Photography

Green – everywhere {Nurture Photography Challenge}

October 7, 2013

Over the summer, my camera and I didn’t get to hang out very often. Working from 8 am to 4:30 pm didn’t leave much time for going on my much loved photography walks or having little sessions with my girls. More often than not, I just whipped out my phone and snapped away with that.

But I missed it – a lot. I love having the weight of my Nikon around my neck, fiddling with the dials and trying to figure out just the perfect shot. I still have so much to learn and I know, I can only get better by doing!

So, I’m happily joining Kristi and Rebecca for the next few weeks of the {Nurture Photography Challenge} for Fall.

The first prompt is green/activeΒ !

I didn’t have much trouble with that at all. Really, living here in Florida, one just has to open their front door and green is practically all around – from the manicured lawns of St. Augustine grass and the trimmed ficus hedges to the palm trees gently swaying in the breeze.

heart fall

I decided to get a little creative and use leaves to show my love for Fall. The leaves may not change color here and we don’t get any of the typical signs of fall but the air is a little less sticky and the sky a little more blue.

green landscape

This is all around me. Where ever I walk in our neighborhood this is the view – more or less. Many lakes and many more trees, bushes and hedges. All green… some with an abundance of blossoms.

tree berries

It’s fun, to look for the details and really get into nature. Normally, I walk by the smaller trees, looking for the shade the bigger ones provide. But this time I got up close and saw these “berries”.

green signs

There’s even green on the signs. A common sight in Florida, and our neighborhood. Not that anyone would be foolish enough to get close enough to a gator to feed it. And going green to keep the green. That’s always a good thing in my book.

green balloon

Here, I got lucky that middle just happened to have a balloon that was green. She decided to write a note on it and let it go. I had to run to grab my camera but managed to get a few shots. Wonder where the balloon ended up?

Are the leaves changing where you are? What are typical signs of Fall in your neck of the woods? I’d love to know.

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  • Amanda Jillian October 7, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    I love that fall leaves photo! So great =)
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    • Susi October 7, 2013 at 2:37 pm

      Thanks, Amanda. πŸ™‚

  • Claudia October 7, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    You ARE in a very green neighborhood πŸ™‚ Here, not so much anymore. More brown and yellow, some red and orange when the sun shines, which it is not since yesterday.
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    • Susi October 7, 2013 at 8:30 pm

      Claudia, it’s green like that all over down here – pretty much all year long! We’ve had some rain and heavy duty thunderstorms this afternoon as well, not so much sun anymore.

  • TBM October 8, 2013 at 3:08 am

    Wonderful tour of your fall. I can feel a change in London, but the leaves haven’t started to change yet. Colder mornings and evenings though.

    • Susi October 8, 2013 at 11:25 am

      I wish the mornings and evenings were already a bit chillier but I take what I can get and go with it. πŸ™‚

  • Hilary October 8, 2013 at 6:52 am

    Great pictures… can’t wait to see you guys in real life!
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    • Susi October 8, 2013 at 11:25 am

      Ditto. πŸ™‚

  • Rorybore October 8, 2013 at 10:58 am

    I love your green neighbourhood — although, maybe not the gators. perhaps from a distance.
    Green is leaving my neighbourhood. I have an explosion of reds, oranges, yellows and sometimes all of them on one leaf, if you are lucky enough to find one. Sadly, not as good with a camera as you and I only have my old iphone. But I did get a few of my fall garden. Pretty soon: brown will be our feature colour. ugh. And then of course: the big white. which I do think has it’s own beauty too.
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    • Susi October 8, 2013 at 11:24 am

      Yes, I totally agree. As much as I love where I live – all that green can get boring. That’s when I have to take a drive down to the beach to see the vastness of the blue/green sea! πŸ™‚

  • Alicia Jilling October 8, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    I like the “Do not feed the alligators!” Don’t have many of those here in Wisconsin πŸ™‚

    • Susi October 8, 2013 at 10:23 pm

      I bet you don’t. We get one in the lake once in a blue moon and then Fish and Wildlife comes in and gets them out and brought back to a more remote area of the Everglades.

  • Saun October 8, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Love that first shot well done they are all gorgeous. In my neck of the woods it’s starting to get cooler and the leaves are starting to change colors. I love this time of the year but dread what comes after it. Happy Wednesday…..
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    • Susi October 9, 2013 at 10:04 am

      I wish, we had some of the leave changing going on but definitely don’t miss what comes after! πŸ™‚

  • Kristi {at} Live and Love Out Loud October 10, 2013 at 1:26 am

    I’m a little jealous of all that green you’ve got in Florida! You got creative with that first shot! Thanks so much for joining us again in the Nurture Photography Challenge, Susi! Our next prompt is: Yellow/Shine. Can’t wait to see what you come up with. πŸ™‚
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    • Susi October 10, 2013 at 9:23 am

      I’ve been working out ideas in my head. We’ll see what it’ll be in the end. πŸ™‚

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