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 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˜€

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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Aliquotiens Adventure #2.

“Aliquotiens means ‘several times’ or ‘many times’.”

~Latinmeaning.com

Time for another adventure! This time we will roam all over the Figura property and beyond during the golden hour. Expect to see dogs, nature, a barn, and lots of golden light + some black and white (I am a poet, and you did not know it πŸ˜› ).

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This is Mae, our beagle. While I love her to death- this picture makes me sad. She looks so much older than when we first got her. I am sad thinking that she might be gone soon 😦 . 

 

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Lydia’s Portrait Session

I actually have a new model to show some of my work on!

It worked out perfectly. I had gotten Lydia (a teenage friend) to promise to take photos with me. She wasn’t overly thrilled, but then the day she came over she was all excited. I let her borrow one of my dresses and we went for a semi-modern semi-medieval look. I love how the photos turned out (BTW, I just got a 50mm portrait lens!).

 

And then Ellie jumped in for a portrait plus a few photos with Lydia…

Then we went into a barn and I took a photo…then put a filter on it later πŸ™‚ …

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This is the filtered photo. I mainly like what it does to the colors. It is actually just this clear in real life. The colors are the big difference.

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Snow Portraits

“The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?”

~J. B. Priestley

I have been waiting so impatiently for the first fall of snow here. No, it wasn’t much–but OH! It was enough. Ever since watching the newer version of Narnia (I don’t know if anyone else has experienced this?)–I can’t wait to crunch around in the snow and eat turkish delight. I haven’t ever had it before, but it looks so good πŸ™‚ . And now the snow has come.

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