Click It Up a Notch - August

Friday, August 31, 2012

So here I am, a little over a year after my photography journey began. Well, OK, I've taken pictures for most of my life. But, it was last July that I switched out of Auto mode, after I received a zoom lens and speed light from my supportive husband. He knew I had been inspired to begin studying photography and he surprised me with an awesome birthday gift! And so, my journey began in earnest. 

I'm thankful for his generous support, as well as that of my family who are my biggest cheerleaders.   And, of course,  I'm so very grateful for all the wonderful support and feedback from my blogging friends here! You guys inspire me to keep learning, growing and clicking along. Thank you!!!

So, choosing a favorite image from August was tough. I'm so smitten with black and whites these days, and I captured some moments that I adore. But, when I think about clicking it up a notch and pushing myself, this image stands out to me. I was out in the evening with my kids for soccer practice. The light was changing, the scene was busy with people, kids, and mosquitoes! I waited, watched, took a few crappy shots, and then the magic appeared and I seized the moment. I love the way this came together.



Click It Up A Notch
Thanks for stopping in! I wish you a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!
P.S. Did you know there is a blue moon this month, and it appears tonight? Be sure to look up this evening for a site that only happens, well, once in a blue moon!  ;-P
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Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

I love this one Melissa- so glad you chose it!

Tish said...

I love this one too! The colors in the sky are amazing. She looks so calm and peaceful. You really know how to capture amazing images!

Kim Cunningham said...

Beautiful! I love what you captured here. You are doing an amazing job!

KellieB said...

Beautiful image - I love the colors!

Rachel said...

Beautiful colors!

Rachel said...

Beautiful colors!

Suzanne said...

Pretty :)

Ida said...

What a sweet moment you've captured.

Stefanie said...

So lovely! It was well worth the effort, it's perfect :)

Kim said...

You know this is one of my all-time favorites of yours. It is just so wonderful.

Mama Monkey said...

You just reminded me I missed the blue moon!!! Shoot!!! LOL Great image--the ski is amazing!

Danelle said...

You picked a gorgeous one!

LeiShell said...

Beautiful shot. I love when moments present themselves and you can get the shot!

Cropped Stories said...

This is definitely a favorite of mine! I just want to be sitting where she is sitting (looks quiet and serene) even though it really wasn't!

Nancy said...

What a great moment you captured here! I had fun finding this picture at the "i clicked it up a notch" august challenge. i'd like to invite you to come share your photography at my weekly photo challenge: http://dosmallthingswithlove.blogspot.com/2012/09/thank-to-everyone-who-linked-up-last.html. It is smaller and I'd love it if it featured some of your photography. This week's theme is family. Please consider joining!
Nancy

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