theme – landscape 2014
The Coconut Grove Arts Festival, one mile of sculptures, art, and photography. I mostly stopped in the photography tents. The photographers were so talented (that would be why they are professionals) and so inspirational. I think my husband actually enjoyed the festival too. We would stop and read about the photos we loved and how the photographer captured them. My husband kept telling me to just take the camera out and shoot tons of photos and I could have my own little tent. I laughed and asked if he had seen any of my photos. I enjoy it as a hobby, and I think I have come a long way but I will never be a professional, and I don’t think I want to be a professional. - Diane
Theme – Landscape 2014 by Kim
theme – twilight
I took this photo last night with my phone. We were on our way to dinner to celebrate my son’s 16th. birthday. I decided not to take my purse (which has a small camera in it). I am now kicking my self in the rear. It seems like that always happens. I wish I could make this photo bigger but then it just makes the cars fuzzy. We were moving about 50 mph, I was shooting through the windshield, and the sky was changing rapidly. I just wanted to get a few shots of the color before it was gone. – Diane
theme – climate
Florida, the Sunshine State….. most of the time. We do have a summer rainy season. We are used to the sudden downpours of rain that last 15 – 20 minutes, but then we just keep going about our business. We know the sun will shine and the activities of the day will be restored. What can you do? It’s the price we pay to live in summer climate year round. – Diane
Photo Friday Theme – In The Wild
John loves to hike and he knows I love photography so we decided to do a photo hike in a new area out by Long Valley called Hacklebery State Park. It was a good hike especially along the Black River where you were climbing over rocks. I didn’t love the uphill climbs as it reminded me how out of shape I am. We stuck to the hike along the water but there were definitely miles and miles of wilderness around. I always try to imagine how the first explorers felt when first exploring different places.
After our hike, we stopped off at the Cider Mill Farms for some homemade goodies and coffee. Lovely family place!
Photo Friday Theme – Swift
It is amazing how quickly Autumn passes by.
The leaves quietly start changing among the green landscape and then in a few weeks the colors are abundant, almost distracting you on your errands. Another week passes and most of the bright oranges and reds have turned brown and rust. After a few storms swiftly coming through, there are more leaves on the ground than the trees. I can begin to see the hills beyond the trees again and can see the sunrise and sunsets from my home.
Swiftly the seasons can pass, we have to enjoy the moments.
Photo Friday Theme – Autumn 2013
I was going down the hill to do my errands and decided to make stops along the way to take some Autumn shots. This is the Rockaway River that runs through Boonton and Denville. I love how still the water is right to the edge of the dam and the colorful leaves caught in the falling water.
theme – heavenly
When I think of the word heavenly, I automatically think of sunbeams showing through clouds. I have always felt they are like a little glimpse of something so much bigger.
I took this photo in Topsail, NC. It is the first time I was able to capture sunbeams shooting out of the tops of the clouds instead of the bottoms. I was so mesmerized by the top sunbeams I didn’t realize I had also captured some from the bottom in the same photo.
When I can finally get a grasp on my Elements program and all the wonderful things it can do, I hope to be able to enhance the sunbeams even more. Until then, this is enough of a glimpse of heaven for me. – Diane
theme – nature walk
I always say I need to get out more and explore the great things that surround me. The Morikami museum and Japanese gardens in Delray, Florida was one of them. Kim and I spent a day here taking a photo hike through the beautiful gardens. It was gorgeous and a place I hope to return to for another photo hike. – Diane
theme – spacious
This bridge was being built next to the Hoover Dam. My first thought was who in the world will want to drive over a bridge that far up? My second thought was how do you build a bridge that far up? To me, the answers to these questions didn’t really matter. I wasn’t building it and I would certainly not be driving over it.
I chose this photo for spacious because honestly, there is way too much space between the bridge and the water below. I will admit that even though this bridge scared the heck out of me just looking at it, I’m sure the photos you could get from being on it are spectacular. So, if you are ever near the Hoover Dam and get to drive across this bridge, take a picture for me. I would love to admire the view from the safety of the ground. – Diane