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Stock photo - Sunset on Solar Panels

Sunset on Solar Panels

Some photos simply happen right before your eyes – just grab your camera and find the right angle. This solar array generates all of the electricity for my home. It stands right next to our house, efficiently taking in the sun’s rays every day, creating clean renewable power and silently fighting climate change. Yep, my husband and I are extremely proud of our array! One afternoon I was admiring a cold winter sunset as it glowed on the horizon. Looking over at the photovoltaic cells, I noticed the clouds had painted vibrant strokes over the dark panels. As the colors were fading fast, I quickly grabbed my camera, dashed out the door and snapped two or three images at a low angle before the sun dipped out-of-site. Late, when I downloaded the photos to my computer, I loved what I saw! A gorgeous solar landscape! Title of stock photo: Sunset on Solar Panels This stock image is available at: Dreamstime

Pile of Pumpkins

Pile of Pumpkins

OK – I had to sneak another pumpkin photo into the blog! This perfect little display was set up outside of our Whole Foods grocery store. Yep, I’ll snap a nice stock image wherever and whenever I see it – even at the supermarket! It always pays to have your camera along for the ride. Image title: Pile of Pumpkins Stock image can be purchased in various sizes at: Dreamstime

Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch

Since it is the season of ghosts and goblins, I had to post a few pumpkin pics to celebrate October. We have a church in Santa Fe that has a huge pumpkin fundraiser every year. They fill the grounds around the church and part of the parking lot with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. It’s a family tradition to stop at St. John’s each year and select just the right pumpkin for your front porch. If my camera is in the car, I have to pull over and snap a few quickies. It’s a beautiful site to see piles of pumpkins in all of their orange glory! Image title: Pumpkin Patch Stock image is available in various sizes at: Dreamstime  

Mailboxes

Mailboxes

One day I was driving in the country (just about everyplace in New Mexico is “in the country”!) and decided to stop in the little village of Galisteo. Every time I passed this way, a row of mailboxes standing guard at the edge of the dusty dirt parking lot, caught me eye. I circled back around, put the car in park and grabbed my camera. To add a bit of interest, I flipped up the red flag of the blue mailbox. Photographing from a low angle, I was able to crop out much of the background trees. Back home, I Photoshopped out the rest of the vegetation, leaving me with a clean blue sky. Such a simple image – yet “Mailboxes” has been one of my best-sellers in my Dreamstime portfolio. Image title: Mailboxes Purchase this stock image in various sizes at: Dreamstime

I Want to Be a Cowgirl

I Want to Be a Cowgirl

I bought these spangled rhinestone cowboy boots awhile back. The touch of glam against distressed leather had an instant appeal factor. So much so, that I decided to photograph my funky boots as part of a still life. Lacking an appropriate weathered backdrop, I searched through my backlog of photographs.  This sumptuously distressed beauty of a background was the perfect accompaniment. It was easily dropped into the image using Photoshop. And there you have it – the microstock photo “I Want to Be a Cowgirl” was born! Image title: I Want to Be a Cowgirl To purchase this microstock photo in various sizes, go to: Dreamstime