Monday, December 31, 2018

Zenaida Dove....AKA Turtle Dove

I spotted this little beauty high up in the tree tops this morning.  A gorgeous Zenaida Dove ( aka Turtle Dove).  Isn't she a beauty??? :)

Zenaida Dove by Julie Everhart

Thank you for stopping by to have a look! Stay safe and have a Happy New Year!  Maybe this will be the year you will decide to take up a new hobby... like photography??? :) 


Stand Up Squirrel

This morning on my walk with my camera and my cat Simon I came on this this really noisy squirrel.  I think he was wanting to cross the road and maybe he was sizing me up? LOL

He never did cross the road and he retreated back to the tree. Nonetheless...I thanked him for letting me take a few photos of him..:)

Stand Up Squirrel by Julie Everhart

Keep those cameras clicking and Happy New Year!!!


Saturday, December 29, 2018

Half Moon

This morning was a very foggy  morning here in Florida. I started off taking some photos of fog but then I looked up in the sky and saw this gorgeous half moon and decided it was a better subject to photograph.  

Half Moon by Julie Everhart

Enjoy your weekend and keep those cameras clicking.  ( And don't forget to look up!)


Friday, December 28, 2018

Red Shouldered Hawk

This morning I grabbed my camera about 8:30 a.m. and decided I would head outside to see if I could get some wildlife shots of some birds. Mornings in Florida are pretty active with wildlife.  Not 100 yards from my front door I found a beautiful Red Shouldered Hawk.  He is usually found nearby the house.. its just a matter of finding where he is hanging out.  Such a beauty!

Red Shouldered Hawk by Julie Everhart

Thank you for stopping by to have a look and remember.. always
 keep those cameras clicking!

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Mockingbird- Florida State Bird

Good Morning!  

I woke up a bit early this morning and decided I would venture outside to see if I could find anything to take a few photos of.   The first subject I was able to photograph was this beautiful little Mockingbird, (which is also the Florida State bird) which was standing on top of our mailbox.  I knew I heard him singing outside my front door and luckily he didn't fly away right away and I was able to get a few shots.

Mockingbird by Julie Everhart

Keep those cameras clicking and enjoy your day!


Monday, December 17, 2018

Elf Grocery List....:)

Guess he likes his carbs!! LOL


Thank you for stopping by and keep those 

cameras clicking!


Saturday, December 15, 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Stay Warm

Just a beautiful picture I found on Facebook. 

It's sooooo pretty...:) 

I had to share it here!

Friday, November 23, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Elf on a Shelf....:)

Looks like I got myself a couple of cute lil' elves..:)  I look forward to seeing what kind of adventures they will be getting into..:)  Sure.. they look pretty innocent here.. but believe me.... they sure can get into mischief! lol Stay tuned next month to see what kind of trouble they get into!

Cute Little Pair of Elves by Julie Everhart

Keep those cameras clicking and have a good night!

Friday, November 2, 2018

My Kitty Cat... Simon...:)

Good Morning...:)

It's been awhile since I have made any posts but this morning I was taking some photos of my cat, Simon and I took a photo that I have been trying to get for a very,  very long time and wanted to share it here. This cat is a great model but he doesn't always sit so still.  Today was my lucky day!

Simon's Profile by Julie Everhart

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Thank you for stopping by to have a look and keep those cameras clicking!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Water Drop and Splash Photography by Julie Everhart

Good morning!

Over the weekend my husband and I spent some time taking photos of something neither of us have done before and it was a great success! We took photos of water drops and water collision photos! Not something that Nature and Landscape photographers typically do.   There was a challenge on ( Water Drops and Splash) and we wanted to enter it so we got out our gear and starting taking some photos. I ended up in 6th place overall in the challenge ( Honorable Mention) and my husband finished in 33rd place overall. :) :) :) :) :)

To see my winning  images CLICK HERE.

Here are just a few of some of my other Water Drop images that were taken this weekend.  I had so much fun photographing these splashes!

Water Drop and Splash photos by Guru Photographer-
Julie Everhart

If you are wondering how I captured these images.. well.. you will have  to stay tuned as all I can say right now is that my husband is responsible for making this possible and he is working on a system that we hope to make available for purchase. 

Thank you for stopping by to have a look and remember to ... KEEP THOSE CAMERAS CLICKING!!!


