For Mother's Day I got my present early, a new lens!! Its a Nikkor macro 105! So of course I had to try it out. Many people online use it as a portrait lens as well as a macro, so I gave it a try. Below are my attempts. Man Cub at the pool during swim team practice, Itty Bitty also at swim practice working on her freestyle and finally KK while we were goofing off eating frozen yogurt.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
As we come to the end of the school year time flies by! I couldn't believe it had been so long since I have updated! The weekend after prom we were lucky enough to get invited over to a friends house for a cookout and some fishing, along with some picture taking. I caught the girls and the Motorcycle Man fishing on the lake. Unfortunately they didn't catch anything because some crazy camera lady was stomping around on the dock taking shots. As the sun was going down I caught Itty Bitty against the sunset and was able to catch her shadow.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
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Friday, April 12, 2013
Tonight was Itty Bitty's "Spring Fling" at school. They had all kinds of cool things to do there, but Itty Bitty was all about doing the rock climbing wall. She tried this once before at the Bass Pro Shop and did not do so well. Tonight though was a different story. She made it all the way to the top of the wall and then repealed down! She was so proud of herself and we were proud of her. On a separate note I have been reading on working on focus and lighting. I think that today my pictures were sharper and the lighting was luckily better. Overall I am happy with the photos that I got. Hopefully I will continue to improve.
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Monday, April 8, 2013
These last few weeks have been very busy. We just had spring break and are now on the down-hill slide to summer vacation! Only a month or so left now! I have been continuing my photo challenges this month but they are both hosted on flickr so sometimes I forget to post here but I will be better due to the fact that the "Edit Me Challenges" are beginning again : )
For the theme Pride and Joy I couldn't decide between the color or the B&W version of this pic of the kiddos. KK liked the B&W because she said her shirt was too distracting.
The next two pictures were taken on the same day. We were at the park playing and this stream was too pretty to pass up. So instead I used it for the theme narrow and then put Itty Bitty in front of it for warmth. Her smile and the warm glow from the sunlight were perfect for the theme.
|Theme: Pride and Joy|
|B and W Version|
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Tonight my sweet husband was nice enough to pose for me with his iPad while he read. I participate in a couple of 52 week projects on Flickr. One of the themes for this week is "mini". I thought that the iPad Mini was perfect for the photo and it allowed me to practice getting sharp pictures in low light conditions. To get the lighting just right we turned off all the lights in the room except the front porch light. Then we had our son hold a flashlight far off to the side so the "apple" logo is lit up and you can tell what he is holding.
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Sunday, March 17, 2013
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Today was a beautiful, sunny, warm weekend! While MR. Man was at Youth Symphony rehearsal we decided to go to the park and the Riverwalk. Itty Bitty enjoyed her time swinging, laughing and running around.
At the riverwalk we found a few gazebos and some cool cannons. The sunlight was so pretty, bouncing off of Itty's head. She enjoyed posing on the neat cannons.
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Sunday, February 10, 2013
This week's photo challenges were "fleeting" and "light". The first photo was taken around town after eating frozen yogurt. There was a tire swing that Itty Bitty was excited to swing on. She quickly made some new friends and played before it got to cold and late to play anymore. These moments go by fast are are certainly fleeting. The bottom photo is one that I happened on just walking out my garage door on my way to work. I was already running late but just couldn't pass up this gorgeous photo.
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