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Tuesday, March 31, 2009
This is a scrap book page I made of Sean at the park.. I used the Rule my world kit found in the scrapper's guide February issue by Irene Alexeeva. I went on a scrapbooking weekend and I finished 12 pages. I am not as productive as I used to be compared to when I paper scrapped and I think it's because I can edit anything I want now! I am much more critical than I used to be - not always a good thing.
Ok this makes me dizzy to look at and I am trying so hard to get this technique cause I think it could be really cool. The idea is to chase the kids and keep them in focus while racing the background. We were taught two ways one shoot and move the lens in quickly at the same time or run and pull the camera back a bit. I tried both and this was the best I could get...although next time I need to find subjects that run slower than me - I couldn't keep up with them!
So I loved how perfectly aligned these picnic tables were and then it seems someone got laze and plopped one on top! Anyway I can't wait to see them all out on the grass so we can finally picnic in the park, this has been one long winter!
I'm wondering if Sean really knew how his hand was placed when I took this picture. I think he was tired of me giving him direction and mad that I made him ride his bike for 1 1/2 miles to get to the park. Anyway I had a good chuckle at this - I did not see it when I took the shot!
I'm finding myself playing catch up again. To all the friends I've made on here I'm sorry I've been away I'm starting to train for a 42 mile bike ride so I've been putting more time into the gym and then just collapsing. I'm still taking my photo class but I'm behind in my edits a bit. Anyway hopefully I can catch up a bit this week - I thank you for all your comments and I hope to get myself more organized soon! Or at least figure how I can add another day to my week!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
This was also shot at the marsh park. The interesting thing about this photo is I didn't convert it to B&W the color is straight out of my camera. The logs here were all decayed and washed out and against the dead grass it just came out with very little contrasting colors.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I love the lines in this photo...I see them everywhere: the paver walkway, the iron fence, the buildings and even in the water a bit. I posted this is the creative contest this week because I also changed the blown out over casted sky to a nice blue sky.
To everyone that has left such nice comments - I am sorry I haven't been able to make it to your blogs this week I have every intention of catching up in the next few days. I really appreciate every one of your comments :)
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Happy St. Patrick's Day!! This is a shot I took tonight for my photo class tomorrow night. The assignment was to shoot with long exposure time and try to shoot a trailing light. I like this shot because it was the only one I got of a bus going by :) It was a fun assignment and I learned a lot ..and my kids got to go around that circle in the car with my husband 20 times!
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
My friends have this tradition where they try and outdo the cake they made the year before. I have to say for someone with no baking background the cakes they do are outstanding!! This is the cake my friends husband made for her birthday this year - "Death by chocolate" was the name of this. It's was an amazingly rich chocolate cake (which I didn't eat - I stayed on my diet!) that had a fondant person that was killed by a chocolate avalanche. Unbelievable creativity!!
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
It is so sad to see that this rock has been painted over so many times because stupid people continue to write graffiti all over it. Now granted sometimes the graffiti is beautiful and really these people should be doing art somewhere productive - but honestly what is the point of this?
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
This is my first attempt at a headshot...we were at the park and I said to Chris oh just let me shoot you here...I'm very happy with the results. Chris is going to send it to some casting directors for their feedback - I'll keep you posted. I had to add a small border around the page so the photo didn't blend into my blog.
A special thank you to a good friend for helping with the editing - I'll eventually get it right!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Oh how could I resist using a picture of me for this theme? lol! I went back to the waterfall today with the kids and my husband. I set up my camera and told him "just press the button!" I don't usually like pictures of me but this wasn't bad. So this is me 39 pounds lighter since July and only 10 more to go before I make lifetime on weight watchers!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
I just want to thank everyone for the great comments. I am playing a bit of catch up again so please bear with me. I am posting 5 pictures today and then I will spend most of my evening tonight looking through all your blogs and all I can say is WOW everyone sure is doing a great job!
This is an old air conditioner control box that is on my house. I have a habit of removing things and then later realizing that I can't repair what was underneath...so I am leaving this be. Hopefully my dad will see it and say - "hey we should take that down!"
Sunday, March 1, 2009
I feel bad that Adam is not in as many pictures but every time I turn Sean is so easy to capture..(Adam likes to pose and makes funny faces.) I cropped this down a little but I couldn't get his face out of dead center so I went with the break the rule of thirds theme. It will be interesting to hear the feedback I get at my photo class this week the theme was framing the photo - rule of thirds..oh well we can't always follow the rules now can we?
When we were at Rockerfeller Center I wanted a picture of the "gold" statue but I ended up with a different theme all together. I was waiting for the people to clear off the ice and then this lone couple was skating back when the guy got on his knee and proposed. Everyone around the rink clapped it was very nice.