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Blooming Lily's -Indoor Photography

Good afternoon!!  I received these gorgeous lily's from my husband for Mother's Day and took some time today to do a little indoor photography.  How could I pass up this opportunity? I am pretty pleased with the results since I normally do not do much indoor photography. They smell great too!! :) 

Blooming Lily's by Julie Everhart
Thank you for stopping by to have a look. More images are on my profile on 

Keep those camera's clicking!!


Monday, April 30, 2018

Orange Flower Refraction Photo

Today I decided I would finally try something that I have been wanting to try for a long time. Water Drop Refraction Photography! So I gathered up the necessary supplies and printed an image I wanted to use and started taking some photos. If you try this at home you will want to experiment with different images and different lighting to get the desired result you are after. 

I could spend all  day long doing this with different images, its really a very fun and artistic form of photography. Shooting at different angles also changes everything about the refraction. 

Click on the image below to see an enlarged view

Orange Flower Refraction by Julie Everhart

Pretty cool huh? :) :) :)

Thank you for stopping by to have a look and remember...
Keep Those Cameras Clicking!


Saturday, April 28, 2018

Oil and Water Photography

This past weekend I have been experimenting with Oil and Water Photography. I don't do much indoor photography but sometimes I come across something that peaks my interest and I want to try it and see what results I can achieve. 

Here are a few photos from my experiments.I used my Nikon D810 with a 50mm, F 1.8 lens. 

On a couple of websites/blogs I visited they recommended using a little dish soap in with your water and oil to give the bubbles a little more of a rounded shape. I tried it and personally was not fond of the mix. But, that is just me. You might find that you like the look.  The photos below are some of my examples with the soap added.

 Makes for some interesting and colorful macro photos to add to your collection if nothing else, lol. 

Thank you for stopping by to have a look and 
keep those cameras clicking!


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Your Best Shots Challenge on Gurushots by Guru Julie Everhart

My challenge on is officially open and running! So far over 11,000 photographers have entered world wide since the challenge opened last night!  

Come join the challenge and show me YOUR BEST SHOTS!
Your Best Shots by Gurushots Guru Julie Everhart

I look forward to seeing all your great images 
and thank you for joining!

Good Luck!!
Keep those cameras clicking and have a great day...:)

Monday, April 9, 2018

New Black and White Profile photo for my Fine Art & Photography FB page.

Just making a few new changes as some exciting things  are happening this week. My first Challenge is being run on The challenge opens Wednesday, April 11th, 2018.  The name  of the challenge is Your Best Shot. To read more about my upcoming challenge CLICK HERE.

Self Portrait in BW by Julie Everhart Fine Art & Photography

Monday, February 19, 2018

Exhibition in Milan, Italy! Best of 2017!

It was a long wait but it was sure worth it! This is the second exhibition for this particular photo. Oh.. I am so excited that my image was chosen!!

Photo chosen for exhibition at the MIA Photo Fair in Milan, Italy

Keep those cameras clicking and thank you for stopping by!


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Top 100 finish in Gurushots Challenge--Both my husband and I!!!

The Urban Black and White Challenge ended this morning and both myself and my husband Bob Blankenship finished in the Top 100 Photographers!! There were about 22, 000 photographers in this worldwide challenge.  My most voted on photo (first photo of my 4) was also in the Top 100 most voted on photos, #36!! 

Top 100 Photographers-Julie Everhart and Bob Blankenship

Click on our names to visit our profiles on Gurushots to see more of our work

New Indoor Photography Images- Colored Pencils

Good afternoon!

Over the past few days I have been working on some indoor photography and doing composition shots. This image I am showing here was taken just today. I love the vivid colors and details. It was time to sharpen my pencils so I figured why not try to get some use of those gorgeous shavings. lol

Click on the image below to see a larger view
Vivid Colored Pencils by Julie Everhart

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Keep those cameras clicking!


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Indoor Photography- 3 Yellow Pencils

I wanted to take some new images today for a Just Yellow Challenge on so I decided to get some of my colored pencils and created this image. Its not my typical style of photography but from time to time I try my eye at it..:) 

Yellow Pencils in Soda Water by Julie Everhart

Thank you for stopping by to have a look and keep those cameras clicking!


33 Delicious Cotton Candy Trees- Article from Gurushots showing 2 of my works!

2 of the 33 images shown in this article on are of my Infrared Photography.

Click Here to see them ( Blue Waters and Peaceful Ivories are my images)

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

7th Most Voted on Photo in the Popping Pink Challenge

I made it into the Top 100 photographers with this photo I submitted this morning and my photo has become the 7th most voted on photo with over 60,000 photos in the challenge.

