Sunday, February 14, 2016

Nature Photography Challenge :)

Hi All :)

Happy Valentine's Day :)

I recently did a Nature Photography Challenge on FB. 

I don't usually do things like that but in 2016 I am trying to embrace a few things outside my comfort zone :)

This was the premise; 

Post Nature Photos, one a day for 7 days, tag the person who nominated you to participate and then tag someone else to join in :) Simple :)

I guess I do not like to feel pressured to do something & also as a "Professional" Photographer I feel I have to come up with something special to fit this "label" that is attached to taking photos for a "Living" (well, if I made a living out of photography by itself that would be one things but I don't :)

Anyway, I thought I would give it a go, especially as it was amount friends on Facebook :)

Here are the photos I shared :)

DAY ONE - Icicles hanging from a Maple tree in my garden - January 2016.

DAY TWO - Sunset from our street - (I have never seen a cloud formation quite like this :) 
- March 2015.

DAY THREE - White Pelicans on the Salton Sea - California - November. 2014

DAY FOUR - Beautiful Silhouette of a tree against a California Sunset - Poway Park 2014. 

DAY FIVE - A beautiful Wave at Cardiff Beach, California  - August 2015.

DAY SIX - Gorgeous full bloom Magnolias - West Linn, Oregon - March 2015.

DAY SEVEN - A twilight shot of the lovely Willamette Falls, Oregon - March 2015.

I hope you enjoy these & I hope it inspires you to look at the amazing world around us from a different perspective - just for a moment - and hold on to it forever :)

I Hope everyone is having a Wonderful Weekend :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.


Mia @ The Chronicles of Chaos said...

Those are such beautiful photos! I would really like to learn more about photography and practice because I'm terrible at taking photos right now. :-) Thanks for sharing these with us! Visiting from #AuthenticBloggers xo

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Hi M. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by & your sweet words :)

I really hope you can feel relieved after wrestling with the tough decision you had to make :)

Have a wonderful Week, cheers, T. :)

Bethany Magnie said...

Holy cow these are incredible!! So inspiring.

Steve Travers said...

Hmmmmmmmmm, just cannot wait for you to pop over and we do a European foto tour, am sure I will pick up some tips and you expand your portfolio tremendously!

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Hi B. :)

Thanks so much for you lovely comment :)

Happy Week, cheers, T. :)

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Hi Steve :)

Oh I hope I get to go to Europe soon and you know all the places to go :)

But first I need to sell lots of stuff to afford the trip, fingers crossed, I get that done soon :)

Thanks so much for all your lovely support :)

Cheers, T. :)

Duni said...

I enjoyed these very much, Teresa :)
I'm instantly drawn to all the photos featuring water. I really miss living near it! Although different I like both the pale light in CA and the moody light in OR!

p.s. Thanks for your comment. How cool! I guess that is how the universe works - chosing the right people to speak up about important topics :)

Annette said...

I was thinking about doing a blog post like this! It's been months since I've posted anything.

Your photos are fabulous as always. And the challenge made me want to pick up the camera again. Thanks for nominating me! :)

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Hi D. :)

Thanks so much for your sweet words, I truly appreciate them :)

Yep, I think the universe does move in mysterious ways :) I'm not sure my post will be as elegantly worded as yours which was very compelling and thought provoking :)

Hope your week is of to a great start :) Cheers, T. :)

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Hi A. :)

Thanks so much for being such a supportive & amazing Blogger Buddy :)

Oh, isn't it weird, I went to Duni's blog and she was talking about something that I had just started a blog post about for next week (we P.S.'d each other back & forth :)

So, please don't be put off - your work is truly awesome & it has been fun doing the photo challenge with you - sharing our lives is what makes our blogs work :)

Look forward to seeing all your work together on your blog soon, cheers, T. :)

Clare said...

Good job rising to the challenge! I know that feeling of "pressure" to perform when it's your chosen profession. We put high expectations on ourselves, but your work shines :D

I love the Pelicans on the Salton Sea. I've always wanted to visit there, such a bizarre history of place. Also, the image of Willamette Falls is spectacular!

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Hi C. :)

Yep, I have to say, with everything else that is going on I'm kinda proud of myself for doing it, so thanks for the sweet words :)

The Salton Sea has been one of those places I have wanted to go to for a long, long time :) I'm so glad I went but my Hubby was freaked out by it, it is just a very surreal place, which works well for this off beat person, lol :)

Hope your week is going well, cheers, T. :)

Jaime Haney said...

I've been seeing those on Facebook as you posted them. They are just so stunning. You have quite an eye T! So glad you're getting back into blogging again, too many of us have quit or nearly so.

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Hi J. :)

Thanks so much for your sweet comments :)

Yep, it really is so good to be back blogging, I have missed my Blogger Buddies but I too have noticed how many of our friends have stopped blogging :(

I hope they come back, it is great reconnecting with the ones who remain, like yourself :)

Happy Thursday, cheers, T. :)