Lensbaby Art - Blog Circle - May 2016

It is time for another Lensbaby Art Blog Circle - May 2016 edition. I hope you have time to visit some of my friends on this blog circle. I truly enjoy shooting with the Lensbaby Sweet 35. It took me some time to enjoy this lens, but once I got the hang of it, it is so much fun. I like it because it gives you a sense of movement.

My hubby and I ventured out to Scottsdale this past weekend. We shoot there often, but this time I only had my LB Sweet 35 on my Canon 6D. So here are my 5 images for the month of May:


LB Sweet 35 - SS 1/1250


LB Sweet 35 - SS 1/2500


LB Sweet 35 - SS 1/1000


LB Sweet 35 - SS 1/1250


LB Sweet 35 - SS 1/250

Please visit Alexis for some more Lensbaby images for the month of May; here is a direct link to her post: Alexis Fisher Photography

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time - keep smiling :)

Iris (TGTG)

TWAY - Online Class Review

In the Fall of 2015 I was fortunate enough to the take TWAY (The World Around You) through an online class via Clickin' Moms University. The instructor, Kristen Ryan is not only an amazing landscape photographer, she is also an incredible teacher. Her material is very comprehensive and her critique for each section has been invaluable to me. Every time I now go out, I hear her voice in my head; reminding me what setting are best for certain scenarios. I love landscapes, but we don't have much variety here in the desert. But after taking Kristen's class, it really does not matter where you live. I see the world around me with different eyes. There can be beauty in the desert; you just have to figure out how to capture it.

During the class, I was able to go out to Prospector Park in AJ. At the park, I had a great view of the Superstition Mountains (one of my favorite Arizona landscape subjects). On the day I went out, I was blessed that some clouds rolled in. Here are some of the images from that outing with my hubby:






I went back another morning at sunrise. What an experience that was!! I hope to get out there some day soon to shoot there again at sunrise. Here are a couple of my favorite shots from that morning:



If you are interested in finding out more about Kristen's photography, please visit her website at Kristen Ryan Photography. Or if you are interested in taking the class yourself; the next run is scheduled for April 2016. You can find out more information on the Clickin Mom's University page.

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time...keep smiling.

Iris (TGTG)