Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring Blossums

Spring has sprung around the
Tidal Basin in Washington DC.
The trees will be in bloom for
about one more week.
If you are in the area stop by
 for a fragrant walk around our nation's capital.

Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land (Song 2:12)
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Has anyone seen spring? I checked my calendar and it said it started last Sunday. It is still cold and dreary here in Maryland.

This picture was taken in my backyard last spring.

So here is my challenge to you.  Go find spring in your neighborhood and take a picture. It doesn’t have to be flowers.  When you think of springtime what comes to mind? I will be going on a hunt for spring this weekend.  Come back next week to see what I found.
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Friday, March 11, 2011

Leading Lines

The Rule of Thirds is a good guide to use when taking your pictures. Now let's add another
element to the composition of the photograph.

When we look at a photo our eye is naturally drawn along lines. By thinking about how you place lines in your composition, you can affect the way we view the image, pulling us into the picture, towards the subject, or on a journey 'through' the scene.

I love this photo my son took of my hubby and I walking over the bridge.

Use converging lines to draw the
viewer into the cute couple holding hands.

The conveyor belt tells the story in this picture.

The bridge draws your eye across the river.

Horizons should generally not be placed in the middle of your frame. This leaves an image feeling unsettled compositionally. A much more effective technique is to place them in the upper or lower third of your frame.
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

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Friday, March 4, 2011

Travel Photography

As most of my followers know, I love to travel.  Maybe it was all the traveling I did as a military spouse or not leaving the tri state area as a child.  But I love the adventure of new things and learning about the area/people I visit.

Let’s get back to photography.  When I travel I make a mental list of things I want to photograph.  I try to get a sense of the area and its people through photography.  I also never forget this:
You can wrap this tripod around anything
and it balances great on all the uneven surfaces.  Love, love this thing! 

So let’s see if you can guess where we went by just looking at these pictures.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Watch out for falling coconuts!
One of my favorite shots this time
in Florida were the palm trees.
The Palms down south are like
the Oak tree of the north.
They are are everywhere. I like how they grow and bend! This was our view at one of our hotels.
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