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Winter Wonderland

February 01, 2016 - It doesn’t snow very often here in the desert. We may be lucky to get a few light snowfalls a year, just a few millimete...
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2015 A Year in Review

January 23, 2016 - Yes, I realize it is almost the end of January. But if your December was anything like most people’s (at least in the We...
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Tree Lined Roads and Magical Light

October 31, 2015 - One of the things that I love most about where we live is the trees. Specifically the way almost all the roads (in the c...
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Visiting with Farmers

October 22, 2015 - I was out exploring again, camera in hand, when I came upon some farmers working in their field. It looked like an inter...
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Drama

September 13, 2015 - I love photos with drama. Dramatic light. Photos that make you go, “wow!”. So that is something I always aspire to in my...
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Magical Light in a Field of Flowers

September 06, 2015 - I have been enjoying going out at sunset lately to shoot. The light is golden and magical and makes for gorgeous picture...
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Announcing…My Book!

August 21, 2015 - Before we went home to Canada in June, I was working on a big project. A very exciting project. I was putting together a...
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Summer Meanderings

August 15, 2015 - I am so sorry for the long absence! It has been many months since I blogged. I had unrelenting computer issues for many...
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A Return to Consistency

February 13, 2015 - It has been quite some time since I posted anything here! Between Internet connection issues and just not getting out to...
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The Best of 2014!

December 29, 2014 - It’s my favourite time of the year! Time to go over all my photos from the year and choose “the best” or, my favourites.
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Mist Shrouded Mountains

December 22, 2014 - I love these photos! I have always loved photos of mountains receding into mist. There is just something about them that...
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Red Rock Hike

December 21, 2014 - We’ve done a lot of hiking this week! And every one of those hikes has been totally different and amazingly beautiful. T...
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The Canyon – Light & Shadow

December 20, 2014 - Our family has been spending this past week doing some exploring and hiking in our area. Yesterday we chose a spot a fri...
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Hiking Discovery

December 17, 2014 - Yesterday, my family and I went hiking. We didn’t know where to go, but had a few ideas. Plan A fell through…we couldn’t...
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Winter Bazaar

December 15, 2014 - The weather has been cold here lately! Colder than normal, it seems. We’ve also had a lot more snow than usual (although...
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A New Look (and some black and white photos)

December 12, 2014 - I have a new look for my blog! Do you like it? I am really happy with it. [For those of you reading this on www.deepsoup...
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Strength and Beauty

December 10, 2014 - I don’t think it’s easy being a woman in this place. In many ways, life is like it was hundreds of years ago in other pl...
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Random

December 05, 2014 - I feel like this bunch of images are rather disparate, without a real unifying theme tying them together. Random. Unconn...
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Warmth

December 03, 2014 - I love taking photographs this time of year here where I live. The sun is low in the sky and gives a golden glow to the...
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Pitching Hay

November 14, 2014 - Boy, we seem to have quite the agricultural theme going on here lately! It is the season though, for farmers to be busy...
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Home

November 02, 2014 - Darkness reigns. The wind blows. Shadows dance on walls. Fear tempts. The heart shivers. And yet… A light shines....
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Picking Cotton

November 01, 2014 - Last weekend, I went out in the morning to find something to photograph. My husband asked what I was looking for, and I...
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A Colorful Harvest Time

October 31, 2014 - This part of the world is very dry and therefore is great for drying food. It is not uncommon to see bright red peppers...
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Morning Commute

October 22, 2014 - I was lucky enough to get out early this morning! (Which made me wonder why I don’t do this more often, as you just can...
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Experimenting with a New Camera

October 17, 2014 - It’s been a LONG time since I got a new camera. New, as in brand new. Straight out of the box, straight from the store....
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Food, Glorious Food!

