Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Back of Things


The back of things.

Just randomly taking photos of my daughter. She was watching the dog dance around the back yard. I loved this photo.
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i heart faces - hands

My husband and my daughter doing their "Pointer" game. She is 9 months old and is learning to high-5 and touch pointer fingers. It's very special.

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Monday, February 15, 2010

PG's Photography - SOOC vs Edit


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cropped it
a little soft focus
and incrased shadows
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i heart faces - dancing

This is my husband and his daughter at our wedding in a reverse Generations dance. They danced to Zoey-Jane by Staind. She was crying for the entire wedding because she was so happy for her father and his happiness. I am very blessed that she is my step-daughter.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

i heart faces - kisses

My husband and daughter at 3 weeks. She was wearing an onesie that said, "Queen of my Daddy's Heart." How can you not want to kiss that???? She was super happy, and then just start bawling when he went to kiss her.

Once he stopped kissing her, she was fine.

This is definitely a favorite photo of mine. She was tiny and fragile and completely helpless.

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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Slow Shutter Speed

I played with a couple previously unplayed with buttons and functions on my camera.

I found how to decrease the shutter speed as slow as 1 second and as I think how to move the focus, but I'm not sure about that specifically.

However, here are a couple photos with a slower shutter speed - 1 second.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

PGs Photography Challenge - Low Angle

This weeks' photography challenges were low angle and long exposure. I can't do long exposure with my P&S, so I did some low angle. I love low angle shots, but just can't figure out how to do them right. I'm always trying, and can see the cool shot in my head, but it just doesn't show up that way. My husband, however, is VERY good at low angle --- and he does it without trying.

I had no inspiration this week; with the rain, I couldn't go outside to shoot the trees I usually shoot. At any rate, here are my entries. I am making up for not liking my shots with a little bit of editing. Still isn't helping.

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i heart faces - My Favorite Places

This week's entry for i heart faces is "My Favorite Places."

I've lived in only 2 areas my entire life, Colorado and California.  Because I grew up in a landlocked state, I have a massive love of anything water/beach related.  I am just taken in completely by the ocean and beaches and boats and sea life.  I also love mountains.  I was spoiled growing up getting to watch the sun set behind the Colorado Rockies nearly every night.  The only thing as pretty as a mountain sunset is an ocean sunset.

These three photos are the sunset photos from my wedding in Ft. Bragg, CA.  We got married at a rental house that overlooked the ocean.  It was phenomenal.




This is of my favorite winery, Pacific Star; also in Ft. Bragg, CA.  That's my step-son on the bench in the background.  The grounds are beautiful, the ocean is pretty, there are sheep that wander, the picnic benches are awesome, and there are great places to take artsy-fun photos.

Another one of my favorite places is at home. Just BEING.  Hanging out with family.  Playing music.  Playing games.  Watching TV.
Josh and Andrew play guitar



Playing cards

And I LOVE church.  Anything in the church is fantastic for me.  My husband plays the drums for church, so we are there all the time.

As I said in the beginning ... anything mountainous has be captivated. (no faces in these .... sorry)

Nothing says Colorado Mountains like Pike's Peak


Mom and Babies

Anywhere I am with my family, THAT'S my favorite place...




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