A NOTE FROM THE ARTIST
This photo was taken in June of 2019 at Lake Estes in Estes Park, Colorado. My husband and I love to travel for our anniversary and this year we decided to go to Denver.
Well...technically, I picked Denver because there happened to be an Abraham Hicks seminar happening there that weekend and my amazing husband agreed to attend!
On Saturday we attended the fabulous seminar and left feeling solidly "in the vortex". The next day we wanted to explore more of Colorado, so we woke up early and headed out to Rocky Mountain National Park.
On our way into the park, we came across Lake Estes, and I just had to stop. The water was so serene that it perfectly reflected the brilliant blue sky and fluffy white clouds. Are you sensing a theme? These are two of the things I always look for when I'm out with my camera.
I was also "lucky" enough to capture the third element of the man kayaking on the lake. I use air quotes, because I don't really believe in luck. I firmly believe that when I'm taking photos, I'm almost always in the vortex, and that puts me in the right place at the right time to take beautiful photos.
I finished up my photos and we were walking back to the car when a bald eagle flew overhead and quickly out of view! It was so fast I didn't have time to get my camera. As we continued on towards the car we came across a man on a bike who remarked that he rides there every day and never sees eagles. That confirmed what I was thinking...it was there just for me.
You see...I was in the vortex...and eagles are one of my spirit animals. To give you an idea of just how much I love them, I specialized in raptors as a biologist, my oldest son's middle name translates to eagle, and in 2011 I went ALL the way to Alaska just to photograph them. To say I was disappointed I'd missed this one was an understatement.
As we reached the car I realized I needed to visit the restroom before we continued on our way. Just as I was exiting I heard the call of the eagle and my husband telling me that it had come back. I was so excited!! I got my camera and snapped a couple of shots mid-flight before he perched on a nearby telephone pole and refused to move.
That was the highlight of the trip and a memory I'll never forget. This is the epitome of what photography is for me...an effortless way to get into the vortex, which is bursting full of everything I've wished for, including natural beauty and serenity.
Title: Paddling Through Clouds of Glass
Location: Estes Park, Colorado (2019)
Frame Size: Exterior Frame - 26" x 36"
Frame Materials: Stained pine wood with hinged door and magnetic closure
Frame Hanger: Wall Mounted with 18" metal french cleat
Media: 20" x 30" Aluminum Print
Photographer: Cynthia Soszka
Handmade functional art that does double duty! On the outside this looks like a beautiful piece of art floating in a modern rustic farm house style frame. On the inside, it's hidden storage for anything you'd like. It's shown here with hooks for jewelry*, but it could be used for holding other items like keys, mail, etc. Please email me at info@WhatYouSeekIsWithin.com if you'd like other options.
I created this piece as a solution to one of my most obnoxious problems, a messy bathroom. I prefer to keep my bathroom clean, but the amount of jewelry I have makes it difficult. I've had many jewelry boxes over the years, but none that really satisfied my needs. I love that I don't have to look at the clutter of all my jewelry, it's not taking up space on my counter, and the photograph provides a serene feeling as I get ready every morning.
*Jewelry NOT Included