Sometimes life puts things in perspective for you. Don’t worry, we’re all ok πŸ™‚

I took the dudes on a long walk today and found beauty in so many things. I thought I’d share πŸ™‚


these two just amaze me with the love they have for each other β™₯

243 Replies to “beauty”

  1. Your pictures are beautiful! I enjoy taking photos but I don’t have a nice camera (right now I just have a cheap point-and-shoot)…I’m wondering what kind of camera you use?

    Thank you SO much for all your lovely comments! I don’t even know what to say! I’m freaking out here!!!! I’m absolutely blown away πŸ™‚

    For everybody that’s asking, these were all taken with a Nikon D700 and a 85mm 1.4G lens

  3. Great shots. I especially enjoyed the 2 boys up in the tree. The lower contrast gave a soft, memory-like effect to the scene.

  4. Those li’l children are so adorable! Your photos are so light to my eyes it soothes my weary head. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing! ^^

  5. Fourth image down… plant growing out of gravel – shallow depth of field. Was that the 85mm lens alone wide open, or did you create that narrow band of ‘in focus’ with Photoshop (or equivalent)?

      1. Wow… I can’t get over how sharply defined the limits are. I would have expected a softer transition from sharp to out of focus. I’ve always gone with f2.8 glass, mostly because my lenses weren’t available in a faster form (or available at a price lower than my first-born). The 85mm is worth watching for… just that much narrower than my 105mm.

        Nice work and thanks for the response!

  6. Your photos are beautiful! The DoF in the one with the flower sprouting out of the sidewalk is amazing! May I ask what lens you used? And I apologize if I am just asking something that has already been asked/answered. I didn’t wade through all the comments before commenting myself. Your boys are handsome little devils πŸ™‚

      1. I want that lens so bad! I use my 50mm 1.4 all the time, but I’ve been eyeing that 85mm for some time. And the 24-70mm, too. Too bad that one is $2000. :/

  7. wow your photos are captivating! i’m trying to get more into photography. i hope i can capture images as stunning as these one day.

  8. Amazing photos! The pictures are beautiful and keep one’s eyes to look again.

    Beauty is everywhere, oftentimes in what we don’t see with our eyes.

    Have a great day!

  9. Beautiful pictures! If you made your own calendar, I would totally buy it. Every year I get the Barnes & Noble simplicity calendar with the quotes. They’re beautiful.

  10. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos. It’s nice there are others out there who appreciate the little things and who also inspire others to do the same:)

    I especially like the sense of stillness and simplicity in your pictures.

  11. I read your About Me and I must say you really love those two kids that they were included on this post — on your definition, through photographs, of BEAUTY. Of course! I also have a son who, no matter how hard headed, still is a BEAUTY to me. Love all the photographs, BTW. Congratulations!

  12. beautiful photography and processing too, I myself am a photographer and i was looking for good examples of unconventional processing, and your photos hit the nail in the head. love the simplicity too

  13. I love your photos! I am just an amateur photographer… but I know beauty and inspiration. Great job! And the Army wife thing… well, I’m not an Army wife I’m an Army sister…. so… I can relate on some level. You just take it day by day….

  14. hello anika … iΒ΄m a anika too πŸ™‚

    beautiful pictures … wow … great colors and moments

    more …

    greetings from germany
    anipics (Anika) πŸ˜‰

  15. Those kids on the last pict you shot is absolutely AMAZING! it show affection a lot. and CONGRATS you succeed in took it and share it with us. You have character on ur result up there!! looking forward to see ur next post.

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