This week in pictures: Fog and filters and textures

by DaniGirl on August 11, 2012 · 1 comment

in Photo of the Day

The nice thing about taking three full weeks of vacation, more or less, is that you manage to work through your mental lists of all the things you have to do AND most of the things you want to do and by the time the third week is puttering to an end, you actually find yourself with some idle time on your hands. I think this week’s photos reflect that — a lot of these were just me playing with the camera and having fun.

I wanted to practice using my flash but none of the kids were in the mood to play model, so I made myself a still life instead, then decided it needed a little extra seasoning with some layers of texture. I like the vintage vibe, except for the Ikea flowers (and now that I think of it, that’s an Ikea tin watering can as well!) Let’s call it big box vintage!

Watering can with flowers

I was also using the flash at one point with these cherries, but I didn’t like the effect. I brought them outside onto the porch and liked the natural light version much better. Baby steps, right? Also enhanced with a bit of texture.

cherries with texture 2

My only portraits this week were of Shauna’s gorgeous family. I don’t know why I’m so lucky in that all of my portrait clients are such sweet, fun people, but the streak continues. I liked so many of the photos from this family portrait session that I couldn’t choose just one for the photo of the day, so I made a storyboard instead. Are they not adorable? And so playful and fun!

Porch portraits with the V family

Willie was not having fun. Willie was trying to nap in a warm corner of my room. I had other ideas.

Cat studies

I headed back to work for a few days this week, and was compensated for the early-morning wake-ups by some amazing foggy mornings during my commute. Here’s three shots taken over two mornings. (Heh, can you believe the middle one was taken through the open passenger window as I waited at the Timmy’s drive-through in Manotick? I’m telling you, there is nowhere that I am not looking around for interesting pictures, even at 6 am waiting for my first coffee!)

Foggy sunrise on the farm

Foggy sunrise_

More foggy mornings

I’ll leave you with this sunny shot.

Flowers in the sun

Does anything say “happy summer” like yellow flowers peeking through a white picket fence on a summer day? Speaking of sunny, stay tuned for what I hope is a week full of sunny shots from the Mayan Riviera. Two days and counting!! :)

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1 Chantal August 11, 2012 at 7:44 am

Beautiful photos Dani! This post oozes contentment, I love that. I can’t wait to hear (and see) about your trip south!

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