This Week on Instagram: 5/5/17

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

This is also a special post… it marks my 200th!  I can’t believe I’ve managed to write up 200 posts; that seems crazy to me!  But I’m glad to have you all with me.

This week, Instagram saw steady viewership; these were all fairly close.  I’m still trying to get more visibility (that’ll always be the goal), but consistency at least tells me my photos are consistent.  Sometimes, I feel like a slack slightly on what I post, but I generally like all of the photos this week.

First is of a beautiful morning in Yosemite Valley.  We had to come back a second day to capture this, and it was entertaining behind the camera.  If you missed it, you can read that photostory here.

© LotsaSmiles Photography 2017

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This Week on Instagram: 4/21/17

I made some more changes this week, and I think I’ve seen some improvements.  I even have a new inductee to the 100 Club!  I think I’ll eventually get the hang of this game.  I like the photos I post, and I’ll keep working to make them more visible so more can see them!

This first one is pretty recent, so I might see some more attention trickle in… and hopefully more than the trickle pictured.  I’ve looked at other photos of Shoshone Falls, and it’s a roaring torrent.  We caught it during a dry spell, but the area was still beautiful, and it was a pleasant way to end our road trip.  If you missed it, be sure to check out the entire adventure here.

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This Week on Instagram: 4/14/17

My efforts on Instagram haven’t been as successful as I would have thought, so it appears I need to experiment a little differently.  No new inductees to the 100 Club.  We’ll see what next week reveals.

Once again, I was surprised this first image didn’t get more love.  I absolutely couldn’t get enough of Landscape Arch.  I didn’t initially have this picture in monochrome, but I kind of like how it turned out.

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This Week On Instagram: 4/7/17

This week included some local shots of the spring sakura, some from our adventures in Arches National Park, and another from Yosemite.  It wasn’t as active as last week, but I’m still playing around with my hashtags to maximize visibility.  Once I can identify some patterns, I’ll be sure to share my findings!

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Delicate Arch

Ok, folks, here it is… our very last arch!  You didn’t think I’d run out of arches to talk about, did you?

We were having so much fun playing around Devil’s Garden that we had to actually rush a bit to get down to Delicate Arch before the started to rain again.  The morning had been so beautiful.. why did the rain come back?

But Delicate Arch was an absolute must for us, so we weren’t going to miss it!

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This Week on Instagram: 3/31/17

Wow!  So this week saw more activity than last week.  Folks really love those photos from the road!

I was a bit surprised this first photo from my inaugural backpacking training hike didn’t see more love, but I almost never agree with the masses as to which are my best photos.  I’m too connected to them, I suppose, and a lot of the value I see is sentimental and tied to the experience behind the pictures.  So how do I share that experience through a photo?  Food for thought.

© LotsaSmiles Photography 2017

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Arches: The Most Amazing Day

Our first day in Arches wowed us with nature’s splendor and the phenomenal discovery of these gravity-defying works of natural art.

Our second day revealed to us the remarkable playground of the Fiery Furnace and saw us delve deeper into the park.

© LotsaSmiles Photography 2016

But the third day?  The adage says “third time’s the charm,” but that assumes prior failure.  While that might have been somewhat true in our quest for sunrise, the remainder of our days were anything but disappointing.

© LotsaSmiles Photography 2016

Nevertheless, our last day in Arches was absolutely the most incredible, by far.  Who knew each day could just get progressively better?  But somehow, it did.

And as much as I love the English language, I struggle to confine this truly remarkable experience to inadequate, paltry words.

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