My photography efforts have stayed very close to home in the past six months since the COVID-19 pandemic started. Most of the camera roll on my phone involves my two-year-old, with a few of the new house that we are moving into next week.
My most common subjects in the summer are always the flowers in my yard; I gave a few examples for this recent challenge. Since then, I’ve been working on close-ups of flowers, something I’ve always struggled with in terms of framing and focus (my phone does not have a good macro setting). I was really pleased with this hydrangea from my front yard. I will miss this bush when we move!
I used the editor in Google Photos to give it just a tiny bit of pop. I’ve also been doing some cropping for better focus.
You can find more creativity at the original Lens-Artist challenge.
Summer in my mind is tied to Florida, the state where I grew up. We actually try to avoid returning for a visit in the summer months because the weather can be objectively miserable. But there’s nothing like sunny day in Florida to really feel like summer!
We took a trip there almost exactly two years ago.
We spent some time burning our feet on the beach sand as well as taking a stroll through a state park.
The local wildlife enjoys the sun, too. And what is better in summer than a cold drink? I had missed Dr. Publix! 😂
If you are at the beach for a summer vacation, what is more essential than a book? Happy summer reading!
You can find more summer at the original Lens-Artist challenge.
When the winter weather gets dreary, we can dream of summer in Tuscany. On our visit there we had a wonderful meal at the Fattoria Poggio Alloro while enjoying the view of San Gimignano’s skyline.
To see more seasonal photos, check out the original post.