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{|} That’s how things roll in Georgia. : )

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 ]


[Day 4]

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.
[Photos SOOC]


::Halo of golden light::

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. : )


|| Rays of Sun & Leaves of Fall

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