Arc de Triomphe

The gateway to Paris’s city center is the historical monument the Arc de Triomphe. Standing strong and tall, this arched monument has honored soldiers who fought for France since the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. Commissioned by Napoleon himself in 1806 after his victory at Austerlitz, the monument was completed during the reign of King…

Masterpieces at the Musee d’Orsay

Paris, home of countless museums that hold masterpieces of the ages. The Musee d’Orsay is one of the more notable ones due to the incredible collection of Impressionist art from the masters. Monet, Cezanne, Van Gogh just to name a few. The Paris tourism bureau offers an excellent pre-purchase ticket pass that you can get…

Paris from a Different Perspective

Paris is most likely one of the most photographed cities in the world. With the advent of smart devices, everyone can have a camera in their pocket. I had visited Paris about five years ago, and security for photography was much tighter than it is now. Tripods are now allowed in public areas and places…

Parisian Views from the Eiffel Tower

When one is visiting Paris for the first time it is quite overwhelming. There is so much to see and many people go for only a short period of time. So how can one see as much as possible with the time they have? My suggestion has always been start big then go small. What…

Paris !

A city that needs no introductions, only an image of its iconic symbol – the Tour de Eiffel. Paris, the elite European city that everyone dreams to visit. Paris always calls to those that listen, and for me it was time to once again visit this beautiful jewel. I’ve had the opportunity to visit Paris…

And So Goes the Old

The past two weeks has been a crazy whirlwind, and not in a good way. For those that have been following me for a while, you know that my home away from home, my serenity and peaceful haven ~ also known at Equilibrium Horse Center has been given an eviction notice. They only gave us…

Barns in Carroll County

Today was a field trip to northern Carroll County, not 20 miles south of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania through the sweeping Maryland farmland. While photography was not the purpose of my trip, sometimes you have to enjoy the journey on the way to your destination. I just couldn’t help myself to do a screeching halt by two…

Honored to Be Accepted

As a budding digital artist, there is a level of uncertainty as to whether or not other people think your work is worthy enough for exhibit. Entering into photo and art contests is not something I regularly do. There are many photographers that do and are quite successful with it. For the past two years,…

A Simple Sunrise

It was a long day for me yesterday when I spent the day at the National Cathedral’s annual Flowermart. It is a great event, but the weather was nothing short of foul. Cold, windy, drizzly and on and off rain throughout the entire day. Inside though, I did get to enjoy some beautiful floral arrangements…