this past weekend, my very dear friend Sharon paid me a visit!! we had a blast running on the beach @ sunset (more like me taking pics of her running - they ended up being too dark but we had fun all the same! oh, and i was laughing so hard at one point, i started tripping backwards in the sand with my camera and brand new lens! i caught myself at the last moment, though. hilarious!!) We also had fun eating greasy New York-style pizza, talking up a storm, crying a bit, laughing A LOT, shopping, and all that other stuff that girlfriends like to do together :) thank you, Lord, for the gift of friendship.
anyway...ironically enough, i have come to the conclusion that as much as i love taking pics, i am SO bad about snapshots! i guess cuz i hate the 'flash' look and a snapshot is just that - a quick snap. i love to play with the settings on my camera and try to achieve nice composition, solid white balance, perfect exposure, fun bokeh (excuse the hoity-toity photography term) for each image. hence, i did not take ONE pic of us doing fun stuff together! only some sunrise, sunset pics below. they were taken on different days. the sunrise pics were taken @ Feather Sound in Clearwater on the gulf side (basically, my apartment complex - we found a little bench along the water in front of the clubhouse and proceeded to FREEZE our booties off in the dark while we waited for that thing to rise!) and the sunset ones, Sand Key Park in Clearwater on the ocean side. they were all taken with my Christmas present from Luke...Canon 16-35 f/2.8 (love it) and are SOOC (straight out of the camera - no editing)
off in the distance is the bridge Luke takes to work every morning.
getting a tad lighter.
"...His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance."