I feel a celebration is in order! This is the first week I have been back to work and I was able to meet my goal of a post a day even with such a drastic change to my schedule. I am proud of this accomplishment. After visiting Jaymi's blog Live, Love, TRAVEL and seeing her list of photo challenges, I thought a great way to celebrate would be to participate in some Favorite Photo of the Week contests/challenges.
The photo below is by far my favorite of the week. I took it yesterday evening in my back yard. To read about the shooting session and the unexpected encounter during it, go here. I picked this photo as my favorite for two reasons. Number one - I LOVE the lighting, especially how it is shining through the back of the flower. Number two - I captured this shot using full manual mode and was able to get the camera to do what I wanted it to do and had to do only minor edits with brightness, contrast and clarity. I think this means I am learning!
Settings: ISO 100, 1/20, f/5.6"Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul." - Luther Burbank
I would love to know your thoughts on this picture - what works, how it could be improved, etc. I have been getting such wonderful and thoughtful comments and suggestions on other pictures. I feel blessed to have such talented photographs giving me pointers and helping me grow. Thank you to everyone who has commented on my photos since I started this blog, keep them coming! Also thank you to those who are following along, I can't wait to share more of this journey with you!
Linking up with Fabulous Fridays and Favorite Photo of the Week. Head over and check out the other fantastic entries!