Rather than take the time to write an actual post today, I thought I’d go back over some of the highlights of the last month and just share lots of photos with you. July was a great month for pictures!
July was also a great month for blogging. My traffic is increasing and I’ve been getting more attention on social media as well. Yay!
July 2nd–I spotted this little guy along the river trail at Ijams.
Fourth of July fireworks in downtown Knoxville.
Brownie fudge ripple from Cruze Farm Dairy.
This sunflower was shot at an aperture of F 1.8, the widest I can produce at the moment. The image in the foreground is fairly sharp and the soft background makes it stand out even more.
This one was taken in manual, just a few seconds after the auto picture. It is a bit darker, but I feel like the colors are much richer.
A goldfinch? I’m not sure.
Another test shot
This is the full version of the flower from today’s header. I thought a little editing might be fun for a change.
Gay Street after dark. I love the lights and theater signs (and the ice cream shop down the road).
A deliberate camera shake can add some interesting effects to a long exposure shot.
I was trying really hard to get a shot of the bees in the air, but it just wasn’t happening that day.
Surely it’s too early for pumpkins?! I do love that bright color against all the green, though.
Taken from the same spot as above, but with the 50mm lens
Knoxville taken from Sharp’s Ridge. It’s a shame about the power lines because this is a magnificent view.
French macarons from Honey Bee Bakery in Knoxville
I noticed this fungus when I stopped to take a little break on the walk back. I had to do some editing to get the exposure just right, but I think it looks good.
Decommissioned railroad tracks that run through Ijams. This photo is slightly underexposed, but I left it as-is because I love the dark, mysterious look.
This formation was well lit already, but shooting with a low ISO was still too dark. Flash helped to brighten things up a bit more and it doesn’t look too washed out.
So tell me, which one is your favorite? Leave a comment below or talk to me on Facebook. I’d love to hear from you!