Click Here to see my Pinkest Rose photo (#7)

Thank you for stopping by and wish me luck!!


Saturday, January 20, 2018

New Fractal Artwork- It's Been Ages

It's been waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too long since I have sat down at my computer and created a fractal artwork!  This morning I decided to open up the program and see what I could create.  Since Valentine's Day is not far away and I love hearts ( collect them actually) I chose to start with a heart shape and go from there. It took me about 4 hours to settle on the final image that you see here below and render it.

Glowing Fractal Heart by Julie Everhart

There are not too many of us Fractal Artists out there and for good reason! 
1) It takes a long time to learn how to learn to use the programs ( whichever one you choose).

2) It takes hours of your time to actually create the image you want to render. 

3) The rendering time can be anywhere from 5 minutes to days.  The longer you let it render.. the more detail you will achieve in the final image. 

The good news is that once you do make a creation it is yours and yours alone and cannot be recreated by anyone else...:)

Thank you for stopping by to have a look and have a great weekend.


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Digital Artwork- Double Exposure

Last night I was sitting at my computer wanting to create another double exposure using some of my older images so I found one of my favorite photos of my husband and photographer, Bob Blankenship and combined it with an image I took in Perkins Cove ( Ogunquit, Maine).  I really liked how the trees blended into his beard. Cool stuff if you ask me! 

Click on the image to see a larger view

Double Exposure of Bob Blankenship- Photos by Julie Everhart

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Thanks for stopping by the have a look and keep 

those creative minds flowing and cameras clicking!


Monday, January 15, 2018

Another Top 100 Photo and Top 100 Photographer!

I finished 74th overall and one of my photos was in the Top 100 most voted on photos, #78. Yippee!!

Click Here to see my rank

Shooting Double Exposures from my Nikon D810

Today I took my camera outside to practice taking double exposures with my camera.  I din't try to get too fancy but I wanted to get a little artistic. The Nikon D810 has the ability to do up to 10 exposures.  I went up to 3 and for me it was getting a bit too much.  I decided to just stick with 2 and see what I could create.

Double exposures are best shot with a silhouetted subject first so I used myself as the subject. I then pointed the camera up to some blue sky and tree limbs and the result is what you see below. I just love the tree limbs arms I have! LOL

Silhouette of Julie with Tree Limbs and Sky by Julie Everhart

If you haven't tried taking double exposures with your camera I suggest you spend a little time doing so.  You never know what fascinating artworks you might just create!

Keep those cameras clicking and have a great day!


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Remembering the Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland

In November of 2016, my husband and I visited the U.K on a 19 day journey across England and Scotland. One castle that we simply could not miss was the Eilean Donan Castle.  We spent the most time at this castle over all the other castles we visited. It was a very cold day and we had to have a few hot chocolates but it was certainly worth it.  The beauty we saw there that day can never be forgotten.Just take a look at the image below and see for yourself. 

Eilean Donan Castle in Black and White  by Julie Everhart

Thank you for stopping by to have a look. To see more of my work visit my Gurushots profile.

Enjoy your Sunday and keep those cameras clicking!


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Honorable Mention- Top 10 Finish in Double Exposure Challenge

It was a tough challenge but I made in the Top 10 Honorable Mentions. I finished in 10th place overall in this Worldwide Photo Challenge!! Yippee!!!
Click the link below to see the photos that were in the challenge.Thank you all for your views, comments, Likes and Shares.

To see more of my work visit my Gurushots profile. Thank you for all your support!


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Double Exposure- 2 Hawks

I have been experimenting and playing around creating double exposures the last few days and the more I do it the more I like it!  The possibilities are endless!! While sitting at my computer this evening I created this digital artwork. I am pleased with the end result.

2 Hawks- Double Exposure Digital Artwork by Julie Everhart

Thank you for stopping by to have a look and feel free to pop on over to my Gurushots profile to see more of my creations!

Keep those cameras clicking

3rd place overall in the Double Exposure Challenge

I am currently in 3rd place overall in the Double Exposure Challenge on Gurushots. The challenge ends tomorrow morning. There are over 6,000 photographers in this worldwide challenge. I am the top U.S. photographer and one of my images is in the Top 100 most voted on photos. 
Wish me luck!
Click the link below to see my rank.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Double Exposure Self Portrait

Double exposure photos are a really fun and unique way to create photo art.  It involves the layering of two images to create one unique image.  It takes a little time to find the two images you want to use and you may have to experiment with several images to get the desired effect. I like to combine nature with people. In the photo I am posting here today the background is a treeline turned sideways combined with a self portrait of me. 

