Hiking

Its that time of year again, when the leaves start to change and the air gets cooler, and my husband drags me kicking and screaming into the great outdoors…. Ok Im kidding, a little. This past weekend it was Sylva, North Carolina.  The hubby found a great, dog friendly cabin for us to spend out two year anniversary, and below are some pics from the hike we did on Day 2.  

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This is my 11 year old Chihuahua, Oswald.  

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I would love to hear which of our fur babies is your favorite??

Thanks for visiting.  Until next week, all the best, 

A.J.

Dirty 30 in NOLA

Well, I turned the big 3-0 in March.  I know, life is over, fun has been had.  I might as well hang up my party shoes and step into middle age in my sensible shoes, right?  I jest.  I was actually pretty excited for 30.  Thirty is not twenty… THANK GOD.

My sweet husband surprised me with a birthday trip to New Orleans.  A city I had never been to but had always wanted to visit, and now for reasons beyond bar hopping.

I wanted to share some of my pics from the Big Easy, so here they are for your viewing pleasure.

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A Trip to New Orleans wouldn’t be complete without a Cemetery Pic.142-logo

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Hope you enjoyed my little piece of New Orleans.

Check Facebook Thursday for more pictures from the trip. 

Thanks for Visiting my Blog, 

A.J. 

Brass Town Bald ~ Nature Photography

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Just a couple shots from a weekend hike up Brass Town Bald in Young Harris, GA.  We were lucky enough to reach the top just before the sunset, but as the sun started to go down, so did the temperature.
The wind was freezing by the time we made it back down.

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Loved that i was able to catch these two watching the sunset.

Thanks for visiting my blog, and please check out the A.J. Click’s Photography page on Facebook.

Thanks!
~A.J.

Raven Cliff Falls ~ Nature Photography

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In the North Georgia mountains there are countless trails into the Chattahoochee National Forest.   On Labor Day weekend, my husband and I decided to go on a hike (not my idea of course) to Raven Cliff Falls near Helen, GA.  If you are local and enjoy the outdoors I would highly recommend this hike.  It is a 5 miler, but is slopes at a relatively gradual pace.   Plus there are lots of little waterfalls to look at which provide plenty of places to rest 🙂 

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Below you’ll see some of the pics taken on the hike.  I appreciate any feedback you would like to share!

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I love photographing Fungi!

Trees have hearts too!

Cliff Face Right Next to the Falls~ This may not look like much, but it’s about 150 feet up.

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Thanks for checking out my blog, and I hope everyone has a great week!

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A.J.

More From Oakland Cemetary

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Last weekend I had the pleasure of doing the Oakland Cementary Tour with my husband and my In-laws.  

If you are from Atlanta and have never been down to Oakland, I highly recommend it.  

Not only is Margaret Mitchell buried there, the architecture is amazing.  

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I wanted to share a few of the images I captured that day.  

A summer storm was rolling in so the sky was really cooperating with the feel I was going for.  

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As always, thanks for reading and I love to hear your comments!  

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Have a great week, 

A.J.

Georgian Terrace Hotel

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I am a member of a the Atlanta Photo Workshops Meet-Up group.  If you’re not familiar with Meet-Up, www.meetup.com, it’s a site that hosts groups with all different interests from languages, books, and outdoor activities, to networking, dog lovers, and foodies, and helps them organize events.  You can pretty much find anything you may be interested in and my experience with it has been great.  I originally joined to find a book club, but eventually branched out and found several photography groups in the Metro area and it’s how I found the photography classes I wound up taking.

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The APW Meet-Up group allows you as a photographer to gain access to places you otherwise may not be allowed to shoot.  Last week the group met at the historic Georgian Terrace Hotel.  The Georgian Terrace boasts past guests such as Presidents Coolidge and Harding, celebrities Arthur Murry, Enrico Caruso, and both Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh during the Gone with the Wind premiere.  It is a beautiful building that was fun to photograph.

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I hope you enjoy my images!

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My favorite shot from the day.  I just love how this turned out!

A window, into a window, into a window.

Stairway in the Livingston

I love the detail of the brick work here.

All feedback is apprecaited!  Thanks for reading!

~Abbey

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My Husband Thinks He’s Davy Crockett

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Putting it mildly, my husband is quite the outdoor enthusist, so it doesn’t take much to talk him into going on a day hike, or any hike actually.  He recently did a 24 mile loop with some buddies for FUN.  It’s possible he is Davy Crockett incarnate… or Bear Grylls long lost brother.  (He would prefer to be the brother.)

