TWOI: 12/15/17

Happy Friday!  This week featured quite a bit of Alaska.  I took so many photos there; I hope you don’t mind.

I’m also just beginning to play around with Instagram stories.  They’re all the rage nowadays, and I haven’t really used them before, so we’ll see how it goes!

This first photo is from my most recent post on crossing the Red River during our backpacking trip in Lake Clark National Park.  The scenery is beautiful, but the water sure is cold!  Check out that post here.

© LotsaSmiles Photography 2017

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TWOI: 11/03/17

It’s crazy to think it’s November already.. I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween!

This first image was my only true stand-alone this week.  It’s actually a somewhat older picture; we didn’t carve pumpkins this year.  I do enjoy doing it, but I was just too busy with Kumoricon preparations!  I’ll be posting some pictures from that really soon.

© Brianna Shade 2014

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WC: Finding Time for Photography

I’m always a bit surprised when I hear folks say something along the lines of, “I’d love to find more time for photography,” like photography is an extracurricular activity for which one must set aside dedicated time.  I hear tales of sad cameras left forgotten in a closet for months on end, and I just can’t comprehend this.

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TWOI: 10/27/17

Happy Friday once more!  Today kicks off Day 1 of my favorite convention, Kumoricon!  Look forward to many pictures from that coming soon.  For now, I should probably be shooting a panel….

I wanted to try something different this week, so I experimented with grid photos!  The idea is that each tile can stand on its own as a photo, but when put together, a larger picture is formed.  This was fun, and while it took considerably more time to organize and plan out my posts, I’m really happy with the result.  Let me know what you think!

This first one was quite simple.  This was from my post this week on my very first bush plane.  As you can tell, these planes are itty bitty!  Read all about that adventure here.

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Weekly Challenge: The Magic in the End

The end of the world isn’t some instantaneous, catastrophic event, abolishing all life in a blink.  No, it’s slow.  It’s a gradual, inexorable deterioration of everything you know and love all around you.  You can’t plan for it, you can’t avoid it, and you can’t stop it.  You think it would never happen to you, that life would always be the same, and like all other hardships in your life, you’d survive this one as well.

I did, too.

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Motion in the Trees

I’ve seen pictures from the Boardman tree farm before, and I immediately resolved to see it for myself.  When I heard it is to be chopped down and replaced with cow farms, I knew I needed to make this beautiful place a priority.

© LotsaSmiles Photography 2016

I absolutely love autumn.  I love the colors and the smells, the feel of the cooler weather setting in for winter to cleanse us of the past year and blossom anew into spring.  This is the perfect time of year to visit a tree farm – when rows upon rows of erect bark stand in stark contrast against the fires of fall. Continue reading