Photo of the Day: Before the Rain Sets In




View At 50mm…

Hello OLTL Readers!

I have had a 50mm f/1.8 lens for some time but I have not used it much. Unfortunately, during a photography portraiture class (on studio lighting) we were requested to do so, if we had one. In addition, we had to shoot in manual mode. Can you imagine my discomfort still being an amateur. Side note: This is currently the only prime lens I own. Normally, I shoot with zoom lenses. So, I jumped in and wholeheartedly tried the exercises. I was pleasantly surprised with the results with both my 50mm lens and the use of studio lighting! Hmmmm… going shopping for studio lighting? Definitely!!

A few days after the class, I decided to practice using the 50mm lens and these are some of the photos taken.


_MG_9917For the month of August, I will challenge myself to continue to use this lens in Manual mode.

Anyone else want in on the challenge? Be sure to let me know in the comments!



Unpublished Photos of Project365 2012

Hello to all the OLTL readers!

I know I have been gone for some time and not posting as often. During my blogging hiatus, I continued taking photos as often as possible. My work life kept me busier than normal which left little time for photography and blogging. So I thought I’d try to make up for lost time and post some of the unpublished photos of 2012*. I hope you enjoy them!

Much love,



Photo taken in while driving through New York.


Photo taken while driving to Atlanta, Georgia. I was fascinated by this beauty


Photo taken in while driving through New York. I love the structural look of bridges!


Somewhere in West Virginia…

*Note- I had so many photos to choose from…. expect a part 2, 3 or even part 4 of this collection. 🙂
Thanks again for stopping by!!