Happy Memorial Day everyone!
Today the whole fam piled into the Mom-mobile and drove down to Lake Anna! We were visiting Uncle Bebop and Mama J.
I wrote a bit about Uncle BeBop back on Day 21.
Mama J is the Hub’s cousin but she’s like a Mama to me.
I cherish my time with her.
When we got there we were treated to the *bestest* fried chicken this girl has ever had!
Note to self: get the recipe!
After lunch the Hubs and Uncle Bebop took the Littles down to the lake for some fishing and swimming. I got a chance to hang with Mama J.
Even snuck in a few minutes for some pics! (shocking I know 😉 )
We called these “helicopters” when I was a kid!!
ISO 100 ~ f/2.2 ~ 1/100
The tone on tone color of these berries… L.O.V.E!!
ISO 100 ~ f/2.2 ~ 1/160
I even liked the tiny peek of blue bokeh from the sky up in the top left corner. Usually I’d photoshop something like that out, but I liked how it looked in this pic so I left it in.
One of Mama J’s gorgeous lilies!
ISO 100 ~ f/3.5 ~ 1/800
The contrast of the orange lily on the green background really makes this one for me! Had to close my aperture a bit to allow for a wider depth of field so the whole lily was in focus.
What in the world are these uber cool plants??
ISO 100 ~ f/2.2 ~ 1/800
Do you see how the horizon line is intersecting the flower? That’s something that you *don’t* want to do. It is distracting to your viewer’s eye. I had a couple others of these, but wanted to share this one because it illustrated this point perfectly!
A bench in the back of Uncle BeBop’s property.
ISO 100 ~ f/1.6 ~ 1/250
To get this effect I opened my aperture almost as wide as it can go for an uber shallow depth of field.
PS – I also monkeyed with my logo again. The frame on the one I tried out yesterday was just too distracting.
Thoughts on this one?
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