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Archive for September, 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

I’m a little late getting this week’s photo challenge up so here it is:

 

SOLITARY:

 

How cute is that?!

 

I went for a walk with my husband today and saw this father and son fishing. It was just the two of them on this beautiful, calm fall day.  What a great photo op! And how cute is the kids little fishing pole?!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life

This week’s photo challenge is Everyday Life.  Said The Daily Post:  “This challenge is all about people and the things they do every day: working, eating, drinking, chatting, dreaming, walking, exercising, or any of those things we do all the time without really thinking about it”.

So it seemed like they were looking for a photo of something you wouldn’t normally take a photo of-say your house, your neighborhood, or your place of work-and that came to my mind first as well.

But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I didn’t work everyday; I didn’t get a chance to walk around my neighborhood every day; and I didn’t spend all day at my house.  There was only one thing that was apart of my Everyday Life…my husband.  He is there when I wake up in the morning and go to bed at night.  He is what I think of when I’m retouching/packaging at work.  He is the biggest and most important part of my life…he is my life.

So that is why I’m dedicating this weeks photo challenge to my husband-the love of my Everyday Life:

I know, I know…it’s really cheesy but I DON’T CARE 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far

This week’s photo challenge is Near and Far. 

“Near and Far. We’re excited about this week’s photo challenge, near and far, and hope it inspires you to play with perspective, which can give sweeping images of beautiful locations more oomph and power. Perspective is what makes a flat two-dimensional image, such as a photograph, appear like it is three-dimensional.”

I feel that the low aperture creates the near and far perspective.

(Whoa! That’s a larger image than I thought it was going to be!)

I think that with the near and far challenge it can be easy to just do a landscape image.  Most of the time there is something in the foreground and background to create something interesting, but I wanted to do something different.  I think using the 1.8f capabilities of my super awesome lens has created a near and far perspective that didn’t exist before (or may have been harder to see).  The blown out background creates a nice focal point on the front flower.

And that’s all I have to say about that.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit

So this week’s photo challenge is Free Spirit.  What does that mean? Well I’m not really sure…they didn’t explain it very well.  “To capture this idea of the free spirit, I would suggest breaking some rules. Sometimes it is necessary to overexpose a frame slightly and point the lens to the sun for a bit of glare to capture that sense of a different, free, moving reality.”  

I overexpose all the time and I’m not afraid of  ‘flare’ (aka sun glare) so I didn’t really follow the directions very well…This is mostly just me playing around with a macro lens I got to borrow from work, but I still think it can capture the Free Spirit aspect:

This macro lens is AWESOME!

 

 

Hee Hee! I just love how this bee looks!

 

Love the color of this car and maybe it follows the ‘free spirit’ because you don’t see these often anymore (Sure that’s it!)

 

So maybe this post was more of me being a ‘free spirit’ from the challenge, rather than using the camera in the ‘not supposed to’ ways (although I break the rules all the time….HEY! There’s that Free Spirit again!)

 

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