Sunset and Bokeh (L.P)

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New post on Lucillian Photography! Check it out here if you’d like.

~Emmaline

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Boone Lake (L.P)

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This is just a quickie saying that there’s a new post on Lucillian Photographyย !! It’s called Boone Lake. As you may or may not know from another recent post…that’s one of the places we were at during our one-week vacation. It’s a beautiful lake, and a lovely childhood memory for me.

 

So check it out if you’d like ๐Ÿ™‚

 

~Emmaline

 

Open Fields of Grace (L.P)

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I am actually going on vacation…tomorrow. This is a heads up that there’s a new post onย Lucillian Photography called theย Open Fields of Grace. Check it out here.

 

~Emmaline

A ‘Real’ Website…

Hey guys!

I have done this before, but it was many years ago. I have a photography website! I wanted more organization, and less clutter on this blog. So I have a new website. I have been tinkering with the design of the site, and have finally reached a semi-shade of normalcy. If you want to visit Lucillian Photography (yes, that’s its name ๐Ÿ™‚ ) you can click HERE.

What do I mean by ‘more organization’? Well, on here–yes I have categories. But…I just love the fact that you can go on my other website and look at a special page for a certain genre of photography. It’s really handy. AND there’s the added bonus of using slideshows instead of individual images. ๐Ÿ™‚ I like slideshows.

So, what should you do if you’re following this blog and enjoy seeing my (feeble) photography attempts? One of two things:

  1. You can go visit my blog (Lucillian Photography)ย and follow it. OR…
  2. You can just get the posts on this website announcing new photo shoots and THEN go check it out without following the blog. (I will be posting photography updates, without the actual photos on this blog. And I will also be providing the link to the posts in the posts here.)

 

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And that’s my first attempt at a logo. I like it for now, and think it’ll fit the bill for right now. Thank you all for being so encouraging and thoughtful in your interest in my photography thus far. If I ever actually make it to photographer status, I will always appreciate the feedback I recieved early on (now ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

 

~Emmaline

Mist & Water Droplets

Good afternoon!

I was so thrilled when I woke up and saw…a mist/fog! A thick mist, too. I ran out, stuff sticking to my bare feet- and snapped some quick photos. Then I was told to come upstairs to do yoga with Mom and H. I was literally begging the mist not to go away while I did yoga. And happily, the mist remained. I went out and took more pictures. And my feet were still bare, FYI ๐Ÿ™‚ .

 

The first wave…

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There were many tiny little dew-touched webs all hidden in the grass. More to come later.

 

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Oh yes, I found quite a few interesting creatures inching their ways around. Here is my friend the snail ๐Ÿ™‚ .

 

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There were so many webs around! In this picture you see webs on a leaf…

 

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Landscape of the fog…

 

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Notice the sun behind all the fog. I edited out the telephone wire, BTW.

 

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So, I hope this thing on landscapes in the fog didn’t bore you. In this picture I wanted to remove the telephone wires but found that it wasn’t working so well. This is my favorite. I guess I just don’t know how to remove those wires… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ .ย 

 

 

The second wave…

 

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Introducing you to the windmill. I haven’t shown this to you until now, but we have a ‘windmill’ in our yard. It’s little. In pictures it always looks (to me) like a guillotine. Creepiness, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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And now for a shocking burst of color. Just when your eyes were adjusted to the gray-blue landscape fog stuff… ๐Ÿ™‚ .ย 

 

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This is dedicated to the curious amongst us. If you’ve ever wondered what a rotted peach looks like, here you go!

 

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The final photo! I was just going past quietly when this poor guy jumped right into a spider’s web. It was kinda’ sad ๐Ÿ˜ฆ But it WAS a good photography opportunity.ย 

 

Well, I hope I didn’t bore you TOO severely. I actually think this was one of the shortest photoshoots I’ve ever done. But I also think I got the most pictures I’ve ever gotten out of this one. Haha…I didn’t even post ALL of the pictures. ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

So, have any of you ever ventured into a supposedly ‘yucky’ day to take photos?

Do you enjoy when fog/ mists come?

Which of the pictures in each category (first wave, landscape, 2nd wave) is your favorite?

What kind of photography would you like to see more of?

 

p.s. Soon I’m going to post pictures I took on another photoshoot. That post will be 1,000 (just kidding) different views of mom’s engagement ring. I probably should’ve borrowed dad’s wedding ring too…but oh well.

 

~Emmaline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fake Engagement Session

Don’t get excited!

What a way to start a post… I just don’t want anyone thinking this is ACTUALLY anything close to a real engagement session. I don’t have any models for these photos. All I have is the engagement ring (which is mom’s, no I don’t have an engagement ring ๐Ÿ™‚ ). ย But I have always had a fascination for taking ring photos. I used to have a ring I’d photograph all the time. Now…I borrow someone else’s.

Note: some of the following images received minimalย editing.ย 

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Setting one: “up on the rooftop” of our house. Dangerous, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Setting two: “On a tree” perched high in the air. I am fond of precarious positions.

 

 

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Setting three: “the leaf”.ย 

 

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Setting four: “the barbed wire fence”. (Fun Fact: I once ran into one of these and the barb tore right through my pants and cut skin…)

 

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I am very proud of this one. The shadow were fun to shoot with, and I literally balanced it on a piece of bark! Oh, and the focus actually decided to work on the macro setting.

 

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Setting five: “the lexus”. I think this may have been my favorite to shoot. Dad’s car (the lexus)–was in the shade. The lexus is blue, and so it was even darker in the shade. Then I took mom’s ring and dropped it in a cup of water, then pulled it out dripping wet. And there you are!! I also got the lexus a little wet…

 

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Setting six: “The pebbles”. In this photo the ring was still rather wet. So I worked with the sunlight on this one. And the macro focus even produced some bokeh lights ๐Ÿ™‚ .

 

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Setting seven: “The telephone”. I wasn’t as happy with this one. The focus was giving me trouble. But I DO love the shadows. And it’s kinda’ grainy ๐Ÿ˜ฆ .

Bonus Ring…

 

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So, do you ever do fake engagement photos?

If you were to do a real couple, what poses would you do?

Which of these photos do you think turned out the best?

 

Thanks, Mom– for letting me borrow your ring. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

~Emmaline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teen Birthday Photos

On October 24th 2003, Josiah Matthew Figura was born.

And that is why I didย this photoshoot. Because my younger brother is now a teenager. He’s 13. And so at 4:00 we headed outside…

 

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Happy 13th birthday, Josiah! I enjoy watching you grow up…the next step is for you to pass me up in height. I hope it’s not anytime soon ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ™‚ !

 

~Emmaline

 

 

 

 

The Beauty of Fall

Good afternoon.

 

BRRR…it’s cold outside here today!

As many of you are probably aware…fall makes for some pretty amazing photos! Here is a quick sampling of my favorites from a new photo shoot I did today.

 

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What sort of things do you love most about fall?

Anyone have a wonderful warm beverage recommendation?

Has anyone been dabbling in fall photography?

What (in your opinion) is the most important thing to photograph in the fall?

What would you like to see more of on this blog? (survey to follow ๐Ÿ™‚ ? )

 

~Emmaline