Nurture Photography - Turquoise/Splash

This week's Nurture Photography prompt is Turquoise/Splash.  Doesn't that sound like an awesome band name?!  Last week I was not only lost on ideas, I was also mere minutes away from missing the time to add my post to the linky list.

We got a bit of Spring rain earlier this week with that massive system that swept across the country.  I'm sure pretty much everyone got some form of precipitation from it.  I feel bad for anyone living West of the Mississippi River because I think they got the worst of it.  Fifty degree temperature drops in 24 hours does not sound fun to me.  We were getting a nice steady rain so I decided to go lay down on my front porch and try my hand at trying to catch a raindrop splash.


I used my 50-200mm lens so I wasn't having to worry about getting The Precious wet.  I'm not as happy as I wanted to be.  I zoomed too much and still have tons of work on learning proper settings.  BUT... I am excited that I actually caught a drop!  I'm looking forward to the next time it rains now.

I wasn't satisfied enough with that one photo and today was beautiful.  We've been spending entirely too much time indoors since the weather became distinctly more Spring-like.  My oldest daughter is gone to the in-laws for the weekend, my youngest daughter went to my mom's house for a little visit so we decided to get out of the house and go for a hike.

Dragging my 67 year old dad to the 2 mile hiking path about 30 miles from our house that has a beautiful waterfall at the end.  Since we've had several inches of rain recently, I thought the water would be flowing down the fall well.  Perfect for a splash photo!

Except we were so out of shape that we didn't make it all the way to the end!!  Definite motivation to get moving more!  Instead I settled for the peaceful splash-less view of the quiet lake.


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  1. Wow! Love that splash - such a great shot!

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  2. Nice capture of the raindrop. :-)

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  3. Bravo on that splash capture! It doesn't look too zoomed to me. And your 67 yr old dad taking any hike is pretty impressive. Sounds like a lovely way to spend the afternoon. Thanks so much for participating in our Spring Photo Challenge. I know these challenges are not always easy, but they certainly push us to try new things if we are willing to take the initiative. :)

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    1. Thanks! The rain came at the perfect time. I'm excited about going back to the trail and giving it another try.

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  4. Great pics! Your splash photo is so much fun! Thanks so much for joining us in the Nurture Photography Challenge! Can't wait to see what you come up with for our new prompt: Green/Nature. :)

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    1. The trees here are really starting to pop with the green! I should be good for this week!

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