Jade Lyf

Jade Lyf Moderator
Photography is my therapy, my passion, not to mention a lot of fun... and my dream ever since I was old enough to work a camera is to just get ONE SHOT featured by National Geographic. I used to sit around and cut out all the photographs in the NG magazines and put them all up on my walls, while most girls my age covered their ceilings with celebrities mine was always covered with spectacular photographs of the world.
Most of my photos are candid, although I spend a lot of time doing macro photography and I am a little obsessed with the sky.
For the time being though, my favourite subject is my toddler son. He's the most fun.

LyfIsGrandPhotography

http://lyfisgrand.com

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Making his father proud
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"Line-m-up!" he says. So we do.
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Life with littles.
Magic everywhere.
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Been dying to share some of these~!
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When the coffee doesn't cut it,
we all have those days.
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Lyf Is Grand.

Isn't it just?

Archived image, one of my alltime favourites.
THIS IS MY LIFE and I love it for every little beautiful moment.
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From my shoot yesterday.
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Meet the strangest creatures in the cornfield at dusk.
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for throwback thursday a revamp of an old shot I took when I got my FUJI
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building constructed in 1897
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<3 my lensbaby <3 my son.
Lyf Is Grand!
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I've been stacking again.
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portraits
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portraits
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flora/fauna
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lyf is grand!
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shootall
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Holding heads up high, hoping, in the freezing morning light.
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At play.
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shoot all

THe strangest frost I have ever seen, tall and hair-like, over an inch long...
Coming out of a rotting branch, everything else was thawed.

So strange.

+1+2+3and approx+5diopters
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shoot all category
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Wintertime is the most fun.

Three shot manual focus stack.
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My new view. Not too shabby.
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"Winginnn" *maniacal giggles*
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an odd photo but turned out really interesting, it's the shadow that caught my eye
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cutest little christmas town, all had working parts.
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That girl in the gold glittering shoes, faceless, timeless, glistening.
That girl she always on her way out the door.
She always turns to go.
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Fuzzy Sweaters and Ill Chosen Shoes
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Holding out in the cold of the morning.
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I love the shapes taken by the frost, the many petals and spikes.
Eternally fascinating.
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particularly fond of the tones in this image
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Nothing better than a day of play.
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<3
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Sun rises while the moon is laid to rest for one more day.
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Hint of pink reflecting on white feathers,
Surverying the dawning of the day.

This eagle had just chided a youngster who put of a bit of a squawk before conceding and leaving his perch in a fuss.
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Lyf. Is. Grand.
Isn't it just?
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High light falls on his sweet face,
the early morning lovely moments,
hold tight my dear, hold tight.
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Children love easily.
Children covet little crushes.

Children break each-others hearts 1000 times before adolescence...

Children, leave their loves in the playground after dark.
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The last few leaves remain,
stubborn, clinging, lifeless.

But their beauty does not wane.
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f4 lensbaby autumn love
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Ice is one of my alltime favourite things to photograph. Diopters help!
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One of my alltime fav images, no editing done, taken this morning.
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The moon sets in winter in the exact place of the summer sunset. I knew this from science class but this is the first time I actually saw it happen.

Two shot stacking was done here as I was in a hurry outside and didn't mess with my settings.
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He cracks me up.
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For me, these three shots show a progression of time. More than an instant, a moment. Which is defined as three human seconds, a moment.

Sometimes for me, a photo cannot stand alone. It needs more, and that's when I do sequences, and I do a LOT of them, but I don't always put them together like this. Together like this it's the story of this moment and not just an instant inside of the moment.
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Love them always, every moment.
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So so tiny.
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I have always loved poppies of every variety.

Two shot stack.
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I love flowering weeds.
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Playing around with my diopter on my 250mm
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such concentration
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Silly boy.

(Note the bruise on the top right, faceplanted into the gravel and didn't even flinch)
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