lamppost-field

f/5.6, 1/500, ISO 400

One of the reasons I have grown to love going on walks is because of the many interesting things you come across. This is a photo of one of those things: a lamppost. That’s right, while on a walk I came across a lamppost, which I found to be quite random; though, I do understand why it’s there. Either way, there was something about the way this lamppost was just sitting in this field so randomly and the way the lighting of the area was simply beautiful. I hope to go back to this place again one day, maybe take a model next time since I’m sure my husband is getting tired of being the subject of most of my photos.

I’m still learning so any critique is appreciated and welcomed!

 

purple-thistle

f/5.6, 1/500, ISO2000

I have some VERY exciting news to share today. The other day I ordered a new lens for my camera and it came in yesterday. I got the Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO Macro Telephoto Zoom Lens. I wanted something that would give me a bit more range so I could take better photos of things that aren’t so close. I’ve been busy testing it out, finding it’s limits, and discovering its features. Today I went out and really started testing it out. Above is one of the photos that I took this morning using the new lens. Apparently this is a thistle, I had to ask my mother what it was because, if you haven’t learned this by now, I’m not very good at identifying flowers. Though, I guess the thistle is technically a weed. Weed or flower, I thought it was pretty, so a took a picture.

What do you think?

What is your favorite lens to use when you’re out shooting photos?

marble-cupcakes

f/4.5, 1/60, ISO 2000

During the AtoZ Challenge, I had posted a photo of these marble cupcakes. I decided to make the cupcakes again for my work meeting today. I think they may have come out a bit better this time, but only time will tell since I haven’t actually tasted any as of yet. These are really easy to make and went over well the last time that I made them. Not only are the cupcakes made completely from scratch, so is the icing. Fingers crossed they go over well again.

  • July 16, 2014 - 10:39 am

    AnonymousThat looks so yummy!! 🙁ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2014 - 7:39 am

    AnonymousThose cupcakes are looking absolutely delicious Fel, also a very good photo of them! I’m sure they taste better than they look, nomnom!ReplyCancel

    • August 15, 2014 - 10:22 am

      AnonymousThey were so good! I’m glad they came out so well and have already been asked to make more, haha.ReplyCancel

yellow-flower

f/6.3, 1/200, ISO 400

On my walk along the river with my husband, I came across this gorgeous flower. I have no idea what kind of flower it is, but it caught my eye. Nature always seems to amaze me with how beautiful it cane be. I couldn’t help but want to get up-close and personal with this flower to take its photo. I’ve found that I enjoy macro photography and hope to explore it more so I can get even closer photos of other flowers. Not just flowers, though, other objects to.

What type of photography do you enjoy most? Either viewing or when you take photos.

  • July 22, 2014 - 8:02 am

    Anonymous[…] of the reasons I have grown to love going on walks is because of the many interesting things you come across. This is a photo of one of those things: […]ReplyCancel

louisville-church

f/2.4, 1/6400, ISO 400

It’s a bit later than I usually post photos, isn’t it? I was looking through some of the pictures I took while visiting Louisville, KY and came across this one. One day, TJ and I were out on our own, exploring the city. It was the same day we went to the Fudgery at 4th Street Live. When we were walking from the parking garage, I found myself looking up at this gorgeous church. I have to say, Louisville has amazing architecture and this church is certainly an example of that. I didn’t think to find out what the church’s name was, but it’s beauty pushed me to take this photo. I took quite a few architectural photos while in Louisville, not all churches either. I hope to share them with you at some point, along with photos of the architecture here in Pennsylvania.

bethlehem-steel-stacks-river

f/7.1, 1/1250, ISO 400

A couple of weeks ago I was feeling kind of down after getting some bad news. Recently, I’ve realized how much photography helps me to get out of these sort of funks, so my husband and I found a park that apparently had very long trails to walk along. So we spent about an hour or so walking the trails and at one point we found ourselves across from the Bethlehem Steel Stacks. I carefully walked to a small ledge overlooking the river (not wanting to fall into the river…that would NOT have been fun) so I could take some shots. Bethlehem Steel Stacks is a huge part of the area’s history. It’s been closed for a very long time now, but they left it standing and it really is an interesting place to visit. Of course, if you’re not interested in visiting the Steel Stacks and learning more about the history of it, you can always make your way to ArtsQuest or the Sands Casino. But I, for one, cannot wait to visit again to take more photos.

  • July 15, 2014 - 7:02 am

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  • July 28, 2014 - 7:11 am

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sun-flare-house

f/2.4, 1/4300, ISO 400

Since the sun flare photo a day challenge prompt, I’ve become more interested in that sort of photography. Admittedly, this one was a little bit on the accidentally side, but a happy accident to say the least. I was getting out of the car and the sun was shining bright. It was so beautiful that I had to snap a photo with my cell phone. You can see the results above. This sun flare photo was a bit more interesting than I thought it was going to be. I’m not sure where the red came from in the photo, perhaps it’s from the angle, but I’m not mad about it. I think it makes the photo more interesting. You’ll hopefully be seeing more sun flare photos in the future, so if you enjoy them, make sure to keep an eye out for them!

What do you think about sun flare photos? I’m still learning so any critique is appreciated and welcomed!

  • July 11, 2014 - 9:13 am

    AnonymousThis is a really cool picture! These are the kinds of things I see and think “I should take a picture of that” but never do so I’m glad there are people who remember!ReplyCancel

    • August 15, 2014 - 10:11 am

      AnonymousThank you, Jana! I’ve grown to love taking pictures with sun flare. I haven’t gotten many lately because of my recent obsession with macro photography, but hopefully I’ll have more soon.ReplyCancel

  • July 11, 2014 - 9:18 am

    AnonymousI love this! It’s funny how a photo challenge allows us to see things differently…we become artists. 🙂

    Nice job!

    Kelly
    http://www.alovelylifeindeed.comReplyCancel

    • August 15, 2014 - 10:21 am

      AnonymousI’m happy you like, it Kelly! I really do love photo challenges every now and then to give me some inspiration. I’ve just started the 365 challenge and I can’t wait to see what photos I capture.ReplyCancel

  • July 11, 2014 - 12:07 pm

    AnonymousI really love the rays of light that are in this photo! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

    • August 15, 2014 - 10:21 am

      AnonymousThanks so much for the compliment, Teresa! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • July 11, 2014 - 3:07 pm

    AnonymousI love catching a sunflare. Beautiful pic!ReplyCancel

    • August 15, 2014 - 10:22 am

      AnonymousThank you! 🙂 I really do love sun flare photos, I have to take some more, haha.ReplyCancel

white-toadstool

f.5,6, 1/80, ISO 250

I’m sure you’ve noticed I haven’t been posting as much as of late. There have been some personal things going on recently that kind of pulled me away, but I’m pretty sure I’m back now and ready to post some photos! I’m taking a break from the rest of this month’s FMS Photo a Day Challenge, but I hope to participate again in the future. Right now, I’ve been busying myself with participating in the Clickin Moms‘ 6th Annual Scavenger Hunt. I have to say, my mother, husband, and I have been having a lot of fun with. Either way, when I was out taking a photo for the hunt, I came across this toadstool. I got down on the wet ground (it had rained and I decided it was a good idea to kneel/lay in the grass) and took some photos of the toadstool. I’m really starting to think that I’m more of a nature/landscape photographer, but my journey is only just beginning. We’ll see what happens.

If you have a minute, tell me you think of this photo. I’m still learning so any critique is appreciated and welcomed!

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