Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Fern: World of Color

(For any doubters... Fern is a legitimate Crayola Color...)

I had a discussion with my dad the other day about how the dawn & dusk hours are the BEST time for photos. Perhaps not the best time for portraits but for purposes of this here blog - these are the best times. As you may be aware, I'm not a "dawn" kind of person. This morning, however, my husband left at 6:30 (I understand that's nowhere near dawn. That's like 2.5 hours PAST dawn... but it was closer than I'd been in a while) to head out towards the rainforest where he'll be the (paid) guest speaker for a middle school retreat. (EEP! This is sooo close to my #47 that I can hardly contain myself. Super happy for him.)

So. Since I was already up early (Lawd knows men can't find what they are looking for without waking up their wives for help...) I decided to take the pup for a walk. Have you ever walked outside and been smacked in the face with the smell of fresh rain? Ahh.... That's the best. I said to my husband, "Bring on the Fall!" That's my favorite time of year and, call me crazy, after a few days of 75 degree weather, this Washingtonian's ready for some pumpkin patches!!

Taking these photos makes me dream of the day when I treat myself to a legitimate macro lens.


  1. Great shots. The colors are beautiful and I totally agree about early morning being the best for photos. The only problem is getting up and out. :-)

  2. You are weird. "Bring on the Fall"? WHO ARE YOU?! We need some more warm days. I'm shivering over here. Seriously. I am. Turn around.

  3. Even without a "legitimate macro lens," you got some great shots!


    Feeling rather ducky?
    Here’s what I would do:
    Find a pond or puddle,
    One that’s right for you;
    Take a sturdy life vest,
    Strap it on your back;
    Jump into the puddle,
    Give a little quack!

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Never-Flowing Fountain

  4. I love the water droplets in the last shot.

  5. beautiful shots.. i love water drops. and for portraits the first two hours of day light and the last two hours of day light make for some awesome captures and sun flares.

  6. Gorgeous shots!

    Watery Wednesday post at my page, please drop by if you can. Thanks!

  7. I'm so pleased to find another Christian Photography blog! Do you by chance live in Tillicum Wa? I was at Fort Lewis many moons ago and have dotted my living map with various places in Washington.

    Please come over and look at my photographs. I just got a 'real' camera last week and am in the process of learning how to use it. What fun it is!

    Blogger isn't letting me sign in so I'll leave the url here. grrrr...... =)

  8. Okay- so blogger won't let me even comment on my blog now... and I'm wondering if this will even go through. It's so strange!!!

    Thanks for visiting my new blog! I've lived in Lakewood (just behind the Schuck's auto parts in the red brick apts, Downtown Puyallup, Graham and Ballard in Seattle. Yeah- I got around. ;) Washington is a beautiful place to live and very photographer friendly I'd say.

    What do you do about rain on your camera? It's monsoon season here and I dare not take mine out when it's rainy. I'm too scared.


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