October 10, 2014 - If I had to list the things I love to do the most, #1 would probably be photography, but a close second would be baking,...
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Sacrifice and Festival

October 09, 2014 - Recently the big festival was celebrated in our city. It is a time of sacrifice, as every family must sacrifice a sheep...
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Architectural Details

October 06, 2014 - I am not an architectural photographer by any means, that’s for sure! I wouldn’t want to insult those who specialize in...
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Istanbul…Close up

September 18, 2014 - Recently I was able to visit the magnificent city of Istanbul for the second time. I actually found it somewhat difficul...
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Broken Down Inspiration

September 12, 2014 - I love this photo. It is funny and weird. It is sad. It speaks to me of loneliness and sadness, of unfinished business,...
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Summer Nostalgia

September 09, 2014 - Hello everyone! Happy fall! It has been some time since I posted anything and to be honest, it’s been a nice break!:) So...
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It’s Always Good to Learn and Grow as an Artist

July 27, 2014 - I have been watching a video series lately called “The Created Image” by David DuChemin. It is 14 hours of teaching on p...
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Tough Questions

July 25, 2014 - I came across this man at a market last weekend. He was just sitting there, and something about him just really struck m...
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A Photo Re-do

July 24, 2014 - Sometimes you think you’re done with a photo only to realize later that you really weren’t. Sometimes it is because your...
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My New Best Friend

July 19, 2014 - Today my husband and I visited a chicken farm and made some new friends. The farmer had a 4 year old daughter who at fir...
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Mountain Women

July 18, 2014 - The women up high in the mountains were so beautiful! I walked around wishing I could photograph every single woman I sa...
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Sweet Boys

July 17, 2014 - On a recent trip up into the mountains, I met these sweet boys. They were so excited to have their picture taken and wil...
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Ethereal Orchard

July 07, 2014 - Just a quick pic today. I almost forgot about this one! I knew as soon as I saw this scene that it was a good one! I to...
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A Few Good Men

July 05, 2014 - There are a lot of good men here. Men who love their wives. Who love their children. Friendly men. Helpful, kind hearted...
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A few lovely women (and more!)

June 28, 2014 - I was a little worried about taking photos today, as the sun was out full force and the sky a brilliant blue, which is l...
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Experimenting

June 13, 2014 - I like experimenting with new ideas. It’s fun to push your creativity in new directions and to try new things. The other...
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She wore bright yellow shoes.

June 10, 2014 - They were her favourite. They made her feel like a lady. She loved the way they laced ’round her ankles like vine tendri...
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So Cute!!

June 09, 2014 - Last weekend, on Children’s Day, I came across these two little girls who were enjoying the celebrations all dressed in...
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The Emotions of Women (project:women)

June 08, 2014 - It is time to post some photographs of women! I have still been working on project:women and working at creating a body...
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Doors & Windows with Character

May 25, 2014 - It’s been awhile since I posted any doors and windows, so I thought I would share some new ones with you. (‘Cause I know...
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Sharing the Love

May 24, 2014 - I love photographing people. I love taking portraits of people. But I especially love capturing the relationships betwee...
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Life in the Country

May 18, 2014 - I love exploring rural areas. I think it is generally safe to say that country people are friendlier than city people (G...
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Mothers & Daughters

May 09, 2014 - I have been privileged lately to observe some beautiful mother-daughter relationships, and to see the love between them...
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“Secret” Gardens and reminders of home…

May 07, 2014 - I have been exploring some new areas lately and have just been enjoying myself so much! I love wandering around, seeing...
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The Accordian Player

May 03, 2014 - It’s not often these days that you hear much about accordian players! At least not in the circles I travel in (maybe I’m...
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More Beautiful Women!

April 23, 2014 - It was my husband who pointed it out to me. He said, “You have lots of photos of older people and children, but not a lo...
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project:women

April 18, 2014 - I have been enjoying working on my project:women project. (Is that a sentence??) It has been so fun to get out and meet...
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The Potter’s Wheel

April 08, 2014 - This isn’t the first time I have photographed this potter at this location. It is a place that I LOVE to photograph. The...
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Detail Shots (and a few more…)

April 04, 2014 - It’s been some time since I shared any detail shots! It’s been a while since I’ve taken any! But the other day, I was ab...
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Working Women

March 27, 2014 - These photos are going back a few months. I was going through some of my older work (well, not THAT old…just a few month...
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project:women, at the market

March 14, 2014 - Here is the latest installment of photos taken for my project:women. These were taken on market day. Many of them were s...
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A Mix of Portraits

March 10, 2014 - It has been awhile since I posted anything! Life has been busy…with lots of good things! The biggest, most exciting thin...
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Portrait

