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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.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

#2 Fall

My DD convinced me to buy this Halloween cookie for her party by saying I could take a picture of it for the 365 project, smart girl.
1/200, f4.5, ISO 800, SOOC

#1 Fall

To most this would not represent fall, but it brings back a favorite childhood memory for me. When I was little we lived by an apple orchard and in the fall we would go there to get fresh apple cider and apples. They also had a petting zoo and every year I looked forward to our trip just so I could pet the animals. So yesterday when I saw this little girl feeding the goat out of a Halloween bucket I had to get her picture.
1/1250, f5.0, ISO 400, SOOC, just cropped

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

#6 Rooms of the House

Bathroom. I gave up on color. I really need an OCF.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

#3 Rooms of the house

My dinning room. Usually used as a computer room, office and homework area.

Monday, October 25, 2010

#2 Rooms of the house

My fireplace mantle in the living room, decorated for Halloween.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

#3 Close-up/Fill the Frame

1/160, f4.5, ISO 400, Slightly upped contrast in Raw

Monday, October 18, 2010

#2 Close-up/Fill the frame

This will be an interesting week for me. DD told me I shouldn't take picts of flowers all week, so I decided to take her challenge.
1/60, f4.5, ISO 1600, SOOC, Cropped

Sunday, October 17, 2010

#1 Close up/Fill the Frame

1/160, f5.6, ISO 800, almost SOOC, slight adjustment to histogram.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

#7 Water

I went to the local pond this morning hoping to get a good shot. I was taking some boring shots of geese when I spied three ducks off in a corner. I went over to see them and found that one was sitting on eggs. I was unable to get a good shot of Mom and eggs, but I got a good shot of the eggs. I still didn't have a water shot so I followed them around for a little while till they moved close to the bank and was able to get one of the ducks and their reflection.

On a side note. I can't believe all the little things I see now that I never saw before I became a photographer. Photography has forced me to slow down and see all the wonderful things around me :)

1/250, f5.6, ISO 800, Minor adjustments in Raw
1/25, f5.0, ISO 800, SOOC

Friday, October 15, 2010

#6 Water

I took 1/2 day off work and went to the zoo.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

#6 Water

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

#4 Water

1/125, f5.6, ISO 800, Upped contrast and under exposed a tad in Raw

Monday, October 11, 2010

#3 Water

1/160, f5.6, ISO 800, Zoom lens
1/250, f5.6, ISO 800

Architectural competition

I joined Sandhills Photography Club a few months ago and I just entered my 1st competition. The competition was Architectural Photography, in which I am not that confident. To my surprise I won 2nd and 3rd place in the "B" group (not ready to enter in "A" yet). Here are my shots in order.

#2 Water

1/640, f5.6, ISO 100

Sunday, October 10, 2010

#1 Water

I struggled with this shot. I saw these canoes and loved the different colors. I took shots from several different angles and they looked good on camera. When I got home they were very dark. I wanted to keep some of the shadows, but still get the pretty colors, so I worked on in Elements. Still not 100% happy, but it will have to do.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

#4 Trees

I have passed by this tree everyday to and from work thinking I need to get a picture of it. Finally a theme to make me stop and shot it. I had a sunflare shot & some color shots, but DD and I liked the "Spooky" B&W. Made us think of the movie "The Ring".

#3 Trees

Monday, October 4, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

#1 Trees

1/160, f20, ISO 1600, Upped exposure & Contrast

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010