Vacation Photography, Part 4. {Finale!}

Here we are!

For the final post in this short series. This might end up being the longest…but I don’t know for sure. We were visiting some friends…this post has water, miniature ponies,Β azaleas, and swinging. Plus some more randomness.

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At this moment I am digging texture photos…remember the brick? πŸ˜€

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My bother got all wet in the creek and then wanted a photo with this miniature horse. My brother isn’t very tall, btw. πŸ˜€
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Aren’t they cute?
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I love this vertical shot!
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This cracks me up! A nice size comparison. πŸ˜‰
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Oh, and I forgot to mention the ducks!
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And they were all happy…until my brother chased them. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€
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Bro and sis on the swing. BTW, they aren’t concerned. They were laughing right after this shot was taken.Β 

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I got mom to pose for a picture. Happy Mother’s Day, btw. My only regret is the cup she’s holding. I was so eager, I overlooked it πŸ˜‰ . I do like the diverse background though.Β 

Going home I shot pictures from the windows.

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That’s a wrap, folks.

I hope you enjoyed this little four-part series. I could have added tons more than I did…but my memory is really getting small now.

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Vacation Photography, Part 3.

On this day…we celebrated my birthday (way) early.

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Here’s Ellie with the delicious cake. πŸ™‚
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Here’s part of grandma’s rose garden. I love it all, except that unit. πŸ˜€
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A peony more fully opened in the vase of water.Β 
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Josiah and I went fishing in the freezing rain. It was literally FREEZING.Β 
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The lake.Β 
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And some drama. (most of this lighting was done on camera. I did some super contrast in the landscape picture style on manual mode)
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We decided to throw rocks and logs into the water.Β 
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And the last photo.Β 

Guess what? I am doing my first actual senior shoot sometime soon. I will be attempting to do a dear friend’s photos for her (she follows this blog). I don’t know if I’ll be posting any of them or not. I hope so…but if nothing else—good practice πŸ˜€ .

We will gallivant all over creation. And have a lot of fun. πŸ˜‰

Tune in to Part Four soon! It’s the ‘finale’ (but don’t expect TOO much, people!) so that will be it.

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Vacation Photography, Part 2.

Here’s part two!

We got to visit our dear childhood friends again on this day. I didn’t take many pictures that I liked here (because talking sometimes is more important than taking pictures πŸ˜€ ).

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They had a hanging planter with these pretty pink flowers.Β 

And they had just gotten some chicks and baby ducklings. They were so cute! I photographed the ducklings.

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In this one it looks like the left one is laughing! I desaturated this one for a more subdued look. The green was more overwhelming in the original.

And then I took a nice rule-of-thirds photo of their fence.

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I love the f/1.8 selective focus of this one.

Then we went to my Aunt and Uncle’s house and I went for a moody photography feel. Pretty much all black and white. πŸ˜‰

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And I know this is nothing like my normal shallow depth photos. I guess I’m trying to expand my horizons.Β 
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I love brick walls! #colornexttime

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My sweet little sis and our cousin, Emmett.Β 

And then some pine cones for a rustic look.

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And closer up.

And then I almost missed this special cousin-bonding moment. My brother and cousin Steven were playing by the playground. So I snuck up and framed them with a bush πŸ˜€ .

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And this is my Aunt and Uncle’s chihuahua–Chica. I like her a lot. She’s actually a nice dog.

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I used a filter that’s in the manual mode #manualisthebest .Β 

And that’s it for part two!

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p.s–Don’t forget to join me next time for part three! πŸ˜€

New Editor= Image Changes

Guys…photo director 3 is #nice !

I love it.

There are more practical uses…like this photo:

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And more fun editing to do like in this photo:

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I mean, look at those eyes!

Then there are just nice settings to improve white balance and softening. Like in this image:IMG_7171.jpg

 

All in all…it’s been a ride.

I do acknowledge that this sort of editor COULD make one lazy. But I refuse to be that type of person when it comes to editing. I still prefer quality from my camera…I only like basic editing for my actual photography stuff.

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Scheduling// Freelensing

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This is a dandelion that I freelensed using my 50mm.

I have some things regarding scheduling/announcements on this blog to get out there.

I am getting a real set of reflectors (as a birthday gift) !
I will be super busy this May, and doubt that I will be able to post much.
I am now restricted to only ONE hour on the internet per day. And my internet is restricted so that the first time I can get on is 1:00.

 

Basically just expect much less posting!

I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THE REFLECTORS…MAY THE FIRST CAN’T COME SOON ENOUGH!!!

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Aliquotiens Adventure #3.

Sometimes the ‘adventure’ is right on your property.

Sometimes you’ll have to walk a ways.

Sometimes you won’t have to.

Today was one of those ‘won’t have to’ days. There was a lovely puddle, and the green grass was wet and crisp- instead of soggy. πŸ˜€ And I was barefoot. Now, I wasn’t born a country-girl. But maybe we can say I’m adopted? The city isn’t for me.

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We have a huge puddle in our gravel driveway.
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And that cardinal inside it’s complementary color!
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I love this one!
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And the hydrangea plant I keep on taking pictures of.
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And some underexposed daffodils. It WAS raining.Β 
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Raindrops! Well not drops exactly…

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p.s. I try not to use my big zoom lens (300mm) too often because the pictures seem to be less high quality than when I use my 50mm. But all of these were 300mm except the water drops. Wouldn’t want to disturb God’s creation! πŸ˜›

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This was taken with my 50mm too. See the difference? This is unedited.Β 
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And here’s my lil sis with a toad…unedited.Β 

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Day, Twilight, Golden Hour, Sunset, & Night~

Today I am sharing some of my recentest photography from five stages of a day.

Day, Golden Hour (2nd), Twilight, Sunset, and Night.

I am excited to be finally doing a ‘stages of the day’ post. So here we go.

p.s. This isn’t the kind of post I can keep to my ‘just 5 pictures’ rule. πŸ˜€

Day~

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FREELENSING!!!!

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Freelensing is nice because I don’t have either a close-up or a macro lens (next lens, anybody?).Β 
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Freelensing, too!

Back to the normal digital photos!

 

Golden Hour~

Just a few quick golden hour photos with my sis Ellie πŸ™‚ .

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Dogwood B&W during the golden hour.

Twilight~

So twilight sort of gives you a blueish lighting. It’s between golden hour and sunset. You’d be surprised at how fast it comes after golden hour and then how fast sunset runs on the heels of twilight!

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This is legit guys, not a white balance problem.

 

Sunset~

I have sunsets from two days. They are extremely different from one another. The first is fiery and cloudy (right after a tornado warning came for our area!), and the second is what I call “rainbow lighting”.

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These last two were the ‘rainbow lighting’ ones.Β 

 

Night~

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And that is a wrap!

But wait…

Don’t go yet…

I have a surprise for you…

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Haha! Gotcha’. πŸ˜€

That cute, furry little (gulp) guy was found in one of the bedrooms. He was so HUGE. And scary. And hairy…ew. πŸ˜›

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