Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Siesta Key - Vacation


Hello again!

This year is going to be full.  The plans are already being written down, the dates set, the changes and adventures just on the horizon.  There is an excess of life wanting to be lived.

This February, we started our crazy year with a trip to Siesta Key, Florida, to rest, relax, and rejuvenate.  Few things make my body feel better than a good dose of sunshine, especially accompanied by saltwater and sand.  We spent the days reading good books, eating wonderful food, admiring the stunning sunset, and walking the shores.

I took my camera out a few days, and wanted to share some of the beautiful sights we saw.  For the most part, these are either straight out of camera or edited with basic brightening and contrasting.

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    1. Thank you!!! <3
      I simply love to be able to hold on to any beautiful moment God has given me to look back on later. (Plus, I have a new special lens that I credit with doing extra work.)

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  2. Beautiful pictures. I hope that you enjoyed yourself. Salt water seems to do a number on my camera unless I really keep it bagged up. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Thanks! It was a lovely time. Oh yes, the beach is tricky for the camera. Mine happens to be weatherproof, so salt, sand, wind, cold, and the like are not /supposed/ to bother it. (but I'm still ultra careful!) Thanks for commenting and following so faithfully! :D Hugs!

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  3. Gorgeous pictures! What new lens were you using? Wide lens? I love the pictures, so amazing! Glad you had a time of relaxing and just enjoying the beauty the Lord has given us! :)

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    1. Thank you! Actually, it was a 50 mm portrait lens. I had wanted a nice wide angle lens this year, but so far I can't quite swing it. :) Oh, yes, it is so wonderful to enjoy such magnificent beauty.

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  4. Wow, these photos are beautiful!! <3 Glad to hear that you had a nice, relaxing vacation!

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    1. Thank you very much!! It truly was lovely. :) <3

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  5. Those photos are spectacular! I like all the little shells on the beach too.. That's nice you could have some time relaxing in such a nice place. It sounds like you have great things planned for the year! I hope it all goes well! :)

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    1. Thanks so much! It really was so nice there. This year certainly has a lot of big events, trips, and changes coming up! Thank you, we all do as well. :)

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  6. You have so much talent when it comes to a camera! That kinda sounds like something you might read off a fortune cookie! but i really adore these pictures!

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    1. Thank you very much! What a kind compliment, and who really minds when someone says something so lovely if it sounds like a Chinese proverb? lol. :) Again, thanks so much!

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  7. My dear Skyeler, your photos are truly breathtaking! I agree with Vanessa, you have great talent with the camera :)

    Have a beautiful weekend! Hugs!

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    1. Oh, thank you! I really appreciate your kind words. :) It's always such a wonderful inspiration to keep shooting when people give such lovely compliments, thank you very much!

      I hope your week has been lovely as well!!

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  8. Gosh these photos are amazing. <3 <3 You are truly very talented.

    Sophy
    lavender & blue

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