• take a seat
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it is so fun that there are places to sit and people watch in Downtown Austin, TX(@downtownaustin). you should try it sometime it is fun!
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#nikonphotographers
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#NikonNoFilter
#nikon
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#nikonEurope
#chair
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#uchephotography
#atxartphotographer
#austinartphotographer
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  • the compromise
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i thought it was hilarious. his sign read, "Grandma says I need a job wearing a suit and tie this is my compromise."
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he was hanging out at SXSW selling his artwork and it was sooooo obvious that his art was his passion. he did take his grandma's advice and he was wearing a suit and tie and that made him stand out.
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to pursue what you know you are built for sometimes, you have to ignore the best advice and do what you know you can. what you believe you can do is 90% of the battle.
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"Believe you can, and you’re halfway there." -Theodore Roosevelt
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happy #wisdomWednesday!
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  • contemporary in Austin
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this day it felt like i was in New York, NY standing in downtown Austin, TX (@downtownaustin). since it felt like NY, posting it for today.
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happy #travelTuesday!
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#NikonNoFilter
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  • ready to blow away
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enjoying the weeds in the yard... the dandelions are almost all gone!
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#nikonphotographers
#NikonNoFilter
#nikon
#art
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#storiedphotos
#macronotmay
#nikonphotochallenge
#macrophotography
#macronotmay
#featured_macros
#macroclique
#macro_perfection
#macro_captures
#macro_brilliance
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#artbysimi
#uchephotography
#atxartphotographer
#austinartphotographer
#hillcountryartphotographer
#destinationartphotographer
#artforsale
#purchaseoriginalartwork
#instagood
#artwork
  • keeping sxsw safe
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we rounded the corner and there he was the cop with the full sleeve tattoo. i had never seen anything like his tattoo, and it made him look so formidable. i took a photo of him with the other Austin Police Department(@austin_police) officers hanging out at SXSW working to keep us safe. "wow," i thought, "that is a cool looking tattoo!" as we got closer, he looked over and gave me a smile that could light up a room. i had to get that so took another photo and his smile just got brighter.
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this encounter taught me a valuable lesson that i really could not tell who a person is by appearances it is always best to ask questions. we went on to have a really fun #sxsw photowalk that day. the fun thing is i saw the officer years later and i recognized him by this tattoo. i got to introduce myself and show him the photo i got of him that day. i love it when people are memorable to me like that. i remember faces better because i see in pictures. his tattoo and face are not one i will soon forget.
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happy #Friday folks!
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who is the most memorable person you have ever photographed?
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#writerschallenge
#writinggoals
#sharethejourney
#writersjourney
#HopeWriterLife
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#artbysimi
#uchephotography
#atxartphotographer
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  • bearded iris reach
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these beauties were growing up toward the railings, just liked this point of view. enjoy the pretty bearded iris!
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  • they are gaining on us
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it is really easy to spend all my time looking back and looking around like the gentleman in the aqua shirt.
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it is helpful to look back to chart a clearer course forward but if you are always looking back you will eventually run into something!
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do you agree? what are your thoughts on it?
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happy #wisdomWednesday!
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#writing
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#learnings
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  • morning fogginess
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reminiscing again about this beautiful place where i was encouraged to dream big and ask God for the impossible knowing He wants to use my voice!
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enjoy this view of @winshaperetreat happy #travelTuesday!
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where do you go to get inspired?
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#travel
#travelphotography
#guide
#retreat
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#time
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  • small green
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i was there among all the bright reds and yellows. i was just bent under the greens that i came off of. it was such a beautiful day and there was so much water. i felt like i was shining and my tips were extra green as i started to lift my head. i was no longer the new little one there were others coming up along side me. i got to encourage them to reach up and keep growing. (vignette of imagined thoughts of small green flower)
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"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle." - James Keller
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** who could you encourage today?
** what can you share to encourage them along?
** how can you help them?
do it because life is too short and you do not get another day!
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happy #motivationMonday and #macroMonday!
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#nikonEurope
#macrophotography
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#featured_macros
#macroclique
#macro_perfection
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#uchephotography
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  • she walked the track by the silos
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when we went on a #photowalk in Hutto and Mary was there! so i get to go on another photowalk today with @photowalksatx in Austin, are you coming?
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#nikonphotographers
#nikonartists
#NikonNoFilter
#nikon
#art
#nikonglobal
#streetphotography
#hangingout
#photowalksatx
#community
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#artbysimi
#uchephotography
#atxartphotographer
#austinartphotographer
#hillcountryartphotographer
#destinationartphotographer
#artforsale
#purchaseoriginalartwork
#instagood
#artwork