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Nature never hurries. Atom by atom, little by little she achieves her work. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have a reverence for nature. A respect that has grown as I intentionally connect with Mother Earth. Last September I visited the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, doing lots of yoga and daily meditation outdoors, listening to the hummings of the rocky river and taking in all the green. Nature restores, it’s true. It’s something we need to survive, not only enjoy as a pastime. And that is what I mean by reverence.
On one of my walks, camera in hand, a couple lone yellow flowers danced brightly. They might have looked like nothing special to most passers-by, or at the very least blended in delicately with the landscape. But they were calling out to be noticed and photographed.
For the photography buffs, I used my Canon EF f/1.8 50mm portrait lens. It takes amazing portrait shots and allows you to have a wide open aperture, giving you wonderful bokeh (that awesome blurry background) and soft lighting, especially when shooting outdoors in natural light. Then, a few little fun tweaks in Lightroom and we have a lovely blue and white version. I resisted the urge to crop this one. I love the ample space around the flowers. What do you think?
You just have to do it. You are not allowed to visit Chicago without having at least a cocktail or two at The Signature Room. Or go all out and make dinner reservations. For this shot, we had the PERFECT table for two, right next to the window. I had my little Gorillapod, and was able to capture just a few stunning images as twilight set in over the city. Watching the lights come alive as the sun sets is THE time to secure your seat. Don’t settle for any table that is not by a window – you may have to buy another party a drink so they’ll bequeath their spot to you upon departure. But it’s worth it, at least for a photographer-tourist such as myself.
I’ve decided that there must be an URBAN category of art on alignbetween.com. This will be the first art on canvas to kick it off. Because this would rock your urban loft, for real. I’ll update you as soon as it’s up!
This is Snoop. If you follow AlignBetween on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, or Instagram, I can promise you will see him making an appearance. The thing about Snoop is, besides being a long-haired mini dauchsand with a Napoleon complex…he will absolutely make you laugh hard and out loud, on the daily. Being infinitely cute is his job.
He is a very young puppy here, and got himself stuck in a ceramic gardening pot, nose covered with soil.
His expression in this photo is priceless. I invite you to caption his thoughts. Please comment!