Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // view of Pacific Ocean from Newport Coast Villas

On Top // Water Views {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // view of Nice, France, Cote D'Azur, beach, ocean, city, village,

Morning view of Nice, Cote d’Azur, France

While traveling, or even enjoying the sights in your hometown, do you take photos encompassing the scenery? Many times I tend to focus on the details (flowers, people, food, etc), I sometimes forget to take a step back and take it all in!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // view of Pacific Ocean from Newport Coast Villas

Afternoon view of Newport Beach and Newport Coast Villas, California

Views from “on top” are a great way to make a DIY postcard from travels near and far, don’t ya think?! Thanks to the Daily Post weekly photo challenge: On Top, I figured it’s a fantastic prompt to share some of my more scenic shots from the past year.

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // view of Paris from top of Eiffel Tower

Evening view of Paris, France from the Eiffel Tower

To check out more interpretations of “on top” click here. To see my past photo challenge submissions, click here.

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Live creatively!
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/c

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Sea Nettles! Enjoying a field trip to the Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Saturated {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // how I organize and store my collection of Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com
INK! How I organize and store my collection of Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Do prompts help you in your photography? They’ve definitely helped me in a couple ways recently. One is that I will sometimes get the creative time to photograph with a specific goal in mind, a specific image I see and want to bring to fruition. The other way is that it’s helped me go through my photo library and see different themes or patterns in my photo style. A friend once told me she recognized a thumbnail image in an online gallery as my image before she even opened it up to see the entire photo. It surprised me to hear her say that, but I’m now understanding what she meant. Even though I feel my eye and style continues to evolve, I do have a specific photo style: I like lots of color, I fill the frame, I look for the light to get bright shots, I mostly use a shallow depth of field, I think with the rule of thirds, and I love natural light!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // kids dragging seaweed across Torrey Pines beach, pebble filled beach

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com
Follow the leader! Kids dragging seaweed across Torrey Pines pebbled beach

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Rack 'em! Billiards as Art

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com
Rack ’em! Billiards as Art

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Sea Nettles! Enjoying a field trip to the Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com
Sea Nettles! Enjoying a field trip to the Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Room with a View! Our view from our hotel in Nice, France

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com
Room with a View! Our view from our hotel in Nice, France

The theme this week for The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: SATURATED reminded me that part of my style is a very colorful, saturated look. I even wrote an entire blog post about my love of color here and my love of natural light here. I know a lot of photographers like a washed out look, or filled with sunflares, or very dark and moody, or composites, or… the list can go on and on. There are so many ways to see the world. But I’ve always loved seeing the color in the world. So even though I could have probably posted half of my entire photo library for this post, I decide to just pick a few. I hope you enjoy!

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Are you playing along in this week’s challenge? Head on over to The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated to check out the lovely images and posts everyone is linking up!

French Flowers of Nice

Farmer's Market Flowers in Nice1/400 sec at f/2.8 ISO 200

Farmer’s Market Flowers in Nice
1/400 sec at f/2.8 ISO 200

Maybe it was the Mediterranean air, maybe it was the drizzly, gray skies, maybe it was the bubbly we enjoyed daily! Whatever it was, the flowers at the Farmer’s Market in Nice were absolutely gorgeous! I couldn’t help but want to linger, take in the sights, the scents, the beauty.

So take a deep cleansing breathe, relax and take in the colors and soft texture of these beautiful flowers from Nice!

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Hope your day is full of color and beauty!

Thanks for stopping by and have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c