Monday, January 31, 2011

farmers market

Last Saturday morning we went downtown for the weekly farmers market.

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There was live music.

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And lots of fruits and vegetables.

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We bought some locally grown oranges and sweet potatoes.

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It was a nice family outing even if the boys were a bit underwhelmed…

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

scavenger hunt: jan 30

1. texture – This is a very close macro of some moss. From farther away it looks like a beautiful green carpet and it’s velvety smooth to the touch.
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2. fog – I went way back in my archives to find a fog photo and actually, it’s not even really fog.  It’s steam coming off one of the hot springs in Yellowstone back in 2007.  See how little the boys were back then!  This trip is the reason I bought my first dslr, although I did leave it on auto for over two years.
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3. button – A jar of colorful buttons that I keep on my desk.
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4. beverage/drink – a photo that I also used for foto friday’s reflections theme because I like the way the flowers from the placemat are reflected back onto the cup.
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5. seventies – My grandmother made this very seventies looking afghan for me when I was ten in 1976.  Back then, I thought it was kind of ugly.  I tried really hard to look appreciative and like I liked it when she gave it to me.  After 30 years, it’s finally grown on me and now I think it’s quite lovely.
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Friday, January 28, 2011

project 365: week 4

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1. lunch at the newly remodeled McDonalds

2. a walk to the lake with G.

3. my first newborn shoot

4. making two free throws

5. a new bird feeder for the back yard

6. checking out how a film camera works

7. a night out to eat at our favorite mexican restaurant

 

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

reflections

Time for a few photo challenges.  The theme at foto friday is reflections. And Shannon at living with the lowrys is hosting a brand new linky called a few of my favorite things.

I love the look of pure joy on Mason’s face after I asked him to stick his head out the window!

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And I love the look of the sunset reflecting on the lake.

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This is yesterday before my highlights and haircut taken with my 100mm 2.8L macro lens at f/4.0.

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I’m also linking up with live every moment where the theme this week is anything.

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Monday, January 24, 2011

baby gabe

I finally had the opportunity to photograph a newborn baby!  This is Gabe and he was a little over two weeks old when I met him last Sunday while he was visiting at my neighbor’s house.  There’s just nothing sweeter than a new baby.  Thank you to his mom, Erica, for letting me practice on him.

 

Look how perfect he is…

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

scavenger hunt: jan 23

1. memories – Alec is checking out the old Canon AE-1 my dad used when I was little to capture a few memories

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2. silhouette -  taken at our neighborhood lake last October while G helped me watch for the alligator that was caught a couple of weeks later

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3. doorway – a door that I pass on my morning walks

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4. reflection – you can see the reflection of the trees on the water in the background

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5. silver – a favorite chunky necklace

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

project 365: week 3

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1. the historic home we toured last weekend
2. some friends came over for the day off from school
3. a tower of cookies
4. the light coming in my window
5. playing football in the backyard
6. just some of Mason’s fans at his basketball game
7. the second basketball game this week
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Friday, January 21, 2011

light

I love how the hobby of photography makes me more aware of the light all around me.  I notice shadows, the direction of the light and the color of the light now whether I have my camera with me or not.  And of course I’m always noticing whether or not someone has catchlights in their eyes.

The theme at foto friday is light.  This was taken a few weeks ago when we had a particularly beautiful sunset.  I’ve been watching the sky every evening around sunset time and we haven’t had anything like it since.

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I noticed the late afternoon light coming in my window yesterday and I loved the way it lit up one side of my little vase of {fake} flowers.

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I took this shot last week at Oakley Plantation.  I have no idea what it is.  I liked the SOOC, but it was definitely missing something.

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So I added some fake golden light with pioneer woman’s sunshine action.

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