This week was a little better!  I saw increased engagement, and I even have a new inductee to the 100 Club!  I think I’ve finally figured out the secret, and I really should have known: my own engagement makes my account more visible.  I made a point this week if spending five minutes each time I post not only posting my picture, but then turning around and liking, commenting, and following others.  It takes more time, but I see huge improvements when I do those things.  Go figure.

You should recognize this first image from this week’s photo challenge: reflection.  I chose to eschew the predictable watery reflections and shimmering surfaces in lieu of the more nostalgic interpretation.  It’s a post about the most influential woman of my life, and I invite you to read it here.

© Brianna Shade 2013

This next one was my submission for Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness.  I was drawn to the details of these little grass tufts in “the swamp” of Yosemite.

© LotsaSmiles Photography 2017

I really like this next image.  It’s an interesting perspective, looking straight down to the distant Crater Lake far below my feet.  That blue is incredible.

© LotsaSmiles Photography 2016

This was from my photostory this week.  That morning was very cold, but the icy climb was worth the beautiful moonscapes I was able to capture!

© LotsaSmiles Photography 2017

Here’s another from Yosemite.  This is the peak of one of the Three Brothers, right at sunrise.  This park really is a photographer’s playground.

© LotsaSmiles Photography 2017

I love the colors of this next image, also from Crater Lake.  It changed so quickly as the sun set, from bright gold to gentle pastels.

© LotsaSmiles Photography 2016

Finally, my most-liked image this week, and a proud new member of the elite 100 Club!  This is yet another from Crater Lake.  That day was beautiful.  Those clouds, and those rich colors…

© LotsaSmiles Photography 2016

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