New Photo Friday – Week 11

jennifer forbus - new photo friday

Happy Friday friends! I hope you had a great week. Mine was a whirlwind it feels like. How is it the last Friday of October already? As I mentioned last week, I went to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park last Saturday with my photography club–Erie Shores Photography Club–and shot beautiful nature. We saw three different falls and a nature trail. It was such a wonderful–and exhausting–day.

This weekend is going to be a little mundane as I have a lot of work to catch up on, but next weekend is Murder and Mayhem in Milwaukee. Are you planning to attend? I’m looking forward to a fun bookish weekend since I had to miss the last two M&Ms.

So let’s move on to this week’s photos!


I had a hard time picking which photo to use today. We had such great content to shoot. I have a few heron images that came out nice from the nature trail, but I opted for a water image because I used long exposure for these and I really haven’t done that technique in the past. And I was like a fascinated little kid. I’d adjust my settings to use the fastest shutter speed I could and then I’d go to the slowest, and then I’d play with the ones in between. So I ended up with a slew of the same shots, just different water effects. (It really doesn’t take much to amuse me!)

This one ended up being one of my favorites. The leaves aren’t spectacular, we’re having an overall disappointing color change this year–maybe due to the strange weather–but there’s still some color. The shot was taken with an ISO of 100, an aperture of 18 and a 20 second shutter speed. Obviously I took this on a tripod at that shutter speed. 😉

New Photo Friday - long exposure

Maddee J.

Maddee is sharing some faith with us this week. She has a lovely church, and this is what she shared about it:

“I took this in San Miguel de Allende, like last week’s photo.  It’s this amazing church in the main square.  Taken with my iPhone in the evening so the edges aren’t sharp… but the lighting was so pretty, and I adore palm trees so the lone one there next to the church made me happy!”

New Photo Friday - San Miguel de Allende

So there you have it. I hope you enjoyed our photos this week. Definitely let us know if you have pictures we can come check out. And have a wonderful last weekend of October!


  1. Stephanie says:

    Hi Jen,
    I’ve been enjoying the photographs you’ve posted on Fridays at Brown Dog Solutions. I admire the fact that you are learning how to become a better photographer.

    I’m using my Samsung Galaxy S 5 that is two years old to take photos when I’m out walking or biking. It does take some really nice pictures as long as you don’t try to use the zoom feature. When I use the zoom, most of my pictures come out blurry. I guess I just can’t hold it still enough.

    Esther Simplot Park is a brand new place to play in Boise. The ribbon cutting ceremony was this week. My husband and I sneaked in a day early. It’s a beautiful park and the day was lovely. As you can see by the photo I’ve attached, the lighting was amazing. It looks like I used a curved lens, but that’s just the effect of the water, the beach, and the sky.

    • Jen says:

      Stephanie, thanks so much for sharing your photo. I LOVE it! Reflection photos are so amazing…at least to me anyway. Nature never ceases to amaze and inspire me. Thanks so much for following along and I look forward to seeing more of your photos!

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