The only place I feel at peace is out in nature behind the camera with a waterfall in front of me and the sound of water rushing all around. I trekked down the side of the hill, only slipped twice on the ice (don’t tell my beau), to get closer to my peace. Sometimes I need a few minutes to get a away, just a moment to myself to be at peace, relax, and empty my head. I only think of the next photo and how to photograph nature at her best.
Everyone should have a happy place to go, a place of peace, a place to just breathe. Nature is that place for me.
I normally do not go back and review photos. Once I’ve uploaded them, picked a few good ones to post, I usually leave the rest in the abyss of the memory card or laptop file. But over the weekend I was cleaning off memory cards and found quite a few good photos I had taken but never did anything with them. This is one of them from Great Falls National Park in Virginia. I spent the morning there with my bestest friend. We only get to see each other a few times a year but when we get together it’s like we’ve never been apart. That’s friendship.
Don’t forgot to appreciate those around you. Even though you assume they know how you feel about them, don’t just assume. Show them. A hug, a touch, a wink, a smile in their direction would totally make their day. Not to mention a text message or call just to say hello would also let them know you’re thinking of them. It may just make all the difference.
As we were leaving Yellowstone on our trip there last month, I noticed this small waterfall so we pulled over and I quickly captured it. I loved the tiered rocks and slow water trickling down. Waterfalls are fun to photograph.
Even though I was just on that long trip in early July, I’m looking forward to my next adventure and hitting the road again soon. My Mom and I were just talking about that today – us kids got the traveling bug on the open road from my Dad. I’m glad he gave that to me. I feel the urge again to get out there, leave life behind for a few moments and see our great big world.
But for now, I’ll keep processing photos from my recent trips and sharing them here.
I’m slowly getting through my photos from vacation. I found this gem and decided to post. It’s from Spearfish, SD, a waterfall called Roughneck Falls. It was late afternoon when I was there so the lighting was totally perfect, plus I used an ND filter.
As you know I love to photography waterfalls and the ones in South Dakota were no exception. The tails allowed us to get close. I love the sound of running water and was so happy to see a great amount falling here.
I’ll post more waterfalls from Yellowstone and South Dakota so stay tuned.
It was good to be back in nature today. I’m still healing from my fall on Memorial Day so I took an easy, flat walk to Hells Hollow. I used an ND filter, 2 second exposure, -5 exposure compensation. I snapped this one as soon as the sun was hidden by some clouds which allowed me to leave the shutter open longer!
I’m excited about an upcoming long road trip and can’t wait to share more photos with you! There will be more waterfalls and hopefully some wildlife!
Until then, be careful out there! But be fearless too!
I had the pleasure of the morning outside in nature enjoying beautiful weather and wonderful scenery. Nature was at her best this morning, showing off her beauty for me to photograph. I took this photo on my way to Hells Hollow at McConnells Mill State Park in Portersville, PA. I love watching the water flow over the rocks, slowing the shutter to capture all of it.
Take a moment this Memorial Day weekend to remember those who sacrificed everything so that we have the freedom to travel this great nation of ours taking photos and posting our opinions freely.
Last weekend I visited Great Falls National Park in Virginia. It was raining on the way there; however, upon arriving the rain stopped and I was able to get the camera out for a little while. It was an awesome shoot with the great blue herons. I almost forgot I was there to photograph the waterfalls!
Here’s one of the photos I took. I hope to get to more later and post them soon. I still haven’t processed all the photos from Cabo yet . . . I’ll get there.
Today I spent time hiking with a friend of mine. But before the hike and the rain, I took some more photos. I make time for what’s important. Do you?
I went back to Leesburg Falls in Grove City, PA this afternoon. I just had to try out my new lens! It was amazing! I loved the wide angle and clear focus. It was fun playing with it. I hope to get it out a lot over the coming months.
I have an awesome trip coming up – I’m hoping to take photos of sunrises, sunsets, and great landscapes. I’m so excited! Stay tuned!
I’ll share more photos from today’s shoot throughout the week!