February 15, 2014 - This lovely woman is the woman I wrote about yesterday, who was buying spices when I arrived at the spice seller. She wa...
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The Spice Seller

February 14, 2014 - I love spice markets. Seeing all the different colours and textures heaped up in bags or baskets. There’s something very...
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A Character out of a Fairytale…

February 14, 2014 - The scene caught my eye immediately as I walked past. The man was sitting in his “shop”…a hodge-podge of cluttered goods...
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Hiking in the Red Rocks

February 08, 2014 - I got to go hiking last weekend. The weather was glorious…crisp and clean. Not too cold, not too hot…just right for a hi...
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An Unexpected Stop at the Market

February 07, 2014 - When we were out last weekend, we made an unexpected pit stop in a small town. Our taxi had an issue, and we suddenly ha...
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project:women, 1st look!

February 02, 2014 - I think this project idea really works! Let me clarify. If you are wanting some extra motivation, something to kick you...
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A project: Women

January 25, 2014 - Awhile back I mentioned that I was wondering about starting a specific photography project, but was having trouble decid...
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Scenes from out walking…

January 18, 2014 - I was out walking yesterday and actually took my camera with me. (Gasp!:)) My camera hasn’t really seen outside of its’...
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The Best of 2013!

December 30, 2013 - Goodness this year has gone by fast! It feels like just the other day I was writing the best of 2012. And yet, when I lo...
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Girl in Purple…

December 28, 2013 - I did a portrait session today. I am quite happy with the results. We got some lovely shots of “the girl in purple”. The...
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Two Interesting Women

December 22, 2013 - I was out the other day, walking through an interesting area, when I ran across a couple of interesting women. The first...
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Streets Exhibit Rich Culture

December 13, 2013 - I always enjoy wandering the streets where we live. They are full of such interesting architecture, people and…life! Lif...
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Doorways

December 05, 2013 - Those of you who have been following my blog for some time know that I love doors, doorways, and windows! Especially in...
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Shadows and Textures

December 01, 2013 - I love textures. They convey so much character! Combine that with colours that pop (in my opinion!), good composition, a...
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Fall is Here!

November 22, 2013 - Fall comes a lot later here where we are living now than it does where I am originally from! The leaves are still mostly...
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Trees in the Abstract

November 18, 2013 - I’ve been having fun experimenting once more. This time I’ve been playing with camera movement to create a look very sim...
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With Joyful Abandon…(A Festival)

November 05, 2013 - These photos were taken a few weeks ago on the major festival day here in our city. I managed to drag myself out of bed...
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The Importance (or not?) of a Photography Project

October 29, 2013 - I have been doing a lot of thinking about my photography lately. I love photography and can’t imagine not doing it, but...
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The Beauty of Light

October 12, 2013 - Did you know how beautiful light can be? How it can cast dramatic shadows, backlight a subject, wrap itself around a sub...
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Camels, Melons and Sheep, Oh My!

October 03, 2013 - Here are some more photos from the animal market from another trip on another day. It’s a great place for photographers.
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A Day on the Farm

September 15, 2013 - My kids spent their early childhood living on a farm, so they’re always excited now when we get to spend time on a farm.
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Morning Light

September 09, 2013 - I have walked past this scene for a number of mornings now, and every time I do, I think how I need to bring my camera w...
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Details and Textures

September 06, 2013 - As I’ve said before, I love detail shots. And yet I’m always amazed at how often I forget to take them!! I always have t...
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Back to the Beach!

September 06, 2013 - Awhile back, I promised that we would go back to the beach, and today seems like a good day to do that! It’s hot here to...
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A Walk through Light and Shadow

September 02, 2013 - A number of years ago, I saw a book with this place on the cover and it immediately intrigued me. It was such an amazing...
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Market Day

August 31, 2013 - Markets are always interesting places to visit, and this one was no exception! I am loving our new city, because it is s...
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The Mystery of a Door

August 28, 2013 - There is something about doors that beckons to us. There is a sense of mystery to them. A closed door invites the imagin...
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Chaos Reigns at the Animal Market!

