Raindrops {Photo Dump} + A Favor?

Some days I step outside, look around, and go right back in for my camera because it’s too beautiful not to. I love just walking around, taking pictures of the little beauties I find. Because that’s how to be a good photographer, you know. You have to go looking for photo opportunities, not just wait for them to find you.

Sometimes the best photos are of the little things no one else takes time to notice. I like to think that through your camera lens, anything can be beautiful. β™₯ Even thorns.

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I love how these pictures turned out! Who knew raindrops on asparagus plants could look so neat? πŸ˜€

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Beautiful zinnias…

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I’m a little proud of these next pictures. XD I just LOVE how the raindrops reflect color onto the Japanese beetles!

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Sparrows on a barn roof. πŸ™‚

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Phew, that was a lot of pictures! I hope you enjoyed them, dears. πŸ™‚

BUT WAIT! Before you go, could you do me a favor? I’m entering some photographs in our county fair, but I can’t decide which of these to enter in each category. Would you mind voting for your favorites in the comments?


Should I do…

1. The butterfly?

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2. The snail?

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Rural _________

1. Mountain?

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2. Golden dust? XD

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3. Fall evening?

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1: My dad?

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2. My sister? (I would crop and edit this a little bit more.)

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Should I do this sunset…

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Or one of the Rural ______ ones?

Thank you guys so much!

Would you like to see a post of the rest of the pictures/items I’m entering in the fair?

Do you like photographing little things and raindrops?



88 thoughts on “Raindrops {Photo Dump} + A Favor?

  1. Your photos are gorgeous, Allison! I love being a photographer and capturing the moments in life that people often miss. πŸ™‚

    As for your photos, I like the second one for each category and the last one for landscape. πŸ™‚


  2. Oh my goodness yes! To everything! I can’t decide on the pictures. As much as I love the snail one I probably wouldn’t enter it just because the snail is the tiniest tiniest bit out of focus. (not trying to be mean here!!!!) I really like the butterfly and the one of your Dad. The one of your Dad is unique, which I think the judges would appreciate. There probably will be other pictures entered of landscapes and mountains and bugs, and that’s awesome too!

    Don’t mind the rambling, dear!


    1. Hee hee, why thank you, Olivia!
      And thank you for your advice! No, I don’t think that was mean at all – it was quite helpful, actually. I agree, it is a bit blurry. And yes, I like the one of Dad too because it’s unique. πŸ˜‰
      Thanks for your comment! πŸ˜€


  3. Your raindrop photos are so pretty, Allison!
    For the wildlife photo, I think you should do the snail, but both are really good!
    All your landscape photos are gorgeous, but my personal favorite is the “golden dust” one. But they are all really good, so you should do whichever one you like best.
    For the people category, I think you should enter the one of your dad-it’s a fun photo, and the lighting is really pretty!
    And lastly, I like the “fall evening” one for the landscape category.
    Yes, I would love to see the things you are entering in the fair! I hope you do really well! πŸ™‚


    1. Thank you, Sassafras! (Would you like me to start calling you that instead of Christian Homeschooler or not?)
      Ooh, thanks so much for the advice, and for telling me why you like those certain ones. πŸ˜‰ That was helpful.
      Okay, sure! Maybe I’ll do a post of what I entered and any prizes I after the fair…?


  4. As always, your photos are beyond amazing! πŸ™‚ I just love looking at all your photography posts. I’d love a post on the photos you’re entering! Here are my favorites-
    -Golden Dust
    -Your dad


  5. Wow! These are amazing!

    For the wildlife I definitely think the butterfly!
    For the Rural I like the mountain
    For the people I like the dad one (that sounds weird I know)
    And I love the sunset one!



  6. Your photos are beautiful! Your a great photographer!

    As for the voting, I like the first one in the first category, the third one in the second category, and the first one in the third category. And, for landscape, I think you should do the first one in the rural categoryπŸ˜ƒ


  7. Great pictures! Waterdrops are so fun to photograph. Those zinnias are very pretty; the last one looks like it’d make a great computer background πŸ˜‰ ! The beetles are really interesting, and… even… pretty! The last picture before the fair ones looked to me like it could be a place in a movie πŸ˜€ .
    As for the fair ones, I like “golden dust” and your dad. I’m not really sure about the wildlife… I like that the butterfly seems clearer, but the snail picture is so cool! For landscape, I like the sunset or the first rural picture! I think I’m leaning towards the first rural picture since it seems more lanscape-like to me, though the sunset is stunning. Good luck with your entries!


    1. Thank you so much, Gracie! I know, right?! I love water drops! Aww thanks. You’re free to use the zinnia one for a background if you like. πŸ˜€ And ha ha, it kind of does! Or it looks like a writing prompt or something.
      Thanks so much for the votes! That was quite helpful. πŸ™‚


  8. Beautiful pictures! What camera do you use? Now, for the decisions:
    Wildlife: Snail (Why is he so cute?)
    Rural: Golden Dust
    People: You should do your Dad
    Landscape: The sunset
    I’m a newer blogger and I would love if you checked out my blog.


    1. Thank you! For the raindrop pictures I used a Nikon L830, and for a lot of the fair pictures I used a Nikon d3400. πŸ™‚
      Hee hee, thank you so much for voting! And sure, I’ll go check out your blog.

