greenbeltlake Photos & Videos

2 months ago

Mallard ducks paint the pond

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3 months ago

I love details. Getting in close. Capturing a slightly different perspective on something average. Like this wind spinner—the way the snow gathered on the spokes, in the center. How the colored shapes pop off the white background—it's not as easy to see them usually, because it's nestled into a wooded area. ⠀ .⠀ I took a slew of pictures of it with the snow ... enough to create a gallery wall collage, which of course is available in my Etsy shop! (link in bio)⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #annecorcoranphotography #winter #winterwalks #wintergarden #winterscenery #itswinter #winterishere #embracingtheseasons #existinphotos #photography #picotheday #lovelywanderings #momentsofzen #momentsofmine #greenbelt #greenbeltlake #windspinner #windsculptures #gardendecor

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4 months ago

We just got back from a fabulous weekend in the mountains of western Maryland. Was expecting lots of snow, and there was some...just not enough to try snow-shoeing. Alas. The storm that passed through while we were there was all ice. ICE! I slid all over the place. Ugh. Not my best! ⠀ .⠀ Now we're back home and are expecting snow here tomorrow. Though it's supposed to turn to a wintery mix, and ultimately rain before all is said and done, I'm hoping for a few hours of pretty white. Like it was when I took this pic back in January. I had to create a note card set because I couldn't narrow it down to just one or two favorite shots from that day! ⠀ .⠀ Want to see which shots made the cut? You'll find my snowy day note card set in my Etsy shop. Take a look—there’s a link in my bio!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #annecorcoranphotography #winter #winterwalks #winterscenery #itswinter #winterishere #snow #embracingtheseasons #greenbeltlake #buddyattickpark #wheretofindme #fromwhereistand #capturethemoment #holdthemoments #simpleasures #momentsofzen #brilliantmoments #momentsofmine #livefully #liveauthentic #myeverydaymagic #nothingisordinary #specialplaces #thehappynow #everydaylife #livethelittlethings

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4 months ago

Have I mentioned I love a good snowstorm? If you've been following along, you're probably sick of hearing me say that. ⠀ .⠀ I'm pretty lucky. Right behind our house is Greenbelt Lake. I'm out there, wandering the lake path with my camera year-round. Can't decide which season I like the best. ⠀ .⠀ I'm currently partial to the snowy shots I snagged last month. I've even created a note card set featuring my snowy day lake shots. You'll find that set (among others) in my new Etsy shop! There's a link in my profile.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #annecorcoranphotography #winter #winterwalks #wintergarden #winterscenery #itswinter #winterishere #embracingtheseasons #greenbeltlake #buddyattickpark #wheretofindme #fromwhereistand #capturethemoment #holdthemoments #simpleasures #momentsofzen #brilliantmoments #momentsofmine #livefully #liveauthentic #myeverydaymagic #nothingisordinary #specialplaces #thehappynow #everydaylife #livethelittlethings ⠀ ⠀

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4 months ago

I love this wind spinner in my neighbor's yard! I've snapped pictures of it on still days like this one, when you can see all the separation of shapes and colors ... and on days when the breeze has it spinning into a multi-color blur. I love playing with movement and different shutter speeds! This is nestled in among the trees along the lake path, so even on days when there's no wind, it's a little hard to see the colors ... at least at a quick glance. But on a snowy day? Love how they pop right off the background!⠀ .⠀ Hey, by the way: I just updated my profile to link to my new Etsy shop! I have a slew of new items available including photo prints, calendars, and note cards. Check it out--you'll even find this pic in one of my gallery wall collage sets!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #annecorcoranphotography #winter #winterwalks #wintergarden #winterscenery #itswinter #winterishere #embracingtheseasons #existinphotos #photography #picotheday #lovelywanderings #momentsofzen #momentsofmine #greenbelt #greenbeltlake #colorpaletteinspiration #colorscheme #colorpalette #colorcombinations #colorcombos #colorinspiration #windspinner #windsculptures #gardendecor ⠀ ⠀

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4 months ago

I love that Greenbelt Lake is right smack in my backyard. This is one of my favorite spots along the lake path. I think I take a picture of it every time I have my camera in hand. It would be interesting to compare the color palettes from each season. Hmmm ... there’s another to-do for my ever-growing list!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #annecorcoranphotography #winter #winterwalks #wintergarden #winterscenery #itswinter #winterishere #embracingtheseasons #existinphotos #photography #picotheday #lovelywanderings #momentsofzen #momentsofmine #greenbelt #greenbeltlake #buddyattickpark #exploredmv #exploredc #thecolorsofnature #colorpaletteinspiration #colorscheme #colorpalette #colorcombinations #colorcombos #colorinspiration

