Sunday, September 2, 2012

I Clicked It Up A Notch - August

The month of August has been a busy one! From celebrating and reflecting on the one year anniversary of my blog and shooting on manual to starting my sixth year of teaching, I have had less time get out and photograph than I would like. Despite less time shooting, this month has been filled with trying new things when I do get the chance to take photos. For my favorite photo of the month I chose one where I tried something new and learned from the experience. I was out at a local garden enjoying the scenery, but struggling with the direct sun lighting. In an attempt to use the light to my advantage I changed my perspective and captured the photo below. I learned that even when I feel disappointed, changing my perspective can change everything. (This works for my life too :o)

Settings: ISO 400, 55mm, ss1/320, f/5.6
Location: Point Defiance Park Dahlia Test Garden in Tacoma, WA
“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”  ― John Lubbock

Click It Up A Notch


  1. What a neat angle and LOVE the sun flare! Nice work.

  2. what a pretty picture of a beautiful day! I, too, love the sun flare!

  3. Some say never shoot into the sun. Well you showed them it can be done.. and beautifully. Wonderful capture!

  4. the flowers are gorgeous against the blue sky, but that sun! wow!! love it!

  5. I like this different perspective, it's beautiful!! :)

  6. What a great moment you captured here! I had fun finding this picture at the "i clicked it up a notch" august challenge. i'd like to invite you to come share your photography at my weekly photo challenge: It is smaller and I'd love it if it featured some of your photography. This week's theme is family. Please consider joining!


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