Fruitful Fridays!

I am soo excited because tomorrow it's supposed to be like 65 degrees!!! Isn't that awesome! But I am bummed the husband has to work...they are on a 6 day/week schedule right now and so he works Monday-Saturday..but the only up side is Sunday it's gonna be even warmer and I cannot wait!

I am soooo happy you guys are my friends. Every single comment on my last job supporting me for 'taking a break' from photography for a while made me feel so blessed to have friends like you guys! I know I'll still wanna do someone's photos from time to time but for now I'm gonna enjoy spring and hopefully be doing all kinds of awesomeness this summer!

Okay so I've been taking like tons of photos the last few days! It's insane..I really ought to be out with my son and hubby but I wanted to get this post done real quick so I could cuddle up with the husband tonight and watch our shows! But anyways here are some of my link ups for today!
Baby boy
This is probably the best and my most favorite photo I have taken with my iPhone. I sometimes take pictures OF pictures on my computer screen to share on Instagram (and btw if any of you guys have Instagram find me at natalie_franklin on there!)..but this was totally taken with my phone's camera and I edited in IG using the tilt shift feature and the "Nashville" filter! I love it!

One of my most 'favorite' things is music. I love music. My Dad writes music and I grew up to all the classics in every musical genre! My husband has a black Ibanez guitar that reminds me of Johnny Cash..so I decided to photograph it!

Over at Purply Pink Me the theme this week is "Shoes". I choose this photo because you can see my husband's old worn out boots...I love worn out boots, they tell a story of a sort and when they're worn they've been through a lot, like some of us have! I also loved the composition of the shot and the black and white just made it that much more..."Umph" I guess ;)

This is my "Show Off" shot of the week. My parent's have one of the best landscaped yards out here and they have all kinds of colorful gorgeous trees and bushes. This bush has honeysuckle growing in it too! Which means a pleasantly smelling summer for us! YAY! But the small little buds on this made for awesome bokeh in the shot. I just adjusted levels and sharpened and upped the vibrance. It's shot like these that make me wanna kiss my Nifty Fifty!
and then, she {snapped}Give me your best shot at Better in BulkPhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and Lolli

For my "Different Perspective" shot I chose this shot. I had to sit under my parent's tree as this particular branch had SOO many blossoms on it it was weighed down so to get the bokeh I wanted I got under it to focus on the end of the branch!

Can you hear his "laughter" as he ran from me because I had my camera??? I love him.

Thanks for always bearing with me through my packed posts! Will try and do my visiting tonight or tomorrow mornin! :D

20 Lovely Reader(s) Said:

Ashley Sisk said...

OMG - those first three shots are awesome...I especially love that shoe shot. Wow. BTW, yay for warm weather!

My Photographic Eye by Irela said...

Natalie...love love all of them. The "different perspective" of the blossoms is gorgeous. So clean and crisp. They are all amazing.

Shannon said...

I think I say this everytime but I love them all! Thank goodness for some warm weather. Have fun! XO

Michelle said...

Those blossoms are stunning! Beautiful bokeh!!

Branson @ Reflection of Something said...

Oh I love your different perspective shot!! Stopping over from iPhoneography... glad to have found you! :)

Jessaca said...

Hello Natalie
Thanks for stopping by...Love the black and white of your husband and the boots. Your right on the photo great compo and better in black and white. Great candit shot of yor hubby running from you. lol
Have a good one!!!

deb duty said...

So many great photos! Cute phone photo. I don't think I've ever taken one with my phone that I like. My favorite is the blossoms. Love the perspective and all of the white.

Kelsey said...

Thanks for participating in the contest! That is a wonderful entry. Love it! You take awesome pics!


Tiffany said...

the guitar shot is good and dof is great and the one of dillon and bokeh background is cute!

Just Bits and Pieces said...

Fantastic shots!!!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!! My husband usually works 6 days a week too, we sure love our Sundays together!

Kristin said...

wow! What great and beautiful pictures! Loving your blog!!

Elise/One Woman, Reinvented said...

I like the different perspective very much -- well done at capturing the blossoms of spring!

Cecily R said...

Your pictures always look like you--your style, but show so much range. Love that!

Shannon said...

I love the guitar shot! And 65 degrees? Sign me up!

Thanks for linking up this week! :)

Tara said...

Great photos, I love them all. I adore your different perspectives photo...GORGEOUS

Kim said...

Ah, a captured moment of the ornery husband. Great shot.
I love the blossoms photo. The bokeh is fantastic.
Thank you so much for joining in Foto Friday. I am so happy to have you. :-)

AJ said...

Beautiful post! Love the blossoms...so pretty.

urban muser said...

love that iphone shot. perfect processing.

Michelle said...

:) love these, lady!!

first one - perfect-o!

b&w of hubby -- fav! reminds me of PW's pics. :)

love the serious look on D's face.

and I so hear the laughter!

and I like packed posts. easier to comment than if you had several posts ever day. :) but that's just me!


Courtney said...

Natalie, thank you so much for linking up! Obviously, I'm WAY behind because I've been outside enjoying all the gorgeous weather this weekend. :) All of your shots are just so good. LOVE the one for the LEM challenge! BTW, sent you an Instagram request. ;)

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