Sunday, December 31, 2017

End of Year Digital Artwork Creation

5 Butterflies Digital Artwork by Julie Everhart

I started this artwork last night and finished it this morning. I think it would make for a beautiful throw pillow or pattern? What are your thoughts? 

Digital Blend Artworks

Digital Blend of Cellphone Artwork with Ladybug photo- By Julie Everhart

I was playing around with some filters and some digital artwork that I created awhile back and made this piece last night.  Its a mash up of some cellphone art along with a photo of a ladybug  I thought it was kinda interesting and wanted to share it here.  

Thoughts and comments are welcome!


Goodbye to 2017

I have thought about this past year and what I have learned from it all. I have been through a very challenging year with struggles and battles that have tested me and yet, here I am...still alive and still breathing and still making art. So much can happen in a year and so much can change. The question you have to ask yourself is what did you learn from it or did it change you?  Or are you willing to change?

Change can be a good thing although we are generally resistant to change. We get used to daily habits and routines and things being the same way and that can really be a cry for help in disguise.  Your body and your mind could be trying to tell you something. You might need to listen to it. Being stagnant is never a good thing if you want to learn and grow.  There is always something we can learn from even the worst of experiences. You  just have to be willing to open your mind and accept the changes. 

This past year has taught me about the things that need changing and that the only person that can make that happen.. is me.  Changes don't have to be drastic, you can start small and work your way up. Little by little you will see the differences in your life and it will help give you the confidence to make larger changes when obstacles or challenges appear. 

For me, a new year has always been about making New Years Resolutions and changes as well as sticking them to them!  4 years ago I made a little new years resolution that every day I was going to throw something away.  Be it a old plastic spoon in the drawer, a pen that no longer worked, an ugly plastic cup that I was tired of seeing, just whatever odd things that were laying around and taking up space. And to this very day, I still do that!  It really helped with keeping clutter out of my house. The reason I think I still do this is because I am just stubborn like that, I don't like to be a quitter, lol.

I am glad to say Goodbye to 2017 and I look forward to making the necessary changes that will make my life better. There will never be another 2018. Think about that for a minute!! We are the ones that are here on this earth to live and enjoy it for the next 365 days, lets all make it count! Live each day like it could be your last because as we all know, we are never promised tomorrow.

Thank you for stopping by and Good Luck in the New Year,


Saturday, December 30, 2017

Digital Artwork

I have always loved creating digital artwork! It started for me when I was taking photos early on and they were not good or clear and there really wasn't  much I could do to salvage them. They seemed like wasted space on my computer and a waste of time in general. Well...once I started playing with different photo filters I learned that I could take any photo and turn it into art! Now no image is wasted here.  With a little time and practice ,not to mention lots of research, I found so many ways to create beautiful pieces of digital art, like the one below that I made today.

Are you a fan of digital art??? Leave your comments below. I would love to hear from you!

Digital Artwork created from a photo by Julie Everhart

The next time you take a photograph and think there is nothing you can do to it to make it better, think again!  Do a search either online or with your phone in the app store and find some fun photo filters and give it a go.  You will never know until you try.

Thanks for stopping by and keep those cameras clicking and creative juices flowing,


No It's Not a Picasso

No It's Not A Picasso - Cellphone Artwork by Julie Everhart

Every now and then I get the urge to draw, sketch or paint. For some reason the artwork that flows the easiest from my hands is the Picasso style. How or why this happens I cannot explain it. But I do know that it is a very freeing form of artwork for me. Artwork in general should be that way, just an artful expression that you created with your own hands and thoughts. No rules and no wrong ways of doing things.  Do you like to doodle and create? Have you ever shared any of that artwork online or with your friends and family? If so, did people like what they saw?  Feel free to talk about in the comments below. Curious minds want to know!

Thank you for stopping by and keep those cameras clicking and creative minds flowing!


I hope that in this year to come

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.     Neil Gaiman

Winter Bliss

Many of the photos I am sharing on my blog have not been shared anywhere before  including the one below. I guess you could say its just part of my private collection. The photo I am showing below was taken from my front yard in upstate NY looking up towards the neighbors house in Jan 2009. Following all those ice storms came much snow.  When  I view this image I can remember standing there and asking myself what the heck is this Florida girl doing here??? It sure wasn't anywhere I wanted to be!!!  lol

Click on the photo to see an enlarged view
Winter Bliss by Julie Everhart
Overall when I look back and think about it...had I not lived up there that year I don't believe I would have any winter photos at all!  It sure was a learning experience for me that year with it being my first year learning photography and the harsh elements of taking those photos in that weather. Believe it or shutters can freeze up!!

