Saturday, June 12, 2010

I didn't take many pictures today. I thought I was going to get to do some family portraits for a friend but that fell through at the last minute when one of the family members wasn't available. Then we had some friends over for dinner and had a really great time- so much fun that I barely thought about my camera! I did manage to get a few shots of their A-DORABLE kids. Charlee Rae playing with Kya's make-up and Carter entertaining us with a concert. (Beyonce's 'Put a Ring On It' seemed to be his favorite, lol!)

Baby kitties!

Some days I love my job. Some days are harder. I found out yesterday that one of my favorite dogs had been hit by a car a couple months ago and died. My client called to ask if I could come petsit their other dog and...their 1 week old kittens! It was hard to go and not have my favorite sweet doggie there wagging her tail, but the kitties softened the blow! Ahhhh...I had to drag Savannah away, but certainly had fun taking pictures of her loving up the kitties.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Kya and I spent the day with Karen and Savannah so we also tie-dyed and went to our first Meetings at the Moon class. And, like Karen, I was also too busy enjoying the day to take many pictures. Normally even when we spend the day together I try to find something different but not today. Today you get another alter. :-)
What a fun (and busy) day we had today! We spent most of the day tie dying and then we went to our first mother/daughter meetings of the moon class this evening. So many opportunities for photos, but I was enjoying DOING the activities more than shooting them today. Sometimes you have to live life instead of capturing it. In any case, my shot is of a mini alter that we made together in our class. Each mother and daughter made one and it was such a fun activity seeing the girls and their mothers decorating them. I felt almost guilty pulling out the camera, but I knew I needed to get the shot I wanted b/c I'm ready for bed and have no interest in taking any shots tonight!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Sun Baby favorite little model. He always seems to smile at the camera, I can't help but shoot him! He had such a fun time at the pool, it was hard not to take pictures. I had a hard time choosing!
1/600 sec
ISO 200 (that's as low as mine gets!)
WB sun

Scavenger Hunt

Karen found a very cool photo scavenger hunt and we are going to be replacing WotW with this very soon. It's been getting more difficult to think of things for WotW that can be taken in a variety of ways and this seemed like a fun way to shake things up a bit. Some of the items on the existing list just aren't possible for where we live so we're going to customize it a bit before posting but hopefully we'll get it up by Monday and can replace our sad little 'framing' that has been the WotW for three weeks now, LOL!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I had about an hour in the library today while Kya was enjoying the summer reading club. A whole hour to myself surrounded by books was HEAVENLY! I found the photography section and leafed through them, trying to decide what to bring home. I couldn't resist snapping a picture right there in the library. Some of these books I've already checked out and read but that was a while ago when I was very new to my camera and didn't understand a lot of the technical jargon. I'm hopeful that there will be a few gems in these books that will help me push myself a little further.

Clowning around...

Today there was a clown at the summer library program. I'm not going to lie and say that Savannah & I enjoyed it, she's a little old for this and it just wasn't very fun for us, gave me some time with the camera in florescent lights with a different subject! In fact, I'm posting 2 b/c one I framed him while they were singing "head, shoulders, knees, & toes" and the other was afterward when I actually APPROACHED him and asked if I could take his picture! Yay for me, this was a big step, I usually don't feel comfortable asking people if I can take their pictures.
1/100 sec
ISO 400

1/50 sec
ISO 400

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A day in the life...

One of the great things about the way we've chosen for our kids to learn is that they find inspiration in everyday things. Last night Jace wanted to cook. Tonight he and Kya went through our kids cookbook to see what else they wanted to try. I loved seeing them with their papers spread out around them, intently studying the recipes. They were evaluating each one, discussing the ingredients, trying to decide what sounded good. Awesome.
Ok, I admit that today was not the day for taking pictures. We were having such a nice time just BEING together, the camera rarely got turned on. I did try to take some pics of pouring rain on the windshield, but in the end I decided on shot that isn't perfect and nothing really special, but will remind me of the great evening we spent at the dinner table, eating and playing cards together.

Monday, June 7, 2010

At your service...

Jace made dinner tonight and requested I take pictures. I like to encourage helpfulness in all forms so he made the blog. (Well, that and the fact that I was completely uninspired today, lol. Which reminds me- we need a new WotW!)


I'm tired! Ok, I'm cheezy too. I took a picture of my spare tire that had to be put on the car when I got a flat tire as I was arriving at Hope's house today. It was the big event of the day, instead of movie day, so I decided to just go with it...

Too sweet to choose just one...

Woot, I can FINALLY post my pics from yesterday. Blogger has been down and I couldn't get these up but I DID take them yesterday. :-)

I took these in front of the glass door in my living room at about 5 in the evening. The overhead lights were also on.

f/ 4.5
1/80 sec
ISO 800

f/ 5
1/30 sec
ISO 800


after posting my pic yesterday I had more time to edit some of them and look at the shots I took closer and I have one I like better! Blogger has been down, so I couldn't add it until now, but I wanted it here b/c I like it even more than the first shot I posted!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Today I got a little (and I stress LITTLE b/c Mike wasn't very cooperative, we'll have to work on that!) practice for Summer and Mike's upcoming wedding! I guess you could call this an engagement shot! I learned a few things and got some new ideas taking shots of them at the bride's grandma's farm, where the wedding will be held in September!