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Mari Wirta
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http://wirtagraphy.blogspot.com/2014/01/house-in-hillside.html

I went to Iceland for the first time in October of 2012. It was the most fantastic experience I could have ever imagined - the landscape is gorgeous, the light is lovely at all times of day, the animals are adorable, and the people are some of the nicest I've ever met. How could you ask for more on a vacation?

With that in mind, I was already planning my return trip before I was halfway through the first. And now, that next trip is finally getting close! I'm headed back in May of this year and have been getting excited going back through my photos, well-worn road map, and handwritten notes of all the places I didn't get to the first time. I absolutely cannot wait!

House in the Hillside
One of the random things I loved about Iceland was driving along long deserted roads with nothing in sight but grass and sheep, and then all of a sudden coming up on single buildings or dwellings just seemingly plopped down in the middle of nowhere. Like the side of a hill.
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Daybreak on the Seattle Waterfront -
This was shot on a very coooooooooold winter morning recently. Temperature aside, winter mornings are ridiculously gorgeous in the Pacific Northwest. I love this season!

http://wirtagraphy.blogspot.com/2013/12/daybreak-on-seattle-waterfront.html
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I've never had any desire to own an iPad (my iPhone is good enough), but I've finally decided to take the leap for hundreds of dollars ONLY for the SOE app. Seriously, SOE is the only reason at all that I'm buying one. I assume I'm crazy and a free Windows version will come out right after my return period ends, LOL.
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An original Wirtagraphy photo and my new daily mantra lifted straight from the amazing book Adulting.

Serenity
'Nuff said.
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http://wirtagraphy.blogspot.com/2013/06/falling.html

Falling
I found this area near Nooksack Falls on the way up to Mount Baker in Washington State. This time of year there are many lovely, lush streams and falls fed by the melting snow of Washington's mountains. The little bits of sunlight filtering in between all the trees added just the right sparkle to the water of this one.
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http://wirtagraphy.blogspot.com/2013/05/at-ease.html

I have the worst time coming up with titles for my pictures. Browsing through other photographer's portfolios, I see lots of wonderful photo names - creative, funny, whimsical, and always perfect. I don't understand how they do it... my brain just doesn't work that way. I've never ever been a creative writer, and words don't just flow through my head when I look at an image. I can remember exactly how I felt at the moment every single one of my photos was taken, but ask me to translate that feeling into a title, and I'm at an absolute loss.

Except this time around.

There is just no better description of how I felt when this photo was taken.

At Ease
I have decided that my little $30 Washington State Parks Discover Pass is one of the best purchases I've made in a long time! I purchased the one-year pass in January, and five months later I've more than gotten my money's worth. Our state has all sorts of wonderful parks from itty-bitty barely there lots to ginormous sweeping mountains, most special in their own little way. Many offer photogenic landscapes and a wonderful place to park a car, turn on some music, and just enjoy a sunset.

This particular evening, I visited Birch Bay State Park and had myself a lovely night sitting out on the rocks all alone with nothing but the sound of waves and camera clicks. I could not have titled this photo any more exactly.
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A winter evening in Edmonds, Washington.

http://wirtagraphy.blogspot.com/2013/12/pink-pier.html
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I was having a conversation with someone recently who is very nice and polite about it, but doesn't really care for my style of photography; she's more into the 'realistic' style that's a little less colorful and soft, more along the lines of how things look to your eye. This of course, is a perfectly valid opinion; my taste happens to run the opposite. She did however, point out, that for her, my pictures just didn't look like 'photography'.

I thought about this for a while and I agree with her. The only reason I call the pictures I make "photography" is because that's the medium they are created in. They aren't digital art with pieces superimposed or hand-made additions or the like, they are just photos that were 'developed' in a digital darkroom instead of a film one. They just happen to be developed to my personal taste and style - colorful and often with just a bit of sparkle.

Whatever you call it - photography, art, blasphemy (haha) - thanks to all of you for all the kind words and comments of support over the last few years, it has really meant a lot to me. :)

Sparkle
This was another one of a series of photos I took at Nooksack Falls earlier this year. I always love winter, but looking back at my spring and summer photos is already starting to get me in the mood for spring wildflowers and baby animals. Overeager much?
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2013's March Against Monsanto in Seattle, WA, USA.

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  • Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit)
    Board of Directors Administration, 2010 - present
  • Jones Lang Lasalle
    Property Services Administrator, 2005 - 2010
  • Access Mortgage
    2006 - 2009
  • Associated Metals
    1998 - 2006
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