160 Photos - Aug 10, 2013
Photo: Whispered DreamsPhoto: I Should Know Who I Am By NowPhoto: Warrior of LightPhoto: Woodland MelodiesPhoto: Whispers of the SoulPhoto: And in the end, we were all just humans... drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness.
~ F. Scott FitzgeraldPhoto: People only see what they are prepared to see.
~Ralph Waldo EmersonPhoto: Only One Of Us Can WinPhoto: 45 / 52: Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. ~Edgar Allan PoePhoto: People put so much effort into starting a relationship and so little effort into ending one. 
~Marina Abramovic 

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This is the "finale" shot to accompany my last 52 Selfie (view here: http://goo.gl/MeF2Nt )  We'd initially planned on posting just a silly outtake I had where we were both brandishing our weapons at one another across the table. Everyone seemed to want more though, so we planned this. It was great fun for us to envision and, ahem, execute. ;)Photo: Photo: In His Spare Time He Conjures Orbs Of Light

No big deal, just a flick of the wrist or two... Had fun on a light painting adventure a few nights ago with +Juan Gonzalez (pictured) and +Joel Horwath. It's so nice to have friends who are into photography so close by!

#lightpainting   #longexposurePhoto: Goodnight, Moon

#selfportrait   #monochrome   #nightynightPhoto: #WordlessOnWednesdayPhoto: 31 / 52: Words are only painted fire; a look is the fire itself.
~Mark TwainPhoto: We Are Jejune StarsPhoto: The Sweetest Things In Life Are FreePhoto: This was one of the images I was honored to have included in Google's #MomentsThatMatter  Gallery recently. Here is the narrative I wrote that accompanied the image...

Creating another life, being a parent, changed my life in so many ways, and it's taught me just how strong I am. There are so many moments that can test you, but the ones presented to me by parenting are far and away the most intense ones I've ever experienced.

I have always considered myself a strong person, but there is nothing in my life that challenges my personal and emotional limits as much as being a mother. There is this other person in the world who would not be here were it not for my actions. His personality, experiences, well being and future life depend on me - on the choices I make every day of my own life. Am I capable of being this dedicated, this trustworthy, this responsible… this selfless?

You're damn right I am. Being a parent has shown me that I'm far stronger and more resilient than I ever thought I was before - every time I look into my son's eyes, I know it, without question. I am capable of anything for him - he is the most simultaneously frustrating and fabulous gift I've ever received.

I'd die for him, but what's more important is this: I'd give all the moments of my long life to him, too. 

#WeAreParents   #WeAreFamilyPhoto: Runaway Love, V2Photo: I Never Knew It Could Be Like This, She SighedPhoto: Seen And UnseenPhoto: #WordlessOnWednesdayPhoto: 26 / 52

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
~Lewis B. Smedes

#52Selfs   #52Project   #52Weeks   #SelfPortrait   #Halfway   #QuotePhoto: Subsequent Acquired EntropyPhoto: 23 / 52 - To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
~Ralph Waldo EmersonPhoto: Let's Get Wet Together

For #MacroMonday  Mini-Theme: Liquid
Curated by +Kelli Seeger Kim, +Kerry Murphy, +Jennifer Eden, & +Jake EasleyPhoto: Time For A Little Splash Dance FeverPhoto: You Would Look Delicious In My Arms

For #MacroMonday  *Mini-Theme: Bugs*
Curated by +Kelli Seeger Kim, +Kerry Murphy, +Jennifer Eden, & +Jake EasleyPhoto: Photo: It is a joyous day to pay tribute to the hard working, beautiful, nurturing mothers we know and love, and as mothers, to feel proud and happy about what we do. It is a difficult day for many, as well… some have lost children; some have lost mothers (or had abusive ones). Whatever your story is, I think of you! I hope the sun shines on your life today, exploding all your tears of both happiness and sorrow into bright, shining orbs. May you find joy to hold in your heart (and then pass on to someone else - that's the best). xoxoPhoto: Captured, Clipped, And Held, A Flower No Longer Grows

For #FloralFriday curated by +Tamara PruessnerPhoto: Play Hard, People

For #WeAreParents curated by +Juan GonzalezPhoto: Ready For A Soak?Photo: Kiss Me Hard Before You GoPhoto: Seeking BalancePhoto: A Poison Apple Will Do The Trick...Photo: SXSW 2013 - Saturday, March 9thPhoto: You Have Appeared To My Life

#sunset   #moonrisePhoto: Photo: She Wasn't Sure Where She Ended And He BeganPhoto: The Quiet Song Of Memories I Don't Yet HavePhoto: Photo: 2 / 52: In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
~Francis BaconPhoto: Just Hold Me Until I'm Warm AgainPhoto: Her Dream World Rises InsidePhoto: Final destination for the Flickr Austin Photowalk (before we hit the Easy Tiger for beers). :)Photo: An Explanation Would Be NicePhoto: Photo: Island Life Is Pretty RoughPhoto: You're The Light On The Inside When I Close My EyesPhoto: Shooting In ParadisePhoto: Photo: Photo: Sweet TemptationPhoto: Let's Live In New York For A Year, He Said

#NewYork   #Manhattan   #MonochromePhoto: Photo: But Nothing Remains The SamePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Hold Me In  Your Arms And Never Let Me GoPhoto: Sometimes We Lose Our WayPhoto: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZSobH1wiiM">We Never Change - Coldplay</a>Photo: You Know You Think I'm Cute

For #PortraitTuesday curated by +Laura BalcPhoto: Can You Say… HAPPY?

