Monday, October 22, 2012

Project 2012 -- Week 42

Project 2012 -- Week 42
October 14 - 20

Welcome to my Project 2012 weekly post!  This is my time to look back over the past week, 
choose seven favorite images I've taken, and share them here with you.  
If you have a project you're working on, please leave a comment 
so I can visit your blog and see what you're up to!

I had such a busy week last week, that I took a picture just here and there.  But then Saturday came--although it was gorgeous and sunny outside, it was raining shooting opportunities inside.  Raining--as in showers of images!  Showers--as in wedding showers.  Yes--just one, but it was one of the most fun wedding showers I've attended.  Plus, it was the sweetest wedding shower to photograph.  Bar none.  I'll share a few of those images at the end, then you'll have to wait--very patiently--to see the rest.  I'm so excited about them; they turned out beautifully.

I was headed out to the bank--I love when I get paid!--and saw these clouds right before I hopped in the car.  So of course, I ran inside and grabbed my camera for a shot.  The clouds looked even cooler about 15 minutes later; the ones in the middle looked like little wavy tornadoes.

[290] Triple cloud layer

Photographically speaking, you can definitely tell the difference between a bright, sunny day and an overcast one.  I took two pictures of Jacob's tree, which is beautiful in autumn, on two different days, in two different lighting conditions.  Here's a shot I captured on October 17, a cloudy, overcast day, at about 10:00 a.m.:

[291] Jacob's tree in autumn

And, here's a shot I captured a few days later, on the 20th, with a bright sunny sky, at about 9:00 a.m.:

[292] Jacob's tree in autumn II

I definitely like the first shot better; it's softer, and although the light is flat, I love the colors of the tree and the overall softness of the image.  I do like the second image; it is very contrast-y, but with bright colors, too.  In photography, light = everything!

I took another self-portrait last week, since I've been looking for styles that work for my body type.  And although I generally do not like pictures of me, the ones I've taken have been helpful as I'm trying to decide which articles of clothing to keep, and figure out which clothes look good.  I like this teal top, found at Goodwill for less than $4!

[293] Style in teal and black

Time for a shower!  This lovely young woman lived nearby for many years, then moved with her family to Georgia.  So many family and friends remained behind, that they decided to throw her a "northern shower" when she came back into town to work with a talented seamstress on her wedding dress.

[294] Wedding shower

The cake turned out beautifully, and the colors were perfect for an autumn shower.

[295] Celebrate!

[296] Cake flowers

I've personally known this young woman for many years, and it has been a privilege to watch her grow up and blossom into a beautiful, Godly bride!  I simply can't wait to attend her January wedding (woo-hoo--Georgia in January!) to witness her marriage and to celebrate with all her family and friends.  Oh, and to take as many pictures as possible for a remembrance of the special day!

Can't wait to see what you've been up to lately!

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  1. Love your top and the cake is so pretty!

  2. Great pictures. I think that top looks so pretty on you. And I love the first tree picture too. :)