Thank you for stopping by and keep those cameras clicking! Leave your comments or questions below...:) 


Remembering the Winter Ice Storms

Growing up in Eastern Pennsylvania we had allot of snow in the winter but not many ice storms.  When  I moved to upstate New York in 2008 this was something that seemed to be happening quite often that year.  As a new photographer it gave me many opportunities to take lots of frozen winter wonderland type photos. I would go out day and night and walk around on the cold crunchy snow and look for subjects to photograph.

The photo shown below is one of the photos from that year.  Just a cute little sparrow sitting on some frozen branches.  The white streaks you see in the background of the photo is the freezing rain that is falling from the sky. I would feed these little birdies daily as I did many deer and squirrels that year.  It was a pretty tough winter for the animals that year ( as it was for this human, lol)

Click on the photo to see an enlarged view
Little Sparrow on Frozen Branches - Photo by Julie Everhart

Thanks for stopping by and keep those cameras clicking!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Still Life Photography???

In all my trial and errors of learning what kind of photographer I wanted to be I would try my eye at still life photography.  I never really got into it but that didn't mean I didn't try it! LOL. I came across this pretty deer figurine and on a bright and sunny December day in upstate NY back in 2008 I took it outside, placed it in the grass, got down on my belly and gave it whirl.  I quickly discovered that getting into those positions were not easy or fun to do!   Although it looked like the grass was dry, it wasn't. I got up and was wet and muddy.  So much for outside still photography! Hats off to those photographers that are really good at it. If I do any still photography today... it would be indoors. Click on the images to see an enlarged view.

Still Life Photography of a Wooden Deer by Julie Everhart

Still Life Photography of a Wooden Deer by Julie Everhart

So here is what I got wet and muddy for... were the shots worth it in your opinion??? Feel free to leave your comments below. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Silhouette of Iron Animal with Winter Bokeh

Silhouette of Iron Animal with Winter Bokeh- photo by Julie Everhart

The winter of 2008 while I was first learning photography and always desperately searching for things to take photos of I came across this iron wind chime that was left behind and dangling outside of the barn.  It was originally an old 3 stall horse barn but this wind chime didn't exactly look like a horse to me, nonetheless I photographed it.   I had a black and tan doberman at the time ( RIP Zena) and thought it more looked like her or a dog of some sort?  Any guesses for what you think it might be? Leave your comments below..:)

Sometimes things are best left to the imagination and need no description.  The look of what I was after here was more about the sunset and silhouette and the winter bokeh in the background.  I think I accomplished what I was going for.  

Thank you for stopping by and as always...

Keep Those Cameras Clicking!

Motophoto Alert!! Hairpin Curve Ahead

Motophoto Alert!! Hairpin Curve Ahead- Photo by Julie Everhart

It's been a long time since I have shared or talked about my "Motophotos".  A Motophoto is word that was made up and is best described as a photo you take while in a moving vehicle.  Ya know... like when you just don't really have a way to get the photo you want any other way so you grab your camera and turn it on and quickly snap the image!   This photo was taken on this day 9 years ago while driving near Ellenville, NY.  

When we got to the bottom of the curve I had to get out of the vehicle and get a photo of what it looked like. Click on images to see an enlarged view.

hairpin turn (also hairpin bend, hairpin curve or corner etc.), named for its resemblance to a hairpin/bobby pin, is a bend in a road with a very acute inner angle, making it necessary for an oncoming vehicle to turn about 180° to continue on the road.

And of course Motophotos are best taken from the passenger side while you are NOT driving the vehicle.  Stay safe my friends and thanks for stopping by!

Keep those cameras clicking!

A Ride Down Memory Lane- Looks Can Be Deceiving!!!

I have recently been going back in my computer looking at images that I took when I first started doing photography ( I began in June 2008).  The images I am showing here were taken in Upstate NY in the Shawangunk Mountains on this very day 9 years ago.  I took a ride that day with my camera and went out in search of something cool to take photos of. I didn't realize at the time just how much there actually was to take photos of but I think I was still discovering what it was that took my eye.  The one thing I knew was that I loved was landscapes and nature photography.  I didn't do much in the way of people or architecture but occasionally something got my attention.

The photos here are of the same house taken from different locations. In this first image it makes you wonder how you get to the house and it looks very intriguing! The photo was taken from a bridge just a few hundred yards away from the house. Click on the photos for an enlarged view.

House in the woods photo by Julie Everhart

House in Woods in Shawangunk Mountains- Photo by Julie Everhart
As I drove across the bridge and down the road I got a clear view of the house and the mountains. I always thought this was a gorgeous setting for a house and one that was very secluded. It was becoming more clear to me everyday that nature and landscapes is what had my attention.

