be 12. However, being only 8 months old in this art, I, of course, have some deep emotional attachments to 3 of these images that I had to include them. It may not be apparent to you why I chose these but to me it is kind of like my medal I get after I complete a challenging marathon… So, just roll with me on this. 12=15 today…. I am Newbie here so any suggestions and tips on post processing, composition, website set up, etc. will be most appreciated! Hope you enjoy. Happy New Year!

 “Midnight’s Delight”

San Francisco, CA

DSC_2489“New Beginnings”

Lake Tahoe

DSC_2773“Perfect Peace”

Yosemite National Park, CA

DSC_3790“Be Still My Soul”

Convict Lake, CA

_DSC2238-2“California Bound”

San Francisco, CA

DSC_0182_3_4_tonemapped-2“Giant Playdough”

Moab, Utah


Botany Bay Plantation

Edisto, SC

Smoky Mountains-339-2“Beauty in Solitude”

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN

DSC_5292-2“Fading Silently”

Folly Beach, SC

DSC_0848-2“Living and Giving Life”

Angel Oak

John’s Island, SC

DSC_3558_9_tonemapped-2 “Well Played”

Mono Lake, CA

Smoky Mountains-573-2“Lost but Found”

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN


DSC_8395-2“Open My Eyes to See”

“Richard’s Falls”, NC

DSC_5489-2“Soft Whispers to My Soul”

   St Helena Island, SC

DSC_9707-2“Change Dramatically”

Emerald Lake

Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

Thanks, for looking. I look forward to sharing my  journey in photography with y’all this coming year!

Happy New Year!