August 3, 2009

My Love of Photography

Not only do I love portrait photography, but I love to photograph nature. I'm an avid hiker and any chance I get, I'll grab my big huge camera that weighs an absolute ton and take it with me. I've been out in nature a lot lately. I've been hiking, camping, fishing with the kids, etc., and thought I would post some photos of our happenings. Each photo tells a story that is dear to my heart.

One of god's finest creations! I love the wasatch mountians.



There is nothing more relaxing than lounging around a campfire surrounded by beautiful trees looking heavenward. If you look closely you can see the smoke from our fire.


Experimenting with my camera is one of my favorite ways to spend an afternoon. My dad is in focus in this first photo and my husband, Jimmy, is in focus in the next one.


Hiking up one of my favorite paths close to home. The rest of the images are from this super scenic hike.




Even though a thistle is just a prickly weed, there is just something wild & beautiful about it in this setting.


Look how charming a stagnant pond can be. I love the reflection of the trees off the water. This pond and the area surrounding it was actually in the movie "Saints & Soldiers."


And of course this last photo is at the top of my little hike overlooking the valley. Too bad I couldn't capture the panoramic view I was experiencing, but here is a slice of it to enjoy!

9 comments:

HappyHodges said...

Beautiful!!! WE share 2 loves now; The outdoors and photography! Great job capturing the beauty around us!

Gretchen said...

Love the scenery...beautiful! Would love to do that hike with you!

Cori Henderson said...

Those pictures look so good Camille! I love that walk up past sliding rock, the scenery is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I think I know this area. Gorgeous! Would love to win a free photo session. -Suzanne Winters

Laura said...

Gorgeous. I love that area and its so close to home. The best part.

Just Express It said...

These pictures make me want to walk up there. They look really good. I agree with Laura it's nice it's so close to home. We are so lucky to have the mountains so close to us.

jenarmitstead said...

Pretty pictures but I think I like Jimmy's smile lines the best. Not harassing you, Jimmy, I just like the realness of the picture. The thistles are really pretty too!

Laura said...

Okay Camille - I just want to say I'm just plain jealose of how cute your blog looks. I love, love it. You'll have to teach me a few things. Love your new header!

Tiffanie said...

It's fun to see you do nature photography. It's different but still really amazing.