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Day 8 - Denali

August 03, 2015 - After a night at Mt. McKinley lodge we woke up and caught our tour bus that took us up to Denali, farther north. The rid...
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Day 6 - College Fjord

July 27, 2015 - Top left: Hanging glacier; Middle left: Glacier; Lower left: Blue iceburg; Center: Harbor Glacier calving; Top right: Ha...
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Day 5 - Glacier Bay

July 22, 2015 - Clockwise from upper left: Hanging glacier, Margerie Glacier, Close-up Margerie Glacier, Pacific Grand Glacier Day 6...
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Day 3 - Juneau

July 15, 2015 - This was my favorite day. It was my favorite day because... WHALES! Lots and lots of WHALES! So Juneau was the second...
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Throwback Thursday - Number 8

July 09, 2015 - I missed a bunch of Thursday posts and will resume them today. I remember taking this image but I don't remember what th...
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Kontinent Awards

May 02, 2015 - While I have mostly been photographing flowers on their own, I have been submitting my portrait work to a variety of exh...
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Throwback Thursday - Number 2

April 30, 2015 - Today's blast from the past is another one from 2010 when I was first experimenting with self portraits and with texture...
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It's my Birthday!

January 06, 2015 - It's my birthday today so I thought I'd share a collection of self portraits I took last year. Some ask why I do self po...
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Dare to dream

January 04, 2015 - A few images from a recent photography shoot with Shelly Schwegal. These were taken at Lake Michigan and some elements w...
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2014 - Year in Review

December 31, 2014 - Well, another year has past and I like to review the past year and see what I accomplished. I spend so much time feeling...
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Happy Holidays

December 27, 2014 - I hope your holiday's were filled with magic and all your dreams come true! I was busy traveling to see family and mo...
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Christmas Spirt

December 08, 2014 - It hit me fast... the Christmas spirit. I spent much of the weekend shopping for Christmas gifts and then working on the...
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Giving Thanks

November 27, 2014 - This Thanksgiving, I thought I'd share my top five list of things I'm thankful for. What are yours? 1. My Health - I...
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A perfect Halloween

November 03, 2014 - Halloween, my cousin Sarah and I braved the cold do do a photo shoot we had been planning for months. The day started wi...
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Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2014 - Happy Halloween! Have a safe and fun filled day.
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Autumn Maple

October 27, 2014 - I have been enjoying the autumn color this year and am sharing just another quick portrait, from the maple trees. This w...
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Autumn and all its Glory

October 20, 2014 - After feeling like I was in a funk for a couple of weeks, just tired and unmotivated, I finally had a rush of energy thi...
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Born Wild

October 17, 2014 - Title: Born Wild I have fallen behind with the blogging this week and wanted to make sure i shared something. Have a...
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Halloween Season

October 07, 2014 - As Halloween draws closer, I felt inspired to pull out a raven mask and feathers and just play with some images. After t...
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Whirlwind

October 01, 2014 - Last week was a whirlwind of a week and I'm still absorbing all of the information that I received so this post will be...
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A bit more about me

September 18, 2014 - Brooke Shaden posted these questions on her promoting passion blog Monday. I thought the answers to her questions would...
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Sprinkles and Fairy Dust

September 13, 2014 - This is one of my final images from last Sunday. My original goal Sunday was to go to the river and create an image with...
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Thoughts for Tippy

August 25, 2014 - My son's cat Tippy is not feeling well. I can't get her to eat and she is so sad. I thought I'd share a few photos of he...
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The Many Faces of Sarah

August 08, 2014 - I had fun editing this photo a few different ways. The first I played with the tones and darkened it some, especially th...
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Abandoned Red

August 06, 2014 - Silly self portrait taken on an abandoned property out in the corn fields. This red building is an old shed.
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Family Visit

July 30, 2014 - What can you expect when I come to visit, a photo shoot. Well, if you're willing. Last weekend we went up to visit some...
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Field of Dreams

July 24, 2014 - Sometimes a field of flowers stands for itself and needs no further explanation. Have a wonderful day!
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The Making of Amphitrite

July 23, 2014 - As promised, here are some of the before images and the after image of my photo Amphitrite which was taken in early June...
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Suburban Wasteland

July 21, 2014 - This is a bit of a study on suburbia today and a general environmental piece. I went to what once was a Domincks and use...
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Drowning in my own Tub

July 18, 2014 - I tried my first take at some photos with me emerged in water which is something I have wanted to do but been hesitant f...
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What do you see?

