Thursday, January 26, 2012

You Capture - Colorful

Thursday, January 26

Enjoy the colorful things I found this week.  No time for explanations - I'm in the middle of baking a double batch of chocolate chip oatmeal cookies.  

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

No words...

Tuesday, January 24

...except to say that we are sending our love and prayers to the family of our friend and neighbor David, who passed away this morning after fighting cancer for more than two years.  Peace. 

Art by Sydney from first grade (2010/11).

Friday, January 20, 2012

Resolution - water drops!

Friday, 20Jan2012

I'm posting these as part of a monthly photography challenge called MCP Project 12.
  These water drops show my resolutions of :  
what happens when the water drops (very appropriate during our non-stop heavy rains), 
trying new things with my photography this year,
taking more photos for me,
using my macro lens and 
learning more about off camera lighting
 (here I used a continuous source instead of my new flash, which will give me an excuse to try this again),

Thursday, January 19, 2012

You Capture - Cold

Thursday, January 20

Snow in the Willamette Valley is pretty rare, but we got some just in time for the Cold challenge.  The girls were so excited to play outside before school, but sad that it had all melted by the time school was over.  

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Rule of Thirds

Wednesday, 18Jan2012

I was thinking I should use some great photo for the Rule of Thirds assignment, but I got tired of looking decided to use something recent and amusing.

Here is the before.  I wasn't really thinking about composition, but concentrating on focusing the "eyes" and how my new flash was working.  

Here is the after.  I put her "eyes" on the top horizontal third, the right eye on the right vertical third and the space on the left takes up about a third.  

OK, if anyone can guess what these the "eyes" are, I'll send you a free note card of  your choice.  
Hint: The two halves used to be one.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Let's pretend it's 2 weeks ago...

so I can say Happy New Year!  I really dropped off the blogosphere last summer and only posted a couple of times.   The fall was super busy with Sydney in Soccer, Kyla doing cross country and both girls at Kung-Fu twice a week.  Then I ended up doing a lot of photos for other people along with putting some of my work in local shops.  It has been fun, but kept me busy.  

One project I got to work on with another photographer and mom was a photo booth for the holiday bazaar at our school. It was fun to try out the studio setting with professional lighting.  I made the family take two minutes out of their lives without getting dressed up or even fixing hair to get a family photo and well, here we are. 

Thanks Brenna King for all your expertise, equipment and time!

January 17, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

You Capture - Mornings

Thursday, January 12

We've been having beautiful sunrises all week it seems.  I always wish I had something better to silhouette than power lines..

 so this morning I found a model. 

For more morning photos visit I Should Be Folding Laundry.