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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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.

© LotsaSmiles Photography 2015

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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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WC: Packed in Pink – Spring is Here!

You’ve heard me tout my love for autumn, and I’ve found a new passion for visiting national parks in the icy winter.  But I also love spring.  I guess I just love all seasons… except perhaps summer..  I like to be different, right?  Liking summer is too cliche.

I’m just kidding… I like summer, too 🙂

Spring is special, though.  Like fall, it’s transient and ephemeral.  Change embodied in drier days and budding blooms.  After a winter like we’ve had this year, I’m more anxious than usual for the sunshine and warmth.

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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.

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This Week on Instagram: 3/17/17

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I don’t really have any green photos for you this week, but I do have some local shots, as well as another from Yosemite, and my favorite from Landscape Arch.

As always, I welcome you to my Instagram, and you can now sign up for my monthly newsletter for exclusive content not published elsewhere!

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