On My Way Home
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Saturday, April 06, 2013
By Steven Ashmore
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I decided to take the long way home from the studio today.  Beautiful clouds have always intrigued me and today there was no shortage of them to behold.  I kept looking for some place to stop where I could not only observe the clouds at leisure but also capture some images to share with others.  There is a pond between Southern Pines and Sanford that has always caught my eye because of the rustic look it has.  This pond coupled with the beautiful sky was just what I was looking for.  Since I am primarily a portrait photographer it is not often that I get the pleasure of spending even a few minutes to photograph God’s gorgeous scenery.

 Solitary trees can take on such a majestic stance and when given the room to spread out their branches they can have a beautiful shape.  I always look over at this tree whenever I happen to pass by this way.  My thought has been to photograph it in each season.  Maybe this is the beginning of that series of photographs. 

 Once I reached my house I observed this moss that was glistening in the backlight that illuminated it as I drove past the front of my property.   I think moss can take on a richness in color that is absolutely gorgeous, especially after a day of rain like we just experienced.  If we just take a moment to look around us there are so many jewels of nature that are there just for the taking. 

Please visit my web site at www.stevenashmore.com to view some of my portrait work.  You may also reach me at 919-292-1600 to discuss your family’s portrait needs.

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