Thursday, August 26, 2010

You Capture - Get Outside

Wow! Could there be a better subject for me? Everyone knows I spend half my summer taking pictures at Striebel Pond. But first, there was a birthday party for my sister and much of it took place outside.

Take a beautiful outdoor setting, some playful kids, and you're bound to get some interesting pictures.

Now back to Striebel Pond. I walk there everyday. Except this week when I walked there once. Last night. At dusk. Looking for that perfect shot. But I never found it. I found these though.

The golden sunset shots.

The pinks and roses and mauves.

And the silvers which are my favorite. Trouble is I just can't capture the play of light that makes so many different shades of shimmering silver. But I tried.

And these berries in very low light with my new 35mm lens.

To get outside with everybody else, go to Beth's Ishouldbefoldinglaundry and maybe even join in.

27 comments:

  1. Sweet pond shots. They're pretty and moody. Love it.

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  2. ooh jealous you have a 50mm lens....

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  3. The golden sunsets are just gorgeous. It's easy to see why you love Striebel Pond (and photographing there) so much!

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  4. That second picture is awesome! And I love the dusk picture with the golden glow of the sun.

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  5. I think you captured beautiful shots!

    I love the sunset photos--just gorgeous!

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  6. what a lovely spot to live nearby!

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  7. LOVE the sunset photos!!! Just beautiful!

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  8. Gorgeous shots! I think the silvers are lovely!

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  9. Great shots. I love the second one especially.

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  10. I really love your Striebel Pond pictures, you actually did a great job capturing all of the colors! The pictures of the kids are so much fun! Brit looks like a pro cheerleader and and Haley looks like a model looking over her shoulder in that picture! wow! The picture of Krista and I assume, Brooke? Love it! It's awesome!!!!

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  11. Agh! I'm jealous of the new lens- a 50mm is next on my wishlist :)

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  12. No wonder you are at the pond so often....how lovely. I never thought about sunsets as silver. I'll look a little closer next time. I too included a sunset picture-since picking up my camera for the first time in May...I'm finding a new appreciation for that time of day. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. I love your ducks! Great captures.

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  14. Love the night time shots. How fun! And that first picture of the golden light at Striebel Pond? Gorgeous.

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  15. I always adore your pond photos. I knew there would be some today! ;) They are gorgeous, especially the ones with the pinks and purples!

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  16. I love the sunset pictures:) So relaxing and peaceful!

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  17. So, you got a new lense. Good for you. i love the sunset shots. They are awesome. I still want to visit Streibel pond. Maybe we can go some Saturday or Sunday being I am back at school. I'm a little sad that we only got one walk in this summer. There should have been many more.

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  18. "Golden hour" light is my absolute fav! Your pond pictures are always beautiful and today is no exception. :)

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  19. That's a beautiful lake! My favorite though is the one of the little girl being tossed into the air. That's precious!

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  20. Lovely photos and how wonderful to have such a beautiful pond to walk by.

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  21. I love your pond pics. I'd love to come hang out with you at the pond one day. :-)

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  22. Absolutely amazing shots. The one with Krista tossing Brooke in the air is astonishing...what a capture!! But then all of the pond pics are amazing too. I love the mauves the best but you did a fantastic job of capturing the silvers as well! Thanks for providing all of us with wonderful, peaceful, pictures to enjoy!

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