As the photographer you have the choice of how you want to present the images and what mood you want to give the viewer. This is the beauty of photography as seen through my eyes. Thank you for stopping by today and going back down memory lane with me...:)

Keep those cameras clicking,


Thursday, December 28, 2017

3 Deer on Foggy Hill

3 Deer on Foggy Hill -Photography by Julie Everhart

While I was looking back through my photo archives I came across this photo that I took exactly 9 years ago today when I was living in upstate New York.  Funny how fast time flies. I can still remember standing there on that cold foggy morning admiring those deer. There were 5 of them and one of them was a very young spike buck.  In this image I focused on the 3 you see standing here. I didn't have any fancy Nikon cameras back then, in fact, this shot was taken with my Canon PowerShot SX10 IS which I had just received as a Christmas gift.  

This photo was taken back when I first started doing photography.  So much has changed for me since then.  If you would like to see more of my work to see how much I have grown visit my Gurushots profile ( and Yes, today I am a GURU on the site).  

They who sing through the summer

"They who sing through the summer must dance in the winter."
- Italian Proverb

Keep those fireplaces burning

Keep those fireplaces burning 

Warm Winter Wishes

"No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn."
- Hal Borland

Advice is like the snow

"Advice is like the snow. The softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon and the deeper it sinks into the mind.”
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"People don’t notice whether it’s winter

"People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy."
- Anton Chekhov

To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake

"To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold."  - Aristotle

May light always surround you;

“May Light always surround you;

Hope kindle and rebound you.May your Hurts turn to Healing;Your Heart embrace Feeling.May Wounds become Wisdom;Every Kindness a Prism.May Laughter infect you;Your Passion resurrect you.May Goodness inspire your Deepest Desires.Through all that you Reach For, May your arms Never Tire.” ― D. Simone

Time Spent with Cats...

Time spent with cats is never wasted.
Sigmund Freud 

Winter Quote by Dr. Seuss

How did it get so late so soon?

It's night before it's afternoon.
December is here before it's June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?
~Dr. Seuss

Beautiful Winter Gif

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” 

― Edith Sitwell

New Years Resolutions...

“One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: 

To rise above the little things.”

 –John Burroughs

Inspirational Quote for the New Year

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.”

Abraham Lincoln

Snowfall Gif

Stay warm!!

Happy New Year from Julie

May 2018 be your best year yet! 

Happy New Year 2018

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Stopping by to show a little "Love"

Good morning!

Sorry I  haven't posted for awhile. Been kinda busy around the house doing some spring cleaning...:) However...I am always working on photos and wanted to take a minute and make a post and show you all a little "love"...:)

I hope you enjoy your weekend!


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Processed image and HDR image comparrison

Good morning everyone.Over the past week I have been working on some processing and techniques of HDR Photography.  The 2 images I have shown here are examples of what an HDR ( High Dynamic Range) image looks like compared to a regular processed image.  In the first image I have a standard one exposure image.  In the second image I used 4 images that I stacked and then processed. 
For many this is nothing other than a preference for how you would like an image to be presented to the world and is just the artists take on a particular image.  All part of what I love about being a photographer.  We have the control in our hands to show our photos to the world in whatever way we want. In my eyes....there are no rules when it comes to art and photography. 

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your day...:)


Friday, March 3, 2017

5 penny challenge

I was doing a  little indoor photography today and grabbed 5 pennies and a light and wanted to see what I could do with them.  I liked the different colors and ages of the pennies.  Standing 5 pennies up is not as easy as the photo looks. Give it a try sometime.... it will test your patience, lol. 

Thanks for stopping by to have a look...:)

Enjoy your weekend!!


Macro of  5 pennies in a row by Julie Everhart

Indoor Photography-Nail Polish Flowers

I  came across these on Pinterest last year and decided to make a few.  Now that they have  been sitting in the vase all this time I finally decided that it was time to take a few photos of them.   Not something you see everyday but they make a great little subject to take a photo of, colorful, sparkly and unique! Dontcha think?

Nail Polish Flowers by Julie Everhart

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

HDR Photography- Fun with experimentation!

Good afternoon!   I have been busy working on some techniques with HDR photos over the last few days. This was a photo I took a few months ago and processed it with an HDR filter ( or two or three, lol) to get the desired effect.  It's definitely an art form in itself learning how create the look.  Of course the best way it to stack 3-7 images at different exposures to create a lot of depth.  This was just a single exposure.

The main thing is to have fun and never be afraid to experiment with different techniques to see what you can achieve. :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

New Digital Artworks

Lately I have been playing around with my photos and creating new digital artworks.  Digital art has always been fascinating to me. Over the past near 9 years I  have experimented with dozens of digital art programs and have watched the progression of the graphics get better and better.  I can only imagine what it will be like 10 years from now and what kind of art I will be creating...:)

Below are a  few of my most recent digital artworks that I just wanted to share with  you.

