Thursday, February 22, 2007

Sorry for the break..

Life has been busy! But I am back! A sign.. and then what we did after the sign! I would love HHCC on all of these. I like the energy I caught in my kids and how fun they feel. What do you think? Thanks for looking!
f4.5 1/500 ISO 200 Manual
f5.6 1/800 ISO 200
f5.6 1/640 ISO 200
f5.6 1/400 ISO 200
f5.6 1/500 ISO 200 I love the energy in this one!
f4.5 1/500 ISO 200

f4.5 1/500 ISO 200

Friday, February 16, 2007

Swing Fun!

5 different pictures of my kids swinging. Okay so I lied, there are more than 5. I used actions from Amanda. Brighten up, creamy bw, and pastel. So let me know what you think! I tried some creative shots I would love HHCC. Thanks for looking! Some of the shots I took while lying down under the swing. It was exciting, let me tell ya!
f4 1/4000 ISO 800 f4 1/4000 ISO 800 f4 1/4000 ISO 800 f4 1/3200 ISO 800 f4 1/4000 ISO 8000 f4 1/3200 ISO 800 f4.5 1/4000 ISO 800 f5.6 1/1000 ISO 800 f4 1/4000 ISO 800f5.6 1/3200 ISO 800 f4.5 1/2000 ISO 400 And this one because I think it is cute, what do you think?

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here are my two kiddos! This is taken in natural light with my 50mm. I am trying to get proper exposure and I think it got it. What do you think? I did a slight color pop on the eyes. Otherwise sooc. Thanks for looking!
HHCC Please.

f2.8 1/160 ISO 400

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


This is my Dad. I know not 5 pictures of one thing. It keeps not turning out. He is in his newly finished greenhouse. And just taking a break from working. I snapped this picture of him in his element. This is my Dad, it shows what he looks like most of the time. How my kids will remember him. Part of the colors are blown. I was trying for sidelight. HHCC please.

f5.6 1/200 ISO 200

Monday, February 12, 2007

Not the theme...

I was playing with my new lens today. I love my 50mm. It is lots of fun, and I have a lot of learning to do with it. Like moving my feet even more!! I would love some HHCC on this. I think my little girl turned out great, but I am MOM!!
f5.6 1/250 ISO 200 Manual Natural Light.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

The last of the flowers.

The last day of plants! Here are a few more pictures of flowers.
HHCC Appreciated. Taken with my 50mm 1.8! Have I mentioned I love it! Because I do.

f2.8 1/40 ISO 200 Manual, Natural Light. f 2.8 1/60 ISO 200 I sharpened this one.. or I did the unsharp mask. Too sharp?

Saturday, February 10, 2007

OOOhhhh.. I got my 50mm!

I am so stinking excited about it too!! WOO HOO! HHCC appreciated.
f2/8 1/40 ISO 200
f2.8 1/30 ISO 200

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Daffodils Friday Feb 9th.. Just 90 minutes early.

I am up a few hours early.. but I have them and want to make sure I get it done! I think Daffodils are beautiful and I was more than happy to get a few pictures of them. Taken in natural light on manual. I appreciate all HHCC! Thanks for looking and Happy Friday!!! I am happy with the dark background, I had the flowers in sunlight and they gave some dramatic shadows I like the look, but what do you think? Does it take away? I love the way the yellow pops. Thanks for looking!
f5 1/1250 ISO 200f5 1/1600 ISO 200
f5 1/1250 ISO 200

Gerber Daisy!

Finally a flower, something pretty. I bought myself flowers yesterday, I wanted something pretty to take pictures of. I was sick of all the dead winter stuff. HHCC appreciated. TFL!

f9 1/160 ISO 200 Manual

I edited this one.. cropped it and messed with the hue sat a little.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Shouldn't all driveways look like this?

This isn't my driveway, but it is my neighbors. I was taking their daughter home and while I was driving up I decided I should use this for my picture today.. We had family pictures taken here also. I love the feel of it, so quiet and secluded. HHCC please! Thanks for looking!

f5.6 1/40 ISO 200 Manual

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Nice plant eh?

Well.. this is greenery here. Found this in a parking lot.. I want to get some flowers. I tweaked it a little and really bumped up the brightness and contrast to make it more interesting..what do you think? TFL! HHCC appreciated.
f5 1/100 ISO 800 Manual setting..

Monday, February 5, 2007

Apple Orchard

Plants in the dead of winter, fun huh? We have a lot of apple orchards here and I liked this shot. It was really cloudy today. HHCC appreciated. TFL!

f5.6 1/60 ISO 200 Manual as always.

Here is the black and white, per request. I prefer the color.. love the feel of it.

Sunday, February 4, 2007


Warming it up a little. Following the CC and hoping I have successfully done that. This is my first shot of my kids feet. I loved how they are wrapped into each other.
f3.5 1/200 ISO1600 yeah it was fast.. I was inside and with my kit lens... and it was way too dark until I went that fast so it seems a little grainy. HHCC appreciated. I am hoping that with my new lens I can do better! I can't wait to get my 50mm. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 3, 2007

My Little Man!

Experimenting with my camera and lighting. It is so grey here that it is hard to get much light... I am hoping for some sunnier days that are warm so my hands aren't numb all of the time. Is above 30 too much to ask? HHCC and thanks for looking and for the CC! I appreciate it.

f5.6 1/13 ISO 400

f5.6 1/15 ISO 400 This one was taken today when she got her ears pierced at the mall, Auto Mode with Flash.. just wanted to share what she did though lol!

Friday, February 2, 2007

Modeling is a Sport.. right?

My little girl wanted to be my model today. We got her all fixed up including her fancy sticker earrings. She is my "sport" for the day!

Thanks for all the comments I have had previously, and I appreciate all HHCC.

f4.5 1/500 ISO 400 (I forgot to change that today..) f5.6 1/125 ISO 400

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Is Geo-Caching a Sport?

I have decided it is. Here are pictures of my husband and kiddos on a geo-cache. True all you see is them.. but we were on a "mountain" doing three different geo-cahce's. HHCC appreciated.

All in Manual.
f5.6 1/320 ISO 400

f9 1/125 ISO 400 I don't think this is the best picture, but I can't leave him out.. what can I do better?
f5.6 1/200 ISO 400