cherry-blossom-may-2014

f/11, 1/200, ISO400

I don’t think I have mentioned yet how obsessed I am with cherry blossoms. They are simply beautiful to me and, for some reason, they bring me peace and serenity. You have no idea how badly I would love to have one in my yard one day. Either way, I came across these trees and I when they were in bloom, I had tendency to star at them intently. I have never been to the Cherry Blossom Festival in D.C., but I do hope to go one day. So, that is just another fun fact about me:I love cherry blossoms.

P.S. I am on the hunt for a cherry blossom camera strap or camera strap cover, so I’m sure you’ll see pictures of that soon!

anniversary-roses-2014

Photo Originally Taken on May 21, 2014.
f/4.5, 1/60, ISO400

Originally, I was going to post a photo I had taken to participate in Through the Lens Thursday with Alison from Writing Wishing, but then I got a little surprise. Yesterday was my 4th wedding anniversary. My husband and I had exchanged gifts, but when I got home from a long day of work, I was greeted with these beautiful roses…plus cannolis, but those didn’t make it long enough to be photographed. And yes, if you’re wondering, they were yummy and I wish I had more. Either way, these beautiful roses were waiting for me in the kitchen and I couldn’t help but smile. Needless to say, it was a great way to end our anniversary.

  • May 24, 2014 - 5:06 am

    Anonymous[…] the other day when I referred to the street prompt? Well, this was the photo I was going to share until I got my lovely flowers. I went with the […]ReplyCancel

  • May 29, 2014 - 7:36 pm

    AnonymousGreat photo. I love red roses. How long have you been taking pictures?

    Lilly JonesReplyCancel

    • June 24, 2014 - 10:38 am

      AnonymousThanks so much for the compliment, Lilly! I’ve been taking pictures as far back as I can remember, but only just recently did I start taking it more seriously.ReplyCancel

truck-wheels

Photo Originally Taken on May 17, 2014.
f/4.5, 1/400, ISO640

On our trip to New Jersey, my husband became pretty annoyed with me. You were expecting me to say something else, weren’t you? Well, he did because I kept rolling the window down. One reason I rolled it down was to snag this photo of truck wheels. I’m not sure why, but they called to me and so I took the picture. No zoom was used for this photo, the truck was close enough to us that I was able to get this close-up photo of the wheels. I wish I could have snapped a few more photos of the truck, but when you’re driving down the highway, you don’t have a lot of control of what you can get good pictures of.

What do you think of this photo? I’m still learning so any critique is appreciated and welcomed!

last-exit-pa

Photo Originally Taken on May 17, 2014.
f/4.5, 1/400, ISO125

Remember how I said yesterday TJ and I went out of town? Well, I had convinced him to drive so that I could take new photos. This photo is of the last exit in Pennsylvania sign from Pennsylvania to New Jersey. I waited patiently for the sign to show up so I could snap a photo of it. I’m not sure why, but as many times as I’ve entered and exited Pennsylvania, you would think I would be sick of this sign. But something about it signifies and adventure of sorts, I guess. Traveling outside of Pennsylvania or even to parts of Pennsylvania I’ve never been to is always an adventure.

What do you think of this photo? I’m still learning so any critique is appreciated and welcomed!

  • January 23, 2015 - 7:45 am

    AnonymousGreat story. Thank you for sharing your feelings and experience with us.ReplyCancel

car-mirror-reflection

Photo Originally Taken on May 17, 2014.
f/5.6, 1/80, ISO125

As an early celebration of our wedding anniversary, TJ and I decided to take a trip to NJ. On the ride, he had to stop to get gas and I decided it was the perfect time to take a photo. He was leaning against the car and I had the perfect view of him in the reflection of the car mirror. Unfortunately his head and face didn’t make the picture, but I’m short and he’s tall, there’s not much I could do about it. I did manage to snag a reflection of me in this photo as well, which wasn’t my original intention, but I think it worked out pretty well.  It also just so happens that “reflection” is this week’s photo prompt over at She Crab Soup. If you’d like to join me, make sure to check out the prompts up through July.

What do you think of this photo? I’m still learning so any critique is appreciated and welcomed!