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  9. All your pics are so AWESOME!
    For the wildlife category my favorite is definitely the butterfly! The flowers behind it and all the colors are so gorgeous! πŸ˜€
    For rural I LOVE the golden dust! It looks so magical!
    For people I like the one of your dad. πŸ™‚ I like the angle of how you can see him through the mirror.
    And for the landscape the sunset is really pretty, but I like the fall evening one for the landscape. I like the bright green rolling hills and the bright blue sky. πŸ™‚
    Idk, those are my opinions. I don’t know that much about photography. πŸ˜›


  10. Oooh so pretty!! I love the pictures of the beetle on the zinnia flower. If you don’t mind me asking, which one of your lenses did you use for these photos? πŸ™‚

    Okay, here are my votes:

    Wildlife: The first one
    Rural ____: The first one
    People: The second one
    Landscape: The sunset

    I would love to see some of the other things you’ll be entering in the fair! πŸ˜€

    -Clara ❀

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    1. Thank you, Clara! Actually I used Megan’s camera (my old camera) for the raindrop photos, because my camera isn’t working properly and I sent it back to get fixed. So I just used a Nikon Coolpix L830. πŸ™‚
      Thanks so much for your votes! And yay! I’ll probably do a post on my entries and prizes if I win any after the fair. πŸ™‚

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      1. Oh, okay! Wow, I really hope your camera gets back to you soon. That must be pretty disappointing for it to break so soon after you got it. 😦


        1. Yeah, me too! Yes, it was kind of a bummer. 😦 But that always seems to happen to me. XD Unfortunately I go through cameras quite fast, and they usually meet their demise at the beach, even if I’m really careful. 😑 *Sigh* Oh well, I just hope the warranty covers it and it will come back as good as new!

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  11. I love the butterfly/flower colors but the snail is different and so interesting, the golden dust is lovely, the picture of your dad is a great perspective. You have a great eye for photography – thanks for sharing your views!


  12. Beautiful photos Allison! I always love looking at your photography.
    Here are my choices for your fair entries:
    Wildlife- Butterfly
    Rural- Fall Evening
    People- Your Dad (that is such a cool photo!)
    Landscape- The Sunset (absolutely gorgeous!)



  13. Pretty pictures!!!!!😍😍😍

    And to answer your favor…..
    For wildlife I would do the butterfly
    For rural I would do golden dust
    For people I would do the one of your dad
    And for landscape I would do fall evening

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  14. Wow! I can tell you pay so much attention to detail. Your photos are really incredible. I totally feel how you do when you go outside and realize you need to run back inside to grab your camera! Btw what do you shoot with? Your photos are all so sharp despite some of your subjects being so tiny!


    1. Aww thank you sooo much! Yes, I love details! πŸ˜€ I know, right? Thank you! For the raindrop photos I used a Nikon Coolpix L830. I would highly recommend it! You’d want to get the L840, which is the newer model, though. πŸ™‚

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  15. Here are my votes:
    Wildlife: Butterfly
    Rural: Mountain
    People: Your Dad
    Landscape: Sunset

    Hope that helps! I’d love to see everything you’re entering! πŸ™‚ I’ve been thinking about what to enter our fair, it’s August 16th through something. When’s yours? I hope you do great and I can’t wait to see what you enter and win! πŸ˜€


    1. Thank you! And thanks for your advice! πŸ˜€ Yep, Megan’s also entering pictures in the fair, but she’s in a different age category than me so we won’t be together. πŸ˜‰

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  16. They are all beautiful. For the fair my votes are buterfly, mountain, dad, and sunset. Though I still really like the snail & golden dust ones too.


  17. Great pictures!!
    For the fair pictures:
    Golden dust
    The pic of Megan
    And the sunset one.
    I LOVE THAT GOLDEN DUST PICTURE! That’s really neat!!! πŸ˜‰ Great job! I wish I had of gotten my camera out with me this morning. There was a barn swallow feeding her babies in a nest in our barn. It was SO SWEET! I don’t know how good my camera could have caught it though without a lot of blurring.. Anyways, those were awesome pics though!! I love all your snail pictures! SNAILS ARE SO CUTE!!


    1. Thanks, K. A.!
      And YAY, thanks for voting! Aww, that wounds so neat and cute! But you’re right, it does sound pretty hard to get a good picture without it being blurry. :/ Anyway, at least you got to see it! πŸ™‚
      Aww thank you! I KNOW THEY ARE ADORABLE! XD

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  18. Your photos are lovely!

    Wildlife- the butterfly
    Rural- golden dust
    People- your dad (that one is so cool)!
    Landscape- fall evening

    Good luck! I hope you win!


  19. Can I just say? WOW-ZA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  20. these pictures are beautiful, allison! :))

    for the wildlife, i would say my favorite is the butterfly. the colors are so bright and pretty and it looks very professional. for rural, i really like the golden dust picture. for people, i think it would be the one of your dad. i like how it had his reflection. and for landscape, definitely the sunset one! it’s so beautiful.

    hope this helped. thanks for sharing all these pictures.




  21. These are beautiful pictures!!! Don’t know if you still need thoughts….so if not, then you just know my favoritesπŸ˜‰ the butterfly and the snail are incredible. I like the snail the best. The golden dust was lovely as well. Wonderful job!


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