11.19.2013

My Mountain Home

Every time I go to my cabin, I feel like I take pictures of the same things over and over. So this last trip I took- I made it a goal to be creative, to capture the little things, to come home with something new. I think I did a pretty great job, too! It was so refreshing to look at things differently, to push myself, and to feed that inner wanna-be photographer.
In the photo above and a few down below, I tried what's called "free lensing". I learned about it from Daryl, who is a fantastic photographer. It is SO not as easy as it looks, but I'm very pleased with the few images I did get!
 There's something about a pinecone that is so beautiful. I wish I had gathered a bunch to bring home.
This is the mine that my great great grandfather built. This is why we own this land, because he bought it to mine on. Not that he found anything, but this mine has provided the natural spring that powers our electricity, plumbing, and provides the PUREST water known to man. The entrance to the mine is barred shut, since it is our drinking water, we don't want it to get contaminated. So it's rare that we can see this deep inside. I was so proud of myself for capturing this photo!
This is at the top of our property. With the moon in that clear blue sky it almost looks as though it's not of this world.
I have such a strong desire to climb these rugged, rocky, peaks! It'll have to wait until spring, at least. But one day, I will.
I have always loved my mountain home, but now, after pushing myself to see more than before- I am completely smitten. The beauty lies in the tiniest of details, all combining to make one grand picture. How lucky we are to live in such a beautiful world.
P.S. the winner of the eShakti giveaway is...
Van Nguyen!! Congrats, lady! Check for an email from me, asap!

13 comments

Mallorie Owens said...

GORGEOUS!!! You captured the cabin and it's surroundings so beautifully. Great job girl, now I just wish I could visit! :)

The Egg said...

wow, such a special place to have! loving your photos, especially the mine photo...very cool. what lens are you using?

Alice, Pretty Confused said...

These photos are gorgeous! I wish I had somewhere to run away to as beautiful as this. I don't think I would ever leave if I was you.
That free lensing technique is gorgeous xo

Rachel Porter said...

breathtaking photo's!!! What kind of camera and lens do you use girl!?

Van Nguyen said...

Beautiful photos btw. I love the creek one the best.

Chrissy said...

Wow, your photos are all so beautiful! I can see why you love your mountain home! That first photos is really breath-taking! xxx

brooke field said...

what a breathtaking place. you have mad photography skills!

Kat Frazier said...

I vote for a girls night there! ;)
No wonder you are always at the cabin! So beautiful!
Kat | www.poshbykat.com

Lisa Pappalardo said...

Ok, so, I LOVE your free-lensing! I keep wanting to try it, but it gets me a bit nervy.

xo Lisa | Making Life's Lemons {soon to be c/oMKE}

Ashley said...

These pictures are beyond amazing! So gorgeous. Makes me want to visit!

wildfirekisses said...

This is some of the most beautiful photography I have ever seen! As a novice photographer I hope to get to this level someday.

Melinda DiOrio said...

These photos are amazing! What kind of camera do you use? I'm looking up this free-lensing thing right now...

MacKensie said...

Wow. These photos are breathtaking. Seriously. Great job.

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