Sarah Shinners

Sarah Shinners Moderator
sarahshinnersphotography.zenfolio.com
I am a born and raised Oregonian now living in South Carolina, photography has always been a great passion of mine. My photography is honest, kind, at times humorous and always done with passion. I'm a proud mom to four children and my nephew and a beautiful 5 month old grandson, I am also a business owner and artist.
My love for photography really went into hyperdrive when I bought my first DSLR in 2009, it was then that I discovered I am more comfortable behind the camera. I needed to "capture" exactly what I saw so I practiced constantly, I photograph mainly landscapes, wildlife and weather related images.
I travel frequently throughout the year and I never leave my camera's behind, I need to capture our beautiful planet!
In all my travels and visiting so many beautiful places I discovered I have a love for Long Exposure Photography, especially waterfalls, lightning and cityscapes at night.


Photography is my continuous lesson of living in the moment. Not looking back at the fading light or turned head; just keeping it real with what is now, in the present. I capture that moment as I see it from my angle and I bring my unique personal history to that instant when I capture each photograph. Living in the moment and capturing it, is my way of sharing with the world how I see things; whether it be humorous, serious, playful, profound or just plain creative. Photography helps me to express my personality and how I view this world we all live in without having to say a word. My photographs, subject matter and interests evolve and change as I grow. What pleases me the most with my photography is how my pictures illicit strong responses from all those that view them. It brings me great satisfaction to please and entertain others. This is what gives me purpose and the ultimate fulfillment of an art form that shapes our lives

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Definitely not easy to shoot in pouring down rain, I managed the shot but got completely soaked in the process
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Macro fun with my Swarovski Snowflake ornaments
Posted to Macro about 1779 days ago, 1 comment(s)
My grandson Caleb celebrating his 1st birthday by smashing his cake
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Not easy to shoot in the dark while they are moving!
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He had the pose, I just added the pixie dust
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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I chose this as Aspects of time since its taken me years to capture this and it happened right in front of me!
Posted to Floral and Fauna about 1799 days ago, 0 comment(s)
I have tried for two weeks to capture an image of a merganser, I finally succeeded today but even at 500mm I had to crop for a closer view
Posted to Floral and Fauna about 1804 days ago, 1 comment(s)
This image was created with 5~ 30 second exposures merged in Lightroom CC....I definitely needed a lot of patience and time to create this
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This pattern is on a 100 year old Obi (Kimono sash) that my mother in law has hanging on her wall
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I build all my own props for Halloween, my pumpkin dude is 6 1/2 tall!
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Castle Pinckney was a small masonry fortification constructed by the United States government by 1810, in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina.[2][3] It was used very briefly as a prisoner-of-war camp (six weeks) and artillery position during the American Civil War. It was named
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The James-Santee Episcopal Church in McClellanville was built in 1890 as a chapel-of-ease for the Wambaw Church within the St. James-Santee Parish. The parish was established in 1706 by the Church of England and served French Huguenots who had arrived in 1687 – two years after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes – to escape persecution for their Protestant beliefs. It was the first parish to be established outside of Charleston, and the area was called the French Santee
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The event is held during winter in central Sydney over the course of three weeks in May and June. The centrepiece of Vivid Sydney is the light sculptures, multimedia interactive work and building projections that transform various buildings and landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge in and around the Sydney CBD into an outdoor night time canvas of art.
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After winds, heavy rains and flooding the flowers managed to survive
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The Tidal pond in my neighborhood overflowed and blocked many drivers from leaving
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We had 26.5 inches of rain in less than 48 hours, it led to devastating floods for all of South Carolina
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Morgan Creek~Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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Morris Island Boneyard~South Carolina
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Below Rolley Lake Falls~Mission, British Columbia
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Vancouver, British Columbia
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Vancouver~British Columbia
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Mission, British Columbia, Canada
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I shot this from Kerry Park in Seattle, Washington
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Mount Rainier National Park~Washington State
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Chuckanut Drive~Washington State
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This was a chandelier at a restaurant we ate at this afternoon
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iPhone 6+
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Atlanta, Georgia Skyline
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Folly Beach, South Carolina
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Folly Beach, South Carolina
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Dupont State forest~North Carolina
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This little park is in a gated community in North Carolina where the mountain house is, such a lovely place!
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Nikon D7100, a it,or 18-300mm lens, tripod
ISO 200, F/20, 30s, 18mm focal length
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Nikon D7100, Nikkor 18-300mm lens, tripod
ISO 100, F/8, 30s, 18mm focal length
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