Yes. I haven’t posted in a while.
Yes. I have an excuse.
Yes. I’ve been über darn busy.
And yes. I still have pictures to show for the time I’ve been gone. ; )
These photos are all from the time I spent a few weeks ago in Georgia for a national open debate tournament. It was absolutely fabulous, and I wish I could go through it all over again. : ))
I got to meet so many new people and strengthen old friendships. It was pretty much an amazing experience. Jussayin’.
To all of those that made it epic: thank you. You have no idea how awesome I think you are. : D
And without further ado, here’s a mini swarm of pictures from down South. Not all are perfect, since I had to work with little light at some points. But I like them overall. : )
[Oh, and for some reason, all the pictures are showing up in backwards order. I’m not sure why, but whatever. : P ]
So, yes, this is late. But I legitimately took these photos on the correct date. I just didn’t upload them on time. In other words, this still counts. ; )
ALSO, _some_ people seem to think :coughmom&auntcough: that the last photos look like organs or something… Well, I apologize if they looked like that to you as well, but they are most definitely mints. : P
Alright, photos. I took these at night [no duh], and boosted up the aperture so I’d get rays of light off of the Christmas lights. Shutter speed was 30 seconds.
One of my absolute favorites. SOOC.
This is admittedly one of my favorite pictures. I adore the halo of sunlight surrounding the thistle. The picture is a tad underexposed, but really, I quite like it for this picture because it gives a more mysterious, earthy look. It took me much experimentation with my settings and a lot of hope that the wind wouldn’t cause blur to get this shot.
It makes me feel warm and happy. : )
I love back-lit pictures, but I always seem to forget remember to go outside during sunrise and sunset. Thankfully I remembered this time, and got this little beauty of a picture. : )
I narrowed the aperture a bit so I’d be able to get the sun’s rays instead of a blob of light. Of course, it meant I had to slow down the shutter speed a bit too, so I was a little bit worried about camera shake since I was holding the leaf in my other hand. But I like how it turned out in the end…even though it took _way_ too many shots to get there. : P