Hot Air Balloons

I had the chance to view the hot air balloon launch at the All Ohio Balloon Festival in Marysville, Ohio.  It was fun, but not exactly what I expected.  First, we didn’t actually go into the festival, but instead found a place nearby where we parked and could watch and photograph the balloons.  The spot we chose was great for actually seeing the balloons, but the sun was bright and facing towards us, which made it a little difficult to photograph.  Next year we’ll take that into consideration when we look for a new location.  There also weren’t that many balloons.  We had this idea in our heads that there would be 50 balloons in the sky, but there were only 13.  I’m not sure if this is typical, or if the numbers were lower because of the weather.  It also could have just been that our expectations were way too high.  Regardless, it was fun to watch and I look forward to next year.  Here are some of my photographs from the day.

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hot air balloon launchcolorful hot air balloonhot air balloons in the skyhot air balloonblue balloons over a field



Tiger Lily Petals

Here is another photograph in the floral abstract series of images I’ve recently taken.  I love the way the petals seem to have a flowing motion, like the dress of a dancer as she spins.

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Tiger Lily Petals

Deer Creek at Sunrise

We had the opportunity to visit Deer Creek State Park over the weekend, and it was lovely.  We unfortunately didn’t have a whole lot of time to explore the area, but we were able to get some decent sunrise images.  Waking up that early is the hard part and not something I enjoy, but once I’m out in nature watching the gorgeous view with my camera in hand, I completely forget how tired I am.

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deer creek at sunrise


Red Rose

I never know what to buy my mother for mother’s day, so I bought her flowers.  They were beautiful, but not nearly as beautiful as she.  She told me, “Angie, you didn’t have to get me anything.”  I said, “Mom, you didn’t have to give birth to me.”  Ordinary gifts just can’t quite compare to the gift of life.

But the flowers were pretty!

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red rose


Cedar Point on the Lake

This black and white photograph shows Lake Erie with the amusement park, Cedar Point, in the background.  I love the way the black and white gives it a vintage feel, taking me back to my childhood trips to the amusement park.  I haven’t been there in years.

Cedar Point on the Lake black and white: Photoraphy Prints by Angela Murdock

Photography Day: Lighthouse

Here is a video I made featuring video clips I took near Lake Erie as well as some of our photography.  I love water, so for me, the sights and sounds of the lake are very relaxing.  I could have sat on the rocks near the shore for hours.  We saw another photographer there who had the clever idea of bringing a hammock and tying it to the trees right at the shoreline.  Now that would have been pure bliss.

Tiger Cub in Forest: Artwork

This animal artwork is a digital painting of a tiger cub walking in a forest. The little prince emerged from his den to take a curious peek at the jungle around him.

I’m proud of this one.  It’s definitely the most detailed artwork I’ve ever made, and it is also a full illustration rather than just a portrait.  I also almost never draw landscapes or environments, so this was a challenge and I’m happy with the result.  I have a video of the painting process for this image, and will post it once I get it online.

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Tiger Cub in Forest: Animal Illustration by Angela Murdock


Arctic Fox Portrait

This is my newest artwork, an animal portrait of an Arctic Fox.  I have plans to eventually paint big scenes and landscapes with animals, but for now I just love painting portraits, both human and animal.  This little fox was so adorable, how could I not paint him!  I don’t think I’ll ever grow tired of portraits.  I also made a video of me doing this digital painting, so I’ll post that later for those interested in watching the process.

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Arctic Fox Portrait: Art by Angela Murdock

The River Walk in San Antonio

This is another image of the River Walk in San Antonio that I took while visiting family there not quite two years ago.  I really enjoyed it and thought it was beautiful, but I’d love to see it during different seasons or at night.  I’d especially love to see it at Christmas.

the riveralk in san antonio: Landscape Photography by Angela Murdock