“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” ~Aaron Siskind

I am a total newbie to photography. I received my DSLR in December of 2008 and each image I take is like an adventure in learning.

I love Flickr for the inspiration I get from all of the wonderful photographers and my interactions with my kind contacts...many whom I consider friends. I very much appreciate the visits, comments, notes and faves.

I am a mother of 5...ages 13, 5, 3, 1 and 3 month old. So my Flickr time is often sporadic but the addiction is so great that I sometimes manage to visit a couple times a day. :)

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    Jessica Paige | One Willow says:

    "This testimonial is long overdue my friend....


    Each of one of your images displays so much thought and emotion. You have the perfect eye for color and choice of words. With each image I am left feeling grateful for the simple little things in life that I often overlook. I believe your beautiful images are a direct reflection of your personality, as it is equally as beautiful. It's been a privilege and pleasure crossing paths with you and I always look forward to your next image and thoughtful words.

    Wishing you all the best in this coming year!


    December 30th, 2009

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    Jade M. Sheldon says:

    ""Be careful of your thoughts, for your thoughts become your words. Be careful of your words, for your words become your actions. Be careful of your actions, for your actions become your habits. Be careful of your habits, for your habits become your character. Be careful of your character, for your character becomes your destiny." - Author Unknown

    With her combination of dreamy images and thoughtful words, "Simple Effulgence's" shots are truly striking. They speak honestly... They speak of beauty... They speak of dreams... ...They speak of what it means to live."

    November 15th, 2009

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    dawn_ds says:

    "kristi, your light shines bright. you pull quiet beauty out of every image you make. it's such a joy to visit with you every time i come and i never leave with anything less than complete inspiration. so glad we found one another!"

    August 15th, 2009

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    {soulbella} says:

    "Simply cannot wrap my brain around the fact that there are not hundreds of testimonials for Kristi yet!

    Let me be the first..such an honor! When I stumbled into the world of "simple effulgence" my soul was a bit brighter that day and it continues to be content in Kristi's world. The way she sees life & light is an amazing gift and we are very blessed that she shares that with us. Life is beautiful and simple is gorgeous...she has proven that time and time again with her images. Her talent is among the best I have seen in the flickrverse. She creates beautiful art!

    Thank you, Kristi, for inspiring my creative spirit...my soul!"

    July 3rd, 2009

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