Looking @ my Instagram Photography

I am currently on vacation in…Texas! And as a result I will have lots of photos to show you when I officially return to the blog. 😆

But today’s post is to show you some recent photography that I posted on Instagram.


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Basically I love this photo because it’s very different than your average way photo. I love the blue and the very selective focus.



I just love this photo of Hank. The color, the fact  he was looking at me, and he’s cute.



Despite the fact  that this was taken in broad daylight…i like how the sun flare turned out. I also love the solitary little cloud just chilling between the two trees.



Those are two itty bitty baby frogs. I didn’t like the original color one as much because chromatic aberrations were too present for comfort. But I love the black and white version.



This was the first time I’d ever used my silver reflector. It was a nice first for me.



I love her eyes and the overcast lighting.






I have been using f/1.8 more often than any aperture. But on this occasion I used f/4.0 (I think???😂😊). It was fun for a change and I think it came out nicely.

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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. 😀 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.

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


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! 😛

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

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Beautiful Inside

Hey guys,
Because I am in a rush I am re-blogging this post that I just posted on Beauty In Simplicity. The post explains the ‘story’ behind the portrait.

Beauty in simplicity


“Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.”

~1 Peter 3:3-4

I found out just yesterday that my office’s light isn’t awful, after all! I was so pleased. I had my model hold a white dry erase board so that the light from the room would reflect. All that was left was to set a custom white balance and get my exposure correct. I am pleased with the result, though it is far from perfect.

“I walk this road alone And always, I wish that you could see. That I am afraid of being who I am. I don’t want to disappoint you.

It’s clear now we can…

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Moon Photography

I have today a somewhat dramatic ‘before’ ‘after’ thing for y’all to see. I went out tonight and took some photos of the moon. First, I tried using my own (faint) knowledge of manual mode, and this is what came out:

And this photo looked a LOT worse before I edited it…and it’s still overexposed!

Then I decided it was too much for me to attempt what I had no clue about. So…I did some research and found this handy little canon discussion form on moon photography.


And after applying what I read…

…this is the result!

I was SO pleased with this photo. I couldn’t believe with just a little tweaking of the settings I had such a different result. And the best part? I was able to use ISO 100! Yay!

What do you think of all this?