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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.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

#3 My Favorite things

Macro, my favorite form of photography.
This is a writer spider I found in my backyard (like Charlotte from Charlotte's web).

1/125, f5.6, ISO 800

Monday, August 30, 2010

#2 My favorite things

My baby Pepper is definitely one of my favorite things.
1/80, f5.6, ISO 800

Sunday, August 29, 2010

#1 My Favorite Things

I love a glass or 2 of Red wine on a Saturday evening.
I'm not including my setting on this one as I had to do a lot of re-touch because I shot in bad lighting.

Friday, August 27, 2010

#7 Faces

DH is going out of town for 5 weeks, so I convinced him I needed a pict before he left.
 The 1st has only a minor hue shift. The 2nd I went for a "stronger" feel. I desaturated it and used "perfect portrait" action from Coffeeshop.
1/125, f4.0, ISO 400

Thursday, August 26, 2010

#6 Faces

No problems with skin tone today.
1/125, f5.0, ISO 200, 2+ filter

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

#5 Faces

Used the eye dropper to get WB and then used the "adjust color for skin tone" in Elements.

1/160, f5.0, ISO 200

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

#4 Faces

This time I upped the saturation in Raw. Trying to get away from her looking yellow, but not wanting to go overboard on the red.

 1/160, f4.5, ISO 200, shade WB, upped saturation by 2 ticks
In Elements: Lightened Mid-tones, upped contrast, Smart blur on cheeks & chin then Sharpened.

#3 Faces

I shot this yesterday. Loved the expression my DD had as Vegas tries to lick her.
1/160, f4.0, ISO 200, WB Shade
In Elements: Lightened Mid-tones, upped contrast, Smart blur on cheeks & chin then Sharpened.

Monday, August 23, 2010

#2 Faces

I shot in Raw and chose cloudy for white balance. Upped Magenta  by 1 tick. Added a little contrast, smoothed face, dodged eyes (lightened) & sharpened eyes & hair in Elements.


1/160, f4.5, ISO 200

Sunday, August 22, 2010

#1 Faces

#7 Storyboard

Fort Fisher Aquarium.

#6 Storyboard

Our trip on the Ferry from Southport, NC to Fort Fisher.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

#5 Storyboard

Since I did a storyboard of both Pepper & Vegas I had to do one of Tinkerbell, to bad she would not cooperate with me.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

#4 Storyboard

DD2 came home from her dad's today with a new friend.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

#3 Storyboard

All of these were taken today except for the small yellow butterfly shot. When I got home I was able to get 1 butterfly shot and then he flew away and didn't come back, so I had to make do with a shot from this past weekend. Good thing I didn't delete it.

Monday, August 16, 2010

#2 Storyboard

My dog Vegas hates getting a bath, but she needed it. She looks so pitiful.


Sunday, August 15, 2010

#1 Storyboard

DHs is working this weekend and kids won't be home for a few days, so I followed Pepper around and put this storyboard together.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

#7 A week in my Life

Saturdays I go shopping. Picked a few things up at my favorite store.
1/80, f8.0, ISO 1600

Thursday, August 12, 2010

#6 A week in my life

My pets are a big part of my week. They wait for me to get up every morning to feed them and they are waiting at the door for me when I get home. I adore them. 

Also, I thought this shot would look good as High Key, never tried High Key, but I think this is right.?.?.?

Lastly, this is a very different approach for me, it is not staged or set-up, just a quick shot. Also wanted to play with a crazy angle. Trying to push my limits.
1/13, f3.5, ISO 1600 (yes 1/13 hand held, too lazy to get out the flash and can't shoot pets with a tri-pod)

#5 A week in my life

I try to do my nails at least once a week.

1/60, f5.0, ISO 800

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

#4 A week in my life

5 days a week I work out, today is one of those 5.
1/30, f8.0, ISO 400, Tri-pod

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

#3 A week in my life

My 2 DDs are a big part of my week, unfortunately DD2 is at her Dad's, but DD1 helped me out today.
1/400, f5.6, ISO 800

Monday, August 9, 2010

#2 A week in my Life

We just got a new hummingbird feeder this past week and I have been trying for the last few days to get a good shot, this is the best one so far.
1/320, f5.6, ISO 800

Sunday, August 8, 2010

#1 A week in my life

My Sunday morning cup of tea.
1/50, f4.5, ISO 800

Friday, August 6, 2010

#7 Texture

1/320, f5.6, ISO 800

#6 Texture

Between 3 girls we have plenty of these lying around.
1/100, f4.5, ISO 200

Thursday, August 5, 2010

#5 Textures

1/200, f4.0, ISO 400

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

#3 Textures

1/320, f4.5, ISO 100, SOOC

Monday, August 2, 2010

#2 Textures

I was wearing this bracelet today and thought it might make a cool texture shot. I think it's made out of some kind of shell.
1/250, f4.5, ISO 400, Cropped (a lot)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

#1 Texture

1/320, f8.0, ISO 200