Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A different type of photography!

When I got last week's assignment for the photography class I'm doing, I about died. "Anything But People." What?!?! How in the world are you supposed to photograph random things laying around your house?

It was with a very skeptical outlook that I started ransacking the house for little picture ideas, but...you know what? I actually had a lot of fun with it! Last week totally made me "Push Past My Comfort Zone"; ironically the name of the photo class!

So, here are a few little things around our house that aren't people :)

This is a beautiful key chain that a very very dear friend sent me from Germany. I have it on my bookshelf along with a picture of her, and I loved the way the color on this one came out!


After mentally debating with myself whether it was worth it or not to venture out into the heat (thermometer was reading 114), I decided to take the plunge. Lighting outside is just incomparable!

But as I walked out our front door, these little fried roses were the first things I saw...seemed appropriate! (and the light and bokeh are just heavenly!!)

This looks so tropical or Hawaiian to me! But, believe it or not, it was our little country dirt road with a glorious sunset and a blooming Bird-Of-Paradise! So fun.

This week's assignment was super fun, too...concentrating on slow versus fast shutter speed. These two pictures were in our irrigation canal. First one had a fast shutter speed (the water looks frozen) and the second one had a slow shutter speed (water is flowing). For those fellow photographers, the settings are on the pictures.

I will hopefully be posting some more shutter speed pictures later on. This class is teaching me so much!!!


  1. Oh my word, Lis! These photos are absolutely stunning! You are really, really good at this. Can't wait to see more! :)

  2. Beautiful pictures Lisa! I can't even pick a favourite!
    God bless,

  3. Pinecones!!! I could have pics of pinecones all over my house, they are so photogenic :D I also love the last two pics.

  4. Absolutely Gorgeous! You are doing a great job Lisa. God has definitely given you an eye for great photos........keep it up. We are blessed with the beauty! Mrs. G.

    1. Thank you so much, Mrs G!! I wish I lived in a gorgeous place like you all do...I don't think I'd ever put my camera down LOL

      Lots of love to you all.