Good morning, friends! Before I start this post, I’d like to mention that Week 2 of The Summer Bored Games has begun! Click here to see all of the awesome challenges on Megan’s blog. 😀
It’s been a while since I’ve posted any photography, hasn’t it? I’m so glad to have finally finished a recent photography post! I’ll warn you ahead of time – this is is going to be a rather random assortment of photos. XD Also, I got the idea of separating my photos into categories from Allison’s “etcetera” post, which you should definitely check out. 🙂
Let’s get started! *rubs hands together*
This is Spike, a sweet and slightly grumpy dog who belongs to the people who own the pool that we swim in during the summer. 🙂
This smiley pup is Birdie, a four-month-old Lab puppy who belongs to some friends of ours. 🙂 She’s so energetic and adorable!
This is Sweet Tea, the pony I took photos of in my last recent photography post. 🙂
He wasn’t in much of a mood for being photographed. XD
Here’s me and Maude. 🙂 I wanted a photo of us together for my About page, so my sister Laura agreed to take one for me. With her confusion on how to use a dSLR and Maude’s unpredictable energy combined, it took many failed attempts before we finally got an acceptable photo. XD
Here’s one of the failures in which I was attempting to get Maude to look at the camera. XD
And here’s one more in black and white. 🙂
These next pictures are definitely something a little different – I took photos at a rodeo! It was a long and sweaty experience, but I’m pretty proud of the photos that I managed to capture. 🙂 Seeing all of the huge, powerful horses was so neat – they’ve always been one of my favorite animals.
What did you think of those photos? Which dog is cuter – Spike or Birdie? Have you ever been to a rodeo?
There’s been lots of fishing going on lately, so I’ve taken quite a few photos around the pond. 🙂 Here’s Ezra looking for minnows.
My brother Abram is slightly fishing-obsessed at the moment. He’s learned an impressive amount about fishing over the past year!
Abram caught this tiny fish that somehow managed to bite onto his enormous lure. XD
I’m really proud of this photo!! I think it sort of captures the excitement of finally catching a fish. 🙂
Laura and I returned to the pond a few weeks later to see if we could spot and photograph the small alligator that’s been living there. We didn’t see him, but we did have fun taking photos of each other and other various subjects. 🙂
This picture makes me hungry! Wild blackberries are so sweet and delicious. ❤
Nice pose, Laura. *applauds*
After many failed attempts, I managed to sneak up on a dragonfly and get some photos.
There was some amazing far-away lightning the other night, and while I wasn’t very successful at capturing it, I did get a few nice photos of the stars. 🙂
You can see the clouds lighting up from the lightning! It was so amazing.
Next are a few pictures from a nature trail near our house. 🙂
Do you enjoy fishing? Have you ever had wild blackberries? Are alligators creepy or cool? Which photo from this category was your favorite?
This category is a little bit oddly named, but I couldn’t think of a better way to describe these photos. 😛 Anyways, here’s some pictures of my siblings and friends swimming.
Behold, the incredible donut float. *everyone gasps in awe*
This photo makes me laugh. XD Swimming so much fun, and I’m really thankful that we have a place to cool off during the summer!
YAY FIREWORKS! I had a nice Independence Day this year. 🙂 We stayed home and watched the fireworks show that our neighbor does pretty much every year, and then we played with Pop-Its and confetti and finished the night with a hayfield truck ride. 😀
What did you do for Independence Day? How often do you go swimming? Is watermelon amazing?? (That one isn’t even a question.)
A few months ago, we stopped at a gas station during a trip, and there was an ice cream truck parked beside us! I’ve never actually seen one before, so that was pretty neat. 🙂
Which random photo was the best? Have you ever seen an ice cream truck? Socks or bare feet?
That concludes today’s post! I hope you enjoyed looking through my pictures and that all the questions weren’t overwhelming. XD I love having conversations in the comments, so feel free to answer as many of those as you’d like down below! 🙂
Before you go, check out these awesome photography posts from around the blogosphere:
Pond Swimming [June Happenings Part II] | A Barefoot Gal
A Pile Of Clouds | Following Him Beside Still Waters
July 4th | The Relentless Daydreamer
Summer Nights || Lake Photography | Maddy’s Digital Diary
Pisa | A Sapphire’s Stardust
Fawn / Terra / Luna | Lavender + Blue
Thanks for taking the time to read this post – I hope you have a fantastic week! ❤
Which photo was your favorite?