By Kathleen Hamilton
I chose this photo of my best friend because it expresses the utter joy a person can get from being around their friends.
This photo was taken at Cameron park zoo. It was just luck that I took the photo right as the duck decided to pose for me. It looks like he's about to dance it out.
This pic captures a pure moment. Her look of surprise and happiness is natural and attracts the eye. Plus I was lucky enough to get it in focus.
I like the editing that I did on this photo. I balanced the brightness and contrast and took up the vibrancy. It makes plain old bamboo look magical and newly green.
Up The Oak
I don't really know what kind of tree this is but I took it from under the tree really close to the bark. This gave me the cool shape and texture of the tree. The bright blue behind it is a great natural contrast.