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Photo Friday VII

Golden hour is the best time of the day to take photos. That special thirty-minute window of natural light has the power to transform an average photo into a stunning one. I love it, and yet I rarely find myself in a situation in which to use it to its full advantage for photography. Perhaps this will be a new goal as I continue this Photo Friday series. For now, please enjoy this one, taken during a particularly beautiful golden hour in Mountain Home, Arkansas back in December of 2011. Another one of my personal favorites.

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Palm Trees

Photo Friday VI

It’s my birthday! To celebrate, I’ve got a brand new photo. I took this about a week ago, on a particularly beautiful afternoon in Glendale.

I’ve always loved palm trees. They’re such bizarre looking trees, and yet they invoke a feeling of relaxation and happiness. I suppose they make me think of tropical vacations.

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East LA Sunset

Photo Friday V

For today’s Photo Friday, I’ve got one from last June: a beautiful sunset as seen from Angeles Crest. Lovely, isn’t it? I was practicing long exposure night photography, and I think this one turned out quite well.

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Chip and Dale

Photo Friday IV

We’ve got all kinds of friends and relatives in town this week, which means lots of trips to Disneyland! I just went yesterday with Eric’s siblings, and we’ll be going again tomorrow when his best friend comes in to town. In honor of all these Disney trips, today’s photo is one of my favorite pictures I’ve ever taken in the park. It’s also one of the first photos I ever took with a 50mm prime lens, borrowed from a friend. I purchased my own not long after.

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Beach at Sunset

Photo Friday III

I’ve posted this photo on the blog in the past, but as it’s one of (in my opinion) the best photos I’ve ever taken, it seemed right to feature it for Photo Friday. It’s also appropriate for my weekend activities: I’ll be getting my scuba certification in Catalina!

The beach pictured here is El Matador State Beach in Malibu. It’s by far my favorite beach in Southern California, especially after Eric proposed to me here two years ago!

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