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In the last few years I have yearned for something more, something to push my creativity and challenge my mind. Through the 365 Project and Photography I have found a passion that has filled a hole in my heart. A sense of being and a meaning to my life. I hope my pictures live on forever even if only through my children and my blog.

Monday, December 27, 2010

345 Music

1/1250, f5.6, ISO 100

Sunday, December 26, 2010

344 Music

I have no idea how to read sheet music, but this looks complicated.
1/80, f5.0, ISO 800

Saturday, December 25, 2010

343 Through the Eyes of a Child

1/60, f1.8, ISO 800

342 Through The Eyes of a Child

The stockings were hung by the Chimney with Care....

Friday, December 24, 2010

Anna with new 50mm f1.4 lens

1. 1/500, f2.0, ISO 200
2.  1/800, f2.0, ISO 200
3. 1/800, f2.0, ISO 200
4. 1/800, f2.0, ISO 200

341 Through the eyes of a child

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

340 Through the eyes of a child

 A view of a dog through a child's eyes.

I was playing around with my new 50mm lens and decided to take a child's eye view of my dog. She is a very sweet girl and loves kids, but from this perspective she looks kind of scary. Now I understand why little kids are afraid of dogs.
1/100, f1.4, ISO 800, White point conversion, upped exposure and sharpened.

Here's one from this past summer that I found while loading pictures onto Flickr.

Monday, December 20, 2010

339 Through the eyes of a child

1/40, f2.0, ISO 800, Upped exposure, contrast slightly and lightened mid-tones slightly.
I hate using in-door light, but when I get home from work it's all I have.

338 Through The eyes of a child

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

333 Mystery Object

Correction Tape/White Out
1/125, f4.0, ISO 800, Cropped and upped contrast

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

331 Mystery Object

Air Vent Cover

330 Mystery Object

SOOC, Cropped to 8 X 10
Glass globe that goes to one of the lights on my ceiling fan.
The lamp that this was under gave it a nice Sepia color.

Saturday, December 11, 2010


I found this great spot for some cool pictures and Elizabeth willing to be my model, problem was that the weather turned to rain. We decided to try some shots anyway as we won't get another opportunity till after Christmas. I will definitely be taking more pictures at this location. I love the "Grunge" feel.

I'm not thrilled with her expression with this last one, but love the pose. She was cold and ready to leave.

329 In The Kitchen

Friday, December 10, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

327 In The Kitchen

My Pampered Chef Apple Corer.

326 In the Kitchen

My favorite evening Tea.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

325 In The Kitchen

This is my Tiffany "Style" lamp that hangs over my kitchen table. It is my favorite thing in the kitchen.

Monday, December 6, 2010

324 In The Kitchen

My DH's golf ball shaped salt grinder.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Chapter 5 Portrait & Candid Photography

I used a picture I cut from a magazine as a reference. I already knew a location that would give me the backlighting I wanted and we got there when the light was low on the horizon. I used a home made reflector. I also had my DD wear a solid color.

I'd like to do this shot again as I had to  do a lot of PP because my home made reflector was too bright. I'm thinking of trying white foam core next time.

SOOC 1/320, f8.0, ISO 800

After PP

323 In the Kitchen

We have a cabinet that is filled with wine glasses from Local wineries. My DH and I love to tour wineries and collect the glasses, after we do a tasting :)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

322 Red

I had to take my 2 daughters to Southern Pines to be in the Christmas Parade. I wasn't going to stay because it was so cold and I had so much to do, but I thought maybe I can get a good red picture. I loved this shot. I actually saw the girl with the pigtails waiting for the parade with her head away from me. The 1st shot was of both her and the boy in the red hat looking down the road, then the boy looked towards me and I got it!

How is the skin tone? I have started to use the "correct skin tone" in Elements. Is it OK?

Friday, December 3, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

318 Red

317 Red

1/200, f5.6, ISO 200, +2 close up filter, shot at 11am yesterday using a diffusor

Sunday, November 28, 2010

316 Red

1/15, f4.5, ISO 800, Window Light

Friday, November 26, 2010

314 Relationships

My cousins' son. He didn't want to sit still to have his picture taken. I had to follow him around and just shot when he did something interesting. Here I asked him to pick out his favorite shell, which he than threw into the ocean.

313 Relationships

My Grand Niece let me take some picts of her. I haven't taken a lot picture of kids, boy did she have a lot of energy. Did get some great shots.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

311 Relationships

Most people would never guess that my 2 girls are step sisters. They are best friends and worst enemies, just like real sisters.