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Michelle Johnson
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Flower and Nature Photographer, Co-Founder and Educator for Love that Shot
Flower and Nature Photographer, Co-Founder and Educator for Love that Shot

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This weekend I took a trip into the mountains to Idaho City to explore a bit. We came across this old house/gathering place for odds and ends. It was incredible! This is the back of the building where there wasn't much of anything but history, devoid of anything modern. It was like a step back in time. And for this fan of the Ghost Adventures show, I could just imagine the spirits lurking about in the shadows! Too bad I didn't capture one... that would have been awesome. ;)

I used my Lensbaby Muse with the Soft Focus optic attached to create an eery, ghostly feeling.
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Happy Halloween!

No tricks here, just a treat for you... We released our brand new magazine today!

We're featuring Dave Black and his Lightpainting, Photoshop World from a first-timer's perspective, and much more. If you're thinking about heading to Photoshop World in 2012, we've teamed up with NAPP to bring you an an exclusive discount on top of the early bird price!

Come check out the magazine!

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Water Lilies - For #FloralFriday, curated by +Tamara Pruessner

I visited our local botanical garden last week and came across these last two water lilies hanging out in the pond. The sun was going down and broke through the clouds to shine some perfect light on the flowers.

I normally wouldn't be able to get close enough to shoot water lilies because my longest focal length I have is a 50mm, but I brought with me my new lens to try out... a 500mm mirror lens! So I finally got my first good shot of water lilies. I'm a happy girl. :)
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My sister, +Misti Tracy and I made a super-exciting announcement this morning on our website, Love that Shot. We are now editors of our very own magazine! This has been so much fun; a ton of work and we may be a little crazy but it's totally worth it!

Get the first look over on the blog...

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For #FloralFriday, curated by +Tamara Pruessner

I participated in the +Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk a couple weeks ago in the downtown area of where I live. I was thrilled when I came across the flower pots set out on the sidewalks! Shooting architecture is not my strong area so I was happy to find a subject that I love.

I tried out my 28-135mm lens on flowers and I'm really happy with how this turned out. I zoomed in to 135 to try out a longer focal length. This was a nice change since I usually shoot with a 50mm.
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For #TravelPanoWednesday

I tried my hand at making a panorama on my way home from Photoshop World in Las Vegas in September. We stopped at Zion National Park and were treated to some gorgeous storm clouds over the mountains. The sun was peeking through the clouds as it was setting and cast a lovely warm glow over the landscape.

I have a lot of practicing to do with panoramas but I'm very happy with my first try!
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Sunset Behind Storm Clouds

We've been treated to some beautiful clouds this past week. This was an unusual evening, with the sun illuminating different layers of clouds with an orange glow. The view from my house wasn't the greatest, with houses in the way. So I ran over to the park at the end of my street and shot only the sky. The middle of the suburbs isn't the most glamorous location for landscapes!
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Very interesting article on staging in nature photography. I hadn't realized this was even happening. I prefer not to stage anything in my nature photography. I love to capture things as they happen naturally!
I was recently asked my views about staging nature photography. Today's post shares my answer.

If you're new to my blog, I invite you to circle me and read along as I share.

If you like this, please re-share the links, and help me bring my pictures and writing to a wider audience. Thank you.

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This little rose was on it's way out of this world, but still full of beauty.

For FloralFriday.
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