Sunday, September 12, 2010

Welcome Kristen!

Brandi here!
I'm pleased to introduce you all to our FIRST guest photographer, Kristen Pope. Kristen won our inaugural Wordless Wednesday post. Her correct guess is in the comments section. Job well, done Kristen!

We're honored to have Kristen join us. She's an amazing photographer already, and she's only just begun. I'll let Kristen share the rest of her story in her own words.

Kristen, by Kristen
I’m a 24-year-old newlywed with a passion for anything artistic. I specialize in graphic design, but have found a new love of photography in the past year or so. My husband and I are both full time Realtors and we have a 10 month old lab/hound mix. I love photography because it seems to have an extra emotion that a lot of the other art fields don’t have. It is also a great way to capture different things that not everyone see’s in the world.

The Photo-

1/500 Shutter Speed
ISO 400

The photo I choose is one that I took recently on a trip to Baltimore. When I was asked to provide a recent shot, this one immediately came to mind because for me, it offers that same sense of heroism that Scott’s firetruck photo emitted. In remembrance of this special day in history, seeing these flags really stood out to me that we are still a strong country and we are still proud and still brave. We may have been temporarily blindsided by the 9/11 attacks (and it forever stands on it’s own in our past), but we are still standing.


Beautifully said, Kristen. Thanks for joining us.

You all can see more of Kristen's work here and here. Please go check her out and offer her the same support you all have offered us.

Tomorrow, will be my (Brandi, in case you got confused, like I did) day to post a photo. Sere's joining us on Tuesday and then Jay'me will have another Wordless Wednesday post for us.
It's shaping up to be a fabulous week!


  1. Bravo Kristen,
    I love your sepia feel and how the flags still seem to offer patriotic color. Lovely powerful perspective shot and nice job lining up the background building so as not to interfere with the lines and actually support the flags poles. I like the way the wind lifts each flag progressively higher as they get closer to the viewer. How appropriate that Betsy Ross's Flag is the most visible and center stage.
    Nice job!!!

  2. Very atmospheric picture Kristen and I love the patriotic symbolism. Thank you so much for sharing. I took a quick peek at your website and hope to spend a little bit more time on it at a later date. Awesome job!

  3. Excellent Kristen! I too like the color treatment you've applied. And it's great how the US flag just flaps out there loud and proud. Congrats on being the first guest. I can't tell you how happy that makes me. Hope to see more of your work in the futures!

  4. Congratulations on being the 1st guest photographer here. And what a powerful photo to make an entrance with! Your photo makes us all stick our chest out a little. Nice job Kristen!