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Emily Carter Mitchell

Emily Mitchell is a outdoor photography enthusiast well known for her bird, wildlife and nature photography. As an award winning and published photojournalist her work can be seen in a variety of publications, book covers and smart device apps. Her blog, Hoof Beats and Foot Prints blog is internationally recognized and showcases her beautiful images and insights on nature.

Maryland Countryside

After such a lovely morning at Harper’s Ferry my day wasn’t complete without heading north towards Catoctin Mountains to enjoy the Maryland countryside. Actually I had a task to complete as the Maryland Forestry Department has a project to plant Black Walnut trees throughout the state and had […]

Harper’s Ferry

An early morning in a quiet historic town where the usual tourists are still sleeping, the roof tops of the old homes stand stoically awaiting a new day. This week I was able to visit Harper’s Ferry twice. It’s a little bit of a drive for me, but […]

Being Present

Being present when you are out in the field with your camera is so important for both the personal experience as well as opening up the creative mind. It is only human nature in modern society to have the brain constantly flitting about from one thought to the […]

Finding Your Purpose

Finding your purpose is a life-long ambition and that purpose is ever evolving. Finding your purpose helps you focus your time and energy in activities that fulfill that purpose and spend less effort on those that distract you on your journey. Think of the Monarch butterfly and its […]

Building a Portfolio

It’s hard to know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been. In my previous post I suggest a great idea to rediscover yourself by reviewing your past images to select a few that really stand out. It’s a wonderful exercise to review your past work […]

Rediscovering Yourself

As a creative, we have ebbs and flows with inspiration. There are times where the ideas are boundless and there just isn’t enough time in the day to take action on them. Other times however it’s a barren wasteland where dust devils swirl around just barely tempting our […]

Smith Island Boats

Who needs a car when you can have a boat instead. Returning back to my archives from June and remembering some of the wonderful things we discovered on Smith Island one thing truly stood out. As an island that thrives on the water man’s way of life it […]

Birds & Blooms

The one place I can say one can get birds and blooms together each year is at the sunflower fields in Poolesville, Maryland at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area. Three fields of sunflowers are planted each year to attract wildlife, and to support the Mourning Dove hunting season in […]