Welcome to another edition of Photo Friday! As you read this, I will be beginning my spring break – which praise all the heavens! I don’t know if I’ve ever been this ready for a break than I am right now. One of the things that I have planned for the next week is to get a lot of shooting done. I’ve got a road trip planned that will take me up to Natchez, home to an impressive collection of antebellum homes, and Rodney, a ghost town near the banks of the Mississippi River. Then there will be the shots of the gorgeous Gulf Coast. I. Can’t. Wait.
In the meantime, though, I have just a few shots from around here. I’ve been so busy that most of my posting here has slacked off, although I have kept in mind the Dogwood Photography challenge that I was participating in for my Wordless Wednesday posts (hopefully I’ll get caught up there too over my break) and have taken a few photos here and there for that…which is what I have for you today.
One of the things that I love about the Back Bay or the bayou is the sailboats that are just there. Beautiful and peaceful sitting out there in the water.
A few weeks ago, the photography challenge required taking a picture of a person in his or her environment. I cannot even begin to tell you how nerve-wracking it was for me to walk up to a person and ask him if I could take his picture! I know that most of the time street photographers don’t ask, but I don’t really consider myself a street photographer. And the first person I asked said no! Ugh. But this gentleman was quite receptive to the idea (apologies to him for taking so long to get it up on the site).
One of the things that Sweet Husband and I have noticed is that there are always people out at the park or at the ruins of Kremer Marina who are fishing and crabbing. I just love that. Deep in my heart, I’m an outdoorsy kind of girl; I just don’t make enough time for it. These days fishing isn’t my thing…and to be honest, I don’t really think it was my thing way back when I was little. I just did it because I enjoyed getting to spend some time with my grandpa. SH and Daddy enjoy fishing, though. I keep telling them they need to head to James Hill Park, but they prefer to fish the places of my my father-in-law’s youth.
I love the reflections on the water, although I can totally be honest and say that these aren’t the best pictures. Neither one of them is properly exposed, and that’s something I intend to work on over break…getting things right in the camera because I’ve been letting that slide a little bit lately.
One of the other things that I’ll be working on pretty intently is the site rebrand. I haven’t gotten everything in from my graphic designer yet, but what I do have is enough to start the process of getting it ready to roll out. Hopefully everything will be shiny and new by mid-April!
I hope you all have lots of beautiful plans for Easter or at least will take some time to rest and relax. I’m hoping that I can convince SH to head out to the beach with me for our own private Easter sunrise service like we did last year. It was pretty incredible.
Welcome to another edition of the Photo Friday link-up! I apologize for the delay in getting this up – we’ve had a ton of rain in south Mississippi lately, and SH and I are at his parents’ for the Easter holiday and his daddy’s birthday, which is a fabulous thing…except at their place out in the woods, the internet goes all wonky when the ground gets wet. It’s the damnedest thing!
Last week’s most-viewed post came to use from Angie the Freckled Rose – sharing photos from her 366 project. I have to say – I am totally in awe of those of you who can figure out how to shoot every day. In most versions of my life, I can shoot once a week (although really, to be honest, not lately), but every day is beyond me. And to have the gorgeous photos that Angie takes? Incredible.
Our last added link came to use from Rhonda of Albom Adventures, who is planning a truly epic travel adventure. I’m jealous of all of it, but I’m mostly jealous of her trip from Seattle down the Oregon Coast to San Francisco. Several years ago (like more than 10 years ago), my mom and I took what was really my first ever spring break trip from our home in Reno up through Shasta and into the Coastal Redwoods, up the Oregon Coast before ending up in Seattle for a few days. I fell in love with the Redwoods and if I could figure out how to make money living there, I would make a hard push for SH and I to move there (he wouldn’t…gets too cold). Check it out and if you have any advice, chime in!
Thank you again for joining us each week! I can’t wait to see what you have for us!