Most of you who follow me know that one of my favorite places is the beach which is always a sanctuary for me. With this post I decided to share another sanctuary – our backyard. We are fortunate to live on a neighborhood lake which allows us to see plenty of waterfowl. Plus I make sure that there are feeders and birdbaths in the yard. Here are a few of the birds we have enjoyed this year
I am definitely a warm weather gal – but I do enjoy the colors and traditions of the fall and winter. In our area, autumn colors don’t show up until November so we take an annual trip to Skyline Drive in October. This past October was special because we had both grandchildren there and our grandson had started walking. Here is one of my favorite photos from the trip.
The next two photos were taken in our area in November. This past fall was especially colorful here
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I LOVE SUMMER!! The flowers, birds, wildlife and beaches are the things that bring me joy in the summer – plus being with family at cookouts, the pool and the beach. Here are a few from my summer thus far.
This week we are asked to share photos that depict a quiet moment in our lives. One of my favorite places to go is the beaches on Hatteras Island. Even in the summer – these beaches do not get crowded.
I also love the quiet of the morning where I can go around my yard with my camera and coffee and look for insects to photograph.
We are fortunate to live on a neighborhood lake where we can sit and enjoy the waterfowl go by and hear birds chirping all around us. It’s a huge reason why we have not sold a house that has grown too big for us.
We live near naval harbor and lots of shipyards. I read that cruise ships have nowhere to “park” during a time like this, so some are using the ports in this area to berth until things open up. Like photos of TP, this photo depicts a sign of the current times.
This week we are sharing some of our before/after photos to show how a crop can change the look. I almost always do a little cropping for compositional purposes. Here are 3 examples from photos taken this year.
Mrs. Mallard Duck – she was pretty far away from me in the original and I thought the shoreline was distracting. I wanted to bring her in closer because I loved the light on her feathers and the color of her eyes.
In this next photo, I turned a portrait into a landscape photo with the crop.
I did a major crop on this last photo because I wanted the rose buds to have all the attention.