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Gretchen Chappelle
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outward expressions of the inward soul~
outward expressions of the inward soul~

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Happy New Year!

Wishing you all a wonderful 2017 :)

#SydneyHarbourBridge #Fireworks #NYE16
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"We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children." ~Native American Proverb

I loved traveling through the rugged landscapes of Far West Texas! Always a treat to sift through the archives and refresh the memory :)

Best wishes from the heart of Sydney! Hope you're all well, wherever you are.
Gx

#sunset #chisosmountains #farwesttexas #texas
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School's Out!

A memorable scene from a recent road trip along the USA's West Coast. Classic, Elk chillin' at the old Stone Lagoon School House.

#Orick   #California #Elk   #Redwoods   #TextureBlendPhotography  
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Legend of the Fall~

I was 5 when we first walked to the top of the falls and learned of the Native American legend. It's a story that etches itself into the psyche and invites those who visit this place to listen to the wisdom of nature and notice the unseen. If you look closely you too may catch a glimpse of the young maiden who sacrificed her life for the health of her community and became a bridge between worlds ;)

#MultnomahFalls   #pacificnorthwest   #oregon   #nativeamerican  
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#truthbomb  
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Texture vs Clean

To build the collection inspired by "old fashioned postcards" many of my landscape edits get a round or two of texture and painterly tweaks after a clean copy is saved.

Overall, personal preference is subjective. But, when it comes to the final print, I find the textured look translates best to canvas or cotton rag while the more traditional photography is better suited to quality photo papers.

Anyone else out there experimenting with edits for particular print medium? I'd like explore the realm of encaustics - looks fun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J173YqBxPdQ


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Only by moving forward do we remain in balance... 

2015 may have presented personal challenges that kept me from sharing much online but I haven't forgotten YOU  G+!!!

Thank you for your presence and continuing to support, create and share amazing content. 

Wishing you all a wonderful 2016! 

Gx

#capekiwanda #oregoncoast   #nye2016  
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"Our Memory In Your Place"

"How cruelly sweet are the echoes that start, when memory plays an old tune on the heart!”  ~Eliza Cook 

#peacock  #sculpture #ByeongDooMoon  #sculpturbythesea  

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