Friday, June 29, 2012

I Clicked it Up a Notch - June

If May was a difficult month, June was daunting. However, I was determined to spend some time with my photography. I had the opportunity to head to the eastern part of the state of Washington to a place called the Qunicy Wildlife Recreation Area. It was an amazing journey and ended with the chance to try to photograph a sunset silhouette shot of something other than the ocean. It stretched me a bit to find a location with enough visual interest for the amazing sunset to contrast with, but I feel successful in the end. I am glad that I took the time to capture this moment and to take a photographic chance. 

Settings: ISO 200, 42mm, ss1/80, f/5.0
"If you nurture your mind, body, and spirit, your time will expand. You will gain a new perspective that will allow you to accomplish much more." - Brian Koslow

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Tones on Tuesday #36 6.12.12


Please link up your photos for this week on last week's linky. 6 showcases will be featured next week. I look forward to your photos and to my last day of school on Wednesday! While I will miss my students, I am very excited about some quality photography time.

MsDewBerry at Dew Drops
 
What a stunning shot! The drama of the black and white plays up the texture and details of the petals. Thank you for sharing MsDewBerry!

Jeanne at Butterfly Tales
The light and shadows are lovely in this photo! The way the leading lines pull you in an fill you with a curiosity of what is beyond makes for a beautiful place captured. Thank you for linking up Jeanne!

Cindy at This and That
The light is amazing in this photo. I love the way the flower fills the frame and how the light softens the lines. Thank you for sharing Cindy!

MsDewBerry, Jeanne and Cindy please go HERE to grab your showcase button.

Now it's your turn to share your photo with altered tones. Here are the guidelines for Tones on Tuesday:
  • The basic idea is to share one photo where you have altered the tones. Such as a black and white, sepia toned, selective coloring or colored photo. Feel free to share the original and edit, or just the edit.
  • Please share a photo that you have taken and edited yourself.
  • One photo per photographer please. If you have more than one photo in your post please indicate which one if for Tones on Tuesday.
  • Please link up with your permalink and not your blog address.
  • Attach the Tones on Tuesday button or a link back here to your post.
  • Leave comments for at least 3 other participants, share the love :o)!
  • Have fun!
Disclaimer - By participating you give Scattered Horizons permission to share your photo on this blog. Photographers will be given credit for their work.

This weekend I spent some time at the Quincy Wildlife Recreation Area and took some sunset photos I am very excited about. However with 7 days of school left I am going to wait to edit them until I have the time devote quality attention. Something to look forward too! For now, I am going to share a flower photo I took a while ago. I took this at a house that is for sale near mine. The backyard is spectacular and filled with a plethora of flowers. I had never been back there and was shocked by the secret garden feel. I am shocked that no one has bought it for the flowers alone! 

Settings: ISO 400, 55mm, ss1/60, f/5.6
"Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Joining the link ups below. Be sure to check out the beautiful shots and join the Tones on Tuesday link up found further down!
 Sweet Shot Tuesday with Kent Weakley  Live, Love, Travel     and then, she {snapped} 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Tones on Tuesday #35 6.5.12

Mona at Mona's Picturesque
Lovely soft colors, a beautiful texture and a dreamy depth of field. What a wonderful shot! Thank you for sharing with us Mona. 

Ruth at RH West
I was absolutely amazed to discover that these flowers were real. The pattern and shape looks so uniform that I thought they might be fake. I love the lines in this photo. The composition and framing draw attention to the unique nature of the flowers. Thank you Ruth for linking up!

I often refer to black and white as either dramatic or soft in tone. This photo is one of those dramatic ones for me. The way the black and white emphasizes the abstract nature is amazing. Thank you Leovi for linking up each week with your captivating photos. 

Love, love, love the adorable expression and the softness of the black and white tones. Such a wonderful moment captured and a stunning photograph. Thank you for sharing!

Another precious little one with such a cute expression! I love the catchlights in the eyes and the natural frame of the play structure. What a great photo Kelly-Marie! Thank you for linking up.

What an amazing photograph! The composition is lovely with the gravestones and the tree. The black and white adds just the right amount of drama and gives and overall reverent feel. Thank you for sharing with us!

Mona, Ruth, Leovi, Bunch of Barrons, Kelly-Marie and Mom Photographer please go HERE to grab your showcase button.

Now it's your turn to share your photo with altered tones. Here are the guidelines for Tones on Tuesday:
  • The basic idea is to share one photo where you have altered the tones. Such as a black and white, sepia toned, selective coloring or colored photo. Feel free to share the original and edit, or just the edit.
  • Please share a photo that you have taken and edited yourself.
  • One photo per photographer please. If you have more than one photo in your post please indicate which one if for Tones on Tuesday.
  • Please link up with your permalink and not your blog address.
  • Attach the Tones on Tuesday button or a link back here to your post.
  • Leave comments for at least 3 other participants, share the love :o)!
  • Have fun!
Disclaimer - By participating you give Scattered Horizons permission to share your photo on this blog. Photographers will be given credit for their work.

For my photo this week I have a campfire photo from a recent trip to the Oregon Coast. My goal was to capture the beauty and color of the flames. I love the drama of this photo and it only involved a tiny bit of tweaking with the basic settings in Lightroom. 

Settings: ISO 200, 55mm, ss1/30, f/5.6
"I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match." - Mia Hamm

Joining the link ups below. Be sure to check out the beautiful shots and join the Tones on Tuesday link up found further down!
 Sweet Shot Tuesday with Kent Weakley  Live, Love, Travel     and then, she {snapped}