Blogiversary | Top 10 Nature Shots

Today is my two year blog anniversary (“blogiversary”!)! I thought I would celebrate the occasion by posting my fave pics from the last while and since I have too many for one post, I’m going to make it a several-part series :) Enjoy my top 10 favorite nature photos!

30 Day Photo Challenge: Day #30 “Self Portrait”

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Wow, I can’t believe that it is already day 30 of the 30 Day Photo Challenge! This was such a fun experience and I’m grateful to everyone who participated, from joining in the challenge, to liking my posts, to leaving me feedback! I am on the lookout for other fun photog challenges to start, so let me know if you have any ideas:)

This photo is my submission for “Self Portrait”. I had another idea in mind when I set out to take the photo, but this random shot seemed perfect for that theme. What do you think?

For those of you who care about details, this shot was taken at 26mm, ISO 800, f2.8, 1/50. Contrast, clarity, and highlights fixed in Lightroom 4.

Have a wonderful day!

–The Vision Fairy

Lens Flare & Dandelions

Here are some photos of my experiments with lens flare last week. I kind of feel the same way about lens flare that I do about dandelions…a lot of people don’t like lens flare and dandelions and they try hard to get rid of it/them. But I think there is real beauty in glowing lens flare and bright dandelions! Enjoy:)

30 Day Photo Challenge: Day #12 “Sunset

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Today’s challenge was “Sunset”. Sadly, it was cloudy all day here so we didn’t have a gorgeous sunset like we usually do. I still like the solitude and peace of this “just-before-dark” image…even though its not an official sunset photo:)

For those of you who care about details, this shot was taken at 17mm, ISO 1600, f4, 1/30. Contrast, clarity, and white balance fixed in Lightroom 4.

I have five blogger friends who have joined me so far in this challenge! To see their challenge posts, please visit their blogs at:

http://y0urstrulee.wordpress.com

http://iclickallthetime.wordpress.com

http://kvisionphotography.wordpress.com

http://snappyspeak.com

http://chickenandtea.wordpress.com

If you would like to join in, please leave me a comment to let me know. I will put a link to any other participants at the bottom of each of my challenge posts. Reminder: It can take you MORE than 30 days to complete this challenge. I know it will definitely take me longer than that:)

My challenge posts will be filled under the “30 Day Photo Challenge” tab on the main page of my blog. Enjoy:)

A Trip to The Park

Enjoy these photos of my recent trip to a local State Park…I think they show why Fall is my favorite season:)