July 08, 2014 - I will be honest, I love darkness, dark colors, dark fashions, dark characters, dark music, you name it. I may not show...
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Fleur - a spontaneous creation

July 01, 2014 - I took a lot of photos last weekend. Well, by a lot I mean a total of 6 finished images, which is a lot with these portr...
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You have to believe in magic

June 26, 2014 - The above photo is of my beautiful friend who was kind enough to model. Summer Magic is part of a series I've started wi...
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Twin

June 24, 2014 - Today, I'm just sharing a quick photo from earlier in the year.
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Overwhelmed

June 17, 2014 - I am feeling overwhelmed. I have started working on my portfolio, as in figuring out which photos are worthy of being pr...
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A Child's Imagination

June 10, 2014 - I remember when I was young and playing make-believe was one of my favorite things. I could be anything and anywhere at...
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Online Networking Presents Opportunities

June 05, 2014 - I wanted to talk about the wonderful opportunities that can open up when you work with others as a group towards common...
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Summer's Unofficial Start

May 27, 2014 - This is the unofficial start of summer, the post Memorial Day, late May start to summer. The weather is warmer, the days...
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Happy Friday

May 23, 2014 - Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!
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Dancing in the spring breeze

May 21, 2014 - Dancing in the warm spring breeze When everything was green But brilliant red hair She twirled and spun with joy Jus...
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Bloom

May 19, 2014 - I will be honest and say I have been so excited about creating new work that it has felt like a chore to even share that...
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Facing my Fears

May 14, 2014 - What are you afraid of? Without thought, I can tell you immediately that I am afraid of bees, wasps and most any insect...
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Black birds and Ravens

May 12, 2014 - Today I am sharing a couple more photos from my shoot with Dawn. These were are both published in Obscurae Magazine Volu...
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Happy Mother's Day

May 11, 2014 - I wish all the mothers out there a very happy Mother's Day!
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Published in Obscurae Magazine

May 05, 2014 - I'm thrilled to announce that this image and 5 others have been published in Obscurae Magazine, Dark/Horror Issue 2 Volu...
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Raven's Release

May 03, 2014 - I wanted to share these thoughts after last week. Those you love may pass unexpectedly so make sure that... You don't h...
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Hair

April 28, 2014 - I have always wished for long thick hair. It's not something I have naturally and because of that I have learned to embr...
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And she said she wasn't a model

April 23, 2014 - And she said she wasn't a model. Do you believe her? Model: Dawn Hiller
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More fun with a friend

April 15, 2014 - I often use myself as a model for a wide variety of reasons but this weekend I got to photograph a friend of mine. I met...
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What's old is new

April 10, 2014 - Photo: Storm in my Head Self Portrait Tornado storm image from Can Stock Photo by ig)rZh I've been so motivated to cr...
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Spring is in the Air

April 07, 2014 - I am finally feeling in the spirit of spring. The long, really cold winter seems to be past us, the first sprouts are pe...
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New Work

April 03, 2014 - I'm not really one with words. I fantasize about righting inspiring and engaging posts that make you want to share with...
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An oldie reworked

March 28, 2014 - This week I have been working on a complex edit with a lot of tedious masking work so in need of a break I thought I'd d...
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Entanglement

March 25, 2014 - This weekend I felt inspired to create, not just photos but props as well so I went shopping and bought lots of greenery...
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Simple

March 22, 2014 - It has been a long, long, cold and dreary winter with lots of snow, subzero temperatures and no breaks. Now as we finall...
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The BeU Exhibit Opening at BeHUMAN Gallery

March 19, 2014 - I had the amazing opportunity and experience to attend the BeU opening at the BeHuman Gallery in Houston, TX this past w...
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Without Hope, there is Nothing

March 12, 2014 - Without Hope, there is Nothing is the title of this photograph. It places a masked woman in an abandoned room. This was...
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Awaken, Create a World in Photoshop

March 06, 2014 - This is the second of my three photos from the weekend. It is titled Awaken and I'd be lying if I didn't say it was my f...
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The First of Three New Photographs

March 04, 2014 - This is the first of three new pieces I wanted to share along with some before pics to illustrate a little bit of the pr...
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Fantasy and the realization of hope

March 02, 2014 - I finally decided the weather was not going to improve and I needed to just find a way to work inside as I had so many i...
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Reworked image

February 17, 2014 - I decided to rework this image after sitting with the series for a few days. I really liked it but felt like something w...
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Updating Website

February 14, 2014 - I am working on updating my website and portfolios. Please have patience if things look a bit messy for the next week wh...
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With Monarchs

February 10, 2014 - I was inspired to create new work. That always happens when I watch Brooke Shaden on Creative Live as I did over the wee...
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Regaining my Inspiration

January 21, 2014 - I'm feeling a loss for words so maybe I should just share the images from the weekend. It has been a while since I have...
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Pine

January 20, 2014 - I love pine trees in the winter. Where I live there are no vast pine forests but when I see a grouping I try to get a ph...
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Minimalism

January 17, 2014 - Today, I'm simply sharing a simple photograph of berries in the winter snow. Have a great weekend!
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Summer and winter

January 15, 2014 - I go to one park a lot for photographs. It is Knock Knolls Park and it has the river, a little bridge, a big bridge, an...
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Wonderland in the snow

January 13, 2014 - It has been a snowy and cold 2014 so far. We are at the end of a short warm-up and it will get cold again, hopefully not...
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Happy Holidays!

