National Camera Day

How could I not celebrate #NationalCameraDay? These images are a few I shot with my handy Nikon Cool Pix P510. I like it because it’s small enough to throw into my purse and just go. No camera bag to lug around. It also has a 42x built-in zoom, plus wide angle.

I also like it because it came highly recommended from a fellow blogger. She’s an amazing photographer and brilliant author. Check out her blog: http://awindowintothewoods.com Much love, Miss Z!!!

That’s all for me today. Gotta run, but have an amazing weekend.

Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

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Free to Just Be

This is my daughter and my dog, Daisy, running on the beach at Pacific City, Oregon. It was the first time Daisy had ever experienced the ocean. She didn’t know quite what to make of it but soon adapted to running freely. It was amazing to watch. But what was even more amazing that I noticed when I uploaded this image is the look on Michele’s face. Free to just “be.”

The ocean has a way of calling to us, beckoning us to give our cares and worries over to it.  I did … and I plan to go there often to just “be.”  Namaste’

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

Black and White Challenge Day 1

I borrowed the black and white challenge from a fellow blogger who also lives in Central Oregon and this is my first installment of a week-long fulfillment.

Last November we had our first giant snowfall and this is what we saw when we opened the garage door after 2 1/2 days of the white stuff. Wonder what she was thinking after being born and raised in the desert?  Feel free to add your comments. Would love to hear what you think! Namaste’

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

The Hill People

We’ve been blessed lately with lots of sunshine. Yay! When I was out basking in it the other day, I looked up on the hill from our back yard and noticed how the sunlight was illuminating the “house on the hill” as I like to call it. So I decided to take advantage of the late afternoon light. (You know me … I love light).  Little did I know as I zoomed out to get the shot close up that the residents were outside. I was just trying to focus without shaking the camera. I didn’t think I’d have enough time to run in the house and grab my tripod before the moment faded.

It looks to me like this couple were making the best of the sunshine, too. He probably getting the grill ready for their meal and she mixing up the cocktails. I wish they would have invited me 🙂 I would have gladly brought a nice salad. (Click the image to enlarge) Namaste’

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

Have You Seen My Ball?

Since it’s Throwback Thursday I thought I’d post this picture of Daisy (taken last year) with her favorite orange ball.  It moved with us all the way to Oregon and now it’s missing. And believe me, we’ve looked in every nook and cranny inside and outside. She has plenty of other balls and toys, but none that she loves so much as this one. So let’s all call up the canine angels and put out an APB on her favorite ball.  Thanks in advance 🙂 Namaste’

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

Whychus Creek Bridge

Last Fall hubby and I moved from a large city of almost a million people to a town of only 2038. Well, make that 2040 now that we’re here. Both environments have their advantages and drawbacks, but I’ve learned that no matter where I live, I must bloom where I’m planted. My trusty cameras have helped me to do that.

02.24.15BridgeJust the other day I finally got the time to photograph the Whychus Creek bridge in our quaint little town.  The creek provides that serene feeling that moving water always gives me. And the bridge reminds me that we all must cross bridges in our lives, even if they’re metaphors.

My Mom always warned me about burning bridges. I hope I’ve listened well, Mom. Namaste’

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

 

TBT Bicycle Bones

I hardly ever do Throwback Thursday because I usually forget until Thursday is gone. I hate it when that happens 🙂

So today I decided to participate (because I remembered). Ha!  This image is one that I had always wanted to capture each time I drove by it.  I call it Bicycle Bones. The problem was that it’s on a very busy street in Tucson and I never was able to stop on that busy street.  So one day I decided to go into the cross street and wait for the traffic to whiz by long enough to make my break onto the road.  After waiting for a long time, I finally got my chance. I pulled out, rolled down the passenger window and took my shot, alternating between watching the rear view mirror for traffic and zooming out to get the image … call it multi-tasking. Sure was fun! I think my “photog” guardian angel had my back.  Namaste’

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