Week 15: A Different View

This week the theme was Reflection.  I have an image I loved from one of my 365s of a girl peering into the water.  I wanted to try to do something along those lines.  What you might not realize from the image is she’s looking into an ashtray/garbage can combination that had filled with rainwater.

I like the idea of beauty being reflected out of something “less beautiful”.  I also love reflections in puddles and how you can catch something really unique if you position yourself in just the right place.

Week 15 ~ Reflection

I love how this turned out.  I love the beauty of the sunny sky and trees reflected out of the muddy waters.  I also really liked that one, lone leaf sitting on the surface of the mud.

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Week 14: Signs of Spring

Spring is one of my favorite times of year because of the new growth, crazy weather, and blooming flowers.  I was very excited that the theme for the week was Bloom.  Our family took a little train ride to Portland for a long weekend.  While we were there we saw many local sights.

On the first day we went to the zoo, and I had all sorts of fun taking pictures of the flowers. When I saw these blossoms, I knew I wanted a good image for this week.  I have no idea what this flower is, but I loved the long, wavy petals.

Week 14 ~ Bloom

I especially loved this one because I managed to nail the focus (as they say), and that’s something I really struggle with.  I’ll have to go back and process more of the flower images from our trip.

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Week 13: Feeling Blue

Blue was the theme of the week, and I was so excited because blue is one of my favorite colors. But I had a really hard time coming up with something I liked that fit within the theme.  Sometimes being given a theme actually makes my mind a complete creative blank.

Eventually I came up with two different images.  The first was because it was sunny this week and the blue sky was gorgeous.  I also really wanted to try my hand at getting that sun flare.

blue skyFor my second image, I had this idea for Easter.  I wanted to do an Easter basket filled with eggs, but only one blue egg.  I really struggled with composition.  The idea in my head didn’t quite make it out of the camera with this one.

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I hope everyone had a Happy Easter!

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