Week 12, #10 Leading Lines (Creative)

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Here is another image from my photo session at the Downtown Bradenton Bus Station.  I was in awe of this fence.  The lines, all those lines, and it is so cool!!  I love how if you try to follow individual lines, you can’t; but they definitely lead you down the street.  On a side note, I heard a rumor that they are going to be removing this fence.  I truly hope that is not true.  I love it!

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Week 11, #52 Wild Card (Wild Card), Waiting for the Bus

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I met a family at the Downtown Bradenton Bus Station the other day to do some photographs for them.  I was a bit curious as to why they wanted their photos at the bus station until I saw it.  WOW!  What a great space!!  We took photos from this angle, in front of the various murals, and in front of the wooden slats.  They are amazing photos and I cannot wait to get back and take more photos here.

Week 10, #7 View From Below (Composition), Palm Trees

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I was walking down Main Street in Lakewood Ranch the other night and was admiring how the palm trees looked.  They were illuminated from below and it created some interesting shadows in the canopy.  I didn’t have my camera, so I took several photos with my iPhone.  This is the winner from the group of photos.  Unedited.

Week 9, #45 Full Edit (Technical), Tiger Longwing Butterfly

Full Edit-1.jpgHere is another photograph from my recent trip to the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory.  This beauty is a Tiger Longwing Butterfly.  This photograph was great straight out of the camera, but I decided to add my touch to it in post.  I increased the saturation slightly, added some clarity and contrast, did a small crop, added a vignette, and some lens correction.  My favorite part of this image is how you can see the butterfly’s proboscis (tongue) curled up.

Week 8, #25 SOOC (Technical), Swallowtail

SOOC-1.jpgI recently visited the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory.  I thoroughly enjoyed the warm, humid environment and the many butterfly species found there.  I spent quite a bit of time observing and photographing them.  This image, a black and red Swallowtail (I believe), is SOOC (Straight Out Of the Camera).  It is one of my many favorite images from that day.  I love the pop of the red against the black as well as the pink flowers that appear to be glowing in the background.

Week 7, #48 Wild Card (Wild Card), Kaelyn

DSC_3309I was at my parent’s house this past week and decided to play around with my new camera.  My niece was very curious so I gave her my older camera to experiment with.  At one point, she began taking pictures of me, so I turned and took a few of her at the same time.  I love the look of concentration on her face; her lips are stretched all the way back… So cute.  Her photo of me is below.

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