Caught My Eye: Double Feature

Today’s Caught My Eye is a double feature because I couldn’t decide which beautiful image to pick. I have 1000’s of images that I’ve taken, thanks to smartphones and digital cameras. These photos were taken while traveling and while hiking close to home. Enjoy! xo, Ev.

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Caught My Eye: Celebrating Dogs

“If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” Woodrow Wilson.

Dogs never fail to make me happy. They want to run, play, snuggle, bask in the sun, watch the world and go where you go. They have soft fur, floppy ears and an abundance of curiosity. Mine loves hiking as much as I do, whether we’re in the woods or on the beach. She loves dogs that are bigger than her (and not so much tiny ones.) If her friends are around, she’ll play hard and then jump into the car with them (then sulk when I pick her up later.) She’s full of love and sass and is the best dog ever. I couldn’t be more grateful. What do you love about your dog? xo, Ev.

The Lawn Dinosaurs

 

When I first saw these dinosaurs I instantly knew I had to have one. Until I do, I make sure to walk past Debbie & Paul’s house to see what their dinosaurs are up to. The Thanksgiving outfits were cute but Halloween has been my favorite so far- the whole scene with them pulling the wagon made me laugh super hard. I sadly missed getting a shot of them saying goodbye, wearing lei’s. I wonder what they’ll be up to next year?

xo, Ev.

Caught My Eye: Glorifying Fall

If you were to ask me which out of the 4 seasons is my favorite, I’d never be able to pick. The onset of each season makes that one the current favorite, which means fall is it. In spring, I revel in the newness of it all, of the cycle beginning again, of green buds erupting in unison. In the summer time, I slather on my favorite sunscreen and spend as much time in or near the ocean as possible. In the winter, I light a fire and watch the snow coating the lawn, always hoping for the best kind with which to build a snowman.

But Fall. Fall is my current favorite. It means apple picking, leaves turning glorious colors, cooler weather (hiking is a lot slower in the summer; in the fall we cover more ground,) pumpkin flavored coffee. It means it’s time to read more serious books and drink hot toddies. It means layers and it means it’s time to start dreaming about skiing again. So in honor of fall, these are some of my favorite photos from past ones. What do you love about fall? xo, Ev.

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Caught My Eye, Traveling.

This is the road trip edition!

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You really and truly can’t go wrong with a beach trip. There’s nothing like the sun, swimming in the salty water, playing in the waves… (Other favorite places include woods and the jungle!) This was taken at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester, MA. (Sensing a favorite spot in the world from all of my posts?)

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Niagra Falls… Next time we go we’ll have our kid in tow and we’re going to the Canadian side.

biltmoreProvidence, RI is such a cute city and it goes without saying that it has some cool coffee shops and great places to eat. We stayed at the Biltmore Hotel where it is rumored to have hosted satanic parties, decades ago. It’s dog friendly so of course we brought our dog, Sprocket, with us and needless to say, she was pretty spooked. We had to drop her off at a friend’s house 40 minutes away for the rest of the weekend! I highly recommend staying there just for the freaky factor. Nothing overly strange happened; there wasn’t a ghost sighting but we definitely felt the presence of something, and this was before we found out that the Biltmore is supposedly haunted (whoops.)

sprocket7This is Sprocket, in all of her glory. She was not in this good of a mood at the hotel.

p28 p29 p32These 3 were taken in Maine at a friend’s farm. They bought it knowing it was in need of some TLC but we all agreed that the outbuildings had some real charm. I tend towards textures, both in my artwork and in my photographs so this farm was heaven for me.

xo, Ev.

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second download 151Middle Street in Gloucester, MA. I can never decide whether I like this photo better upright or sideways and the general consensus is equally split.

08032014 126I absolutely adore Lighthouse Beach and in the fall-spring, it is a popular beach to bring dogs. One of my favorite things to look for is sand dollars (it makes me very happy to see a plethora of live ones here!) It has the added benefit of being directly across the way of Wingearsheek Beach (another off season favorite of mine.)

canonrebel1stround 011There are some gorgeous mushrooms where I live!

04202014 120Ah, Half Moon Beach… This is a Gloucester favorite; located in the ever popular Stage Fort Park. This picture of Sprocket always reminds me of Snoopy.

08032014 077And last, but never, ever least, Lanes Cove.

xo, Ev.

Caught My Eye

Looking through photographs is very relaxing for me. My parents, when I was 11, bought me a camera for Christmas and it started a whole new hobby for me, one that I haven’t dropped since. It’s been a 20 year love affair- sometimes all consuming (I used to spend my lunch periods in a darkroom, maybe saving the last 5 minutes for a quick lunch.) I meet up with friends who also have dogs and on our walks they have learned to keep going while I take photos. I grew up using film but recently, within the past couple of years have switched primarily to digital. What can I say? 18 year old me is horrified at myself but I’ve come to learn that sometimes you just have to go where your art takes you. Good things always come of it in the end. I find with digital that I focus much less on technique (if at all) and experiment so much more.

So, with that said, welcome to my first blogging feature! Caught My Eye is devoted solely to the photographs that I have collected over the years, past & present. xo, Ev.

firstdownload 058East Gloucester.

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firstdownload 139Atlantic Beach, Florida. (One Ocean Resort. This was taken the weekend my husband proposed to me.)

firstdownload 314Dogtown. (This particular part is in Rockport, MA.)

firstdownload 318Lanesville, MA.