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Bohemian Style | Fall Portraits

This Fall, style is all about the avant-garde look of Bohemia. Create soft silhouettes by letting your neutral fabrics flow. Lighter denim with rips, but not too many. Baggy, feminine tops with prints of flowers. Scarves and head bands. Turquoise necklaces. Boots with feminine heels. Chukkas for men. 

Just remember not to go overboard and compete with mother nature. After all, Fall Portraits are about the vibrant colors of the leaves, so don’t have so much going on with your clothing that people can’t see the beauty around you.BOHEMIA

Here are some examples:

Pinterest, Women – http://www.pinterest.com/annabelledurbin/bohemian-style/

Pinterest, Men –  http://www.pinterest.com/explore/bohemian-men/

Bohemian Fashion- http://www.collegefashion.net/fashion-tips/boho-fashion-essentials/

Ralph Lauren Bohemian – http://url.ie/uood

Wednesday Rewind | Every Picture Tells a Story

Beauty Can Be Found Anywhere

My herb garden is doing quite well this year, even though the terrible winter freeze killed off the rosemary. The chives were blooming so beautifully I had to snap a few shots. Beauty really can be found anywhere!

Chives In Bloom

D.C. Cherry Blossoms 2014

I had the opportunity to visit D.C. during peak season again this year, for both daytime and sunrise! It is always such a beautiful trip when the cherry blossom trees are in full bloom, and even though it can be extremely crowded, the trip is always worth it.

For my daytime excursion I brought only my macro zoom lens as I did not feel like bringing my entire lens arsenal while I walked around D.C. with some friends. And since it is my favorite lens it is often the one I choose when I limit myself to one.

CherryBlossom2014 UpClosenadPersonal


The following shot was actually my favorite shot from the day. As we were heading back to the car, I saw the cyclist stop under the tree from across the street and I snapped a few frames. There was an additional person in the shot that I edited out because it threw off the balance.


And of course, the traditional monument shot; which I waited to take for several minutes while the three paddle boaters got in the right position, and the fourth left my frame.



Sunrise attracts lots of photographers and they all want to be in the same spot; I needed to get there much earlier to stake my claim on some real estate. I have filed that info in my lessons learned folder. Since I did not have the best vantage point, I did not stick around long, but did manage to get a couple of keepers. The first one is just before the sun came up and the air was still quite cool, hence the blue cast. The second one required a flash which I did not bring, so I will have to be happy with just a silhouette, which I am. It really was great just being there!

LincolnMemorial SunriseMonument

The Light Within | Every Picture Tells a Story

Fall Fireworks

Stopped by Green Springs Garden yesterday and saw this beautiful Muhly Grass. It reminded me of fireworks.


So, I shot some close ups, no macro lens today, but they turned out pretty cool.



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