Weekly Photo Challenge | Path

It’s funny how few pictures I’ve actually taken of paths. Actually, this might be the only one, which is a little strange considering I live on an extremely windy road with lots of trees. Anyway, this isn’t my favorite picture — it was taken with a bad camera (as you can probably tell), it’s a bit overexposed, and I hate the stupid red van in the middle of the road. But I like it compositionally, with the smaller buildings giving way to the large castle, le Château de Chambord in France’s Loire Valley. It is a stunning castle (my photo does it absolutely no justice), and if you ever have the opportunity to visit, be sure to check it out!

On an unrelated note, I do expect posting to slow down a little for the next few months. Unfortunately. But I will try my best to keep posting consistently! I really appreciate each and every person who takes the stop to stop by my little blog.

Weekly Photo Challenge | Up

I have plenty of photos that fit this criterion, so it was difficult to pick just one! Even though portraiture has always been my favorite, I do find myself doing quite a bit of architectural photography as well. This particular image is of the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C.

Weekly Photo Challenge | Flowers

To be honest, flowers are not my favorite thing to photograph, but I still find myself with tons of flower pictures anyway. I think it’s because I often find that flower photography can be all too common, and that bugs me a little — it’s almost too easy to take a decent picture of a flower. Above is one of my favorite flower shots, and I like it because it focuses more on the architecture of the petals rather than the flower itself — I find it to be more about lighting and composition than the subject of the image.

Weekly Photo Challenge | Mountains

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I scoured my entire iPhoto library to find a photo of mountains for this post, but even with over 10,000+ pictures to choose from (I know, I know, it’s getting a little out of hand…), I couldn’t find a single one. I did, however, find this gem — which, I think, was taken by a friend on our trip to Australia. (It may have been me, but I would rather not take credit for it if I’m unsure!) I wish I had gotten some shots of my own from this day!

This photo was taken at the Three Sisters rock formation (you can begin to make out the formation in the bottom left corner) in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Australia. Our group crossed over the Jamison Valley (pictured) in a cable car and the view was spectacular! The mountains really do look blue (I even toned the color down a little when editing the image), and they are simply stunning. Australia is such a beautiful and raw place, I would love to visit again in the future!

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