The Fire Within Us

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Pierceton, Indiana, USA. July 2012.

If there is one thing I took away from the last weekend it was the creative, energetic drive. As Joel wrote to us so wonderfully, we have ignited a forest fire within each other's hearts and minds.

The first night of the meetup I snuck away after dinner to take a self portrait as the sky dimmed. The truly lovable Cameron B. came out to capture the sky and took a couple shots of this as well.

It never ceased to pleasantly surprise me how quickly I befriended everyone. A hello was the spark that made our friendships catch light. It wasn't until I met these people that I realized how much oxygen and beauty lies around me constantly. I'm letting my flame eat it all up!

Keep up with behind the scenes and updates from the last weekend on my Facebook and Website. I'm working on my blog to provide more detailed descriptions and to share all of the stories I've collected this weekend.

Also, find everyone's pictures from the Meetup here.

SELLING PRINTS OF THIS ON ETSY!

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  1. Ella Ruth 21 months ago | reply

    Very powerful and beautiful!

  2. Cynthia.Wong 21 months ago | reply

    Chelsea.. what.is.this.crazy.magic? As everyone has already said, that sky is IN-CRED-IBLE, but I love the fact that you took advantage of it and made it into a dramatic story-telling element in this photo. All that empty space surrounding you really lets us focus in on you and all the amazing different textures and lines in this photo.. gah, this is absolutely sdfkjhsdfkjsdhfskdjfhsdk, Chelsea!

  3. leap, it's monday 21 months ago | reply

    This is so beautiful! The tones, composition, sky.... everything about this is perfect.

  4. ath0mas 20 months ago | reply

    The sky looks amazing!

  5. Papá e Tutugui (|lO_o|l) 20 months ago | reply

    This photo is..... perfectly Beautiful

    I really love everything in this photo!

    ES UNA FOTO HERMOSA, ME ENCANTA DE VERAS

  6. .Matteo D. 16 months ago | reply

    Perfectly incorporated a person. A very hard thing to do. Nice shot!

  7. JulietteCollin 16 months ago | reply

    Incredible. *-*

  8. Lau Casabo 12 months ago | reply

    This is really beautiful :)

  9. surunair 12 months ago | reply

    awesome capture

  10. Pflummer 11 months ago | reply

    Sehr schön

  11. the_yellowstone 9 months ago | reply

    what lens? i really like it!

  12. Juliarthuso 8 months ago | reply

    So beautiful and peaceful

  13. ndimensi 8 months ago | reply

    Fantastic capture!!

  14. ilariaspadafora 6 months ago | reply

    love it! is very nice :)

  15. Devin Sturgeon 3 months ago | reply

    I like this, the clouds look like a planet coming close.

  16. Max Hendel 2 months ago | reply

    Great shot !!!

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