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Monthly Photo Theme Project – Nature

You know you all would never recognize me if I did something on time! So in my normal fashion; I’m late. Again.

Here it is 13 days into September already and I haven’t posted my Monthly Photo Theme project images for August yet!

August’s theme was simply: Nature.

Well August in Kansas is usually hot so I knew whatever I shot for nature would be found in the shade. And sure enough it was!

1/320 sec – f/7.1 – ISO 400 – 105mm – Canon EOS 7D – EF 24-105 f/4 L IS USM

While on a little road trip with #2, #4, #5, and #7 we came across a lovely scene. We stepped out of the cars and took just a few steps into an old cemetery when we all started saying, almost in unison,  “look! it’s a fairy circle!”.  Can’t tell we are related can you.

Well  of course the cameras came out!

1/200 sec – f/7.1 – ISO 400 – 60mm – Canon EOS 7D – EF 24-105 f/4 L IS USM

You gotta love it when a photo op just jumps in front of you like that!


Getting There Is Half The Fun

1/2000 - f/5.6 - ISO 200 - 82.mm
1/2000 – f/5.6 – ISO 200 – 82.mm

Are you one of those people who think the best way to take a trip is to jump in the car and drive, drive, drive, drive, and then drive some more until till you reach your destination?

Or are you like me; one of those people who think getting there is half the fun. One of those people who like to stop along the way and see things like boats on the lake, the world’s largest ball of twine, or to find out what kinds of treasures await in a small out of the way shop?

I can easily make a 4 hour drive take 6 hours! I’m always ready to stop here or there. Maybe that’s why I travel by myself better than with someone else.

My last adventure to visit family was no exception as I stopped at Wilson Lake for a couple of quick shots, stopped along the roadside to capture an image of an old rusty windmill, stopped at a neat shop filled to the brim with Kansas treasures… and I can’t pass a Hobby Lobby without stopping there!

Yep getting there (slowly but surely) is half the fun! Just check out this lake; could you really drive on by and not stop to smell that fresh air.


1/400 - f/11 - ISO 200 - 105mm
1/400 – f/11 – ISO 200 – 105mm

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