Summer Manifesto

read lots and lots of books

get my small photography business going

do lots of crafts

do some around the house DIY projects

take Annabel on adventures

spend lots of time outdoors

see my family and friends as much as possible

work on the wedding planning

lunch break photo session

In a previous post I discussed how disappointed I was in myself for not taking more photos last year- (of the artistic kind. Not photos of vacation or parties etc). And now I have vowed to step up my game. Danny surprised me with a subscription to a digital photography magazine and there is always a spread/story with tips about different types of photography. This past month black and white photos were the focus. Ever since I saw the photos in that spread I wanted to get outside and take some of my own. The only problem was we were hit with that polar vortex and -30 degrees is not good for adventuring out and taking photos. (cheers to the photographers who brave the harsh weather!) And can I just take a moment to mention that I absolutely hate winter! But I was too tempted to get some snowy black and whites. (Not to mention – taking more photos is part of my 25 before 25. Which you’ll see a post next month). So I now have a few photos to share. Not all were good enough as black and whites though.

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And obviously I couldn’t tell which ones I liked the best.

Springfield Lake

These are some old photos that I have taken over the years at this lake.
They are favorites that I wanted to share. This place has meant a lot to me while growing up.
I spent a lot of time at this lake with many different people.
I love when photos can bring back memories – even the bad ones because you can look back and see how far you have come.

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