52 Frames: Frame #2 – Red Snowbird

I couldn’t believe my luck this morning when I looked outside! There was an amazing winter wonderland scene and this magnificent, red beauty perched on my neighbor’s fence.

It took a little patience, but I finally got a shot of the little guy!

What does your winter look like?

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52 Frames: Frame #1 – Self Portrait

Happy New Year!

A new year means new opportunities for photo challenges. I recently found a wonderful community of photographers at 52frames.com!

Each week, a new assignment is given that will challenge photographers to elevate their photography skills.

The first assignment of the year…Self Portraits! I typically shy away from being in front of the camera, but I knew it would be a great learning experience.

I took a lot of selfies, but finally settled on a simple self portrait to share on the blog that I liked.

I hope that you like it too! Have a wonderful week…

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:

https://tinyurl.com/odj5uj8

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! 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: All Time Favorites

Oh no…say it isn’t so! I can’t believe that the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenges are coming to an end.

I’m incredibly sad that this is the last weekly photo challenge. The photo challenges were my inspiration for starting my blog.

I went back to look at every photo I’ve submitted for the challenge and was pleasantly surprised. I can clearly see the development  in my work as I learned different photography techniques.

I will miss the weekly challenges because it was instrumental in my growth as a photographer and for that I’m forever grateful.

For my “all time favorites”, I decided to post my very first photo for the challenge, the most popular weekly photos by year, and finally one of my personal favorite photos.

MY FIRST WEEKLY CHALLENGE PHOTO

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual Prospective

 

MOST POPULAR WEEKLY CHALLENGE PHOTOS BY YEAR 

2013 Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns

 

2014 Weekly Photo Challenge: Room

 

2015 Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself

 

2016 Weekly Photo Challenge: Curve

 

2017 Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflecting

 

2018 Weekly Photo Challenge: Place In the World

 

 

One of My Favorite Photos

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: 2017 Favorites

Wow! I can’t believe we’re at the end of 2017.

There were many times when I wished I could get out with my camera more. However, when I review the year through photos, I’m amazed at all the photo ops I experienced.

A few highlights included learning more about studio photography, capturing a big wheel bicycle race, exploring the metro tunnels, and photographing holiday lights.

Here are just a few of my favorite photos from 2017. I hope that you enjoyed them too!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Cheeky

Here’s my submission for this week’s photo challenge, “cheeky”.

I really had to put on my thinking cap for this challenge. After searching my archives, I discovered a picture of Julia (Stranger #31) with her beautiful daughter.

Her daughter’s cheeks were so adorable and it made my heart melt. I’m so glad that I found an opportunity to share this heart-warming photo with you.

Find other blogs that are “cheeky” by clicking here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Serene

Some of my most precious moments of serenity have occurred at the dawn of a new day.

Discover other serene moments this week by clicking here.