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 ๐Ÿ˜€ ).

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

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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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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.ย 
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I love brick walls! #colornexttime

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My sweet little sis and our cousin, Emmett.ย 

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 ๐Ÿ˜€ .

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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 .ย 

And that’s it for part two!

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p.s–Don’t forget to join me next time for part three! ๐Ÿ˜€

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!