2.04.2012

the calm after the storm

Happy weekend everyone! If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen a photo I took earlier this week: bright blue skies, red flowers and a beautiful 68 degree day. Fast forward 4 days, and we have this...



A winter storm began raging on Friday night...but tonight things were peaceful.



(Remember how to get those starbursts when you take pictures of lights? Just use a small aperture like f/22).

Also, I got hit with a nasty bug earlier this week so I haven't been on the computer hardly at all. I just noticed a little flurry of new followers! Hello!! :-) It always makes my heart swell to see new faces. xoxo

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

33 comments:

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous shot! The snow sucks though, eh?

Karen said...

Karli, beautiful!!!
I love the sparkles in the snow too. I long to take pictures like this. Hope all is well your way & you are feeling better. Enjoyed seeing TT on the Tumblr link.

SarahinSC said...

It looks so serene. I miss snow like this. Then it gets trampled on and is all brown (and yellow) and I don't miss it as much! Bee-u-ti-ful shot!

Hope you're feeling better!

SarahinSC said...

Question for you Karli...I just looked at your Instagrid and don't see a place I can comment and have never looked at that before. Is there a place to comment on a picture and I'm just not seeing it??? Now you have "Back to life. Back to reality." stuck in my mind and I wanted to pay you back with something like, "Stop. Hammer time"!

Jill Samter Photography said...

both are beautiful shots. yep, we got hit with snow tonight too after it being almost 70 here all week. such a weird winter.

sorry you are sick - i am praying for you!

much love!
xox

Tracy said...

Just love this shot! I like it both ways :) It is suppose to look like that here. My boys would love it if it did!

Melanie said...

Wowza. These are so serene & beautiful. LOVE the B&W!

I FINALLY got my 1st slr yesterday! Beyond excited to play w/ my new toy!!

SKC said...

WOW just love how you captured this wintry scene.

Selena @ Stoneyville said...

Great shot! Hope you feel better soon!

hello gorgeous said...

what a GORGEOUS shot....even more so in b/w! ;o)

hope you are well and truly over the bug now...

hugs

hello gorgeous xxx

Liz said...

Man you make snow and cold look good. Love these. and thanks for tip on the light .

Jerry said...

Nice shots! I can see that your Mark II has 8 leaf shutter, good one ;)

Amy said...

I love this shot! The lighting and composition is amazing! I envy you getting the snow though.... We don't have any!

Mom of M&Ms said...

praying you well!!!! and stronger and better than ever...

So peaceful in those photos..LOVE THEM!

Adeena P said...

Hope you're feeling better! Love how peaceful these feel. :D

We still don't have any snow. There's a little in ditches here and there... but we have grass.

And my trees are starting to bud. O.o It's too early!!

I'm afraid we're going to have a snowstorm in April...

Kristal said...

Love that first shot - so peaceful and great starburst!

Natalie said...

I thought the snow was really beautiful. I headed out today to take a few pictures before it all started falling off the trees. Everything was covered in white and the sky was so blue. Loved it!
I hope you are feeling better!

Ashley said...

These are just stunning Karli!!

I love your photo tips! I was thinking the other day you should have a tutorial link up at the top. You have done some great ones and I have been trying to dig around and find them. Is there an easier way?

XO

Naomi said...

Oh my, stunning Karli! You have more snow than us. ha! Hope you're feeling better :)

Angela said...

Oh my gosh!! These are AMAZING!! I know the snow is no fun, but it is so pretty and you always have the most beautiful star bursts!

I hate to hear you've been ill. I hope you are feeling better very soon!!

Marvett Smith said...

Wow! This is the perfect snow image! Look at those sparkles and the light! Love it in color the most. Hope that bug is gone!

Jess said...

This looks like something out of a fairytale story. Too perfect... the sparkles and the shadows and light.

Okay, I peeked at your settings and truly... amazed. This is perfection.

Also? I need a wide angle. Like, now.

This is gorgeous Karli. Wonderful job!

happy me said...

Karli! Gorgeous photo!! Hope you're feeling better. :(

grandmabish said...

So gorgeous...I think you could sell it. The color version is my fave. I guess our snow is still coming some day!

Ashley Sisk said...

Sorry I've been away for so long - wow...look at all that snow. Kinda looks magical but I know I would be kinda hating it after a day or so. Hope you're feeling better too. Miss you.

Andrea said...

I love these! I can't decide which I like best - color or black and white. Hope you are feeling better!

Skye said...

Wow you've had more snow than us! That is one fabulous shot! I was wondering how you did that... and now I know. F22 ... (and I assume shutter is set to super-duper sloooowwwww - like 1 second lol - to let in all that light???)

Lori Allberry said...

Oh. My. Goodness. These are gorgeous. Just gorgeous.

Love love love the starbust. As much as i dislike the snow, we needed it.

XOXOXO
Lori

Sarah said...

I love these!!! Sooo beautiful. I kind of want some snow just to take some photos.

Carrie said...

These are amazing! A perfect starburst and I like the beautiful blanket of snow.

Tracy said...

Bonnie, just had to stop by one more time to thank you for your ever so kind words on my blog! It's amazing how we can be our own worse critique! You made my day!! Thanks!! I always LOVE to see your new posts! ;)

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Hurray for snow- it's so beautiful!!!!!!!

Michelle said...

Isn't it crazy how the weather has been changing! That snow sure is pretty in the pic, but in real life, what a cold pain.

Beautiful! We haven't even seen more than a dusting of snow this winter (and I'm perfectly ok with that!)

xoxo