Double Exposure Self Portrait by Julie Everhart

The goal with double exposures is to be able to see both of the images in your finished photo.  You can experiment with hues and colors or black and white as well. The image below was done in black and white.

Double Exposure Self Portrait in Black and White
 by Julie Everhart

Thank you for your visit and keep those cameras clicking!

New Digital Artwork Creation

While looking through my photos last night I got the urge to create a new digital artwork. I found this one to be fascinating with its beautiful golden lines. Makes you want to touch it! Don't you wonder what it is???

Click on the image to see an enlarged view.

Digital Gold by Julie Everhart

Thank you for stopping by to have a look and as always, keep those creative minds flowing and cameras clicking!


Sunday, January 7, 2018

Success Isn't About What You Accomplish in Life

Faux Winter Photos- The Truth Revealed

I have seen many images on Facebook over the past week or so showing images of palm trees with "frost" or "snow" on them and people claiming them to be real. I hate to burst the bubble but the truth is that those are what are called Infrared Photography... and my specialty.  However, the images are beautiful and no one can deny that. The image I am showing you today is a photo I took a few years ago at one of my local parks. It is one of the best examples I can show you of infrared photography,

Infrared photography is photographing light that is not visible to the human eye but is seen with special infrared filters.The palm tree that was in front of me was not white at all, it was a beautiful, lush green. The camera photographs the light that radiates from the leaves of the trees and grasses, it is actually not photographing the landscape at all.. but just the light is sees. 

The images do not come straight out of the camera this way. It takes a many hours ( countless hours) to learn how to properly edit the finished photograph to get this end result. This is what gives the viewer the surreal feel of the image and shows the art that goes into creating these beautiful images.

White Palm by Julie Everhart

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Thank you and remember to keep those cameras clicking!


Friday, January 5, 2018

Infrared Photography - The Beginning of My Creations

Hard to believe that about this time 4 years ago I started learning how to do Infrared Photography (photos made with invisible infrared light, rather than visible light). It was a form of photography that had my interest for many years and I was always fascinated at the images I would see online.The images would have a very mysterious and surreal feel to them and are very otherwordly. I hadn't a clue where to begin but that wasn't going to stop me! I read as much information about it as I could online and I started gathering up all the necessary equipment and would head out nearly everyday taking the time to set up my camera at each location.

The image below was taken using an IR Filter on my Nikon D200. This was a 14 second exposure. You can see I got a lot of lens flare ( the yellow dots) in this image.  Still I was pleased that I was headed in the right direction!

Strange World- The early learning stages of my Infrared Photography- by Julie Everhart

In this second image you can see that I managed to get clearer images and that was when I knew I was ready to start composing the photographs. I am a pretty fast learner but I am also very determined to learn something when I put my mind to it. You could even say I become very obsessed, lol.  

In December of 2015 I entered an Infrared Challenge on Gurushots and I won my first worldwide photography challenge. I was bound and determined to win that challenge.  Many call me the "Infrared Queen" and that is a title I am very proud of..:)  I spent the better part of 2014 taking infrared images, thousands upon thousands and spent endless hours in the digital darkroom learning how to edit these magical photos. All that hard work was worth it.

Keep those cameras clicking! 


Thursday, January 4, 2018

Best of 2017- Photo Exhibition in Milano, Italy

 The Best of 2017 Challenge just ended on Gurushots today and I finished in 110th place overall with over 31,000 photographers in this worldwide challenge...:)  There were over 120,000 images in this challenge as well. This challenge is also for a photography exhibition at the MIA Photo Fair in Milano, Italy. 

The exhibition will be held in March600 Members will be selected - 40 will be printed and 560 will be displayed digitally.

Now I wait and see which image they choose and if I will be one of the lucky ones to be printed! 

Best of 2017- Top 5%- Finished in 110th place overall. 

Thank you for all your support!

Wish me luck!!


Contrast- Fire & Ice

This was a shot that I took on a December evening in upstate New York when the sky was a beautiful orangey-red. I liked the way the contrast was between the white snow, the silhouetted tree line line and the sunset.  It wasn't an easy shot for a beginner in photography to figure out how to get, but I managed it well enough. 

Fire & Ice by Photographer Julie Everhart

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