Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Week 22: Cracking Up

Photo project-phone, nail, spoon

Moody for me right? I belong to an online photo board and every week there's a photo challenge. This week the challenge was simple: spoon, phone, nail. You had to take a photo that had at least some of each of these items in it. Dennis and I were talking about it last night and he helped me come up with this concept after much brainstorming.
The timing was perfect because my friend John also dropped off some studio lighting for me to try out (!) so I could use some off-camera flash to help with the cool lighting.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Week 21: Sweet Sara

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Do you remember this beauty? This is little Sara from weeks 1& 3. Hasn't she grown? She was wearing her party dress on Sunday to celebrate her Daddy graduating from pharmacy school. We were all enjoying some burgers and dogs while she seemed to enjoy her fingers.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Week 20: Buzzy Bee

Buzzy Bee
It has been raining nonstop here this week. There was a little break this morning so Owen and I went outside for some play time. I took my camera out with the intention of shooting the cherry blossoms, but when I opened the garage to get Owen's bubbles I spotted this guy.
Now I don't think you guys realize how close I have to get to my subject with the extension tubes. It was scary. I had to quickly get the right settings, get close, hold Owen at bay, and get this focused manually. I got 2 shots and the bee flew away. Luckily I nailed one of them.
I know not everyone loves bugs...so here's some more flowers too from this week. Most were shot indoors because of the rain.

Gerber Daisy

Cherry Blossoms
above mentioned cherry blossoms.
Rain, rain, go away!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Week 19: Dandy-lion


Who knew a weed could be so pretty? I know everyone out there has an abundance of these taking over their lawns. Look close up and they don't seem so pesky.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Week 18: Coralyn

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Yesterday I had the opportunity to photograph beautiful miss Coralyn. She's about 2 1/2 weeks old and as squishy as can be. Since she is a little older for a newborn shoot, we had to work really hard to get her to sleep. With some coaxing she finally did and we got the money shot. Here's some others I took.
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Daddy trying to work his magic

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A little abstract, but I liked it

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Finally she dozed off

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love newborn lips

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What a beautiful little girl!