Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Challenge is Something Different

For this challenge I dont want anyone to take pictures unless they want to related to the topic. Since I have a new camera and it is fun/difficult to learn to do things I wanted to have everyone take a few minutes and post 1 thing they learned about their camera, settings etc. that really helped them. I can be SLR or Point and Shoot.

So for example if you really found a combination of f-stop and iso you really liked, etc. It can be anything. Maybe one or two paragraphs. The idea is to have a very mini tutorial to help each other with our cameras. If you want to post picture with it to show us you can, but it isnt required.

Please post by Sunday the 17th, by 11:59PM PST.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Back to the future...

I know I am a few days late so I beg forgiveness...

Taken with Nikon D50, 1/60s, f/4.8. I confes to altering the color to fade it and add a more brown color.

Monday, January 11, 2010


I think there are two things in life that can never be re-created. Ever.
The joy of a bride. And the scent of a newborn.

Saturday, I shot a beautiful wedding.

This couple is so very, very special.
As I listened to their story, it gave me goose bumps. Literally.

Imagine falling in love with a boy when you’re 13. And you plan to marry at 18. Only, your mother so desperately wants you to go to college — and not get married just yet. So, you don’t.
And then many years pass.
Out of the blue one day, you receive a phone call that your boyfriend from your teenage years -who you’ve not spoken to since that time- has suffered the loss of a parent.
That love comes rushing back and without questioning it, you go to him — all the way from North Carolina to Kansas.
And you get engaged four weeks later; blissfully marry about 6 months later?
Can you imagine that?
Loving someone so much, for so long, that distance and years cannot keep you apart?

I was just so touched by this couple, their genuine affection for each other, and the absolute happiness that the bride exuded. From the moment I walked in this morning, she was giddy. Just absolutely giddy.

Her loneliness is in her past -- and only wonderful, loving, cherished moments will fill her future.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Future Flowers

So im still learning with my new SLR but im most excited about it. Look at the improvement from my last few! :) Was on a walk today and realized that all the familiar summer/fall flowers were all dead and brown. These Camilles were the only ones in bloom which reminded me I have some on the porch still yet to bloom! My future flowers!