Weekly Photo Challenge (Close up)

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Shasta Daisy

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Luna Moth

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Dragonfly

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Blooming

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Cupcake

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Lemon Slice

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Love at first sight

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First Father/Son fist bump

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Ferngully

 

Hope you enjoyed these.

Close Up

Weekly Photo Challenge (Reward)

Taking up photography as a hobby just a couple of years ago, I had no idea what I was doing.  There have been frustrations involved (the cost of nearly every piece of equipment, trying to find people willing to be subjects so I can practice portraits, etc.) The biggest reward, in my opinion, is that photography has made me more aware of the beautiful things all around me that used to slip by unnoticed.  Not just little things either.  The most spectacular sunsets used to get no more than a cursory glance if I was “busy” with something else.  After just a few years in this hobby, I now see beauty literally everywhere I go.  From the smallest insects to a broken window to those  amazing sunsets, something makes me pause in wonder everyday.  The act of picking up a camera has had a magical effect on me. All the beauty of the world was there before, but this hobby has been as if I were given a new set of eyes which are more able to see life’s rich pageant. Without changing anything else about my life, it has made me a richer person in the way that truly matters.  While I do hope to make better images over time, I have found that I’ve already received a bigger reward from photography than I ever expected.

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Reward

Weekly Photo Challenge (Rule of Thirds)

Rule of Thirds

I never post just one, so I hope you enjoy these.

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Weekly photo challenge (Abandoned)

I guess this is appropriate, as I have nearly abandoned this blog in recent times.  Here goes….

 

A lonely trail in the woods….

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Did Mister Burns put them out of business?…

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Moontanning at 3AM…

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Back alley….

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Abandoned railcar detail…

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More abandoned railcar detail…

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Weird chemical reactions

 

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Weekly photo challenge (Focus)

Focus, or the lack thereof, is a large portion of what separates a beautiful photo from a snapshot.  I hope you enjoy some of these as much as I do…

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Dragonfly…

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Shasta daisy…

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My Nephew…

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Butterfly in the garden…

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Mia…

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Gull…

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Weekly photo challenge (Foreshadow)

The steamy hot calm before the storm…

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The evening before Memorial day…

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Do you hear dueling banjos playing in the distance…

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Can’t keep my eyes from the circling skies…

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Silently inviting (or is he daring) you to enter the woods…

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