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,ย azaleas, and swinging. Plus some more randomness.

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At this moment I am digging texture photos…remember the brick? ๐Ÿ˜€

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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. ๐Ÿ˜€
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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. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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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. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€
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Bro and sis on the swing. BTW, they aren’t concerned. They were laughing right after this shot was taken.ย 

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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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ . I do like the diverse background though.ย 

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 1.

Hello, friends!

First off, I have not permanently vanished. I am still alive and kicking/breathing. But I have a mountain of vacation photos to share. Today is part one of the vacation pictures. All of this is photography stuffโ€ฆlifestyle is always on the Misty Mountain (except for right now as Iโ€™m on break there due to time ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

First off this photo that I took of a sweet young lady holding a rose. I used the gold side of my new reflector (I got it!!!!)…and after fixing the white balance in Photo Director…it made it look rose gold. I love the lighting look honestly. ๐Ÿ™‚

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She looks like Belle (or beauty!).ย 

The first thing I photographed on vacation was this soft orangish blue sunset. I have been waiting to photograph a sunset like this.

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Oh, and here is the ‘after sunset’ photo for comparison. So much grain…but that’s okay. ๐Ÿ˜€

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And then I went to the peony flowers (one of my favorite flowers.)…and took photos of them. I had to up the light just a pinch because it was somewhat dark. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Thankfully, brightening a picture can be done easily in post processing.ย 
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And some cure little peony buds!

Then to the rose bushes!

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And the day ended with a shot of the moon.

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Not overly impressive…but this is how it looked.

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p.s Don’t forget to tune in to Part 2!

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. ๐Ÿ˜€

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?).ย 
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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 ๐Ÿ™‚ .

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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.ย 

 

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’. ๐Ÿ˜€

That cute, furry little (gulp) guy was found in one of the bedrooms. He was so HUGE. And scary. And hairy…ew. ๐Ÿ˜›

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5 Springy Things

…Hello!

I am enjoying Spring, although I was disappointed at the lack of snow to practice portraits in last year. But here we are. A brand new year. Easier to mange golden hours, and soft spring lighting.

(*So. You may be wondering why I haven’t posted any of the newborn pictures yet. The answer is…the shoot has been rescheduled for sometime THIS week.)

And so today is a springy post.

1. Floral Dresses~

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Especially this one that looks like a dress from the 1960’s. Vintage โค .

 

2. Flowers~

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These adorable little grape hyacinths are all over our grass!
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And there are little violets everywhere.

3. Red buds ~

Those lovely tress with pink flowers on them…

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4. Dead winter leaves go away~

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Photo taken at twilight on a recent night.

 

5. More predictable golden hours~

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What are y’all looking forward to this spring?

What is one photo on your bucket list for this spring? (a newborn session is on mine ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜‰ โค )ย 

Do you like to swim? (Random, I know. But my family just got a YMCA membership and I’ve ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  gone swimming twice!)

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All the Stars

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”

~Theodore Roosevelt

Finally *triumphant drumroll*…I actually managed to get okay star photos.

 

Just click on the individual images to see their fuller versions! The very last photo was taken at a random place a few months ago for y’alls comparison. I feel like I am starting to figure out the manual focus as it relates to stars. The bothersome thing is that you can only see a teensy little bit when it’s dark. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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“It’s just another night
And I’m staring at the moon
I saw a shooting star
And thought of you
I sang a lullaby
By the waterside and knew
If you were here,
I’d sing to you
You’re on the other side
As the skyline splits in two
I’m miles away from seeing you
I can see the stars
From America
I wonder, do you see them, too?”

~Ed Sheeran,ย All the Stars

 

30DPC| Day 12| Tree

Day twelve- Tree

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It was dark and rainy. So I used flash…and I ended up with a ghost tree ๐Ÿ™‚ . Forever wishing I’d taken the photo when it was light outside. Oh well.ย 

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