Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Sunbeams & Daydreams

 The last days of summer are so pleasant. The weather just doesn't seem quite as hot when I know fall is right around the corner. These days make me want to soak in every last sunbeam before I am over taken by winter's chill. There is just something about the last fleeting moments of sunlight that puts me in a daydream-like state. I love to get away from our apartment for a while and enjoy the last bits of summer...especially behind a lens.

I recently borrowed a nice DSLR and have had so much fun playing around with it. I haven't ever used one...that is unless you count my Dad's old film camera from the 70's. In my daydreams, it is really mine!   A few days ago I went out to a little historical farm to practice. If they didn't close at 5 pm, I would have been out there for hours!







It was a perfect afternoon for a little photography practice. I needed to try a few things out before going home to take some photos for my brother and his fiance. I hope to be using a DSLR at some point in the future. I'd love to upgrade to a Canon Rebel T3i. Let me know if you guys have any reviews on that one!

What are you all up to during Summer's last days?

40 comments:

mary said...

Oh WOW! Gorgeous Jennifer! I feel like I was there with ya! Sigh...dreaming...Love your hair down to there! xox!

theolivetree said...

great photos! I too LOVE summer and fall is my favorite but seriously we have horrible winters...I too will soak up all the sun I can get!

Ashley said...

that picture of you in front the barn looks SO beautiful!!

xoxo
ashley
www.laluceimagery.blogspot.com

Faith said...

These photos look incredible, Jen! My husband and I invested in a Canon EOS Rebel T3i before the wedding. We had been using Sony Cybershots from high school and they just weren't cutting it anymore! We are enjoying it so, so much! He even bought some accessories to make it functional for his film classes. It light, very portable, and easy to use. My photography class trained me to use manual exposure settings, but the automatic settings on the Rebel often work just as well!

Faith said...

*It is light

Natalie said...

These pictures are great! I especially love the barn and coca-cola shots =D

hannah singer said...

these photos look great, jen! WOW!
the ring shot is beautiful and the pig is my fave;)

xo

Sarah Kate said...

That's the exact camera I am getting! I asked quite a few of my photographer blogging pals what cameras they recommended and that one was at the top of the list for new DSLR owners! I'm so excited to get mine! :o)

Emmy said...

I love the end of summer too! Thankfully down here in Missouri it's cooled off this month - usually at this time it's still stiffling hot! So having the temperature in the 80's the last couple of weeks has been a nice change. I'm hoping that means we'll have fall come sooner this year. Usually the cooler weather doesn't come until November!

Kaitlyn said...

Those pictures are gorgeous! I love the end of summer is well. Fall is by far my favorite season of all.. So when summer is winding down i get really excited. I don't like winter though! These pictures are lovely! You did a great job! <3

In our sea of love

Abigail said...

Great pictures, Jen!
*Abby*

Stephanie Griffioen said...

beautiful pictures! i love your blog, your story, the difference project, and finding other young married people who are passionate about the things of God. thanks for following my blog!

Meredith Sledge said...

LOOOOOOOOOVE the pictures!!!!!!! Beautiful!

Jennifer Rod said...

these photos are amazing Jen!

Natalie @ NS Pottery said...

I know what you mean about wanting to soak in every last bit of sunshine before winter! Though I LOVE fall, I'm not ready for it just yet! Those photos are gorgeous!

Emily said...

I hear T3i's are great. I have a T1i and love love love it. You definitely need a DLSR in the future, your pictures are so pretty and it looks like you caught on real quick w/how to use one.

Nicely done, my friend!!

Emily w/Amazing Grapes

andi said...

wow, I am so impressed with these photos! are you saying you are not a photographer and have no training? if so, i'm even more impressed! i am a very amateur photographer, but love it and just recently got my first DSLR. It's so fun to learn everything I can about this new hobby. I'd love for you to link up to my friday photo link party if you are up for it! Thanks for following me, too.
your blog is so inspirational and i'm so happy i found you!
blessings friend,
Andi

elizabeth said...

Beauuuutiful pictures!! It is inspiring me to get out there and take some of my own!!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful! I love that blue bucket and the pop bottles! Great job!

a girl with a smile said...

I currently own a t2i and I love it. So the t3i must be great. Before the t2i I owned an Xti. I'm a faithful Canon customer and have been very content with it. A DSLR captures more of a natural beauty than point and shoots. But right now, I'm sticking to film. :)

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

These photos are beautiful! I especially love the coke bottle pics! DSLR's are so much fun to shoot with. :)

Emily Joyce said...

That's the camera I'd like to get too, if I ever get a DSLR. I've heard a lot of good things about it. Your photos are gorgeous! You have quite the eye!

sarah said...

such lovely photos... so summery! & what a beautiful location!

Amylou said...

Really awesome shots Jen!
Really love the one of you in front of the barn! Great job!

heartland farmhouse said...

This post was interesting to me. I'd like to get a Canon also. Just haven't settled on which one?Thank you Jennifer for posting about this & thanks to ALL your lovely readers who answered!!!

Rebecca
*Beautiful Pic's btw*

danielle @ take heart said...

these are amazing, friend!

Laura Elizabeth said...

Beautiful pictures Jen! My fave is the one with the barn and the tree and the sun just pouring out all over the picture. I would love to be able to take pictures like that! In the mean time, I will just enjoy yours :)

Kylie said...

stunning! great shots with the sun. lighting is really great.

leigh said...

Very pretty! I love seeing those huge bales of hay (or straw) in the fields. Your ring is gorgeous too!
Love, Leigh

Ashley Somawang said...

beautiful photos! Looks like a wonderful day:)

Jessica said...

These are beautiful, Jen!

Courtney said...

Gorgeous pictures!

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Eliza said...

Your not using a DSLR already? Your photos look really good.
Eliza

Mary said...

These look amazing for not using a DSLR! I actually just got a Nikon D5000 for my birthday a few months ago and LOVE it!

Annie said...

Your photos are absolutely gorgeous! Love them!

Purposely at Home said...

Fabulous job! Love them.

chelsea {joy} said...

you are so pretty! just thought you should know friend :) happy friday!

Sonia said...

Such a beautiful scenery! And I know you must get this a lot but your eyes are so stunning!

Liesl said...

You have such a great eye for photography...these are so pretty and I am loving the light and angles! I'm hoping to update my camera too..that is on my wish list!

Liesl :)

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