Friday, 11 May 2012

The one in which we go for another walk




Find a spare couple of hours at the weekend and we're becoming partial to stretching our legs and going for a walk [a longer walk each time]. The last trip was back to Stony Creek one of the closest Metroparks to us. While we didn't catch any glimpses of lots of crazy American wild animals like last time we did catch some photographs of some amazing wild flowers, heard rustling of chipmunks and saw swelling rivers from the last thunderstorm. When it comes to landscape photography I always feel my work is lacking somewhat. I always find it harder to take images of vast vistas in comparison to my micro work so I always end up tinkering endlessly with them in editing programs - yet I can never just find one to stick with. Here we have everything from the lomo to Polaroid plus. Do I use too many? Who knows.

Do you stick to one photo editing style or do you mix and match depending upon the subject matter? Would love to hear!

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  1. They are some beautiful photos, looks like a gorgeous day :)

    Love, Elizabeth xx

    http://butterflyboo.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It was - we can get really lucky with the weather!

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  2. These are awewsome photos in NYC we don't have "woods" so we have to go upstate to go see the woods. I wish I had that near by my house. And to answer your question, I edit the pictures depending on the color of the subject matter.

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    1. We're lucky that most of the metroparks are within a half hour drive, shame we can't really walk to them but gorgeous drive there nevertheless. Even though they are still in the metropolitan area they make you feel like you're in the middle of nowhere.

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  3. I think your landscape photography (and the words that accompany it) are wonderful. What a beautiful area you live in, that bird looks like he's wearing a wig! x

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    1. Now you've mentioned it, he totally does, doesn't he?! That or he's styling a Mohawk haha!

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  4. I think, for me, it really depends on the mood of the subject. Some events are better viewed through a certain effect to paint a better picture of the mood. Like certain edits showcase the event better and give a feel of being present for the event. If any of that made sense! =D Beautiful location for some gorgeous photos!

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

    Caked Vintage Blog

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  5. I struggle with that too. I don't want my photos to be too edit-y but sometimes I want to give them something else. These photos look great! Just keep playing around :) :) :) Happy Friday!

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    1. Yeah - I guess the more you play the more you teach yourself and you find that one editing piece that really makes your work pop!

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  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog :) and yes, I can't wait to cover the diy cupcake towers with cupcakes :)

    I LOVE these photos! My favorite has got to be the last one!

    -Kayla from Love Sparkle Pretty

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    1. Thank you! The wooden bridge in that photograph has some gorgeous views up and down steam.

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  7. Lovely pictures. The first one made me really smile because I live up a road that almost looks exactly like that :)

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    1. How I'd love to have a long drive like that to my home. Would be a gorgeous view in the autumn when the leaves turn!

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  8. your walks look so beautiful! in love with the second to last shot of the bird!!
    xo TJ

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    1. Thank you - that was a really lucky shot. Caught him has he was singing his head off!

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  9. Oh what a beautiful peaceful place to walk and just breathe. The photographs are just lovely.
    Love v

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    1. Nothing beats the country air. Certainly gives you a good nights sleep afterwards!

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  10. Your photos are brilliant. They're so crisp and clear!

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    1. Thank you - i'm stubbornly a perfectionist when I want to be when it comes to photographs!

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  11. Your photos are beautiful, as always.

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    1. Thank you - knowing people like them so much really does keep me posting them.

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  12. Pretty photos, love the bird :) Makes me want to go take a walk right now!

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    1. That bird certainly was a charmer!

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  13. Rachael these photos are really lovely! I love the first one, the colours are so pretty

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    1. It's amazing how lush forest can become in the right light!

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  14. I always think your photos are amazing! Love the close up detailing xxx

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    1. Thank you - they are my favourite to take!

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  15. I think the photos are great! I love photo-editing stuffz. I usually use them on stuff I post on instagram (if i did them on the ones in the blog, I'd never post anything on time) because it's just so much fun!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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  16. The photos are fabulous! The walk looks divine. You're lucky to enjoy that. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my place.

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