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Kimberly Nyce

Kimberly Nyce

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My Purpose: Use words, imagery and nature to bear witness to God's transforming power. Blessed with a gift of seeing the extraordinary in the 'ordinary', I'm a visual artist who seeks to capture the transforming beauty of nature through the brushstrokes of my camera lens... SOUL SKETCHES... My photography offers an invitation to enter into a mystical world of color, light, shadows, movement and deep emotions - a place that lives inside each one of us and is reflected in nature. The images I see in nature speak to the creative force of the elements -- the intimate dance of water, wind, earth and fire. Nature is the canvas on which the Master Craftsman displays His handiwork. Beauty exists in nature and within each of us, patiently awaiting our discovery. We only need the willingness to take a closer look. ************** My brother gave me my first camera...a Pentax P30T. Loved this camera! Although I've taken classes to learn technical aspects to enhance my photography, I consider my vision a gift from God. "In teaching photography, my basic instruction is `When your mouth drops open, click the shutter!" This was the wisdom offered by my photography mentor, Harold Feinstein. Whether it's the shutter of a camera or the shutter of one's heart, the key principle in knowing when the time is right is to listen with your heart to the still small voice of intuition. When you're moved in awe by the beauty before you or an inner knowing pulses within you, that is when you know something is right. Whether it be taking a picture, making a decision about a job, a relationship or some other issue in your life, the key principle is always the same. Following the still small voice, the inner knowing is key. So often, I misread the cues of my heart because I wasn't listening. I pressed the shutter too quickly and missed my shot. When my heart and spirit are aligned with God's will, and when my 'jaw drops open'...that is when I click the shutter.
  • Canon EOS 20D
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS
  • Canon PowerShot SX130 IS
  • 18-55mm
  • 60mm macro
  • 28-90mm

Let the Shorebird Migration Begin: The Long Jou...

Published July 30th, 2013

Southward flying shorebirds begin their long migration journey to South America and other southern destinations in Mid-July through October.

The two images below show the Semi-Palmated Plovers during a typical short stop over (1-2 weeks) at Parker River Wildlife Refuge and other beaches along the New England coastline.

These pics were taken a week apart. It's amazing the difference in their size after such a short period of time. (These Semipalmated Plovers (non breeding) bulk up and increase their fat reserves 60% to provide energy for their long migration to destinations in South America (3000 miles+).

It's important to allow the shorebirds to roost/forage on the beaches undisturbed. My role is to gently and informally educate the public about the need to respect the shorebirds during this time.

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Barnyard Antics at Mass Audubon Drumlin Farm Wi...

Published July 13th, 2013

Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln is a gem of a place filled with flirty farm animals and beautiful hiking trails winding through fragrant meadows. The farm is home to some pretty wild and wooly characters. To my delight, I discovered a barnyard full of willing furry four-legged friends just mugging for the camera.

If you haven't met them in person, here's your opportunity to meet some of them up close and personal. Take a trip out to Drumlin and see for yourself...

For more information and directions, see url: www.massaudubon.org.

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Dams & Doelings: Intimate Portraiture of the Gi...

Published July 11th, 2013

During my visits to Mass Audubon Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, to my delight, I discovered a barnyard full of willing, furry four-legged friends just mugging for the camera. Here I found some of the sweetest goats that I've ever met, not to mention the most willing models. These little divas love to show off and kid around.

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Letting Go...

Published November 13th, 2012

Yesterday morning, I dragged myself out of bed, weary and aching from a restless night of sleep, and drove over to Portland Headlight at Fort Williams to watch the sunrise.

If you know me or have seen my photography, my work tends to capture the extraordinary beauty of the mundane world -- usually that which most people pass by without noticing.

I was struck by the exquisite gracefulness of light filtering through the decaying leaves. The Fall season always seems to stir up a sense of grief and loss...in letting go of memories of warm sunny days walking along the beach; anticipating the cold gray days that loom in the distance, the loss of my health, the loss of my job and the loss of a relationship. Death and dying, grief and loss, letting go...these themes were evident in nature -- all around me, mirroring the feelings within.

Everything looked so beautiful in the light...there was a deep sense of gratitude for it all...life, death and the letting go of one form and the emergenc ...

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Fall Work Day on Choate Island

Published September 30th, 2012

My latest volunteer stint with the Trustees of the Reservations (TTOR) introduced me to Choate Island, also known as Hog Island. The island is located in the Essex River Estuary and is part of the Crane Wildlife Refuge, which is owned and managed by TTOR. It is accessible only by boat (private boats, kayaks etc.), but one day a year they open up the Island and provide free shuttle service for the public.

The day started out overcast with intermittent showers. Despite the gloominess of the morning, the landscape of the surrounding refuge was incredibly beautiful. The earth was pulsing with breath and life... the marsh grass was aflame with vibrant color.

We were shuttled over to the island by boat where we swept dirt and cleared cobwebs out of the Choate House to prepare for Choate Island Day. Lots and lots of dirt...and lots of creepy spiders.

Next stop ~ the barn...Bob and some of the other volunteers constructed a picnic table (amazing to watch the progression) in only two hours!. ...

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