10 on 10: A New Year, A New Phone, and a Wiser Me

It’s good to be back to my blog for my first post of the year!

I’ve taken some time to get settled in, set some goals, and say goodbye to anything that wasn’t working for me in 2014.

Solana Beach

I spent a lot of time by the ocean in the first ten days of this year — taking time for reflection, time with visiting friends, and time doing what makes my heart and soul soar with glee —  getting to the ocean to capture and share the beauty I see.    I began to love taking photos with my new iPhone 6,  which I used to take all the photos in this post.

I’ve been loving the freedom in only having to carry my phone–such a small device, while climbing rocks and hills, or running through the sand to get to the shot I see off in the distance.

La Jolla Shores

These days on the beach seemed to be more beautiful than any days I’d ever seen.  Sometimes the beauty made me feel my heart would explode!

Solana Beach

I’ve recently asked friends if they feel the elation and exuberance that I do while at the beach with perfect light, amazing clouds that diffuse and dapple the light onto the ocean, seagulls flying, pelicans soaring in the spray of the waves, colorful sunsets after the storms, etc.,  and for many the answer was no.  Sure, they liked it, but there was something else in their lives that made them feel the bliss that I do when I’m at the beach with my camera.   I’ve realized that I’m on the right path.   Living where I do definitely suits me and so does my work.

Ocean Beach PierWindanseaOcean Beach

So I’ll continue photographing families and women in nature, and I’ll continue creating  the seascapes that I love, and I’ll continue to run to the beach each time I sense that the sky will be lit up by the greatest brush strokes of God and Mother Nature, because the way that makes me feel is the way I want to feel every day of my life.

Solana BeachWindansea

Ocean Beach


Please follow around our circle of women photographers, starting with Kristina Rust.  Each post will lead you to the next of 5 or so women with different interests in photography that will inspire.

Oh, and since I’m such a little iPhone-aholic these days…please follow me on instagram here.

Also, these images are all available as prints and other products at my Twenty20 shop here.

Thanks so much for your visit!


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  1. Posted January 15, 2015 at 2:38 pm by Kathleen | Permalink

    Kim, these are magnificent! Your images are filled with such expansiveness ~ may you always live by the sea xoxox

  2. Posted January 15, 2015 at 4:34 pm by Connie Hanks | Permalink

    Beautiful and inspiring images, my sweet friend! I’m in awe that you’ve captured these all on your phone! And I agree that the beach is totally right for you…you are absolutely in your element! Lovely post! xoxo

  3. Posted January 15, 2015 at 6:47 pm by Kim | Permalink

    Thank you, Kathleen and Connie! You two are awesome and I love you!! <3 <3

  4. Posted January 15, 2015 at 7:49 pm by Trini | Permalink

    I can almost feel the smell of your ocean, the wind in my hair, the joy of walking barefoot on your beach – your images are so lovely. You capture Mother Nature from her most beautiful side <3

    • Posted January 15, 2015 at 7:56 pm by Kim | Permalink

      I absolutely love your words, Trini. You speak from your heart! <3

      • Posted January 16, 2015 at 5:51 pm by Trini | Permalink

        And you photograph from my heart <3 Thank you for sharing this beauty

  5. Posted January 17, 2015 at 6:52 pm by Kristina | Permalink

    These photos are amazing. It makes me want to go on a walk with you and watch you in action. Truly gorgeous! And you definitely are on the right path. xoxx

    • Posted January 18, 2015 at 12:39 am by Kim Bajorek | Permalink

      Thank you, Kristina! I hope we do get to go for a walk together before too long and we can watch each other in action!

  6. Posted January 19, 2015 at 2:58 pm by Stacey G | Permalink

    Those photos are all gorgeous, frame-worthy. Great job, especially with a phone!

    • Posted January 19, 2015 at 6:39 pm by Kim | Permalink

      Thank you, Stacey! I appreciate that!

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