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I have been using my smartphone to take photos of my creations and for my blog, for the past 6 months or so, as the images seem clearer and sharper than those taken with my old digital camera.   Note – I am not a professional photographer, neither am I anywhere up there with the growing league of  those people producing fantastic works of art with their iPhones.  I’m an amateur in the truest sense of the word in that all I literally do is try and take my photos in natural light with a creative background, and point and shoot!

I’ve recently discovered Instagram which is a social photo networking app you can download for free.  It has inbuilt filters which enable you to edit your images and apply borders or effects that give your photos a nice 1970’s nostalgic, retro style look, a grungy look, or old black and white movie style look.  I must have an addictive personality…..because, well…I’ve become addicted to it and am looking at everything with ‘new eyes’ and wanting to take photos all the time or am spending far too much time admiring other Instagramer’s photos!   I’ve also discovered loads of other filter apps are available.  I’ve only downloaded one (so far).

Here are some photos I’ve taken and then experimented with filters and applied effects’.

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Nature Photos – MHNPhotography (Deon Ried)

Three Stand Alone (MHNPhotography)

“Nature photos that convey a powerful message compel the viewer to take a second look in order to soak in the beauty and meaning of the image” says professional nature photographer Cub Khan in his book ‘Beginner’s Guide to Nature Photography’.

This is certainly true of the photography of Deon Ried who has kindly allowed me to show some of her photos here.

She says “I find nature to be absolutely awe inspiring. There is nothing more special, more real than what we can find just outside our doors if we just take the time to look. I try, and not always succeed, to capture the life I see around me, in my back yard, my bird feeder, down the road. Wherever I see nature in all it’s glory.”

Morning Glow (MHNPhotography)
Deon loves to share her work with others:
and prints can be purchased from her online shops:
Male Downy Woodpecker (MHNPhotography)