This challenge had to do with “framing” your photos. Using something natural, or otherwise, to block out the focus of what you wanted focused on.
I am NOT good at it!
But here is what I got.
The least framed one, this sun flair, yet one of my faves, because – well – sun flair!!
This was my first attempted (above) at using something natural to frame what you want to focus on. Nature isn’t always your friend. But I left it in the collection as while not good, it does force you to think harder to get better at your craft.
Overlooking the town of – Bath, NH. Looking thru two trees. Putting forth a challenge is fun, gives you the motivation to go out and “try” new things.
Onto the next!
Sometimes you do not need a destination. My goal was to – drive!
I picked a road and drove, heading towards Vermont. I picked a town. Literally at random and hit – go! Lupines!!!
I love playing with perspective and focal points, I’m not great at it, but I like doing it. Looking at a flower from the ground up is different then when you look at it from above.
I loved that the clouds were coming in. The sky is such an interesting place. Some people love that sold blue. I do as well, but give me interesting clouds any day!
As I mentioned, I am part of a Facebook Photo Page that does challenges. Our challenge, if we accepted, I did, was “in the garden”. So the last two weeks I’ve spent a lot of time looking a flowers
I saw this out of the corner of my eye and totally brought me to Stephen King’s It! The old MiniSeries? Where he is standing there in the swampy area? I don’t know, I loved it I promptly slapped on the brakes and ventured along the road, down the embankment, and snapped a few pics.
Driving around I think in Lancaster? I saw a trail on the side of the road by the bridge. Stop I did! I found this old abandoned factory. So, in I went!
The most unlikely stops. A Jehovah Witness Church. Great pinks!
Last, but not least – I stopped over in Sugar Hill. I had scouted this place for some night photography, it looks great in the daytime as well!
An Impromptu dash around the valley for some sunset shots.
My back yard. Yes, that’s mine. Simple, yet gorgeous.
I went over to the Grand Isle Boat Landing for some pictures of the river.
January! The start of a new year – I wrapped up January in Deer Isle. We had some killer cold days too! And cute turkeys!
Moose! This is a little one. This is a scanned photo, in fact, I had my old film Rebel with me this day.
No words needed: nature
When I came back from New Mexico, I had gotten a new lens – since I hike, and need to haul water, etc with me. I wanted a more “all in one” lens. I picked up a Tamron 18-270mm. It’s a midgrade lens, and sometimes you get some noise. The editing program I use though, I can easily get rid of the noise. This is one of my first shots with it. I really love the lens.
ECHO! The newest addition to our family (and the LSAT for a while) – yeah, if ONLY she stayed this size!
A lot about photography is about timing, and sometimes luck! I was lucky to spend time in the MidCoast area, and the rainbow shots were 1000% luck of timing.
One of my first digital shots. I was walking our dog, Storm by the tracks and off these guys flew over head. I took this from “the hip”
This is Storm, she was sad this day because the retaining wall had literally fallen – thanks to the flooding!
The house pictures are my friend, Kasey’s home. I did a series of black and white and color and the B/W are FAR better looking than the color- and then Mr. Hummingbird.
A left over from the previous fall – in clear water.
NOT Fiddleheads! I just liked the light and shadow – my reward for this pic – a wet butt an a great picture!
Granite Quarry off Oceanview in Stonington, ME!
Scott’s Landing – found as is! I just lined up the shot!
My childhood friend, Melissa, aka Mac, came to the Island this weekend. She too, has a lovely Canon Rebel and we spent all of Saturday running around taking pictures – here are mine
The village of Stonington, Maine is just – well – breathtaking
Playing with the macro attachments!
Perspective! AKA Belly time!
I dragged Mac over to Barred Island and we spent some fun time tripping over roots and checking out shadows and light
Macro! I never realized how pretty moss was.
I started playing with my F settings and exposure – a few of my photos were “washed” out – however, I was able to recover much of it with my photo editor.
This is how the sun hits pink granite on the – macro of x7
I saw this mushroom – and instantly I thought of the Smurfs – then I get up and Mac said the same thing. It’s amazing how sometimes we think alike!
To end the day (Before food that is!) we hit up Sand Beach – tide was still high – but it was still a breathtaking sight to see.
The sunflowers are in Lille Maine and the sunsets are in Stonington and Deer Isle, Maine – taken on the same day!
I have to admit. The sunsets on the coast are wicked – it has to be the whole ocean thing.