Artist Page - Ashley

Ashley is an avid hobbyist photographer and blogger. She looks for inspiration in everything and enjoys challenging herself (and others) to color outside of the lines. Ashley also enjoys interacting with her readers/followers by sharing her editing skills through before and after assignments.

Take a look at Ashley's beautiful photography, see how she masterfully edits images, and read her blog by visiting Ramblings & will be happy you did.  

Theme 26 inspiration: Brushstrokes
"This Little Piggy"
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Theme 21 inspiration:  Front Page of the News
"Front Page of the News"
(To learn more about this submission please click here.)

Theme 19 inspiration: Spring
"Sunlight Bokeh"
"If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your soul is  alive."                                                                                                             ~ Eleanora Duse

Theme 17 inspiration: Lies
"It Lies"

Theme 15 inspiration - Fill in the blank 
When I think about how much texture is in the sky I just have to stop and photograph it.

Theme thirteen inspiration: Page 25 of a magazine
"Make Your Photos Sing"

Theme twelve inspiration: Resolution
I don't really make resolutions (I prefer to work towards realistic goals), but I wrote about how I want to live my life in a post just before Christmas: I Want MORE for Christmas. One of my favorite scriptures is Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." I've kept this verse locked in focus for years and I know that as long as God is in charge, then those plans will succeed.
Theme ten inspiration: Dreamland (Link here)
"Faces in the Sky"

Theme seven inspiration:  Full Circle (Link here)
"Around the World"
(See Ashley's blog for a tutorial about creating this image.) 
I call this one "Around the World." It makes me think of the book, "Around the World in 80 days." I imagine what it might be like to sail around the world.

Theme six inspiration: "Shadow" (Link here)
"Night Falls"
I really struggled with this theme and then looked in the sky last night...the clouds were really coming in and I liked the effect. Now, it was still broad daylight but it appears as if Night is Falling.

Theme five inspiration:   "Bits of the Past, Pieces of the Future" 
"Bits of My Past, Pieces of the Future"
As I was taking the picture, I considered the bumps, the bruises, the scars on my face that told the story of my past, the experiences I'd had....and then I look deep in my eyes and see many years of joy, children, growing future. 

Theme Four:  The words "Hot Summer Day" 
"Hot Summer Day"
North Carolina summers can be brutal. Take your every day 100 degree temperatures and add 90% humidity. For this month's inspiration, I chose to go with the literal and really turn up the heat. Nothing says a "HOT SUMMER DAY" like firing up the grill.


Anika said...

I love that photo for theme five Ashley! Great effect and texture in the background. Really great shot!

Natalie said...

Wow, that top photo is Thats all I can say. Is wow. Great job Ashley!

Anika said...

Ashley-what an impressive shot Night Falling is! You really caught that at the perfect moment. Perfect for the theme too!

an9e1a said...

I just had to stop in and tell you that I think all your entries are spectacular!! The one for "Bits of My Past, Pieces of the Future" is my favorite, but all of them are really artistic and awesome to look at.

Anika said...

I love your photo for dreamland, so cool!!!