Weekly Photo Challenge – Trio

I am participating in this week’s photo challenge – Trio

As a photographer, I find that my eye is naturally drawn to trios. I’m sure this could be explained by some scientific or psychological theory, but I credit this to my status as a mom of three children.

For 16 years, I have been working with the number three – counting three little heads at the grocery store, buying three coloring books, packing three lunches, making three beds.

Below are a few ‘trio’ photos I’ve selected for the challenge. The last one happens to me my favorite. It’s a little blurry, but it’s a selfie my husband took at a local restaurant.

As you will see, my three children are older now. My days of buying three coloring books are over, but I will always keep the number three in my head, and in my heart.



Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: Week #7 Vertical Lines

I am participating in Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: Week 7 – Vertical Lines.

I’ve selected the photos below for the first part of the challenge – strong vertical lines.

For extra credit, I’m submitting the two shots below. I never take photos in portrait, so this challenge really encouraged me to think outside of the box. I was pleasantly surprised at the results.

I like the landscaped shot on the left of this old building and porch pillar. However, the photo on the right has much more appeal. You can see more of the tree in the foreground, causing your eye to move toward the top of the photo further elongating the vertical pillar and giving the photo more height.

I never would have taken this shot in portrait without Cee’s challenge. I will definitely be experimenting with portrait shots going forward.


Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: Week #6 Horizontal Lines and Horizon

I am participating in Cee’ Compose Yourself Photo Challenge – Week #6. This week’s theme is Horizontal Lines and Horizons.

I’ve selected the photos below for the first part of the challenge. These are photos with many horizontal lines. I use the free software program ‘Gimp’ to edit and straighten my photos.

Extra Credit – Multiple Horizons

I chose this shot because the pond in the center of the photo creates multiple horizons.


Similarly, the ‘rock island’ in the middle of this river divides the shot and creates at least three horizon lines.


Weekly Photo Challenge – 11/7/15 – Ornate

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Ornate.”

What better way to showcase ‘ornate’ than in the intricate detail and complex patterns found in nature? God’s artistic eye for beauty can be seen everywhere. I’ve selected several photos I took this summer of birds, insects, and wildlife.  These shots can only be categorized as ‘breathtakingly extravagant’ and ornate.