Friday, August 28, 2009

A little less rain....

...and a lot more SUNSHINE is what we are needing around here. Been a rainy week...

LESS....needs more pictures

Okay everyone. Let's add one more day. I know that I actually HAVE taken pictures the past few challenges and then haven't been able to get them in on time.

Let's give everyone a little extension if you want to get your picture in for less.


And let's get the comments rolling... :)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Less: Camera-less

Obviously I'm not 100% camera-less, because how would I have taken this photo otherwise? However, my good camera is broken. It's a Canon Powershot, and I got a "Lens error. Restart camera" message. My lens is permanently extended. I've done a little research and found that this is -- unfortunately -- common and unfixable. So I'm back to using a not-super-great camera, because I can't afford to buy a new one right now. Here's how not-super-great my substitute camera is: you can buy it brand new on Amazon fo $79. Yeah. :(


Less to do

So, this isn't the best shot, our living room has HORRIBLE lighting and I didn't feel like getting the flash out ( I was being super lazy!) because of that it's pretty grainy because the ISO was so high. The concept was that tonight when I go to bed I have less to do than when I got up. The table has flecks in it and they are really obvious because of the graininess and our walls are yellow so they reflected it all over. I was going to shoot food again, so I changed my idea since both of the other times I've shot food.
cc please!

Less Time

Do you fell like you have LESS, and LESS time with your kids?? My daughter started preschool, which leaves me with only one child at home for a few hours each day. I feel like with all my kids, they grow way to fast.
This isn't the best picture, but the only one I got. I've been really bad at picking up my camera lately. I hope I can get better at it!!!
p.s. check out the catch light I got in her beautiful brown eyes!! You can see my front yard.

Less than my best

I've been feeling less than my best lately. I'll spare the personal details here. As for the photo, I cropped it, but no other processing beyond that. I metered on a point that would under-expose myself, then hit the timer and ran.

CC always welcome.

One less...

...kiddo at home to play Candy Land with me. Yesterday was the first day of school and I miss this sweet little face (and her sister's too!) so much! Aren't kindergartners the cutest little things ever?!?

My settings were off on my camera, and it's just so grainy, but I didn't get anything better today and I really wanted to submit!


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Challenge: Less

Well, we've done "more" -- why not "less"?

Please post by midnight tomorrow!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Hey everyone. I have been thinking about some ways to liven things up again after our lull of summer. :) (I know, I are probably all so sick of me THINKING)

I had this idea last night and figured we would give it a shot.

I loved having the tutorials, but I found it was hard to get people lined up to do it on a regular basis. HOWEVER, being a photography blog, I think everyone has something to offer and contribute regardless of their experience level.

SO--I thought it would be fun to put a general topic up to study up on for 1 week. As you learn something, even one little tip or part that stands out to you, leave a comment under that topic. That way as we are ALL learning little things, we can have places to put our knowledge that we can keep at our fingertips for either looking back to refresh our knowledge or helping others learn what we have.


in a post titled COMPOSURE

Comments would say things like:

Before you snap the picture, imagine your picture area divided into thirds both horizontally and vertically. The intersections of these imaginary lines suggest four options for placing the center of interest for good composition. The option you select depends upon the subject and how you would like that subject to be presented.

You should always consider the path of moving subjects and, generally, leave space in front of them into which they can move. So don't put a runner in positiong to run right off the picture.


Just as it's usually best to place horizons off center, it's also best to place verticals off center.

I found a great article on this!

That way we can have goals and focus, and everyone will hopefully take part and be able to learn little tidbits about photography themselves--regardless of the camera you have. :)

What do you say?

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hey, Batter Batter

What luck. While lounging in my chair at the lake I spotted this little scene, where the leading character was none other then a green bat.

The thing I love about these challenges is they really stretch me to take pictures of things I normally wouldn't. I was so focused on snapping pics of my wee ones that, if not for the challenge, I would have missed the cool lighting and fun set-up of the bat and balls. Anywho, CC welcome.
Sorry, I switched my picture out. I started noticing the last version was rather on the cool side.

Red Cardinal on Green Foliage

This little guy is right in front of my kitchen window
keeping me company while I am having breakfast.

Mean on Green

I'M BACK! I've missed this so much- I am really excited to get going again.
Can you say Heebie Jeebies!?! I spotted this guy perched next to my house from the ROAD. The picture doesn't really do justice to his enormous size but I do like how well blended the background turned out. I think I'll name him George. More shots of George found HERE.

1/500 sec
Focal- 300mm on my hubby's telephoto