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The fPOE Collective Volume 01 | New Beginnings


The fPOE Collective Volume 01 | New Beginnings

The fPOE Collective is a quarterly and independent publication featuring artwork from the Female Photographers of Etsy (fPOE) team.

This is a juried selection of artwork where members of the team are allowed to submit up to two photos per theme to be selected for publication.

Creator Ashleigh A. Coyner Editors Diane Miller, Lisa Siecka, & Laura Evans

Distribution The fPOE Collective is available globally.

Contact ashleigh@bleuoiseauphotography.com

All rights reserved by the artists’ individual copyright & owned by prospective individuals.


Artists Featured: Silver Satellite Studios | http://www.rabbitrabbitfinds.etsy.com

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Amy Tyler Photography | http://www.amytylerphotography.etsy.com

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Angie Rea Photography | http://www.beneathnorthernskies.etsy.com

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Pixamatic Photography | http://www.pixamatic.etsy.com

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BleuOiseau Photography | http://www.bleuoiseau.etsy.com

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Nature’s Images By Design | http://www.naturesimagesbydesign.etsy.com

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Maximonstertje Photography | http://www.maximonstertje.etsy.com

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Images by CW | http://www.imagesbycw.etsy.com

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Five Foot Three Photography | http://www.5ft3photography.etsy.com

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The Shutterbug Eye | http://www.theshutterbugeye.etsy.com

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Shy Photog | http://www.shyphotog.etsy.com

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Krista Glavich Photography | http://www.kristaglavich.etsy.com

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Over the Rainbow Photography | http://www.overtherainbowprints.etsy.com

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Gallery 32 Photography | http://www.gallery32photography.etsy.com

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Laura Evans Photography | http://www.oohprettyshiny.etsy.com

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Susigrafie Photography | http://www.susigrafie.etsy.com

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Dull Blue Light Photography | http://www.dullbluelight.etsy.com

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Sweet Eventide Photography | http://www.sweeteventide.etsy.com

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Uninvented Colors Photography | http://www.uninventedcolors.etsy.com

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Back Road Mile Photography | http://www.backroadmile.etsy.com

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Parrish House Photos | http://www.parrishhousephotos.etsy.com

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Elle Moss Photography | http://www.ellemoss.etsy.com

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FOREWORD |Ashleigh Coyner A new year is always a reason to begin again, to find the light at the end of the tunnel, to rejoice in the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring.

I started The fPOE Collective as a way to gather and showcase the lovely, talented ladies of the female photographers of Etsy team; not just once but four times a year. For the inaugural volume, I asked the team to interpret the theme, “New Beginnings”. I loved all the submissions and their interpretations. The interpretations range from baby birds hatching to a kitten taking its first steps, to the hope that light brings to the chance for fish as a river is set free. A new beginning may mean many things and is not limited to just what is in this volume. I invite you to sit back, relax, and ‘see’ through the eyes of these wonderful photographers.

“The most sacred place dwells within our heart, where dreams are

born and secrets sleep, a mystical refuge of darkness and light, fear and conquest, adventure and discovery, challenge and transformation. Our heart speaks for our soul every moment while we are alive. Listen... as the whispering beat repeats: be...gin, be...gin, be...gin. It's really that simple. Just begin... again.”

Royce Addington


Silver Satellite Studios Sarah Akers

Myth and Flower f/13.0, 1/13s, ISO400, 200mm An old, neglected book and its forgotten treasures have found a new life with my children.

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Amy Tyler Photography Amy Tyler

Small f/2.8, 1/20s, ISO400 Tiny kitten, taking her first steps....while wearing a chic yellow bow, of course.

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Angie Rea Photography Angie Rea

With Wings Wide Open—Welcome f/5.6, 1/125s, ISO50 Every precious Soul entering into this world is a miracle, the event of a lifetime. What an incredible thing it is to not be alone at this amazing moment. 3


Pixamatic Lisa Futterman

Afternoon f/2.8, 1/800s, ISO500, 100mm “Everything that anyone would ever look for is usually where they find it.” ― Margaret Wise Brown

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BleuOiseau Photography Ashleigh A. Coyner

A River Restored f/6.3, 1/500s, ISO400, 70mm I cannot be dammed any longer, set me free and let me be.

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Nature's Images By Design Anita Miller

Sitting Pretty f/5.6, 1/250s,ISO100, 100 mm Well, now, my bumblebee, go on a spree, catch up with the ship on the sea, go down secretly, get deep into a crack. Good luck, Gvidon, fly, only do not stay long! (The bumblebee flies away.) Flight of the Bumblebee-Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

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Maximonstertje Photography Danny van den Groenendael

Tonight, Tonight f/5.6, 1/125s, ISO100 The impossible is possible, Tonight. Believe in me as I believe in you, Tonight.—Smashing Pumpkins

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ImagesByCW Claudia Willison

Into the light f/8.0, 1/15s, ISO100 Follow the light and you may find... a new beginning.

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FiveFootThree Photography Jen Jae Stanley

Within f/2.8, 1/10s, ISO1600 We are beings of light, beginnings of ends with ends of beginnings.

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The Shutterbug Eye Diane Miller

Blackbird's Flight f/2.8, 1/4000s, ISO200, 200 mm The Red Winged Blackbird signals spring even before the first flower.

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Shy Photog Heather Riggs

The Bench f/7.1, 1/80s, ISO1600, 31mm Every thing must have a beginning ... and that beginning must be linked to something that went before. —Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

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Krista Glavich Photography Krista Glavich

Chew Kee doorknob f/3.5, 1/250s, ISO80,759mm Behind every door, a new beginning.

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Over the Rainbow Photography Kateřina Vodrážková

Winter Lake f/9, 1/320s, ISO400, 52mm Every morning is a new beginning. Sunrays in this photo are warming up the frozen lake and the nature is slowly awakening.

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Gallery 32 Photography Trina Baker

Cemetery Statue 1 f/2.8, 1/8000s, ISO400, 80mm This image represents the spiritual nature of the unknown beginnings of life after death. The statue appears to emerge from the unknown blur and into the world. 16


Laura Evans Photography Laura Evans

The Spider’s Web f/3.5, 1/500s, ISO200 “The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.” -Pablo Picasso

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Susigrafie Susanne Helmert

I can't make you love me f/3.2, 1/40s, ISO200 A stamen, where new beginnings are waiting to happen...

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Dull Blue Light Crissy Mitchell

Think positive f/0.0, 1/1000s The clouds above us join and separate, The Breeze in the courtyard leaves and returns, Life is like that, so why not relax? Who can stop us from celebrating? - Lu Yu 20


Sweet Eventide Jessica Nichols

April Lamb f/5.6, 1/800s, ISO 1600 This I saw on an April day: Warm rain spilt from a sun-lined cloud, A sky-flung wave of gold at evening... —James Hearst, "In April"

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Uninvented Colors Sara Montague Miller

Morning f/2.9, 1/20s, ISO800 "...his compassions never fail. They are new every morning..." Lamentations 3:22-23

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Back Road Mile Rebecca Fowler

Trail To My Heart f/7.1, 1/60s, ISO200 The morning glow of the early sun, strengthens a bond and showers us with joy.

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Parrish House Photos Lisa Parrish

The Road Less Traveled f/5.0, 1/60s, ISO400, 18mm I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference ~ R. Frost

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Elle Moss Photography Lisa Sieczka

Ranunculus3 f/3.0, 1/50s, 40mm For me, flowers are not just about beauty, but also hope. Living in Michigan, where winters are harsh and long, flowers let us know that not only can we get through those dark times, but we can do it with grace.

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