Monday, May 28, 2012

Scavenger Hunt and I Heart Macro on Monday (5/28/12)

Welcome to another edition of the photo Scavenger Hunt and I Heart Macro!  I had a lot of fun taking a couple mini field trips in Milwaukee this week to get my shots for these two memes and the May monthly challenge.  Enjoy!

1) Beneath Your Feet
Jake doesn't like to feel anything under his feet except carpet and thinks that I'm crazy to do this, but one of the things that I love about summer is getting to feel the grass.

2) Capturing Movement
One of my little field trips this week was to one of the lakeside parks in the north Milwaukee suburbs.  I seriously can't believe that it's taken me almost an entire year of living in Milwaukee to visit this location.  It will definitely not be that long before my next trip up there.

3) Texture
We take a lot of walks through the VA grounds, but I've been making an effort to bring my camera with me more often lately (as evidenced by the Memorial Day picture and by some of my other hunts), which was my other mini field trip this week.  The VA just turned this fountain on again.

4) Face Your Fears
Recently I've started contemplating upgrading to a DSLR camera and finally learning Photoshop.  I have avoided Photoshop for a long time, but I'm determined to make this transition within the next year.  This will be an overwhelming process for a lot of reasons, but it will be really exciting, too.

5) Currently
We are counting down the days to the end of intern year.  Only a little over a month left!

Check out Ashley's blog to see what other people submitted for the themes this week.

Here's my shot for I Heart Macro.  I am really proud of this picture.  Check out that hint of bokeh!

studio waterstone

Finally, don't forget to check out my May Photo a Day Challenge Board on Pinterest.  I'm continuing to get that updated at least once a week and will share the highlights from that challenge here at the end of the month.  Stay tuned on Thursday for that post.

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  1. Great photos this week! Love the macro shot! And the cemetery and water shots are beautiful too :)

  2. Nice bokeh shot - looks romantic :)
    Love the pictures of the water. Still miss it.
    My toenails are currently the same shade as yours!

  3. Great shots! I had to look up bokeh I thought maybe it was the flower! Shows what I know about photography :D
    The lakeside park shot is a beauty -- I can feel the tide!

  4. I like how the water looks--great shot!

  5. I love the feel of grass under my feet too and sand on a beach too! My hubby is like Jake though - they just don't know what they're missing! Your photos are all great this week! Love the lake!

  6. I'm with you, I love walking barefoot through the grass. When summer hits I only wear shoes if I have to.

  7. Really great set - hope you have a great week.

  8. Beautiful photos! Nice answers to all the challenges =) LOL - too many stickers here to go barefoot!

  9. I love walking barefoot in the grass too! :)

  10. I too love feeling other things under my feet- namely sand! I'm glad you had a lovely weekend and got to spend some time outdoors!

  11. Love the lilies of the valley photo! Gorgeous!

  12. I love being barefoot, in the house or out. Grass feels lovely as does sand.
    I enjoyed your photojournalistic journey!
    Yay for the approaching end of intern year!

  13. That's a great lakeside beach. Fun photos - you'll really enjoy your Photoshop! {:-D


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