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I was on an quick hike yesterday with my daughter Abigail at Mission State Park, just a few miles from our home. We found a nice shelter and I couldn't resist grabbing some shots, Abigail is a bit camera shy so it's tough to get her natural personality, but she does have amazing sharp eyes that really pop. Impromptu meant no reflector or strobe. Mid-day light meant looking for "window light" in the shade of the shelter or nearby trees. 

 

FujiFilm XE-1, 35mm f/1.4

FujiFilm XE-1, 35mm f/1.4

FujiFilm XE-1, 35mm f/1.4

FujiFilm XE-1, 35mm f/1.4

FujiFilm XE-1, 35mm f/1.4

FujiFilm XE-1, 35mm f/1.4

On our way back we found ourselves surrounded by tiny blue dragonflies, darting this way and that. 

Blue Dragonfly. FujiFilm XE-1, 18-55mm.

Blue Dragonfly. FujiFilm XE-1, 18-55mm.

A lovely way to spend a few hours with my girl.  

By Adriel Henderson