Category Archives: Photography

Sunlight And Shadows

Bridge Haiku (Moment)

Sunlight and shadows
Beckoning and promising
A peaceful embrace

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Taking a moment to find peace and calm is a good use of time!
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#beecalm

Butterfly Watch

Aphrodite Fritillary Butterfly

I keep noticing butterflies.

Juxtaposition

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Butterfly Stone Haiku (Juxtaposition)

Stony sturdiness
Offering a resting place
For fragile wings

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On the Hunt for Joy Challenge – Color Code

Color line up

I do love a photo challenge and I love Cee’s idea of hunting for joy! These photos are from my archive, but thought I’d share again. Here is my entry with a blast of cheerful colors to brighten the day!

Linear Color

Captured Color

Color Jumble

Let’s joyfully color our world in any way we can!
#beejoyful
#beecolorful

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Posted in response to Cee’s On The Hunt For Joy Challenge-Color Code

Mighty Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren

Happy National Bird Day! Here is a little Carolina Wren to mark the day. They are small birds, but their songs are mighty! Here’s to a mighty great new year to you all!

#beespeak
#be-mighty

Lingering Summer

Woodland Sunflowers

Summer Haiku (Linger)

Lingering flowers
Stretch toward the summer sky
Knowing fall is near

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Are you ready for seasonal transition where you live?
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Bluebird in a Redbud

Bluebird in a Redbud

Spring Haiku (Savor)

Perching in the sun
Bluebird in a Redbud tree
Savors spring like me

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I’m so glad it’s springtime now for me! My favorite time of year is finally in full bloom. It’s a perfect day for birdwatching or just taking a stroll in the beautiful outdoors! I hope you all are enjoying your day too!

Daylight Savings Time Bird

Lady Cardinal

I love daylight savings time! I didn’t miss the hour of sleep. I just got up later the next day. More time to sit on my back porch and watch backyard birds, like this pretty lady cardinal! Extra daylight in the evening makes me happy! I wish we stayed on DST all year round. What do you think?

Old-Timey Joy

I made this holiday greeting card after practicing with the concept of macro shots for Julie’s Sunday Stills challenge. The topic of Julie’s Week 3 Sunday Stills challenge was macro. So, using my iphone camera and the macro setting in Camera+, I took 3 little blocks and photographed them at different distances from the camera.

I need to go back and review Julie’s lesson. I changed my distances even though my phone app had a macro setting. Is that right? I tried to use the touch zoom feature but it seemed easier just to move closer. I also have a macro feature on my point and shoot camera with a zoom lens. But I was having trouble focusing; I do think the low lighting was a factor. My camera has a manual setting option, but I have yet to come close to figuring it out. For now, I’m hoping to learn concepts that can be applied to my simple photography.

As assigned, I selected one of the images as seen below.

Joy Distance 1

Then I fashioned it into a holiday card by adding text and a old-timey frame!

JOY

And, as you saw in the first blog photo, I added a little teddy bear into a shot to see how it would look. It may break the rule of having an odd number of items for a still life shot, but I think it’s cute!

Happy Holidays from me to you!

Above It All

Tabletop View – 2

This is my take on a side light, top-down, flat lay photograph for Julie Powell’s Sunday Stills online class. I gathered some leaves and acorns from my backyard and placed them on my tabletop. There were reading glasses already on the table so I just added them to the collection. I think the glasses provide an element of interest to the photo; although I’m not sure if there is enough of an association between the items. I also liked the shadows cast by the light.

Here is a variation where I moved the glasses to a different corner spot.

Tabletop View – 3

And, this was one of the first shots with only the natural outdoor elements.

Tabletop View – 1

I tried not to over analyze the set up, but I did try to consider the rule of thirds when placing items and cropping photos. I think flat lay worked to make these simple items seem more interesting! Which photograph do you think is best?

Tourmaline .

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