"Mirror Mirror On The Wall" by Julie Everhart
The above image is available in my Redbubble store .
Marbles by Julie Everhart

I put this image on a pair on earrings in my Zazzle Store

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and have a look...:)


Friday, February 24, 2017

My "Hey Pretty Kitty Tote Bag" arrived today!

There was a sale in my Zazzle store on this past Sunday and they had a sale on tote bags, 50% off. So I went ahead and ordered two.  This one just arrived! It's adorable!

Hey Pretty Kitty Tote Bag by Julie Everhart

I have the ONLY one in existence at this time but YOU can order one today. 
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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sorry you haven't heard from me in a few days....

It's been a busy week here. One of my kitties hurt her foot and had to have surgery...:( And as you and as you can see in the photo she has the "cone of shame" on her. lol  Luckily everything went well and now she is on the road to recovery...:) She has a 2 room kitty condo and is enjoying her screened room with a bed, lol.

And as if this wasn't enough excitement, I too ended up in the ER yesterday with bad back pain. The pain got so bad that I actually passed out.  Not something I ever experienced before but I am glad after all the testing, they found  me in great health so I guess I will be around for a few more decades, lol.

I am hoping for a much better week next week and getting back to business as usual. :)

Keep those cameras clicking!


Friday, February 17, 2017

Before and After old photo changes.

Have you ever wished you could change something about a photo? CAN be done!  I had a customer that sent me some old photos and just wanted Mom and Dad to be standing a little closer in the photo. With today's technology and software it is easily achieved.  I think the customer will be pleased with the final results. Don't you?

Mom and Dad standing a little closer. ( compare to before photo)

In this second image they didn't like the window in the background.  Wanted something that made the subject stand out a little more. I used a Studio curtain backdrop and used some black and white filters and here is the final result.   I think the customer will be very pleased with the final image... or at least I hope so..:)
Background removed ( Compare to before photo)

After years of using Photoshop I am still always amazed at what powerful software it is and just how much you can do with it. It never ceases to amaze me!

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!!

 Many people are not fond of Valentine's Day for one reason or another,  well.. I am one who is! Valentine's Day has always been one of my favorite "holidays'.  Mostly because I love to collect things that  have hearts on them.  I am a fan of love although I have been burned in the past I never let that stop me from finding love again. 

The images I have posted  here today arrived at my house just a short time ago from my husband.  I am one very fortunate woman to have such a thoughtful husband.  2 dozen roses, a box of chocolates and a card.  Many people find this type of a gift to be a waste of money or something that required no real though.  I disagree! 

Women loved to be thought of and I don't care who you are.. flowers bring a smile to one's face.  So guys, if you haven't gotten your wife or girlfriend a card or flowers, its  not too late.  Go out and get her something. Let her know she is thought of and that you appreciate her. This works both ways, men too like to be thought of.  If flowers and chocolates is not his thing.. well maybe you can cook him up a steak dinner with a big baked potato!! lol  Seriously, what man wouldn't like that?

Enjoy the rest of your day and Happy Valentine's Day to all!


Valentine Roses , Chocolates and Card. Photo by Julie Everhart.

Red Roses by Julie Everhart

Valentine's Chocolates by Julie Everhart

Monday, February 13, 2017

Red Dragonfly by Julie Everhart

Good morning! 

I decided to take my camera out for a little walk this morning and take a break from working in my Zazzle store.  I think I added about 100 new items over the weekend. I have been busy, lol

I was on a hunt for some butterflies or dragonflies and I happened upon this red dragonfly.  He didn't stick around long enough for me to get closer to him but I was able  to get  this shot of him.   I believe this time of the morning ( about 11 a.m.) they are still eating and quite busy. 

This photo was taken with my Nikon D810 and my Tamron 28-300mm lens.

One thing is for sure here in Florida.. spring is not far away! As each day nears you can feel the sun get a little hotter and hotter. I am  not one who likes the summer heat here in Florida and I kind of just take a break from photography when summer comes. So... with that being said I better enjoy the few weeks we have left of the Florida winter. :)

 Thank you for stopping by to have a look and as always

Keep those cameras clicking!!

Red Dragonfly by Julie Everhart

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

My St.Patty's Day Collection is open in my Zazzle Store!

As March draws near does St.Patty's Day! One of my favorite fun holidays! Check out my little collection of goodies in my Zazzle Store

My funny glasses that I got last year. Hmmmmmmm.. wonder what I will find this year????

St. Pattys Day/Irish Collection by Julie Everhart