August 24, 2013 - Greetings everyone! Sorry for the recent silence. We just undertook a big move to a new city, so life has been caught up...
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Change of Pace

August 06, 2013 - Well, we can’t stay at the beach forever! (As much as we might like to…) So I thought it was time to post something diff...
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Re-working a Photo

August 02, 2013 - Do you ever go back and re-work a photo? In post processing I mean. I posted a few pictures the other day that I thought...
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Beauty in Black and White

August 01, 2013 - I do love black and white images. I love how it brings out the lines and shapes within an image. How you can focus on te...
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My article (& photos) in Travel Longer mag!

July 29, 2013 - I am really excited to announce the publication of an article I wrote (along with my photos!) in Travel Longer magazine!...
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Simplicity of Black and White

July 28, 2013 - Thought I’d share a few more images today. These ones have a more “artsy” feel to them. I love them. I love the simplici...
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Sunset on the Water

July 28, 2013 - Colors dance on the water…soft blues and pinks swirl through the sky, dancing through the clouds, gradually darkening in...
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The Most Beautiful Beach in the World

July 26, 2013 - Have you ever been to a place so beautiful you felt like you were dreaming? Like this couldn’t be happening to you? Like...
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Rolling Clouds & Pools of Light

July 21, 2013 - I love dramatic skies. The skies in these are so amazing…dark, threatening, rolling clouds, but yet light spills out, le...
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Life in the Rice Paddies

July 20, 2013 - Life in the rice paddies looks difficult. Backbreaking labour in the heat and humidity…it can’t be an easy life. And yet...
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Real Life Beach Living

July 19, 2013 - The beach where we stayed on our recent vacation was not a touristy beach. It was a very “lived in” beach. It was freque...
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A Day in Paradise

July 03, 2013 - Blue skies. Marshmallow-y white clouds floating through the sky. Crystal clear waters. Emerald green foliage. White sand...
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Handmade Carpet Factory

June 14, 2013 - On my recent trip, one of the most interesting places we visited was the handmade carpet factory. They do not have an ea...
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Environmental Portraits in Central Asia

June 10, 2013 - It’s always great to get some context when you are photographing people. To see where they are, their surroundings, wha...
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The Sweetness of Innocence

June 07, 2013 - I love photographing children. There’s something about their innocence, their playfulness, their warmth, their willingne...
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Candids

June 06, 2013 - I loved working on my portraits on my latest trip, as I blogged about yesterday, but I also enjoy catching more candid m...
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Facing the Fear – Portraits

June 05, 2013 - Shortly before I left on my latest trip, I was reading an article by David Duchemin about taking risks and facing your f...
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First Published Photo and free gift!

June 02, 2013 - I am back from my trip (just yesterday) but before we get to that (in subsequent posts), I have exciting news. I have ha...
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Team Work

May 17, 2013 - I love working with my husband. He is not a photographer, but he is an amazing people person, and he makes a great partn...
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Prints for Sale!

May 15, 2013 - I am very excited to announce the release of my new and improved website! I revised the entire site…updating layouts, ad...
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International Guild of Visual Peacemakers Interview

May 10, 2013 - I forgot to mention something in my last blog post! I have been interviewed by the International Guild of Visual Peacema...
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Photography Lesson

May 10, 2013 - Yesterday was my son’s first official photography class. Well, as official as it can be with your mom as your teacher! W...
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Girl with a Pearl Earring, Photography Education & more!

May 04, 2013 - Have you seen the 17th century painting by Johannes Vermeer, Girl with a Pearl Earring? It is one of my favourite painti...
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Best of 2012, In honour of the Oscars…

February 18, 2013 - One of my favourite posts was at the end of 2011 when I prepared a “best of 2011″ of my favourite photos of the year. I...
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New Beginnings (aka White as Snow)

February 08, 2013 - Is that a weird title? Maybe. But that’s what’s been going through my head lately. I guess being that it is winter, it m...
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The Blessing of Friendship

November 13, 2012 - One of the blessings in life is good friends. As a parent, even better is good friends for your kids. The photos today a...
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Stormy Skies

October 29, 2012 - I love prairie skies. They can be so dramatic. When you are out in the country, you can see for miles. You can see storm...
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Joy in the midst of pain

October 22, 2012 - Sometimes life is hard. Hard things happen to good people and we wonder why. But have you ever met someone who was going...
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Capturing Family Cultures

October 11, 2012 - Family portrait sessions are fun. Unique personalities coming together to form their own family culture. How to capture...
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Switching Gears