 

  • May 19, 2014 - 11:58 am

    AnonymousI like that you can’t see your husband’s head and neck… kind of makes the photo feel mysterious…

    Also, I like the different depths…
    Nicely done!ReplyCancel

    • May 20, 2014 - 8:11 am

      AnonymousThank you for the critique and compliment, Alexis! I really appreciate you taking the time! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • May 19, 2014 - 9:20 pm

    AnonymousI love this! The pic of him and you in the rearview. It’s a cool composition.ReplyCancel

    • May 20, 2014 - 8:12 am

      AnonymousThank you! I think the picture has grown on me since posting it, haha.ReplyCancel

  • May 20, 2014 - 10:11 am

    AnonymousI love it! It’s great that you got yourself in the picture too, so creative.ReplyCancel

    • May 22, 2014 - 7:19 am

      AnonymousThanks so much for the compliment, Kelli! I really appreciate it. 🙂ReplyCancel

vanilla-ice-cream-rainbow-sprinkles

Photo Originally Taken on May 16, 2014.
f/2.4, 1/63

It seems like it’s been a while since I posted a new photo of ice cream, so I had no choice but to take this picture of my vanilla ice cream with rainbow sprinkles. TJ and I decided to head to one of our favorite places to grab ice cream. It doesn’t help that this particular place has thick milkshakes, which TJ cannot get enough of. He often says that they come close to the milkshakes that he used to have as a child. I should have capture a photo of him enjoying his thick milkshake, but I was too distracted by my own ice cream. It was delicious too. This place does NOT skimp on the sprinkles.

  • May 19, 2014 - 10:23 am

    AnonymousOh my gosh. That looks SO good! And now I want ice cream and sprinkles. Blast trying to be good! lol Though I’d so go for chocolate. Or maybe coffee. Yums!ReplyCancel

    • May 20, 2014 - 8:06 am

      AnonymousLol, am I making it difficult for you to behave yourself? I really wish I had one of these right about now; though, I guess it’s actually a bit early for that!ReplyCancel

  • May 29, 2014 - 4:35 am

    AnonymousYummy, I will make vanilla ice cream for my kids. It is beautiful and amazing rainbow sprinkles.ReplyCancel

    • May 29, 2014 - 8:48 am

      AnonymousThank you for visiting and commenting, Barbara! I remember when I used to have homemade vanilla ice cream as a kid, it was SO good! I bet your kids will love it! 🙂ReplyCancel

may-white-clouds

Photo Originally Taken on May 15, 2014.
f/10, 1/4000, ISO100

I have to admit that the day started off dark and gloomy. It put me in a bit of a funk if I’m honest, but when I ventured outside, I was greeted with this light May white clouds. I couldn’t help but snap a new photo of them. It was a pretty calming scene and I’m glad I was able to capture it.

Critique is welcome or feel free to just say “hello!”

  • May 17, 2014 - 2:24 am

    AnonymousThe photo gives me such a sense of peace— beautiful….ReplyCancel

    • May 17, 2014 - 7:51 am

      AnonymousOh thank you, Alexis! I’m glad it could bring you that sense of peace. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • May 18, 2014 - 8:38 am

    AnonymousLove this photo! You have a gift for taking photos. I could really use some of your talent myself 🙂
    Keep at it!ReplyCancel

    • May 18, 2014 - 8:40 am

      AnonymousOh wow, thanks so much for the compliment, Maria! I really appreciate it and I’m happy you enjoyed the photo. 🙂ReplyCancel

the-ground

Photo Originally Taken on April 14th, 2014.
f/2.4, 1/476

One day when I was walking to the mailbox, I looked down at the ground. I saw this nut-looking thing with the heart shape in the middle. It caught my attention, so I decided to snap a photo of it. I honestly have NO idea what the heck the heart shaped nut-thing is. I know I’ve seen it before and I’m sure it has a name, but it’s just not coming to me right now. But I found it on the ground and I thought it was interesting, so I’m sharing it with all of you.

Anyone have a clue what this thing is called? Oh, and a more random question, if you looked down at the ground right now…what would you see? Share it in the comments below!