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I have had a love of photography ever since I got my first camera for my 3rd birthday. It was one of those plastic Fisher-Price toy cameras with a yellow flash that spun around when you pressed the shutter and a lens that actually turned. Here it is:
1st picture using "Bella" of my very 1st camera My parents said I loved that camera and was always taking people's pictures. I still have the camera today, where it sits in its own special spot.

Here I am at three:
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My equipment has changed over the years (thank goodness) but my passion for photography has only grown. I love to try and capture something special in my photos - a moment, an expression, an emotion, color or light.

Live fully in the present moment. You miss out on seeing so many beautiful things when you're thinking about the past or worried about the future. You can only live fully right now.

Some things I love:
-summertime
-traveling the world
-the sound of children laughing
-the lime green color of spring
-thunderstorms
-unconditional love
-the first warm day after a long winter
-the smell of freshly mowed grass
-long walks in the woods
-family
-a good book
-watching the sunset
-the smell of rain

I believe we are "One World" and we are all connected. I believe in Karma. The thoughts, emotions and actions that you send out into the world will come back to you tenfold. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow. But someday. If we treated everyone like we treat our own loved ones, the world would be a much different place. I believe we can all make a difference. No act of kindness is too small.

I would love to get your comments and critiques. If you leave a comment, I will do my best to view your photos and leave a comment for you, as well.

Please respect the copyright laws and do not use any of my photos on websites, blogs or in any other way before contacting me first via my email address listed on this page.

Thank you for visiting!

Images available for commercial licensing on Getty Images:
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My work was featured on 'The D-Photo' website... here is a link if you'd like to view it.

My work featured on a French blog site... here is a link if you'd like to view it.


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    martinturner says:

    "Michele's work caught my eye some time ago and it's been a real delight following her photographic journey. When I stumbled upon her stream, I found myself immediately drawn to how refreshingly different it was to my own. Michele is able to tell a story in a photo, I have often found myself drifting off into thought after looking at one of her photographs. This is a real talent, and one that needs to be appreciated. I think Michele's other talent is her ability to use light and tone in her work to the benefit of her considered compositions.

    All the best to you Michele! :-)"

    15th June, 2012

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    SolsticeSol says:

    "Michele is such sweet and lovely person who has a such tremendous gift
    for finding beauty, light and warmth in the world around her.

    The lovely beauty she finds, always has such a comforting feel
    about it, inviting not only the eyes in to enjoy its loveliness but the
    senses too. Making her beautiful photography, not only seen but felt.

    Her marvelous talent knows no boundaries either, as the beautiful knittings
    and lovely writings she shares with us shows.
    As they are just as comforting and cozy as her photographs.

    She is such a beautiful friend to me and I see her light and kindness
    shine for others too. Making her not only an incredible talent here on Flickr
    but a most lovely and encouraging contact also..

    Thank you dear Michele, for sharing such beauty and words with us.. xo"

    20th May, 2012

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    IckleEagle says:

    "I consider my self lucky to find Michele in Flickr. I have been following her photostream for a while which I immensely enjoy. Her photostream is not only beautiful, it's also soulful and alive! Michele has great eyes for details and composition. Her work is very inspiring. Michele - I thank you for your friendship and encouragement too. I'm looking forward to see more and more of your artistic works ..."

    3rd February, 2012

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    Rivendell♥Photography says:

    "I'm inspired daily by the beautiful work Michele shares here on flickr. Her eye for a perfect composition and light are a constant source of amazement to me. I love how she can take anything and make it beautiful. But most of all I love her heart. She is obviously loved by many and I believe it is her sincere kindness and the friendship she offers to others that draw people to her. Thank you for being such a constant support to me in my journey and for continuing to share the beauty of your world with us Michele. xo"

    10th January, 2012

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    Mister Blur says:

    "Michele is a great photographer who has showed me the beauty and simplicity of the blur in life. Different points of view can make the difference to change this world, and she can taught us how to do it.
    Thank you very much for sharing your one-world with us"

    2nd August, 2011

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    halifaxlight says:

    "I look forward to seeing Michele's posts, knowing that each one will be distinctive, whether it is a beautiful object, a magical natural scene, a moment captured in time, or a new view of an everyday item … Michele's photos and the accompanying text tell us a lot about the kind of person she is as well as her values. These same qualities are reflected in her comments to others—always thoughtful, constructive, and most generous. I greatly value having her as a contact."

    31st March, 2011

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    light detail says:

    "Michele is amazing person full of vibrance. Her photos are an echo a beauty of the person that she is. Despite the breathlessness that I am left with from her images I am even more taken by her gentle spirit and thoughtful comments. I am often humbled by her caring words and the sincere comments that she leaves. Not only does she seem to care about me, but she also seems to be omniscient. She seems to know every single person on flickr which is honestly no small feat. She never ceases to amaze me though!

    I am absolutely stunned by her photographic abilities, but even more amazed at her fortitude. I feel so much empathy for her as she struggles through the challenges of life, but despite this is able to pull out the essence of life and find joy in the small things. The details of our lives are often the most beautiful parts and I can see many of them in Michele's photostream. I can sense that she has an inner strength that is displayed throughout her work and postings. I would say that despite only being connected by the flickr that I would consider her a genuine friend that truly cares. I hope I can only live up to her amazing traits.

    Michele...The beauty of your work and spirit gives me a daily hope to enjoy life to its fullest! Thank you for all that you are!"

    8th January, 2011

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    Daniela Duncan says:

    "Michele’s photographs are so expressive and delightful, so full of light and poetry! I love looking at her pictures, there’s something so inspiring about them! Her images are cheerful and soothing at the same time. And the colors in her pictures, wow – they’re gorgeous! So natural and so vivid! I also love the fact that her subjects are varied: still life, people, nature… she captures everything beautifully. Michele’s photostream is so interesting!

    I am very thankful I had the pleasure and privilege of getting to know Michele. Not only she is a talented artist, she is also an authentic, compassionate, wise, kind and generous human being. I love it when she comments on my pictures – her comments are always pertinent and insightful. She often finds details that most people miss.

    You’re wonderful, Michele! Thanks for being such a great friend and thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures with us!"

    30th July, 2010

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    Calmtwood says:

    "It is nothing less than a privilege to be one of Michele's contacts. Not only is she a photographer with a perfect eye and absolutely stunning work, she is also a phenomenal person with a heart of pure gold.

    I stumbled upon her stream by accident, but I know for sure I'll never disband our connection.

    Michele, your work is a fresh breath of air and enormously inspirational. Keep it up :)

    /hugs
    Jesse"

    16th May, 2010

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    lynhdan says:

    "Michele,

    I'm an honored to be the first person to write to my dear friend Michele a testimonial here on flickr. She is an amazing photographer. All of Michele's photography not just only showcase beauty but it conveys so much meaning to an everyday ordinary life. Looking at Michele photography, you can feel a lot inspiration which helps one person go out there an appreciate the meaning of life. Thank you for being such a wonderful contact here on flickr and continue to do what you are doing."

    12th May, 2010

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