Look Towards the Sky

This is one of my husband’s photographs, and I love it.  It is what I think of when I think of spring and summer; of being a kid and climbing trees, building forts, playing capture the flag in the woods, finding bugs and butterflies, and building our own little world to play in.  This simple image seems full of life.

Prints available here.

Look Towards the Sky

Gray sofa with poster in studio apartment



This isn’t my garden, but I wish it was.  This peaceful scene is from a metro garden/park in my area, and it makes me think it could be some secret place in a fantasy story.  I sure would love to read a book under that tree.

Prints available here.

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Purple Rose Abstracts

Here are my Purple Rose Abstract images.  I really like how they turned out, but they also have special meaning for me.  As you know anytime I get flowers I try to photograph them as a way to make their beauty last.  These flowers were sent to my family from my mother-in-law when my dad passed away, so they will be a memory of kindness and compassion for me.

I have a cute story that goes along with this. When I was photographing the flowers I noticed a caterpillar was living inside the petals.  It was in the middle of winter so we couldn’t let it outside in the snow, so we put it in a shoe box with plenty of leaves, sticks and water, and it eventually turned into a moth.  We couldn’t believe we were actually able to keep it alive, and we kind of felt good about letting it live out it’s life cycle.

This first image shows what these rose pictures may look like on a wall, but I’ve also posted the individual pictures. Prints are available here for those interested.

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Free Shipping!

I wanted to announce that the site where I offer prints of my art and photography is offering free ground shipping on US orders from Nov 22nd to Nov 26th. This is a great deal for those that might be interested in larger items, like framed prints, canvas, acrylic prints etc. If you’re interested, take a look at my online gallery at murdocksgallery.com

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Country Road Adventures!

Our GPS tends to have a mind of its own. Generally it works well and gets us where we need to be, but every now and then it gets into a bad mood and takes us wherever it pleases. Most of the time it’s frustrating, like the time it took us deeper and deeper into the hills of West Virginia and told us to make a right turn onto what looked like an overgrown walking path that probably would have lead us to a horror scene like that of the movie Deliverance. Needless to say, we turned around. Then there was that time we set it to find the Amazon warehouse where my husband had a job interview, and it took us to a woman’s backyard. Thankfully, she happened to be standing in her backyard, and gave us correct directions. There was also that time when we set it to find a local Kroger’s grocery store, and it took us to the front door of what looked like a drug lord’s house. We didn’t stop to ask for directions that time.

This last time we used it, it failed to take us on the correct route like expected, but it took was on an adventure through the countryside of Ohio, down dirt roads showing us gorgeous Autumn scenes. There were no other cars, so we were able to pull over when we wanted to do our photography, and we fully enjoyed the fall leaves and colors. We had no idea where we were, but we didn’t care. In the end we didn’t get to photograph what we actually planned because we never found the place, but we got so many other photographs and found places that we never would have known about if it wasn’t for our crazy GPS.

Here are some of the roads it took us down. Prints available here, along with many of our other Autumn landscapes.

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Autumn Reflections

Fall started late for us this year, really late. Here we are in November and we are just now at our peek for the autumn leaves, which is a bit unusual. Last week we had mostly heavy rain, so I thought for sure we’d lose most of the leaves before we had a chance to get out and do some landscape photography, but thankfully over the weekend the rain stopped, and the weather was perfect for a little road trip with our cameras.

I’ll talk more about our drive out in the country on another blog post because first I want to show off one of the images I took at Alum Creek in the morning. The lighting was great, the water was calm, and the trees were still full of their beautiful leaves. I especially like those water reflections.  The water was so calm in some areas it looked like ice.  I couldn’t be happier, and I’m so thankful I got a chance to take in some of nature’s gorgeous scenes and colors.

Prints available here.

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Rainbow Over Cumberland Falls

I celebrated my anniversary with my husband a couple of weeks ago, and we visited Cumberland Falls, Kentucky.  Cumberland Falls is a beautiful waterfall on the Cumberland River, and we were happy to see the rainbow over the falls.  It’s such a gorgeous sight, and thankfully it showed up nicely in the majority of our photographs.  I’m still going through many of our images, but I have this one ready and on our site, and it’s one of my favorites.

Prints available here.

rainbow over cumberland falls



Ready for the Music

When I was in high school this time of year was exciting because of Marching Band.  I loved band!  I have such good memories of music, marching, band camp, football games and fellow bandies.  I still have my clarinet.  Maybe I’ll bring her out to play.

Prints of this photograph available here.

Ready for the Music