Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Christmas, a little bit late!

I almost forgot that the Christmas cards have gone out and 
that it was okay to post these images!










The credit for the inspiration for this set up goes to fellow photographer


She, graciously, hosted a mini-mentorship with two of us.  (it started out being 6)

One of our assignments was to copy the work of another photographer, with that photographer's approval.  Our goal was to recreate the scene, the light, the feeling, of the image.

After doing that assignment, I found a set-up that Beth had used for her Christmas mini seasons and 
like a good student, I asked for permission to recreate her idea.

Thankfully, she said yes!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A black and white challenge!

Day 5

The last images from my 5 day challenge!  Thanks Marc, Kristen and Denean for forcing,
challenging me to do this!  It was really fun!


Black and White Challenge

 Day 4

My niece helping me out with an assignment!


Monday, October 20, 2014

A Black and White Challenge

Day 3

 Black & White Challenge
I've been challenged to share a black and white image each day for five days, mentioning my challenger and also tagging others to join in. Denean Melcher, Marc Konchinsky, and Kristen Herzel tagged me into this challenge. 
 

A Black and White Challenge

 Day 2

Black & White Challenge
I've been challenged to share a black and white image each day for five days, mentioning my challenger and also tagging others to join in. Denean Melcher and Marc Konchinsky tagged me into this challenge, as did Kristen Herzel. 
Thankfully the picture doesn't have to be new, but this one is newly edited!


Thursday, October 16, 2014

A black and white challenge!

day 1
 Black & White Challenge
I've been challenged to share a black and white image each day for five days, mentioning my challenger and also tagging others to join in. Denean Melcher and Marc Konchinsky tagged me into this challenge. 
Thankfully the picture doesn't have to be new, but this one is newly edited!

Upside down.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Sweethearts!

These two sweethearts have been willing to pose for pictures for as long as I can remember.  It seems the youngest has gotten quite good at hamming it up!  This time even picked out outfits just in case I asked them to model for me.






Just love this little girl!

She was a willing model to help my practice my portrait skills.  We had overcast skies and drizzling rain, which kept us running for shelter and then walking back to finish our ideas.  She never complained.  
Not once!



Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Supermoon

Supermoon...

happens when the moon, at it's fullest, also coordinates with it's closest orbit to the earth.
Simply put, it looks bigger!




Friday, July 11, 2014

This week's theme was temperature!

I had to look long and hard to find anything that represented anything other than cold weather.  Not sure why unless once it gets warm, all I can think of is flowers.  Logical?  I think so!  




Thursday, July 10, 2014

July 4th and Fireworks

It's been a tradition for years to head out to Nottingham County Park
for fireworks on the 4th of July.
The Herr's Snack Co. sponsors the display every year. While over the years the length of the fireworks has probably shortened somewhat, the patriotism and pride of the local community shines through brightly! 















And the giant American flag is hoisted by a crane as part of the finale!





Saturday, May 31, 2014

Project Create 9/26

Project: Create 

We're back this year with a new project designed to help us build more creativity into our photography.
Every other Monday we'll post our images, many of them taken with our Lensbaby lenses.
The effects of the Lensbaby can be somewhat subtle or quite dramatic.
At the bottom of my post, as well as in the post of the other photographer(s), is a link to next photographers images. Click those links to take a trip around our circle!

I'm not sure which of my friends is onboard this week.  This is a busy time of year for the professionals.  I exclude myself from that statement!  

I pulled out the Lensbaby again at Longwood.  
I really tried for some different, and my different I can talking oof and with broken rules of photography.
Just have to change things up once in a while.
Maybe you like.  Maybe not.
But for today, I do!









To look to see who else has posted start with Denean...

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Dandelion Days!

The weed-n-feed is on order, so I had no choice but to try to get some shots of the dreaded weed.
Well, I dread looking at them in my nice green lawn, 
but I love the challenge of capturing them creatively!



Thursday, May 15, 2014

Project: Create 8/26

Project: Create 

We're back this year with a new project designed to help us build more creativity into our photography.
Every other Monday we'll post our images, many of them taken with our Lensbaby lenses.
The effects of the Lensbaby can be somewhat subtle or quite dramatic.
At the bottom of my post, as well as in the post of the other photographer(s), is a link to next photographers images. Click those links to take a trip around our circle!

Pink Dogwood Blooms!

I pulled my macro lens back out again this week. 
 I couldn't resist the beautiful morning light falling on my pink dogwood tree when I was walking 
the dog.  Of course, as soon as I grabbed my camera and got back outside, the sun was behind the clouds.
Patience paid off!










I almost forgot!
Click on this link to see what the other photographer(s) created this week!
Denean Melcher