"We are all wanderers on this earth...our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams." ~ Gypsy proverb

Monday, October 3, 2011

5 photographers

Still time to enter in the giveaway!

I picked Icarus for M.
I won something recently :). To my giddy surprise I won a giveaway from the lovely and creative Brooke Schmidt, who blogs at Always Time for Tea. I could choose any print in her Etsy shop, most of which were taken with her vintage polaroid land camera (a camera I so want to explore). Thank you Brooke!

So because of this wonderful win, I started thinking about how much photography has inspired and influenced me lately, and Mon's latest meme, the 5 senses tour is the perfect time and place to share what I've been admiring.

Today I celebrate 5 gifted photographers slash bloggers that are fairly new to me in the last couple months. Each of them have the ability to evoke some emotion in me, some special feeling that emerges from viewing their photos. There are beautiful stories here, nostalgia, longing, mystery, freedom, adventure, essence, serenity...things that I am drawn to right now.

 "Tempest in a Teacup"

A few extra words on Maddie. I am taking her Persisting Stars 
photography e-course right now and am 
loving what I'm learning! Thanks Maddie!

"A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being
photographed in the deepest sense, and is, thereby, a true expression
of what one feels about life in its entirety."
 ~Ansel Adams

Hope you consider taking a 5 senses tour too!

5 senses tour

xx oo


  1. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing these amazing photographers!

  2. Tea cups all stacked in the rain- that is such a beautiful concept. I love this post MJ, it has got me all inspired again. Hugs friend xxx

  3. great finds. off to check them out. i'm so envious of anyone taking any e-course! lol

    so glad you joined in!

  4. ...and about what i makes us feel, may i add!

  5. Beautiful! Thank you for the links to such beautiful sites! Have fun taking your class. xx

  6. thanks for the introductions. will def check them all out :) and the e-course...


  7. love the photos...esp the woman floating! i will check out your links, i feel like i finally have a bit of confidence around photography and am trying to silence my inner critic (she’s mean and loud) and find the art. thanx for the direction!! i don’t envy your packing but i’m over the moon for your upcoming big change, can’t wait to hear? i think isaid that yesterday?! oh well! have a good day!

  8. These are lovely! and yes, so emotionally stirring. All I have is a little Canon Powershot Elph camera and it's awesome for portability but I can't wait to get a "real" camera someday...
    I am excited to hear about where you & your family will be moving. Where is the next chapter of the adventure unfolding? It's a mystery!

  9. Oh, I love these!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing.
    Photographic art is so intimate and emotive.

  10. thank you for sharing my photo on your page.I love each of these ladies and their art. Incredibly flattered to share a space with them!

  11. man, what an honour to be a part of this list of beauty - every single one of these photographers does truly amazing work.

    also... i have just done maddie's "bones of a poet" e-course and i LOVED it!

  12. These are lovely! Wow! I really like them all-love the teacups, chick and swimming photos especially. Hmm an e-course . . . .

  13. Thank you so much for including me in your recent list, MJ. I'm speechless, really. All such talented ladies -- I am in awe to be included. :)

  14. those are all such great photos. i'll have to check out some of those blogs that i am not already familiar with.

  15. dear mj,

    i came to give you a hug and say thank you. i truly appreciate your kind words.

    now i feel so lucky to get to see these beautiful photographs. thank you for sharing these links.
    xxx lori

  16. Wow - just wow. These photographs are absolutely stunning. I can't even pick a favorite, though that baby bird and the floating water are so special.


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