52 Frames: Frame #8 – Uncommon

This week was the perfect opportunity to use a technique I’ve always wanted to try…forced perspective (an uncommon way to look at things). One aspect of forced perspective is to make the viewer believe that certain objects are smaller or larger than they actually are.

I walked around a bit and tried different ideas to make the photo come to life. I finally discovered that the DC Washington Memorial was the ideal landmark to try this experiment with. It took a few tries, but I had a lot of fun in the process.

Here is the final result!

A special thank you to my model who did a great job (and had a lot of patience so that I could get the perfect shot). 😉

52 Frames: Frame #6 – Your Desk!

I wanted to share my week six photo for the 52 Frames theme, “Your Desk!”.

For the last few weeks, I’ve dedicated time to working on the 52 Frames project at my home office (i.e. coming up with ideas for themes, mapping out shooting locations, and editing photos) and I wanted to highlight that.

I also wanted to document how far I’ve come in the project and you’ll see a hint of that too. 🙂

Have a great week!

52 Frames: Frame #4 – Macro

Hi Guys!

I wanted to share frame #4 from the 52 Frames Challenge which is “Macro”!

Macro photography is the art of taking close-up photos that highlight details you may not catch with the naked eye.

I chose a tiger lily as my subject because it’s one of my favorite flowers. Macro photography was a great way to bring out the details of the lily (such as the curl of the petals, the colors, and the lovely spots).

Have you tried macro photography? If so, what did you choose as your subject?

52 Frames: Frame #3 – Hello From…Washington DC!

This weekend, I captured frame three for the 52 frames challenge. The 52 Frames community has photographers from all over the world and this week we were challenged to share our corner of it.

Washington DC is a great city! It’s known for it’s historic monuments and memorials.

I wanted to showcase a unique structure known as the Air Force Memorial. The memorial is a tribute to the service and sacrifices of the men and women of the United States Air Force.

The structure’s soaring spires reaches the height of 270 feet and can be seen for miles. A hidden fact about the memorial is that it emulates a famous maneuver by the US Air Force Thunderbirds known as the High Bomb Burst!

If you are ever in the area, I recommend planning a short visit here. It’s amazing to see this memorial up close!

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?

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