Thursday, January 9, 2014


It's been a while since I've been here.  Life has been busy, and I enjoyed some quiet time with my family over the holidays.  I'm here today with the Creativity Project sharing my take on the theme for the month.  I haven't spent a lot of time with my big camera in a while now.  In fact I think the last time I shot with it was in November.  Like I said, life has been crazy, but just recently during my winter break with my family I finally felt inspired to take some pictures again.  Last year was a rough one for our family and at one point in time life just sort of stopped.  It's still extremely busy, but it feels good to look around and feel the need to pick up my camera again.  When I thought about the theme for the month that was exactly what came to my mind.  Fresh.  A fresh new year and an opportunity for a fresh perspective.  The first picture in the series below was taken with my big camera, but the rest are all shot with my phone.  I've been sharing pictures and stories daily over on Instagram.  For now it's the best I can do with all that I have to juggle, and I'm okay with it.  The quality isn't perfect, but they do show a fresh start for me.  A new chapter in my life and a new year to begin again.  I'll get my big camera back in my hands soon enough, but for now I'm grateful for the opportunity to pull my phone out of my pocket and capture things like this.  It feels good just to take pictures again.  For more fresh pictures head over to my friend Stephanie's blog and follow the circle.


Sharon Covert said...[Reply to comment]

Fresh starts and beginnings are good... Your phone shots are beautiful and I'm happy you use it to express yourself.

/SBA said...[Reply to comment]

and yet, you captured it, oh-so-beautifully.
i love the bokeh simplicity from your big camera,
but i absolutely adore the clean and crisp captures
of your cell phone shots. peaceful in every way (((lovely post)))

Daniel Beeler said...[Reply to comment]

Great take on the fresh theme! Thanks for sharing!

Buckeroomama said...[Reply to comment]

These are gorgeous captures --especially the one with the sun flare. Here's to fresh beginnings. I haven't picked up my big-girl camera as much as I want to either, but I will. That said, I am content, too, with capturing with my phone camera and/or the point-and-shoot that I carry on me all the time. :)

Amanda Jillian B said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful! I love these, looks amazing.

Kris's Kaptured Moments said...[Reply to comment]

All these images of snow are making me jealous. I love your interpretation of Fresh.

Life with Kaishon said...[Reply to comment]

Dear Marvett, I prayed for you on the New Year. I prayed and prayed because you have gone through one of the most difficult things. I prayed that God would hold you in His hand and heart and make this year better. I am so grateful to know your Daddy believed in Jesus and is in Heaven now. Don't you think God lets the people there look down upon us? I think so. I think he is watching you and loving you from up above.

I hope this year is better than you were ever imagining. These images are beautiful. And so is your fresh start.

Very, very beautiful.

Honored to be your friend,

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful fresh start, indeed. Every day is a new start in God's eyes; He wipes away the old and gives us shiny new chances. May 2014 be a beautiful, joy-filled start to the rest of your life! I love your cellphone must have a better phone camera than I do!

photowannabe said...[Reply to comment]

We all need Fresh starts now and then.
I hope this year will be that for you.
Keep on "clicking".
It is therapy for the soul.

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

Marvett, I just love to follow you along. I know things have been so hard for you guys but you continue to find the beauty in each day, no matter what... you inspire me, in life, and photography !! Many hugs and all the best for the new year!

Maddy said...[Reply to comment]

Wow! These are truly beautiful. Proves once again that it's not the gear, but the photographer's eye that makes an image. I know last year was rough for you and your family. I hope 2014 is off to a better start!

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

Breathtaking! The first photo is one of my favorites!!

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