Happy 2024!

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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

Next is a shot from Palouse.  You should recognize it from last Sunday’s weekly challenge: “wanderlust.”  I have lots more to edit from that trip.  The rolling hills of farmland was a nice break from the dreary rain of home.  Look forward to some posts with more pictures!

© LotsaSmiles Photography 2017

This is another from Yosemite.  That mist was simply magical, and it showed every day.  I have an odd fascination with mist (I’ll have a post soon on that as well), but with it being fairly rare in most places, I suppose that makes sense.  Mist just gives a photo that something special.

© LotsaSmiles Photography 2017

Next, two in monochrome.  I didn’t used to do many black and white images until I started contributing to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness.  Now I have the opportunity to look at the world in a different way.  I enjoy that mental stretch.

© LotsaSmiles Photography 2016

This one was actually my submission to last week’s.  I just loved the details of the needles heavy with snow.

© LotsaSmiles Photography 2017

Finally, my top two for the week.. and they’re actually a tie!  Both from Yosemite.  Which do you like better?

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