A couple of weeks ago I was enjoying the beautiful 30 degree weather, compared to the frozen temps we had in January and February. I went on several hikes so hopefully have some new material to write about. I even have two new lenses I’ve been trying out!
Then Spring hit. This past Friday we got 5-6 inches of snow and last night it was 10 degrees. Factor in the wind chill and it was -4 below zero. What the actual……?
So we’ve been hibernating and I’ve been working on editing some portraits and doing some SEO for my other website. Thought I’d pop on and share my 3 sunset shots I got within 10 minutes of each other on one of the nice nights a couple of weeks ago. I had just finished up on a headshot portrait session and was on my way home. I took the first two with my iPhone 6s Plus, and the last with my new 24mm 2.8 lens.
Hopefully, I’ll have time this Spring Break to make a couple of more posts 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
This past Sunday was an exciting one in Minnesota. Our beloved Minnesota Vikings moved on to the NFC Championship game this week against the Philadelphia Eagles. If you’re not a Vikings fan, you just don’t get it. And that’s ok! No, it wasn’t the Super Bowl, it wasn’t even a championship game. However, if you’ve been a Vikings fan for as long as I have (and many more), it felt like it! Year after year we have had heart break. So many games that were decided at the last minute because of a missed field goal, interception, etc. It NEVER goes our way. Until this past weekend. Not sure if I’ve come down from the high yet! I am hoping to get a group together to head down to Minneapolis this week to catch some evening shots of some landmarks that have turned purple in honor of our Minnesota Vikings. SKOL!
At any rate, while the Vikings were playing INSIDE in the warm temps, the snow was falling OUTSIDE in quite frigid temps. I wasn’t able to venture further than my own back yard (I live in an apartment so not much was available, and I was feeling a bit under the weather), but I grabbed a few pretties in the snow before the big game. Enjoy!
What a crazy week it was, stopping by to post my challenge photo. Grabbed this one morning almost a week ago now. We had some light flurries and the sun was peaking in the trees in just the right way. I used my iPhone for this one on the way to work. Sometimes it feels like that’s when I do my best – to and from work!
Hope everyone has had a great week. I am loving all the photos every week that I’m seeing! Keep ’em coming!
Week 6 is all about the lazy days! We’ve had our share of those around here!
Or as I fondly say, Winter From My Neck of the Woods! I am a day late and a dollar short as usual on getting this one out!
I have to say this was a good week to have WINTER as the category in the 52 week challenge. In Minnesota, we had plenty of different weather (as usual) this week! I took a few photos of what winter means around here!
Earlier in the week, we were blessed with three days in a row of the white stuff. It made for difficult driving commutes. I am really lucky in that I leave later than most, and come home earlier. I am not stuck in traffic most days, lucky me!
Then it got COLD. C – O – L – D. COLD. Thursday morning it was -9 below, with a -26 below windchill. Loved this one I grabbed on the Mississippi.
In Minnesota, winter to many of us means winter dance team competitions. My daughter doesn’t dance anymore, but we took in some dance team action on Saturday.
If I had to pick my favorite of the week, it would definitely be the Northern Cardinal. HA, not a surprise.
Next week’s category is “Drink”. Should be interesting and fun! Here is another glimpse of the categories!
So after three days of snow fall, people are definitely complaining around here. While we are still below average for snow fall on the year, it has been coming at the most inopportune times. Like rush hour. I hear stories of 1-3 hour commutes. I guess I am one of the lucky ones. I don’t travel far for work, and never during rush hour.
Rather than whining, I have learned in the past few years there are worse things to complain about. Life is too short to cry about first world problems like traffic and long commutes. There are more important worries in the world. Instead, I choose to find the beauty in it all. It is here to stay for a while, so we may as well embrace it.
Week 1 was a bit of a challenge, if I am hearing correctly from you. That is what this is all about! To get everyone out of their comfort zone!
Here is my week 1 photo “New Beginnings”. I just finished school in December, and am looking for another job. I also am adding some new services to my photography business. Web and graphic design. I am working on a website overhaul and making changes to the way I do some things. So yes, those are some of the “New Beginnings” for me in 2017. However, I really can’t take a photo of stuff like that, LOL.
So I thought I about the next best thing. The sunset. A sunset makes room for another day to start all over again. A new beginning.
I can handle that. It was pretty chilly when I took this with my iPhone on Saturday. It was -7 below with a wind chill of -18 below. One of my favorite places to bird on the Mississippi just down the road from my home. In fact, there were a couple of Mallards down in the freezing water bathing themselves.
I saw several awesome photos with the hashtag #FMTM52weeks. So glad people are getting out there and participating in the challenge! I will be sharing some of these here and there throughout the challenge on my blog and Instagram pages.
Next week will be an easy one. Especially around here. Winter. Don’t forget to link back here and/or use #FMTM52weeks for a feature! If you need another glimpse at the list, click 52 Week Challenge Categories.