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Mystic Beach

My daughter spends her days off from work exploring the Oregon coast. Today’s image is one she took near Cape Meares. I took the liberty of putting some mystical touches on it using Pixlr (which by now should be obvious that I am having fun using).

She told me that this place, among many along the coast, gives her peace and a respite from this crazy world we find ourselves in these days. We both hope you enjoy this image and that it gives you a feeling of peace, too. Namaste’

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“Mystic” Beach, Oregon Coast

 

 

Be Ready

Reggie:

No image today. I simply wanted to re-blog this wonderful message…and a heartfelt thank you to Oracles and Healers for sharing these messages with us.

Originally posted on Oracles and Healers:

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Take no notice of your age, your ‘qualifications’, or anything else other than your true heart’s desire. You may save nations, dear hearts, or you may have an effect upon a family, even an individual, during your time here. But what the effect of that may be upon the future of this world, you cannot begin to know.

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Comfortable In Her Own Skin

I hope all the Moms out there had the kind of Mother’s Day that you will cherish forever. As I reflected on the day and what it really means, I thought of all the wonderful things my Mom taught me. And there are many. But the one thing I’ve learned through her and because of her is to be comfortable in my own skin, to walk my own journey, leaving my mark but leaving no scars.

Another important thing I know is that every day is Mother’s Day. There hasn’t been a day in my life that I haven’t had thoughts of my children. I imagine that every mother feels the same. But our children don’t come out of the womb with a parenting manual and what mother hasn’t second-guessed her decisions and actions when it comes to raising them? That means we are human. We WILL leave our mark and yes, there WILL be scars, even though we try our best not to cause them.

This image is another double exposure of a floral image background (supplied by my daughter) and a wine label that I snapped in a grocery store. I could have named it “Siren Song” or something else just as provocative, but it spoke to me that this beautiful woman is comfortable in her own skin. Namaste’

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Regina (Reggie) is the co-author of the Art & Science of Recruiting, an award-winning photographic artist and photo blogger.

 

Fun with Marilyn Monroe

I posted this image on Facebook a couple of days ago and thought it would be fun to post it here, too. I was “sleepless in Sisters” the other night and decided to play with a couple of images. So I used Pixlr to produce a double exposure of Marilyn that I took in Palm Springs some time ago. The orchid image is one I shot with my camera phone a few years back at an orchid show in Arizona. The resolution isn’t very good because of my old phone but it was fun doing it.  Then I went to sleep :-) Namaste’

Marilyn Orchid

Regina (Reggie) is a “flunked retirement” entrepreneur, co-author of the Art & Science of Recruiting, an award-winning photographic artist, and photo blogger.

Stunned

As I was getting out of the shower this morning I heard a loud thud. It sounded like something hit the dining room window. Upon investigating I noticed a smear on the glass, looked down and saw this little hawk on the ground.

The poor thing had smacked into the window and sat there stunned, looking around like it didn’t know what happened. As I started taking pictures, I was just praying that it didn’t have any broken parts. It kept looking up at me and I didn’t know quite what to do. Thoughts ran through my mind of quickly finding a wildlife refuge to call in case it couldn’t recover, but right after I took this image, it started walking around a bit. A couple of minutes later, looking back at me once more, it turned and flew off into a nearby pine tree. It was almost like he was saying, “I’m OK now.” I was so happy!

Fly free, little hawk, and thanks for letting me take your picture. I hope you don’t fly into any more windows. You might not be so lucky next time. Namaste’

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Regina (Reggie) is a “flunked retirement” entrepreneur, co-author of the Art & Science of Recruiting, an award-winning photographic artist, and photo blogger.

 

 

Funny Sign

I saw this sign in a coffee shop recently and wondered how often this takes place in all of the coffee shops around the world. The coffee was great but I didn’t hear any gossip. And that’s a good thing, as Martha Stewart would say – LOL! What I did hear was a few cell phone conversations that I didn’t really want to hear. Just wanted to enjoy my coffee. Can’t seem to escape that these days. Ugh! Namaste’

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Regina (Reggie) is a “flunked retirement” entrepreneur, co-author of the Art & Science of Recruiting, an award-winning photographic artist, and photo blogger.

 

 

Moody Vines

I shot this image with my phone camera last Fall when I was with my gal pals at our annual reunion in Murphys, CA. We went wine tasting at a boutique (husband and wife owned) winery and it was so nice of them to give us a tour of their vineyards. Such warm, endearing people who are proud of their efforts to produce superior wines. I’m not a wine snob but their Merlot was to die for! Cheers!

I chose to play with this image using Pixlr to give it a moody effect and illuminate the path between the vines. Namaste’

Vineyard border

 

Regina (Reggie) is a “flunked retirement” entrepreneur, co-author of the Art & Science of Recruiting, an award-winning photographic artist, and photo blogger.

 

 

Backyard Blooms

Spring is springing all over, including our back yard.  I don’t know what these flowers are (I’m not a botanist, you know) but they’re beautiful. And yes, I messed with Mother Nature and added some effects. I doubt if she minds at all. In fact, I believe she is flattered that we can immortalize her splendor in photographs. Namaste’

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Regina (Reggie) is a “flunked retirement” entrepreneur, co-author of the Art & Science of Recruiting, an award-winning photographic artist, and photo blogger.

Are We Having Fun Yet?

Doing the 365 Photo Challenge back in 2012 taught me so much, but the main thing I learned is that I don’t want to be a purist. I thoroughly enjoy taking pictures and playing around with them after I upload them to my computer. So I’ll leave the purist photography to the purists. I’m having too much fun.

Are you having fun taking pictures? I sure hope so. It doesn’t matter if you have high-priced equipment, a disposable camera, a starter camera or a phone camera. Just capture what you see and have a good time doing it. Yesterday I took a picture of my right foot and put it on Instagram. Why? Because I’m in need of a pedicure and was laughing the whole time my toes posed for the photo.

The image below is of my friend “Photog” taken when I lived in Tucson. I loved photographing him because he loves to take pictures, too. I imagine that makes us kindred spirits :-) This is his version of the Selfie. Namaste’

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARegina (Reggie) is a “flunked retirement” entrepreneur, co-author of the Art & Science of Recruiting, an award-winning photographic artist, and photo blogger.

 

Before the Rain

Hello, beach fans! This image was taken right before the rain was rolling in. My daughter and my dog were frolicking on the beach at Pacific City, Oregon. I just love that place. I plan to spend much more time there with my “girls”

Namaste’

Sunset at Pacific City

Sunset at Pacific City

Regina (Reggie) is a flunked retirement entrepreneur, co-author of the Art & Science of Recruiting, an award-winning photographic artist, and photo blogger.

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