Thursday, May 19, 2011

Macro Photography

I must say, Macro photography has to be my favorite...I love capturing the tiny details of nature! Now that Spring is in full bloom around my house, I've taken advantage of it's beauty...

It's almost as if you can reach out and touch them!

I hope that you enjoy the rest of the week and don't forget to see beauty in the little things!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Finding Beauty...

It's been forever since I've posted any photos on here...but I've still been clicking away when I get the chance! Yesterday was beautiful so I stepped outside with camera in hand to find the beauty in the little things others may not find...
Dandelion's are considered a nuisance, but I can see the beauty in these little weeds...the colors, the lightness of the seeds floating through the air! I always try to see beauty in everything...after all God created them for a reason!

I love the vibrant hue of this flower, the pedals look like tiny can almost hear them ringing!

Now that it is getting warmer and the flowers and trees are starting to bloom...I hope to have more photos posted on here!

Have a beautiful day!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Photography Composition

Sorry it's been so quiet around here, I haven't taken many photos...but I signed up for Kent Weakley's Photography Composition eClass that starts in March 18th, so I promise there will be more posting and photos on here!

Spring has finally started peeking out from behind the gloom of Winter and that means lots of photos are going to be taken! I need to get out of this photo funk that Winter has put me in and get to shooting!

So if you haven't already, you should sign up for this me, you won't regret it!

Take care and I promise to be back soon!!!!


Friday, February 18, 2011

Candid Moments...

Yesterday was perfect...all of the snow has melted away, the sun was out and the sky was amazing...

After dinner, we enjoyed being outside in the almost 75 degree weather!
Here are a couple candid shots I took of the girls yesterday evening as the sun went down...

Ragan really wanted to finish her book!
I hope this evening will be just as lovely and that your weekend will be as well!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Shooting the Moon!

No, I'm not doing what you think I'm silly goose!

The final "assignment" in Kent Weakley's Night Photography eClass was to photograph to moon, so here are my shots...
ISO 100 Aperture f/11 Shutter Speed 1/25

ISO 100 Aperture f/8.0 Shutter Speed 1/50

ISO 100 Aperture f/11 Shutter Speed 1/100

ISO 100 Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 0"8

I've really enjoyed this eClass and plan on taking more in the future...Kent really explains everything in great detail for even newbie photographers like myself to understand!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Yes, more bird photos...

The snow is falling here in Missouri and it's still hard for me to get out in this cold weather and photograph how I would like to, so I just sit inside my warm house and take photos of birds (yes, more birds) perched on my porch swing and in the trees outside my window...
Now this guy is a hard one to snap a photo of, but I got him!

And this picture cracks me's like the male Cardinal is getting ready to make the moves on this female ("How you doin"?) and she's playing hard to get...just in time for Valentines Day!

I got some great goodies in the mail today...

My custom strap cover for my camera bag that I had ordered from Eclectic Whatnot...the same talented lady that made my camera strap cover...I love it! And the remote I ordered for my camera, I hope to be able to put it to use soon...dang weather!

I hope you all have a great Wednesday!
Stay warm!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Through the window...

I've been stuck in the house for a week now due to Missouri's lovely weather, so I've been taking photos of the birds outside my window in my living room...these aren't the best quality since they were taken through the window, but they will do!

I must be getting old, because I could just sit in my living room and watch these birds all day long (oh wait, I do!) I've counted over 6 different types of birds...Yellow Finches, Cardinals, Nut Hatchers, Chickadees, Blue Jays and what I think was an Eastern Bluebird!

Also, yesterday while I was editing some photos upstairs in the office I kept hearing a tapping sound on the window...I turned to see what was making that sound and this is what I found...

He stayed there for about 10 minutes, every once in awhile looking in at me like he expected me to let him inside!

He looks like he might be upset with me in this can almost see his tiny little middle finger aimed right at the camera! HA!

I can't wait until Spring when I can go outside and take photos of all the blooming flowers and trees and then maybe the animals won't be so grumpy!