December Photo Challenge: Week Two

You can follow the daily installments of this December Photo Challenge on my Facebook page!

December 8th – Holly

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December 9th – Baking

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December 10th – Collection

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December 11th – Christmas Tree

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December 12th – Joy

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December 13th – Santa

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December 14th – Greeting Card

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Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

As I said in a previous post, we had some family visit over Thanksgiving and we took them to the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, also known as the St. Louis Arch.  I’ve been there several times before but this was my first time back since purchasing my new lens earlier this year.  I was really looking forward to photographing the memorial grounds in ways I hadn’t thought of before.  When you’re a photographer it seems like over time your “eye” (how you envision a photograph before you take it) becomes less conventional and starts to see things in a more creative light.  Or at least that’s what my photographer eye has been doing.

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Self-portrait 21

Here is the last photo from that day of beautiful lighting.  :)


Self-portrait 20

The lighting this day was perfect.  I love the contrast in this photo.