Tuesday, July 2, 2013

My Random June 365 Photo Challenge: Week 5

Looking through this week's 365 Challenge pictures, I realize how much I love summer! I hate to see June end as it's probably my favorite month of the year. 

Blue Sky: Riding in a hot air balloon is on my bucket list! We saw this beauty landing near the road as we were leaving Montrose, Colorado one morning.

Starburst: The prompt's challenge was to try to capture the sun creating a starburst. I was excited to successfully photograph a burst of light from behind these aspen trees.

Negative Space: By dividing your photograph into thirds, you can add interest with negative space. I tried to keep the horizon on the 1/3 line.

One flower: Zinnias are one of my all time favorite flowers. Isn't the color gorgeous!

Smiles: Walks at the Arboretum are a favorite of mine. Painted Adirondacks are scattered around the gardens this month. Who wouldn't smile looking at this one!

Wings: Lady Butterfly was so busy eating that she didn't seem to notice or care that I had my camera lens right in her face! This is my favorite and proudest capture this week.

Half Way: July 1 marks the half way point of the year which means that I've successfully taken 182 photos so far...a reason to celebrate!

For those of you who are good sports and tolerate my photo challenge on this, a blog about quilting, I thank you so much. Your encouragement has kept me going when I've felt like abandoning the project. I'm on the downhill side now!


  1. Absolutely do NOT stop! I just love what you do. I think that it is your interpretation of what you see that thrills me. I think it is wonderful. Thanks!!

  2. You are becoming such a GREAT photographer Carla! Where do I start....that amazing balloon (could make a great quilt in design and colour!?), your pretty starburst, the one third principal (could work for a quilt design too?), but that butterfly...the focus is perfect, as is the composition!!! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

  3. What absolutely amazing pictures! Thank you for sharing them with us...LOVE!

  4. I'm really enjoying your picture posts and admire your stamina!

  5. What beautiful pictures this week again!

  6. Your pictures are superb! I can't imagine you quitting now, when you're getting so good at it. Thanks for sharing such lovely photos, especially of places I'm not traveling to.

  7. Your sun burst is amazing! I love it. And I love the half way photo. Your photos are so great. I love seeing them!