#MoodMonday – Create & Renew Photography

It’s the beginning of week, do you have anything fun planned? Being that Sundays are my only day off, I use them to catch up on blog posts. Last week was a lot of catching up on school work, being the last week before “break.” Yesterday I was out all day attending one of the local St. Patrick’s Day parades and having a good time with family. Pat took me to see the Drop Kick Murphy’s later on in the day and they were SO good. Unfortunately, I only have portrait photography taken from yesterday and it’s not exactly something to make a “mood” Monday out of.

With that said, I will be adding photographs that I took awhile back because it is St. Patrick’s Day week and I feel as if the colors included in this photo really describe the week ahead. BTW there are affiliate links in this post~ read more about them here.

The Photos

DUH. Green!! How could I not choose green for this week?! I took this set of photos about 5 years ago. The one directly below is known as Ancient Eyes that was my first photograph to be shown in a gallery. As exciting as that was, they also informed me that my photo was chosen to be printed on the invitations, (one from every school) to represent my high school. Nothing but good vibes that come from these next few photos, especially because of the background story.


The Process

These photos were developed in Adobe Lightroom CC where I brightened the image a bit and added to the contrast and vibrance of the colors. Sharpening of the image as well as adding clarity is really what separates the greens from the blacks, each color being very rich. The variety of greens in each photo is really quite amazing.

The Mood Board

#b1e2aa, #5dd246, #007503, #ffd213, #fe7f00

Bright and happy with these new set of colors! I love how there’s various shades of green with a pop of yellow and orange in the eyes (hence Ancient Eyes). With the Irish flag’s colors being green, white and orange, that makes this weeks mood board perfect. Spring is coming around the corner and with that it’s time to start fresh and create more, hence create and renew. I’m so excited for what’s to come in these next few months.

Related Post: #MoodMonday – Refresh & Unwind Photography

The Camera & Settings

Basic camera info can be found on my Resources Page
Focal Length: 55.0 mm
Aperture: ƒ/5.6
Exposure Time: 1/60
ISO: 200

Happy Monday (or what’s left of it LOL ) and be sure to keep an eye out for future #MoodMonday posts! Be safe this week & have a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day 🙂 Would love to see some photos from you all- feel free to share them!

As always if you have any questions or concerns feel free to email me, I’m always happy to help. #CommunityOverCompetition ♥


  • Reply Andrea Broom March 13, 2017 at 8:55 PM

    Loved this post, green is so AWESOME and love how much this brightens up my day. You are so right these colors are bright and make us happier.

    • Reply emilynncaulfield March 13, 2017 at 9:29 PM

      Thank you so much! Green is one of my favorite colors- it could make anyone’s day happier! 🙂

  • Reply Candace March 13, 2017 at 9:01 PM

    Gorgeous photos. I found this article very helpful especially the camera settings. I’m a photography enthusiast and I’m always curious about what settings are used upon taking a photo. Everyone’s style is different and it’s interesting what is used to create the same photo.

  • Reply emilynncaulfield March 13, 2017 at 9:30 PM

    I completely agree! I mentioned this in last weeks post, about how it’s so cool that everyone can get the same product in a different way. Thank you for stopping by & for the compliments! 🙂

  • Reply Danielle March 14, 2017 at 10:39 AM

    Your photos are seriously amazing; the green really pops and is eye catching. I wish I had photography skills!

    • Reply emilynncaulfield March 14, 2017 at 10:53 PM

      Thank you so much!! I really appreciate it 🙂 I really do love that even though there’s a lot of green, none of it takes away from each other. I’m sure you’re great at it! Just takes practice!

  • Reply Danielle March 14, 2017 at 10:58 AM

    These are some amazing photos! I basically tried to teach myself photography and use photoshop express. Thanks for the extra tips!

    • Reply emilynncaulfield March 14, 2017 at 10:55 PM

      Thank you!! Not a bad way to start- that’s how I started! 🙂

  • Reply Deepa March 14, 2017 at 1:19 PM

    Wonderful pics and a great post. Loved the green in the pics. It is so lively and happy colour.

    • Reply emilynncaulfield March 14, 2017 at 10:56 PM

      Thank you kindly! I agree, green is such a bright and pretty color, that does tend to make people happy!

  • Reply Jacqueline March 14, 2017 at 3:29 PM

    I loved this post. I got a new Canon but it’s so intimidating because there are so many options so I’ve been reading blog posts on things to I can do when shooting and what I can do in post-production. This post is really easy to understand and easy to follow. Thanks for posting this!

    • Reply emilynncaulfield March 14, 2017 at 10:57 PM

      Thanks I’m happy to share!! Congrats on the new camera and I know exactly what you mean. Just search your camera on YouTube and I’m POSITIVE there’s a tutorial video that goes over the basics of your camera

  • Reply Helen Vella March 14, 2017 at 4:57 PM

    Very nice images and very creative of you do what you did. Green is always a nice calming color.

    • Reply emilynncaulfield March 15, 2017 at 3:18 AM

      Thank you so much! I especially love the green that’s shown in this picture. It’s definitely bright & cheery here. 🙂

  • Reply Kimberly c. March 14, 2017 at 6:33 PM

    Great pics. So bright and clear. I love reading what others do to make their pics look great. Nice post!

    • Reply emilynncaulfield March 15, 2017 at 3:18 AM

      Thank you so much! I thought it’d be cool to incorporate in the post- thank you for stopping by! 🙂

  • Reply Patricia @ Grab a Plate March 14, 2017 at 7:58 PM

    LOVE these photos – they’re wonderful! I really need to get and learn how to use Lightroom. From what I understand, it’s a great tool, and not too difficult to use. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply emilynncaulfield March 15, 2017 at 3:19 AM

      Thank you kindly! I self taught myself Lightroom and it is super easy to figure out, very straight forward! It’s my favorite editing software (next to Photoshop of course) 🙂

  • Reply Michelle March 14, 2017 at 8:35 PM

    Green is such s happy color. Your photographs are beautiful

  • Reply NICHOLE Freeman March 14, 2017 at 9:16 PM

    I love the pictures your camera takes. The are beautiful. The color is so bright and vibrant.

  • Reply Emma March 15, 2017 at 9:04 AM

    What a fantastic post! Beautiful photos. I love how you broke down each color as well under the photo. Very creative!

    • Reply emilynncaulfield March 15, 2017 at 6:07 PM

      Thank you!! I thought it’d be fun to share all of the details 🙂

  • Reply Oyinkan Ogunleye March 15, 2017 at 1:10 PM

    OMG youre so helpful! I’m currently learning more about photography. I’ll definitely be sending you questions later on this week! Thanks for being so helpful.

    • Reply emilynncaulfield March 15, 2017 at 6:07 PM

      Yay welcome to the fun!! I love photography and I think you will too.. I’ll definitely be here if you’re in need of any help! 🙂

  • Reply Natasha March 15, 2017 at 3:03 PM

    I love the idea to include the colour palette with the photo of the frog! I’ve seen things like this done for movies before on Tumblr and Pinterest – really cool!

    • Reply emilynncaulfield March 15, 2017 at 6:09 PM

      Thank you!! I love mood boards and inspiration boards and it’s a lot of fun picking out each color. 🙂

  • Reply G&D Blog March 15, 2017 at 9:09 PM

    Green is one of my fave colors. The photo turned out more vibrant. Nice edit!

    • Reply emilynncaulfield March 16, 2017 at 10:07 AM

      Mine too! The color before the edit was amazing too but it needed that extra pop. 😛 Thank you!!

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