Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Autumn 2010

Wednesday, November 24

I'm so thankful Thanksgiving is not at my house this year.  It's been a crazy week with no school and a sick kid.  Everyone is better and ready to visit with family now - yay!   Here a just a few photos from this fall for Scott's Assignment #10.

I took a bunch of shots with the girls in our leaves before they got rained on.  Here is just one.

This one was taken in sunny Ashland, Oregon and it was an experiment with the zoom lens.  I wonder if this is what a bird sees when it is flying towards a tree.   

The next two were taken a couple weeks ago just a mile from my house.
  I love the St. John's Bridge, so photogenic.  

Thursday, November 18, 2010

You Capture - What Inspires Me

Thursday, November 18

My kids were the first thing to inspire my photography, I however didn't take any photos of them this week, but these were at least taken this month.  

I think the St. John'a Bridge in Portland is what really inspired my to branch out from taking kids photos. Also, try not to be grossed out by the slimy mushroom I found under the bridge.

 The last thing that inspires me is my 60mm macro lens that lets you get really close to nature.  By the way, I have absolutely no idea what this is, but I thought it looked interesting.  It also takes beautiful portraits.  

Thursday, November 11, 2010

You Capture - Serene

Thursday, November 11

I've been so busy working on other photography projects that I didn't really focus on Serene this week.  Does fog make the port look serene?

On a not serene note, I'm totally excited about donating my art to the first grade class room to make cards to sell at the school auction.   It was the first time I had seen a lot of my photos in print and I was surprised at the improvement over a computer screen.   Check out the cards they will be selling.  It's like my first art show!  

Click here for more Serene over at I Should Be Folding Laundry.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Macro Monday

Monday, November 7

I haven't done one of these for a while.  This is a photo I submitted to Pioneer Woman's Four Legged photo assignment.  

This week sure looks like it's going to get busy with some photography "jobs" I've got going.  Fun fun!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Syd's Soccer Review

Sunday, November 7

How has a whole soccer season gone by and not one soccer photo posted?
You may remember last year, Syd's first year of soccer, when she had to play with BOYS and she was reluctant to play without the assistance of Lambie.  I had to twist her arm to get her to play again this year, but what a change.  We had an awesome coach, all girls on the team and most of them friends from school or preschool.  They learned so much this year and developed great teamwork.  I've have even seen them miss goals because they were so busy passing to each other.  Even though we don't keep score I'm pretty sure they never lost a game.
Click here if you want to see the web album of soccer photos.

Here are a couple of clips of the last game.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

You Capture - Halloween & Silence

Thursday, November 4

Our pumpkins: 

I know we aren't smiling, but...
Cleopatra takes Halloween very serious.   

Here is Great Gma who came to watch the school parade.

We had a some friends over for dinner and this little one was silent for the whole thing. 

Visit Beth for more Halloween & Silence.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Fall Photo Shoot

Wednesday, November 3

I can't seem to keep up with all of the photos I've been taking lately. I took these last week for a Fall - You Capture Challenge, but never had time to post them. I got some great portraits of the girls. Sydney is a willing model, but it's much harder to tear Kyla away from her reading to get some good shots.