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I took these photos in Old Town Lake Elsinore, I love the old white wood buildings with the overgrown grass. I used simple props , vintage suitcases, a chalkboard and red roses. It was about 1pm and the natural light was perfect. I didn’t have to lighten , just contrast for a perfect picture. I am going to make postcards out of these and send them out.

Have you done your Valentine cards yet ?

My new blog address is ” The Paper Mystique “

xoxo

The Paper Mystique…

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Having a studio and boutique is a work in progress. I change my mind daily on props and displays. I have a nice industrial desk with my vintage type writer, and vintage cameras.  I do a lot of my photo cards here . I still don’t have a place in my studio where I can shoot photography, but I  love to shoot right outside in Old town.

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Please visit me on my other blog, as I will be doing much more posts on

 “The Paper Mystique”.

Thanks to all who has supported “Simply Earth Blog”

xoxo Cheryl

A Glorious Summer Part 2…

When the sun was setting is when we had a lot of fun taking some family photos. Leo is in mid-air in this 1st family photo. I love to shoot family photos at this beach especially at this time of day , the colors are amazing! The white sand,  the dark blue waters , the pink sunset is why this is one of the Top 10  beaches in America. I would like to come back here every year with a photographer so we could all get in the same  picture.

Next post our  bike adventure.

Have a great week !

A Glorious Summer…

A glorious summer in sunny California, it doesn’t get better than San Diegos Hotel Del Coronado. We stayed in San Diego for about a week and bike everywhere but the highlight of our trip was this glorious place. The sun was setting and the weather was warm with a beautiful pink sunset. We had dinner at the Boat House and the food was amazing. Darrill said this was one of the top ten beaches in the world. I can see why.

Have a great weekend !

Sailing the San Diego Bay

Ever wonder how a sailboat can actually sail at an angle into the wind? Because of the shape of the sails, the boat is actually pulled windward, not, as most people think, simply pushed along by the wind. It was fun to learn the science of how sails work and all the terms.The first step in learning how to sail a small sailboat is to learn about the different parts of the boat and its rigging. Lamar is an expert sailor so he taught us a lot in these few hours and Hunter and Darrill worked the second sail while Leo chartered our course. I learned how to steer the sailboat, and was amazed how powerful the wind took the sails. We sailed untill the sun went down.

Next post biking the San Diego bay, have a wonderful week !