Wild Wednesday 43/52 The Circle of Life

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I’m behind reading and responding to blogs again, but this is my normal for most the year as I’d much rather be out and about with my camera than at home doing laundry,  mopping, and scrubbing doing housework.  Mind you, I like a clean and tidy house I just wish I wasn’t the one always responsible for doing it.  Just sayin. Why I set myself up for that is probably what Psychology majors study. I don’t want to go there I just wish He-Man and I worked out something very early on that he would do laundry, dishes, and house cleaning when I was away from home.  Funny, early on he didn’t see that coming in the future even though I love to travel and adventure.

Musings and rant over; I have been busy finishing the Maternity images for my friends with a pretty quick turn around time: Just two weeks! If I were a busy Portrait/ Event Photographer it might be a month or more before receiving your images from your event or session. Just so you know.  Retouching and editing aren’t as easy as one might think it is. Hair and skin tone are a major time suck! En mon avis.  Highlights, and Shadows…Oh vey!  Landscapes, birds, and the night sky are ever so much easier to develop than people! For me anyway!

With the parents to be permission, here are a few images that I made during the session.

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I love you with my whole heart

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Family Order

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The Kiss

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Not knowing how to do Maternity Portraits as a professional knowing this park and a few poses really helped to make the session I hope a success for all of us.  For me, it was challenging, and so much fun to shoot!

I put in my request to photograph their baby as a newborn. I hope that works out. I think that would be so much fun! I have props!

Next up I have Baby Girl’s “Save the Date/ Wedding Announcement images to develop, and she’s picking her wedding dress, and I am going to be there along with her best friends to see which dress she chooses this week-end.   Although she’s warned me I’m not to make one. Not one remark about the price of the dress or her tattoos.  I’ll hate both and be biting my tongue, but I will b/c it’s her life she’s over 18 and she has a dream dress in mind. I won’t say a word. I won’t say a word. That’s going to be my mantra all week!  A and H will be there to hold my hand and keep my tongue in my mouth in case I start to. 😉 Baby Girl is so clever!

My Mom and Step-Father were visiting and stayed with us for several days, but they are flying home to FL as I type this. It was lovely and too short seeing them.  They were busy visiting both sides of the family in two weeks. Their visit was especially nice on the heels of visiting them in FL.   Now for me, it’s time to develop Baby Girl’s images, and I went to the Renaissance Faire one day this past week-end and have those images to go through and develop too.

It’s been a wild week of Family, Fun, and Adventure.  I hope this post finds you well, and living the best life you can this week.

Nikon D810| Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D| Hoodman Digital Film| Natural Light| PS CC 2018

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2016 Top Ten Most”Viewed” Images on Flickr

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As we approach the end of 2016  I’m looking back on the year’s images; seeing which were the most liked by others, which images I love, which techniques failed,  or succeeded, and falling in love all over again with the places I’ve visited, and the people I met during the last year.

I made thousands of images in 2016 whittling them down to just 10 isn’t easy when I love so many, and divorcing myself from the emotional aspects of making the images and being purely objective is hard!

While going through my images I also took a look at my 2016 Top Ten most viewed images over at my Flickr site. Since those are easier to get to I thought I’d share those images with you again this year.  Most of these you’ve seen before if you’ve been following my blog this year. Voici!

1) Sunset Martin's Beach Half Moon Bay

2)Horsetail Fall 2016

3)Dawn in Manhattan

 

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5)Radio City Music Hall

6)Allen's Hummingbird Male

7)Swanson Creek Cascade

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9)Anna's Hummingbird Female perched on a branch

10)Vermillion Flycatcher

Voila! The Top 10 2016 Most Viewed Images on my Flickr site.

I’ve whittled  down my favorites of the year down to 35. Getting that number down to 10-15 is my next task and I’ll share those images soon!

I hope those that celebrate Christmas had a lovely Holiday, and those celebrating Hanukkah are having a great one so far, and I hope we all have a fantastic week!

More to come…

Too soon he’ll spread his wings…

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Jaxon 19 months old…and fly! He’s growing up so fast!

This portrait was challenging. Our little toddler is a busy baby! He’s not still too long.  I hope to get more images of him

made with these wings.

As he gets older I hope to be  able to make portraits of him with off camera flash, but it’s impossible now unless he’s sleeping.

I love this face! Hopefully you’re not getting tired of seeing him. I do restrain myself to only posting images of him once in a while.

Nikon D700| AF-S Nikkor 50mm f1.8G| SB910