Weekly Photo Challenge: Shine

This week’s photo challenge is Shine. I just recently bought a new camera (Nikon D5500), so I had to mess around with the HDR settings. This is my first HDR photo. However, I also took some that were NOT HDR, so I just wanted to mess around a little bit.

I was driving back to my house this evening after running some errands, and saw the clouds in the sky and figured that the sunset tonight was going to be beautiful. I promptly dropped everything and raced up to the lake for some photo ops. Needless to say, I was super happy with the outcomes. Hope you all enjoy!!!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts

Yellowstone National Park is full of Contrasts. Everything from Blues to greens, Yellows to Whites, Reds to Oranges. Color and contrast is everywhere. Some of the contrast isn’t even in the colors, nor in the people who visit there. When looking at different pools, you will see the contrast between life and death. Grass grows tall and strong, yet a mere few inches from boiling hot water, full of organisms that thrive, turning water into acidic fluids that slowly erode the stone beneath the surface.

While this pool may appear inviting, it is so near to the boiling point that it is dangerous beyond belief. Even so, the grass thrives not far from its banks, giving a whole different level of contrast; and respect.

I hope you enjoy!

Sapphire Pool

Sapphire Pool

DanD

Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

I love this photo, because it is a street that I would love to walk down every day. This is the main road through Oranjestad, Aruba. My wife and I went here for our 10th Anniversary. We had such a wonderful time there, we cannot wait to go back. The people are excellent, food is great, and it is a very relaxing place to go. Hope you enjoy!

Hard Rock Aruba

Hard Rock Aruba

DanD

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

This post serves a dual purpose for me. First, it hits a weekly photo challenge, and second, it makes me want Spring even more. Fitting, as tomorrow will be the first day of Spring.

I took this photo last May, when our flowers were in full bloom. These irises, which we got from some of our old neighbors, are so dark that they almost appear black. The textures and subtle color changes throughout made it clear to me that a close up was the best for showing all the nuances for these flowers. I love the signs of Spring, and am definitely ready for that to happen this year! Hope you all enjoy!

Dark Iris

Dark Iris

DanD