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7 months ago

Thanksgiving week already! I can’t even. Still so much to do, and I’m not even responsible for cooking the meal! Trust me, everyone is better off having me focus on clean-up. . With all the balls in the air this week, I needed a little reminder to be thankful for what I’ve got. Busy days ahead. In addition to the holiday that’s creeping closer by the minute—and the cleaning, shopping and general prepping involved with that—my youngest goes for his driver’s test on Black Friday (I hope that’s not an omen) and I’m scrambling to get ready for Small Business Saturday. Those of you planning to #shopsmall this weekend, stay tuned! I’m getting my storefront ready. Photo prints, cards, and calendars, oh my! . . . #annecorcoranphotography #givethanks #thankful #marylandphotographer #dcphotographer #dmvphotographer #greenbeltlake #buddyattickpark #autumnleaves #autumnvibes #fallfoliage #fall #changingcolors #fallleaves #findingthebeauty #brilliantmoments #momentsofmine #livefully #pursuepretty #visualcrush #flashesofdelight #colorinspiration #inspire #growbeautifully #nothingisordinary #exploredmv

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7 months ago

Just got back from my afternoon run. Have I mentioned how much I dislike running? No? Well, I do. I really hate running. At least today I had a gorgeous setting to distract me. We’re lucky to have Greenbelt Lake and Buddy Attick Park in our backyard. The lake path never disappoints come fall and it definitely made today’s run seem more bearable. 🍁 For my DC area peeps, now’s a great time to come for a stroll around the lake—it’s a 1.25ish mile loop, and as you can see from this collection of snapshots, there’s some amazing color along the way! . . . #annecorcoranphotography #greenbeltlake #buddyattickpark #october #autumnleaves #autumnvibes #fallfoliage #fall #changingcolors #fallleaves #findingthebeauty #brilliantmoments #momentsofmine #livefully #pursuepretty #visualcrush #flashesofdelight #colorinspiration #inspire #growbeautifully #nothingisordinary #exploredmv #washmagphoto #iphone8 #iphonephotography

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8 months ago

Say hello to fall! I love fall ! How everything changes : leaves , whether, clothes, and even sometimes people. Everything changes for a reason sometimes only lasting a season. In fall it is a miraculous change to observe the seasons go. In life or humans it can be bittersweet and usually an internal change and can be external to which is okay too. Just remember, everything will be okay! ❤️🍂🌚 #changeisgood #mentalhealthmatters #fall #autumn #leaves #greenbeltlake #youmatter #everythingwillbeokay #itsaprocess #self #love #compassion

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10 months ago

We got out earlier this morning for another walk around Greenbelt Lake ... The flowers were lovely. The walk started with a lucky surprise - a black ladybug with a single red spot landed on my hand. Farther on, Charles stopped us to let a snake cross the path ahead of us ... I've remembered that the photographer we met about a month ago there at the lake said there were snakes, but that they were harmless garter snakes - I was proud of myself - I didn't freak out at the snake & then ironically, not far ahead on the path - we ran into that photographer & enjoyed walking & talking with him. At one part of the walk, we stopped to get these pics & heard several bull frogs. I hope you're having a good day! #buddyattickpark #greenbeltlake #walking

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10 months ago

When you follow your heart and are true to yourself, life will reveal to you these full circle moments. A sign of completion and a foundation for another beginning. Life’s way of affirming. Full circle visions reveal truths and show you the signs you’ve been following all along. Ones that you acknowledged along the way but don’t always realize are 100% guiding you toward this moment. Nature has signs of full circle moments all around, and they show truth in the way nature evolves. We are the same way too. We are life. We are nature. We are built with a set of unique skills, gifts and talents. And when used to our truest most humble ability, they shine in every single thing we do. The hard work pays off in the sweetest books of life that you couldn’t pay others to give you — you must grow them for yourself. We need boosts of affirmation like this to continue staying true to our own gifts. People around will want you to do certain things and play the game of life the way they do, for selfish reasons of their own. But you must be strong to follow your own path and create your own full circle moments. We are all different for a reason. #Life #Teachers #Philosophy #Psychology #Writing #Faith #RunningInNature #GreenbeltLake

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1 year ago

Awareness of body, mind, and spirit and a moving meditation help increase feel-good hormones and a positive internal monologue. So, if you want to communicate better with yourself, go for a walk. Near a lake.

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1 year ago

Time spent near the water always puts me in a contemplative mood. Whenever I walk around the lake, I also get to engage in dog parent conversations. It usually goes something like this: “Oh! I love your dog. He’s so pretty.“ “Thank you,“ I say. “He’s just as wonderful on the inside.“ “Can I pet him?“ “Sure, go ahead.“ And on it goes. What’s interesting to me about these little conversations is that they provide a moment of connection without any fear of being awkward or strained. It’s an immediate and easily accessible topic of conversation. My dog is fabulous social lubricant. And when we walk around the lake, I get to meet all sorts of new people and connect with them even for a moment. It’s a lovely way to connect, speak, and part if not as friends at least as people who share a love of dogs. 🐶❤️ isn’t it nice to have an accessible topic of conversation? It helps us remove anxiety as we communicate. Do you have a ready-made topic of conversation when you are out in the world? What do you say? How do you meet people? It’s a tough game but it’s worth it. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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