Good morning, and welcome to a new week!  This week on Instagram featured shots from Hawaii, some local spots, and, hot off the press: Zion National Park!

This first one was from our trip last year to Yosemite.  A bunch of us were photographing Yosemite Falls with this field in the foreground, and this photographer wandered out into the field and into all our shots.  Momentarily annoyed, I quickly saw an opportunity to shoot a photographer in the mist.  This was my submission for last week’s Monochrome Madness by Leanne Cole.

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These next two are from Hawaii.  This one was from our puka beach.  Sunsets are spectacular in the tropics.

This Week On Instagram | LotsaSmiles Photography | This Hawaiian sunset was featured in this week's set on Instagram. Click to see the rest!

And this was a bit farther inland, a lava field in front of Mauna Kea.  I was amused by these cairn guardians in the lava field.  I wish we had more time to explore some of the caves there.

This Week On Instagram | LotsaSmiles Photography | This cairn sentinel in front of Mauna Kea was featured in this week's set on Instagram. Click to see the rest!

This bridge is a bit closer to home, out near the coast.  Everything is so lush and green in the wintertime, though it does come at the cost of a lot of rain.

This Week On Instagram | LotsaSmiles Photography | This mysterious bridge from a Pacific Northwest coastal hike was featured in this week's set on Instagram. Click to see the rest!

Next, Oregon’s only national park, Crater Lake.  We visited this in the wintertime, too.  It was rather cold, but the scenery was stunning (and usually is).

This Week On Instagram | LotsaSmiles Photography | Crater Lake was featured in this week's set on Instagram. Click to see the rest!

Next, a newbie!  I’m just beginning to post images from our trip to Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon.  This was from last week’s Weekly Wow, and this is an image of Zion’s famous Watchman.  You can read all about that here.

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Finally, my favorite this week is an older photo.  This day was so beautiful at the beach, and the sunset was mesmerizing.  I already appreciated the silhouettes of the people taking an evening stroll along the beach, but the gull that swooped in really made the shot.  This image just makes me feel peaceful.

This Week On Instagram | LotsaSmiles Photography | This serene Oregon coast sunset was featured in this week's set on Instagram. Click to see the rest!

Which pictures do you like best?  What do you want to see more of?  Be sure to follow me on Instagram, and I’d love to hear your comments below!


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