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My Favorite Fall Photos

This year we have had many days of gorgeous weather during the autumn season. I have made great efforts in the midst of my busy schedule, to get outdoors and capture some fall shots before the colors fade away. Below you will find some of my favorite fall photos taken this year.

My Favorite Fall Photos

Photography by Lauren Runyan @ www.mybeautifuleveryday.com

I am not sure why, but I have grown to love fall more and more every year. It may be because I have grown to appreciate the beautiful colors it brings right before we enter into the barrenness of winter, or it may be because as my kids get older they remind me of the beauty it brings during our outdoor adventures. Whatever the case may be, I absolutely love fall and am sad to see it disappear as it does every year during this time.

Fall landscape: www.mybeautifuleveryday.com

Since the completion of my Project 365, I haven’t posted many of my recent photos on the blog. I feared that since my project 365 was over,  I wouldn’t use my camera much. However, I am happy to say that is not the case. I am still shooting away and am currently doing a lot of practice when it comes to post-processing. I use Lightroom 6 to edit all the photos you see posted here on My Beautiful Everyday. I have learned a lot about the editing process, and have grown by leaps and bounds, but I still have a long way to go!

Recently I read a blog post that explained what the radial filter does in Lightroom. How I went so long not using this tool is beyond me, but I am so glad I am now! You can read the post here.

The radial filter was used in this photo of my daughter to brighten up her body and face without brightening the background.

Photography by Lauren Runyan @ www.mybeautifuleveryday.com
Fall mushrooms: Photography by Lauren Runyan @ www.mybeautifuleveryday.com
Photography by Lauren Runyan @ www.mybeautifuleveryday.com
Fall Leaf, Photography by Lauren Runyan @ www.mybeautifuleveryday.com

DIY Fall Centerpiece

DIY Fall Centerpiece

Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love the cooler temperatures, hay rides, the smell of pumpkin spice, and most of all the gorgeous fall colors! Since the changing colors on the trees only last a short time, I have created a way to bring those colors into my home by putting together my own fall centerpiece. If you haven’t noticed, it is quite expensive to buy floral arrangements, whether they are real or artificial. By creating your own fall centerpiece you can save money and say “Hey, I made that!” Here are the materials you will need.

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