100 Beautiful Strangers Project: Stranger #50

I’m happy to announce that I’ve met the 50th Stranger in my 100 Beautiful Strangers Project this weekend!! I’m officially at the half way point guys!!

This weekend, I joined a group of photographers from a meet up group to attend the annual Renaissance Fair. The event is very popular in this area. I was excited because this was my first time attending the fair. The fair was amazing! There was so much to see and a lot to photograph.

Since I knew this was going to be a great event, I made it my goal to meet a stranger for the project.

As I seek to get better at taking portraits, I’m beginning to study photos by other photographers. I noticed that I really love when photos have a pop of color in the background because it adds to the dynamics of the photo.

I did a bit of scouting around the festival grounds and came across a yellow wall that could serve as the background. I think it worked great for the picture.

There was only one thing left to do…find the next stranger!

When I saw Lavette, I knew in an instant that she was the perfect person to be Stranger #50 in the project.

Lavette was great! She was a natural in front of the camera and knew how to pose with various expressions .  Out of the few poses I took, these two were my favorites.

I hope that you enjoy the photos too Lavette! Thank you for being Stranger #50!!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Clouds

Thanks to a tip from my good friend C, I’m participating in RagTag’s photo challenge this week! I chose the prompt “Clouds”.

One of my favorite photos featuring clouds is one I took recently at Moho Beach on a picture perfect day!

Moho Beach sits on the edge of St. Maarten’s International Airport and is known for its’ close overhead landings as it nears the beach.

I was lucky to capture a plane just as it was nearing the runway and it was a marvelous sight!

You can learn more about the incredible airplane landings by clicking here:

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100 Beautiful Strangers Project: Stranger #49

I met up with a group for a photo walk in a quaint and trendy part of town. As I was walking around, I saw Koraima. She was the perfect candidate for 100 Strangers and I didn’t miss the opportunity to ask her to join the project.

Koraima’s hairstyle and blue sunshades were the perfect combination for a fun and stylish summer look and I’m so glad that I got a chance to capture it!

Thanks for joining the project Koraima, I hope that you enjoy the rest of your summer!

100 Beautiful Strangers Project: Stranger #48

I met Ronald while I was visiting a historic harbor in a neighboring city. After all the rain we’ve had recently, today felt like one of the first days of a “real” summer.

While I was walking around, I noticed Ronald because of his defined features. I knew that he had to be the next Stranger in the project.

Ronald was so kind and patient while I snapped a few shots.

Thank you for being apart of the project Ronald! It was a pleasure to photograph you.

Beyond The Horizon

I miss the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenges so much! The challenges were my inspiration to get outdoors with my camera and be creative.

When I went back to read the final post (hoping it said they were keeping the photo challenges after all), I learned that there are  380 challenges!!

I decided that every so often, I will go back to the photo challenges to spark my creativity.

Today’s photo was inspired by the prompt Curiosity.

Have a great weekend! 🙂

100 Beautiful Strangers Project: Stranger #47

This past weekend, I was out on a group photo walk and it was the perfect time to catch up on the 100 Beautiful Strangers Project.

As I was walking, Caitlyn approached me after seeing my camera and wanted to know if I was a photographer. When I told her yes, she was excited to get information regarding where she could take photography courses.

What a golden opportunity!  I quickly told her about the project and she agreed to be the next stranger.

I’m so happy that Caitlyn is interested in photography! It’s a wonderful way to stretch your creativity and to document life.

Thank you for being apart of the project Caitlyn and good luck on your photography journey!