Braden, Age 5, July 2012Photo: Photo: Sing Me Sweet Lemondrop Lullabies, BabyPhoto: Photo: Your Arms Feel So Good Around MePhoto: Making Magic Is Simple, ReallyPhoto: When You Kissed MePhoto: Butterfly Kisses For YouPhoto: He Spins Fire Into Ice In The Dark Of NightPhoto: True Love

Braden, Age 5 - June 2012Photo: Shines And Shines And ShinesPhoto: I Will Walk Beside The One Who Brings The LightPhoto: And She Had Stars In Her EyesPhoto: #WordlessOnWednesdayPhoto: I Will Slip Myself Into Your Pocket

invisible, do what you want
do what you want

i will sink and I will disappear
i will slip into the groove and cut me off
cut me off

There's an empty space inside my heart
where the weeds take root and now I'll set you free
i'll set you free

For #FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner 

For #LyricallyInspired  curated by +Jason Jakober, +Amanda Recker, & +Tara Romasanta 
Radiohead - Lotus FlowerPhoto: Gently, But Surely, You Are Hers

The lovely Linzey Weden, April 2012.
#portrait   #seniorportraitsPhoto: Photo: If You Can Sing The Music In Her Heart, She'll Look Your WayPhoto: Photo: I Dare You Not To Fall In And DrownPhoto: Photo: Photo: Let's Just Drive Past Our Exit And Never Look Back, She WhisperedPhoto: He Sensed An Entire Life That Ran Parallel His OwnPhoto: Photo: Photo: Grandma Did Some Weird Shit Back In The DayPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The Dread Pirate Roy G BivPhoto: Hold You In My Arms ForeverPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: <em>is that true?</em><em><a href="http://goo.gl/4s3LW">lana del rey - video games</a></em>Photo: Photo: The Unbreakable Spell of YouPhoto: Like The Glass Cage Around My HeartPhoto: Somewhere The Scattered Pieces Of My Heart LiePhoto: Photo: I Have A Car To Match Every Dress, She LaughedPhoto: Tom Sincerely Regretted Being Late For Work That Day

Northville Regional Psychiatric Hospital - Detroit, MI

#TuesDecay  curated by +Ian Ference, +Jean-Claude Dahn, & +Christian Gruner 
#LonelyChairTuesdays  curated by +Rachel Tine & +Lauri NovakPhoto: Singin' Low And Slow, The Empty Room Blues

For #TuesDecay  curated by +Ian Ference, +Christian Gruner, & +Jean-Claude Dahn 

#abandoned   #detroit   #bluePhoto: Shine Your Light On MePhoto: Photo: Echoes Of What Was

Redford High School - Detroit, MI for  #TuesDecay  curated by +Ian Ference, +Jean-Claude Dahn, & +Christian GrunerPhoto: Photo: Photo: Under Skies of Endless Possibility

#deathvalley   #landscape   #skyPhoto: Photo: I dug up this old photo I took in Death Valley back in 2011 tonight to play with a new set of presets I got, and I'm so happy with the results. Dave Morrow's "Under The Stars" Lightroom 4 Presets are really nice. I also processed a sunrise photo with one of them, so, ya know, you don't have to apply them to star fields, necessarily. :) Find them here: http://www.davemorrowphotography.com/p/under-stars-lightroom-4-presets.htmlPhoto: For A Moment I Can Hardly BreathePhoto: Something Had Changed Between ThemPhoto: Beef Tongue Sammy from http://www.noblepigaustin.com - YUM!Photo: Happy Birthday, +John Carroll :)Photo: I Can Hear Your Heart Beating From HerePhoto: Photo: Suddenly, She Felt ThreatenedPhoto: Not The Kind To Fear FallingPhoto: Photo: One Last Love Song Before I Go To Sleep

+Coldplay at +ACL Festival 2011Photo: Photo: Come Fire, Come Water, Come Karma

Laura Burhenn performs with Bright Eyes +ACL Festival 2011

every new day is a gift, it's a song of redemption
any expression of love is the way to return
to that place that I think of so often, but now never mention
the one the voice in the back of my head says that I don't deserve

#LyricallyInspired  curated by +Jason Jakober, +Amanda Recker, & +Tara RomasantaPhoto: Photo: She Wore Her Crown And Danced For HimPhoto: Your Sighs Harmonize With MinePhoto: Photo: Daddy Don't Roll This Way No MorePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Heading Towards The Last StandPhoto: Wrapped Up In YouPhoto: Golden Days of SummerPhoto: Photo: Let's Take A Margarita Time OutPhoto: Let's Float AgainPhoto: No. More. Photos.Photo: Photo: Beckoning YouPhoto: The Ones We Don't Frame, But ShouldPhoto: Let Me Be The Person That I AmPhoto: Photo: sometimes feeling trapped is less about the walls on the outsidePhoto: Miniature BadassPhoto: Photo: Slide InsidePhoto: Finding Life's Sun PuddlesPhoto: Photo: Round And Round We GoPhoto: Waiting To Fly AgainPhoto: Photo: Love's Lost Embrace Lingers

For #FloralFriday  curated by +Tamara Pruessner, +Eustace James, +Beth Akerman, & +Kiki Nelson