Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The theme this week is self portrait. This past weekend I ran the Big Sur International Marathon. Though I had run it last year, it was still the hardest race I've ever completed. Having said that, I know that I will return. If you are going to find out what you're made of, there is no place as beautiful or as challenging as the California Coast to test you.
Here I am, letting my poor battered feet soak in the Pacific ocean with my hard earned medal.
Next up is my dear friend and mentor, Jen Dunham of Jen Dunham Photography. Jen specializes in creating artistic newborn portraits for her clients and is located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Please click here to see her take on this week's theme.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Watering the kale
Next up is Andrea Orozco of Drea Lyn Photography. Andrea is an on location, natural light photographer specializing in children, seniors and couples from the California Bay Area. Please click here to see her take on this week's theme.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
It is here at Inspiration Point where you will find me running most Sunday mornings. I have to admit that while the landscape is beautiful here, I had never found it all that inspiring. High up in the Berkeley Hills, the wind will push against you, making all the effort you put into moving forward feel fruitless. The hills are relentless and with few people who run that trail, it can sometimes feel desolate.
But as I spend more time up here, I've come to love the solitude. The running has become easier and there is more room in my head to think about things other than the pain and effort. I dream and think about the places running has taken me and where it will lead me.... and yes, I'd come to believe that running the Boston Marathon (with a lot of work and discipline that could take years) could actually become a reality.
I'm still holding onto that dream, despite the tragedy that happened yesterday. If truth be told, it makes me want it more. My heart feels broken, but my spirit is not.
My thoughts and prayers go to those in Boston and runners everywhere...
*Next up is Megan Lee of Amber Decadence Photography. Megan is a natural light, modern lifestyle and portrait photographer specializing in children and families. Amber Decadence Photography is based in Singapore. Please click here to see her take on this week's theme
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Next up is Sarah Maxey Photography from the Kansas City area. The wonderful Sarah is an on-location, natural light photographer specializing in birth photography, lifestyle newborn photography and modern maternity, baby/child and family portraiture. Please click here to see her take on this week's theme
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
I really don't have much of a green thumb, so I was surprised to see these pansies pop up after dying a slow death last summer. Rain this past weekend, warm temperatures following. I guess that is the ideal climate for these little pops of color to emerge. Spring has sprung, indeed :)
Next up is Tricia Burrough of Lilac Blossom Photography. Tricia is a portrait photographer and freelance photojournalist based in Collingswood, NJ. Please click here to see her take on this week's theme.