So, I’m beginning a new photo challenge today! While I do the WordPress Weekly Challenge, I also wanted something to challenge my photography on a daily basis! Thanks to Capture Your 365, I have a great daily challenge to attempt! Today’s theme was My Everyday!
This week’s challenge is Summer Lovin‘, which is just post something you love about summer.
For me, it’s the stars. There’s nothing better in the summer than a lukewarm or cool night with not a cloud in the sky. As a kid and a teenager, I had a huge fascination with Astronomy. At the age of 13, I could name galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters, and tell you what constellations they were in. I could tell you what stars made up both the summer and winter triangles. I knew where to find the planets during certain times of the year. Granted, nearly two decades later, I can’t recall every single detail that graced my 13 year old mind, but I still remember enough. I remember that the Milky Way is the most apparent in the southern sky, in the constellation Sagittarius, which is next to Scorpius and looks like a teapot. It is also at its best in the summer. :)
So, I found myself a dark area about 40 minutes away from where I live. Zero light pollution, and absolute beauty. I am using a free trial of Light Room 5 right now, and it is a GODSEND, especially for night photography. When I was young, I had myself a telescope, although it wasn’t the best. I never dreamed I could take pictures of the stars. And here I am, almost 20 years later, photographing the Milky Way, and it looks beautiful!
When I was a teenager, I played softball religiously. Now that I’m older, pretty much twice as old, pool is now the sport I play religiously. So, I introduce you all to my Tuesday night 8-ball team, Just Shoot’n.
I’ve been a little bit sick the past couple days, so I haven’t gotten much done until today. I took my husband and our dog Moxxi to Victor Falls today. She wasn’t too keen on it, but it went well enough.
I made an adjustment to the site, which is that all posts will have the pictures put into a slideshow gallery! Takes up less room in the post, and it looks a bit more sleek! I’ve also added a Gallery Page where you can see my favorite photos that I’ve taken!