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nestled in the hills

Montclair was a town I'd never visited. My photography work brought me up north to the big city.

Old Victorians, tiny little cottages, and dwellings more modern side, lined the narrow and curvy roads. It was our choice to take this route. The freeway would have been much quicker, but Jim and I tend to like to take a slower, more scenic route.

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And then, there we were.

The little, arched gate served as the entrance to what was to be our resting place for the night. Anyone passing by could see that this was the home of a cat lover by the small arched opening at the bottom of this quaint little doorway.

The cozy studio, nestled in the hills of Oakland was definitely a place of peace in the midst of this big city.

We were quickly comfortable in the studio.

Who knew that being in this quaint little village would make you feel like the city was miles away.

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We arrived after dark, so went straight in to our resting place. Once morning came though, I had to go exploring the sweet little yard. The terraced space was a sure sign of the hills there are to climb as you wander through the quaint neighborhoods.

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It seemed that every kind of plant and flower you could imagine were growing in this space. What a treasure of for my eyes on this early Sunday morning!

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Building memories ... that's what happened this weekend. For the family reunion I photographed and for Jim and I on our little adventure in the quaint village within the big city.

Until another day ...

Thanks for stopping by. Have you gone on any fun adventures lately? I'd love to know where. We're always on the lookout for someplace fun to visit!

Always Carolyn

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She has become an amazing teacher of photography

Carolyn has a keen eye for how to compose still life set-ups, using lighting to enhance the scene she is...

Debra Miller Still Life Photographer

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2019-09-28T11:07:32-07:00

Debra Miller Still Life Photographer

Carolyn has a keen eye for how to compose still life set-ups, using lighting to enhance the scene she is displaying.

Her eye for beauty is exceptional!

Carolyn's work is so pleasing! Her eye for beauty in nature as well as in still life is exceptional!
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2019-09-28T11:15:27-07:00
Carolyn's work is so pleasing! Her eye for beauty in nature as well as in still life is exceptional!

She is extraordinarily talented and has a beautiful heart as well.

Her ability to create elegant, serene imagery by marrying both feminine and rustic elements is truly a gift.

Sandi Sutton, Editor The Joyful Life Magazine

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2019-09-29T18:09:06-07:00

Sandi Sutton, Editor The Joyful Life Magazine

Her ability to create elegant, serene imagery by marrying both feminine and rustic elements is truly a gift.

I love this course so much!

I love this course so much! From the very first lesson she shows you how to make a complete as...
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2020-10-17T05:57:57-07:00
I love this course so much! From the very first lesson she shows you how to make a complete as beautiful still life for yourself and each week she shows you more details to make an even better one. Beth Cox

A brilliant course, easy to understand, meticulously designed …

A brilliant course, easy to understand, meticulously designed and it has helped my understand the concepts so well, that my...

Shivani Agarwal

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2020-11-10T06:48:34-08:00

Shivani Agarwal

A brilliant course, easy to understand, meticulously designed and it has helped my understand the concepts so well, that my first post after the course was selected for snap_ish and I also got offered to shoot and style a brand.
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