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But I digress…. So, my husband loves to be outside and sadly, while I definitely appreciate nature, I am not nearly in as good of shape as he is.  Cardio is not my friend.  Fortunately, I have found the answer.  If I bring my camera when we go hiking, suddenly there are plenty of opportunities for me to rest (i.e. pant like a crazy person while trying not to hyperventilate) under the ruse of a photographic opportunity.  See, we both win.

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I am excited to share with you a few of the photos I captured on one of our recent outings.

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I love that you can see the spider’s web in this one.

If a tree falls… 

I took this shot several times before I thought to tilt the camera just a little.  It turned out to be my favorite one.  Amazing what a little perspective can do.

This tree fell across the path, and was cut up by the park.  I love the details of the cross section.  I chose this edit to enhance that.  I wanted you to be able to “feel” it though the photo.  How’d I do??

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Any comments are appreciated!  Also, if there is something you haven’t seen and would like to, or something you would like to see more of, PLEASE let me know!

Thanks for reading 🙂

See ya later Alligator….

 

Just got back into town last night from what I’m calling the “Mini Tour of South GA”.  My husband and I visited Warm Springs, to tour FDR’s Little White House, then headed farther South to Okefenokee State Park, and finally rounded out the four day weekend in Savannah.

 

It was a great trip, but getting in around 10PM last night doesn’t leave much time for me to work on editing photos for a Tuesday Blog post.  On top of that, my sweet husband just got me Photoshop Elements, which I am trying to simultaneously learn how to use.

 
So, all that being said, I wanted to share a small sample from this past weekend’s getaway.  These are all from our time at Okefenokee and are just a few compared to the 400+ I took over the four days.

 

He’s smiling right?!  More like hissing.  This gator was none too happy when our boat got close to his floating ‘house’.

We got really lucky with the weather.  It rained all day then suddenly cleared up about an hour before our boat tour.  Here is a shot of the sun beginning to peak through.

I love the way the sun reflects in the splash just beyond the water lily.

There were stacks and stacks of kayaks for rent.  Love that solar flare peaking over these.

I love the colors in this one.  The reflection is amazing… Its a perfect mirror image.

 

I would love to hear any and all feedback on these! Look for additional photos from Okefenokee this Thursday on the Facebook page.

 

Thanks for visiting my blog, and Happy Tuesday!!!

 

New & Improved Blog, + New Photos for the Prints Album


Well after a few weeks of Blogger, I just couldn’t take it anymore.  A.J. Click’s has made the jump to WordPress.  While format editing in Blogger is FAR superior to WordPress, Blogger does not notify followers of new posts.  Does that make sense to you? Cause I couldn’t figure out why it would allow followers if they are not notified.  Makes no sense at all.  Anyway, off my soapbox.  

All previous blog posts have been uploaded here, and the old blog will be disabled shortly.  

Moving on….
For the photos this week, I would like to share a few more that will be added to the Prints Album.  As always, these will be added to Facebook later this week, but Blog followers get the first look.  

Let me hear from you!  Things you like, don’t like, would like to see.  I am open to any and all suggestions.  

Campbell’s Covered Bridge ~ Landrum, SC

And finally, this weekend I will be doing a photo shoot for the adorable Kinsley Keith in honor of her 2nd birthday.  I am really excited to share those pictures with you next week.  She’s adorable and such a great subject!  

Thanks for reading, 

Abbey

Introducing Prints!

Happy Tuesday!  


I am excited to introduce the Prints Album!  The following prints are available for sale (contact me at ajclicksphotogrpahy@gmail.com for more info) but more importantly, the prints album will be a place where I can post images I love that don’t really fit anywhere else.  


One of the most frustrating things I experience (aside from being technology challenged when it comes to making editing programs do what I want them to) is that sometimes when digitally organizing, there aren’t enough photos of a specific subject or event to create a whole album.  
With the Prints Album, I will be able to share some of the photos I love that don’t exactly go with anything else.


So I hope you enjoy this random collection of photos I have taken over the past month.  

Loved this Alligator.  He was definitely posing for me.  🙂 

I was going for a Good vs. Evil kinda vibe here.  How’d I do??

Celtic Cross in Oakland Cemetery 


I will be posting these photos to FB later this week, but I would LOVE to hear feedback on any of my images whether it be here or there.  


Thanks for reading!
Abbey

(Originally Posted February 28th)