December 24, 2013 - Happy Holidays! I will be taking some time off but plan to be back on New Year's day with my goals for 2014. If there ar...
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Sunday Deals

December 01, 2013 - Here are some rustic options from The Shutterbug Eye 's 50% off sale! Tomorrow is the last day of the 50% off sale. Afte...
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Black Friday Sale

November 29, 2013 - I mentioned Tuesday about sales. I'll share a few items a day from my shops. Today I'm sharing some pretty pink items fr...
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BIG 50% Off SALES

November 26, 2013 - Both The Shutterbug Eye and Dark Raven Photo are running a 50% off sale Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday. But wait, it'...
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Antlers in light and dark

November 18, 2013 - I have been playing around with some still life photographs of the antlers I picked up while in South Dakota. Also, I wi...
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Catelope

November 11, 2013 - That's right, "catelope". I'm working on a new series that I'm sharing in my Dark Raven Photo collection that includes c...
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Thoughts on the time change

November 08, 2013 - I am finding the time change to be very hard to adjust to. Even after almost a week, I still wake up in the dark and now...
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Happy Halloween

October 31, 2013 - Happy Halloween!
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Mums

October 29, 2013 - I thought I'd share some mums I photographed a couple of weeks ago. I think I'm about 2 - 3 weeks behind in all editing.
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Lost and finding my way back

October 09, 2013 - It sometimes feels like a lost year for so many reasons. I actually accomplished a lot both in my compliance career and...
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Where the buffalo roam

September 10, 2013 - I will be honest, I'm still going through photos. I have a whole collection of wild horse images to figure out where and...
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Float away

September 03, 2013 - I've long wanted to do a floating balloon shot. The idea came to me during a recent photo shoot in Naperville but why us...
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On Rocky Peaks at the Badlands National Park

August 29, 2013 - The Badlands, with their rocky peaks and spires, dry barren landscape and gorgeous colors, literally scared the crap out...
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It's a Bighorn!

August 26, 2013 - “It’s a bighorn!” she yelled, excitedly pointing out the window of the car. To the sound of squealing brakes, Dad quickl...
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Where the Buffalo Roam

August 18, 2013 - I have been on the road traveling with my family this past week. We went to the Black Hills in South Dakota and it was a...
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Rachel

August 08, 2013 - I had the pleasure of working with a model last weekend named Rachel. Today I'm going to share a few images from that sh...
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Summer Prairie

July 29, 2013 - I live in Illinois and there are lots of forest preserves that are largely tall grass prairie. I must say the prairie is...
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What are you afraid of?

July 25, 2013 - What are you afraid of, not the serious fears but the unrealistic phobic fears? For me it would be bees, to the point wh...
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Overcoming fears

July 15, 2013 - Today I want to share that I am incredibly self concious when taking self portraits. I always feel silly, I try to avoid...
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Prelude to a Butterfly

May 30, 2013 - It's no secret that I love butterflies. I can spot a butterfly flittering in a field while blasting past on the highway...
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Updates and New Self portrait

May 26, 2013 - Today, I'm excited to announce that this site is now named after me, Diane K. Miller. I am moving theshutterbugeye.com t...
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New Kitten and New Motivation

April 14, 2013 - We adopted a kitten, two days ago. His name is Spidey and he's a brown tabby, though I think much of him is grey. He's a...
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Fall is in the air

October 09, 2012 - I have returned from a vacation that lasted over a week. A week away from work, to spend with my husband and son. We saw...
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Summers Lasts Moments

August 28, 2012 - With the kids back at school, and those lucky enough not to be are enjoying their last few days of summer, I thought I'd...
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In a field of blooming sunflowers

August 08, 2012 - I took Monday off of work and traveled to the northern suburbs where a friend had tipped me off that there was a field o...
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The Face

August 02, 2012 - The face, it's the focal point of most photos and the key to most portraits. Getting close often produces the best portr...
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Preparing for an Exhibit

June 25, 2012 - I am taking the class "Preparing for an Exhibit" at the Chicago Photography Center and finding it to be quite good. We w...
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A bit of me conclude self portrait week

June 22, 2012 - I want to thank everyone who shared a self portrait for this week. It was fun seeing everyone. I thought I'd conclude wi...
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This week is all about Self Portraits!

June 18, 2012 - That's right! This week is Self Portrait week. I will be sharing this Monday through Thursday self portraits that have b...
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Remember the Peonies?

June 13, 2012 - Follow my blog with Bloglovin Today I'm remembering the peonies. As my garden hits a dead zone for the moment I will rem...
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Prairie Walk

March 15, 2012 - Living in Naperville, Illinois, I sometimes like to go walking at Springbrook Prairie. Sunday was one of those days. The...
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