September 28, 2012 - Today I thought I would switch gears and show you a different side of my photography that you haven’t seen before! Befor...
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The Loneliness in a Stem of Grass

September 19, 2012 - I can’t say I’m one for plant and flower photography. I can admire a nice shot, but it’s not something that I long to sh...
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Look closer

September 17, 2012 - So often when we travel, we get caught up in the big picture. The big temple. The massive monument. The beautiful pal...
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Life on the Canals

September 15, 2012 - I like to explore “real life” places when we travel, not just the traditional touristy spots. I find it much more satisf...
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Wide Open Spaces

September 13, 2012 - My apologies for being so absent from the blogging world. I had great intentions of faithfully posting! I can’t believe...
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Country Living

August 23, 2012 - Jet lag is nasty. Did you know that? My body does not respond well to travelling around the world. It has now been almos...
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Travel, photography and jet lag

August 14, 2012 - I am home. After about 30 hours of travel, 3 flights, one long, one short layover, lots of sitting, lots of waiting, sle...
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Leavin’ on a jet plane…

July 23, 2012 - Can’t help but hear that song in my head as I write this (I’m leavin’ on a jet plane. Don’t know when I’ll back again. O...
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Blue Eyes

July 19, 2012 - This girl has got the most beautiful eyes…
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Details tell the Story

July 18, 2012 - I have always loved detail shots. When I shot weddings, I loved zooming in or coming in close to get a close up of a dan...
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Environmental Portrait

July 16, 2012 - Here are a few photos of a (very) informal environmental portrait shoot I did of my son. He is learning how to play the...
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The Everyday Life of a Naan Seller

July 14, 2012 - I love watching the naan sellers in our city. Theirs is not an easy job. As the ovens are always outdoors; in the winter...
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Dreaming…Post a Day Challenge

July 13, 2012 - Dreaming…what does it look like to you? I think, for me, this photo says dreaming. It has a dreamy, ethereal feel to it,...
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Water Calligraphy…What is it?

July 12, 2012 - I was going through some of my older posts, and realized that I never posted the pictures from the park I had promised y...
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Sunshine Award

July 10, 2012 - Thanks to travelingenglishteacher, I have been nominated for the Sunshine Award! Very exciting! Thank you travelingengli...
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The Joys of the Bazaar

July 08, 2012 - One place I always love to visit when I travel is the local market, or bazaar (depending on where you are the name chang...
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Desert City, Part Four

July 05, 2012 - Today I thought I would just post some miscellaneous photos from our time in Desert City. Some fun ones, people photos,...
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A Woman of Dignity

July 02, 2012 - While we were in Desert City, we spent some time at one home in particular. We had some previous connections with this f...
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Desert Hospitality

July 01, 2012 - As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, the people in the desert city and nearby villages that we visited last week were ama...
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Desert City and Thoughts on the DS1

June 30, 2012 - I recently returned from a few days away…travelling to a city a few hours away from where I live. It is a city in the de...
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Old World Black and Whites

June 24, 2012 - I am going away tomorrow for a few days and won’t have my computer with me, so I thought I’d post some more photos befor...
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Dragon Boat Festival

June 24, 2012 - So how do you celebrate a festival centered around water when there are no bodies of water anywhere nearby? That is the...
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Asian “Hot dogs”

June 21, 2012 - One of the popular street foods here are these hot-dog type things. You can find them on pretty much every corner. I act...
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New/Old Camera and some Street Photography

June 20, 2012 - I recently had the good fortune of acquiring a new camera! Who doesn't love to get a new camera? This one, however, is n...
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Walking the City Streets

May 03, 2012 - Whenever I have the chance, I like to walk the streets with my camera and see what I can see. I like meeting and interac...
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Daily Photo Challenge: Journey

April 06, 2012 - I have been absent from the blogging world for awhile now. Sorry about that! So much for posting a photo a day!! Ha! Lif...
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Website launch!

March 19, 2012 - I am very excited to announce the launch of my new website www.deepsoulphotography.com! I have been looking for a good p...
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Spring fun!

March 17, 2012 - Today was the warmest day of the year so far, so to celebrate, I thought I’d head to a local park and see what was happe...
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