I've been involved in various art pursuits all my life, especially oil painting, but when I discovered how much more quickly I could convey an emotion with photography, I made a serious switch and have found the change engrossing. I like to think that I see the natural world more acutely when I take the trouble to photograph it. In particular, I enjoy looking at what is often taken for granted and overlooked yet seen all around us, the interior beauty of flowers and the knowledge of their ephemeral existence. I hope my photographs arouse in the viewer the same sense of beauty and wonder that I see. And part of that wonder is its very fleeting nature.
Many of the photos I have posted have been awarded Photo of the Day on Capture My Arizona, capturemyarizona.com. In addition, I have won 1st Place in the Carefree Calendar Photo Contest in Carefree, AZ for the last three years. The 1st Place photos and others were published in those calendars.. Among other Popular Vote choices was 'Light The Night' which was also awarded 2nd Place in the Desert Foothills Library Photo Contest in Cave Creek, AZ in 2017. Many photos were also published on Arizona Highways Magazine's Facebook page in their Friday Fotos selections.
Hazel Vaughn joined Pixels.com Licensing on September 23rd, 2017.