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.
Last week I had a few hours so I drove South to Ohiopyle State Park, PA. These are two of my favorite photos from the shoot. It was so relaxing to see the waterfalls. I used a viable ND filter so I could leave the shutter open longer. The top photo was exposed for 8 seconds to give it that effect.
Please remember to visit my Facebook page (Photo Life Journal). I posted the photos there Sunday but just now posted them here. I’ll try to be a little faster next time!
As a side note, I entered 5 photos in a contest last weekend where 4 of them placed! I actually sold one of them! Anytime you se a photo on here and would like a print, please contact me – leave a reply or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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!
So if you read yesterday’s post I said I wasn’t able to get outside. Then there was an invite to members of the photo club to meet up at this waterfall. Getting outside with my camera always makes me feel better so I headed out. It was a real treat to be out with another photographer, as I’m usually by myself (unless my beau takes me on a trip).
There is so much going on in this photo – but my favorite is the swirling water in the foreground. How cool is that! I left the shutter open for 3.2 seconds to get that effect.
And for the first time ever, I submitted this photo to the local news station to use on their broadcast. Someone encouraged me to do it and I was flattered they thought the photo was good enough. I don’t know if it will be used but at least I tried. This was a step outside my comfort zone for sure!
Anyway, I just wanted to share that with all of you. I also want to tell you that I just purchased a new lens which I’m seriously excited about and I can’t wait to use it soon! It’s more for landscapes and of course, waterfalls.