Where Heaven and Earth Meet

IMG_6933 sky.clouds.Jrm4.13_smw“Behold, He shall come up as clouds, and His chariots shall be as a whirlwind.”  —Jeremiah 4:13 KJV

 

Mikayla

My daughter and I did a senior portrait session last week for a friend.  It was such a blessing to have my daughter accompany and assist me.  She is a fantastic photographer and offers some wonderful ideas.  Our friend, Mikayla, has such a sweet spirit and was great to work with.

For this shot, I used my Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens at f/4, while my daughter held up the gold reflector from the Impact 42″ 5-in-1 Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc Set.

IMG_6613 Mikayla.backlit_smwFor the two shots below, I used my Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens at f/2.8.  The sun’s light was still harsh in the first image, so I used the shade of the tree to soften the light on her face.  The last image is my favorite and was taken just as the sun was setting behind the mountains.

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WPC: When Life Begins to Fray

I recently bought a colorful, artsy scarf, which I quickly noticed frays easily.  Even though it looks like a mess, the nice thing about its design is it seems as easily fixed by stretching the fabric in just the right place and with the right amount of tension.  I was reminded of how God designed us in such a way that we are not so easily broken, and when life begins to fray, if we will allow God to stretch us a bit, even when it looks like a mess, our lives can become untangled.  He knows just how and where to stretch us so our lives can look like a beautiful tapestry once again.

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If you would like to join The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge theme “Fray”, click here, or check out one of my faves.

KC in Arizona: Frayed Nerves

WPC: Sparkly Silhouette

I have been so busy I didn’t think I would have a good opportunity to participate in this week’s “Silhouette” photo challenge, but while doing a senior portrait session last night, the opportunity presented itself.  I love how the senior’s silhouette turned out!

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IMG_6590 silhouette.sunburst_smwTo join the challenge or to see more silhouette images, go to: The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette, or check out one of my faves:

Wind Against the Currents

Clicky Chicks’ Silhouette Coastline with tips on how to photograph silhouettes

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Textures

While watering my gardens, I noticed a tiny feather lying on a leaf and thought it might make a nice composition for this week’s Daily Post photo challenge theme “Texture“.  In order to really reveal the textures of the feather and leaf, I went inside to get my son’s Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens.  I love how macro photography displays that God is into details.

Tiny feather on a dahlia leaf

Tiny feather on a dahlia leaf

I also took a photo of an old book cover for its texture. The original color of the cover is red, but I changed the hue to more of a brownish to use as an overlay on photos.  Please feel free to use it to add texture to your photos as well.

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Here is an example of how using it might look on an image.  In Photoshop I used the overlay blending mode and lowered the opacity a bit.

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Disclosure: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission.   I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

I Froze Its Wings! Well, Almost

I have a friend who is good at capturing birds, butterflies, and hummingbird moths.  Most of my shots have yielded blurry to non-existent wings.  But today!  I did it!  I froze the wings of a hummingbird moth, and I was excited to see a glint of colorful light reflected on its wings.  I used my Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens with the settings set at 100 ISO and the shutter speed at 1/5000 sec.  (❉◠‿◠)

Hummingbird moths are kind of like platypuses, because they look like they were made up of parts from other creatures . . . bumblebee, hummingbird, butterfly, and moth.  I love our Creator’s imagination!

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Hummingbird Moth on Hemp Nettle

Disclosure: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission.   I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Zig Zag

Ripples in water often create interesting zig zags of reflections.

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“I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.”  —Jesus

Jesus is my ‘life boat’.  (❉◠‿◠)

 

To join in this week’s challenge or see how others interpreted the theme, go to:  The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Zig Zag, or check out one of my favorites so far:
HK’s Huck Le Berry’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Zig Zag

sabrina jones: Weekly Photo Challenge – zig zag

retireediary’s Great Wall

 

Affiliate link of lens used:

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Zoom Lens

 Disclosure: The link above is an “affiliate link.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission.   I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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