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The Camera in My Head - Fall Photos

Updated on January 28, 2015

October Dragonfly - Wings Illuminated by the Sun

Taken in Salt Lake City, UT 2014
Taken in Salt Lake City, UT 2014

I was walking along a sidewalk on a crisp October morning in Salt Lake City, UT. As I walked along, enjoying the colorful changing leaves, I happened to look up and see something glimmering within the leaves.

To my surprise, it was a dragonfly. The lighting was just right... so I pulled out my iPhone and captured this picture. I think it's beautiful. What do you think?

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More Autumn Beauty

Below are more of my photographs. I enjoy taking pictures whenever I see something beautiful. Usually, I am using my iPhone... so I am actually surprised at the quality of some of the pictures. In any case... it is my childlike appreciation and excitement at nature's beauty that helps me feel alive.

I am so grateful that I can see... and I am grateful to God for such wonders.

More Fall Photographs I've Taken

I just liked the composition of this red brick with moss and autumn leaves.
I just liked the composition of this red brick with moss and autumn leaves. | Source
I am captivated by the color and light of this shot. It was taken near my home in Sandy, UT.
I am captivated by the color and light of this shot. It was taken near my home in Sandy, UT. | Source
Crystal Springs is a stop alongside the road in American Fork Canyon. It is beautiful any time of year, but especially in the fall.
Crystal Springs is a stop alongside the road in American Fork Canyon. It is beautiful any time of year, but especially in the fall. | Source
Crystal Springs, UT. I loved how the leaning branch framed the sight.
Crystal Springs, UT. I loved how the leaning branch framed the sight. | Source
This was taken in Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT.
This was taken in Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT. | Source
Another picture taken in Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT. This path draws you in and you want to enter the picture... doesn't it?
Another picture taken in Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT. This path draws you in and you want to enter the picture... doesn't it? | Source
Big Cottonwood Canyon provides many areas of beauty in between the many ski slopes found there.
Big Cottonwood Canyon provides many areas of beauty in between the many ski slopes found there. | Source
This is a picture taken on the grounds of La Calle near Cottonwood Heights, UT. It is an upscale French restaurant with beautiful ambiance.
This is a picture taken on the grounds of La Calle near Cottonwood Heights, UT. It is an upscale French restaurant with beautiful ambiance. | Source
Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT. The Quaking Aspens set off the Evergreen trees and the red leaves of Oak trees in the area.
Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT. The Quaking Aspens set off the Evergreen trees and the red leaves of Oak trees in the area. | Source
Crystal Springs off the road in American Fork Canyon, UT has many lovely areas. Perfect for snapping pictures.
Crystal Springs off the road in American Fork Canyon, UT has many lovely areas. Perfect for snapping pictures. | Source
Crystal Springs, UT bridge over troubled waters... Fall 2013
Crystal Springs, UT bridge over troubled waters... Fall 2013 | Source

The Trick is...

The secret to capturing amazing photographs is to constantly have a camera with you, look around, consider the composition, lighting, and interest. The best photographs I've taken have been when I was not looking for an opportunity to do so.

Be willing to squat down or stand in weird positions in order to get just the right angle or lighting. It really makes a big difference in the composition.

My husband has learned to stop the car when I see something I want to take a picture of. He is so sweet. I've never taken a class, but I know about framing the picture with something closer. I understand the rule of thirds. And I recognize good lighting when I see it.

Digital photography is so much easier than the old method of film. You can tell instantly if a picture is blurry or under-exposed. I love it!

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