Friday, November 18, 2011

Shades of Autumn -- White, plus some

I haven't had as much time this week to create blog posts and take pictures...I've been playing with my pictures though: organizing, tagging, sorting, and deleting--though not nearly as"ruthlessly" as my photography teacher wants...but he doesn't have to pay for my hard drives, so no skin of his nose.   I do want to finish transferring my photos from iPhoto and tag them all, or close to all of them.  It is fun to look at old pictures, see my babies when they were smaller, see how far my photos have advanced in even just the last six months, and really fascinating to see how heavy handed my edits were when I was first learning photoshop.  Some pictures really are worth deleting.  I am afraid of what I will see when I look back to now six months from now.

Certainly I sometimes keep favorite photos that are not good photos, but at times my dancing baby is just too hard to get in focus.
Or keep in the frame (and in focus):
Thank goodness for black and white.  Photos of my little girl dancing around the church while we wait for a meeting will always be favorites for me...even if they are just "snapshots."

the long road

She did agree to pose...for a second...and without too much enthusiasm.  I guess I'd better get better at focusing on quick moving darlings.







I think converting to black and white doesn't count for the white shades of autumn...and wouldn't you know it IS actually snowing at my friend's houses, but in our tiny pocket of warmth we have rain.  That's okay...I did find some white foliage the last few weeks.  I would have NEVER seen it without this challenge.  Some people love photography because it allows them to capture the beauty that they see...I love it for that, but more because it causes me to see beauty in the first place.






And here is the tree from which some of my orange leaves came--today:
I hate to admit it, but I think winter might actually be here.  Why am I getting up at 5:30a.m. Saturday to shoot the sunrise?  I've done more hiking, squatting, walking, carrying things, and overall WORK since I started this hobby...am I really that excited to endure the cold for a photo that might not come out in the snow and gray?  Yes.  Especially with friends.  Thanks for taking this journey with me!

Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge
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16 comments:

No Greater Love said...

I agree, the ones of Sunflower dancing are priceless. :)

little macaroon. said...

lovely pictures. that silver foliage came out really well, and your little one looks like a very happy little thing!

Light Trigger said...

beautiful captures of your little one!
your white pictures are beautiful too, especially the white foliage! by the way i love this foliage...

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DaenelT said...

Your daughter is just too cute!

The White set I very pretty, love the little flowers.

Kathy said...

Soooo jealous you have a willing model in your home! Me? I have to shoot mine "stalker style". Gorgeous photos!

Kathy

Satakieli said...

What a gorgeous set of photos, your little one is such a cutie :)

Loving the photos for "white" too. Both the berries and the silver foliage look awesome :)

Thanks for taking part again in the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge, I hope you'll stop by next week to link up your photos for a chance to win!

Susan said...

Love your Sunflower pictures, (Especially the one on the bench) and such pretty white berries. Such a lovely find!

Ashley Sisk said...

I could look at photos of Sunflower all day - gosh she's photogenic.

alicia said...

What sweet shots of the little one. Love your white captures too. I definitely love the way photography has opened my eyes to the possibilities and beauty that I might have otherwise missed. Thanks for joining the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge. Make sure to stop back next week with a fav autumn photo for a chance to win some fab prizes!

Aud's Space said...

Beautiful shots! The fifth one down is such a gorgeous white! I liked all of them~

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

I just love that one of her looking right at you- beautiful!

Leovi said...

Beautiful portrait, have an interesting look. Great pictures with light and color of a beautiful autumn day.

AJ said...

Love your dancing girl with her big beautiful brown eyes!

Danelle said...

So many beautiful photos!

Patrice said...

Great shots - your little girl is precious!

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

Oh my goodness, I'm loving the 3rd, 5th and 7th shots. Beautiful!
Thanks so much for joining us in the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge. Don't forget to share your favorite autumn photos with us during next week's finale. There are prizes up for grabs! Have a great weekend.