oil paintings and photography by Amber Honour

Photography

Bunkers in Spring

Bunkers in Spring

    One of my favorite things is abandoned old structures. All over the island of Kodiak, Alaska are remnants of World War II. Most of the concrete structures are showing their age, but still pretty solid. The one in the picture above is a […]

Onion Still Life Photography

Onion Still Life Photography

  I’ve been doing a lot of studio still life photography lately. A few days ago had to buy and photograph a whole bunch of hot peppers for a commission. It got me thinking that I should start buying veggies at the store every time I […]

Termination Point

Termination Point

Here are a few photos of Termination Point in Kodiak, Alaska. It is a beautiful hike through mossy forest, assuming you can find the trail. The first time we attempted this hike, we ended up on a game trail that left us a little way […]

Cholla Cactus Blooms

Cholla Cactus Blooms

  There is this large bush like cactus in my yard that looks pretty ugly most of the year. It traps all sorts of debris with its spiky fingers so it always looks a mess. It has a redeeming quality though. Once a year is covers […]

Onion Flowers

Onion Flowers

Green onion flowers in the garden. After this picture my husband and I each ate one. Not a good idea! They’re really spicy. Not in a peppery way, but in a horseradish or wasabi way. The big challenge now is remembering to harvest for cooking.

Sepia Spring

Sepia Spring

Sometimes one forgets they left their camera in sepia mode after playing around with settings and then takes a whole batch of photos in sepia. This wouldn’t happen now as I exclusively shoot in RAW, but back in the day before making the switch I made […]

Sunset in the Desert Silhouette

Sunset in the Desert Silhouette

  These photos were taken on the hike back from photographing Corona Arch at sunset. The same photos featured in last weeks post. I was initially going to post them together but the look and feel was too different. Night hiking can be pretty fun and […]

Cornona, Please!

Cornona, Please!

  Sunset at Corona Arch in Moab, Utah. I have a tendency to complain about where I live. I was born and raised in Moab so I take it for granted. It really is a beautiful place assuming you can claw your way through the crowds […]

An Unexpected Beach Day

An Unexpected Beach Day

These are some older photos taken on a beach in Kodiak, Alaska. It was a rare 80 degree day (very warm when you’re used to wearing a sweater all summer) so everyone who didn’t have somewhere else to be waded into the ocean to cool off.

Photography Love

Photography Love

  Since starting my painting blog last year I feel like I’ve been putting my photography too much on the back burner. Everything I read about blogging says I need a focused and to the point site, but to me, photography is still very much […]