Author Archives: Ali

About Ali

I take pictures, make jewelry, read books, and bake things. I especially like macro photography and polymer clay.

A Pop of Vibrancy

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Yellow.” The right shade of yellow can be such a warm, cheerful hue, and this week’s Photo Challenge feels like a nice pop of brightness during the winter season. I think … Continue reading

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Santa Fe

My husband and I recently went to Santa Fe for a few days.  Unfortunately, we had bad timing because, aside from the first day, the weather was quite blustery.  It wasn’t exactly photography friendly, because all I wanted to do … Continue reading

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Cee’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge

I love it when a photo prompt has so much flexibility for interpretation like Cee’s “Converge” prompt this week.  I find it very evocative, and it turns out that it’s a bit of a theme in many of my photos … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal with Giraffes

One of the cool things about going to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs is the giraffes. There’s a walkway that allows you to get to know the giraffes up close. If you have a few extra dollars, you can … Continue reading

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Perfect Day Off

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Sparkling or Still.” Depending on when my day off happens, my ideal plan varies a bit, but it generally involves making something.  One of my favorite ideal days is as follows: Sleep … Continue reading

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Car Details

A year ago, I never would have imagined that I’d be so excited about a car details photo prompt, but that was before I went to the Street Rod Show where I had a blast taking heaps of car photos.  … Continue reading

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Photo Walk in Old Colorado City

On Sunday, my friend Jenny and I went to Old Colorado City and roamed around with our cameras.  The sky was overcast in the morning, and it made for some interesting lighting.  Since it’s November, there are Christmas lights popping … Continue reading

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Minimal Motif: Wrought Iron

I love this week’s Daily Post prompt – Minimalist – because so many of my favorite photos are the simple shots.  The first is one that I took years ago during my trip to Isla Mujeres, Mexico.  A dark wrought … Continue reading

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bark or Leaves

This week, for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, the prompt is all about foliage.  She says she’s interested in all kinds of colors, so I thought I’d do a two-fer.  Here are two of my favorite leaves.

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The Rainbows of Manitou Springs

This past weekend, we spent an afternoon in Manitou Springs.  Since my camera accompanied us for the adventure, we spent a lot of time with my husband waiting patiently while I took dozens of photos. Every time I go to … Continue reading

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