Monday, March 29, 2010

Just got an AMAZING picture!!! Can't wait to get to a computer to blog it! :-D


So this is me kind of plugging a name out there for all you "home-made-stuff-lovers". :-)

This is the hat a friend of mine made and wore to our Watch Night Service at church. I enjoyed the picture as well as the hat and thought, "Hey, why not blog it?"

Whatcha think? :-)

Saturday, March 27, 2010


So I grabbed my camera the other day and started following Kitty Witty around trying to get a good picture (as I've already said, with no children in the house, the best I can do for cute subjects are our family felines). She went out the front door and just dawdled around the front porch offering me very little to work with...

 ...hence the pictures of our downtown area (which is only a few blocks away).

(regular focus)

(infinity focus. Hmmm...)

She finally leaves the porch so I follow her getting excited, waiting to see what "animal" thing she will do that I can capture and in so capturing, "awe the world". So...I follow her all the way around to the back of the house ... to the back door and realize, she wasn't on her way to doing something cute and "animally", but was going to try the back door to get back into the house!

So I made her stand there while I snapped a couple more pictures. *sigh* Ok, I give up. So I let her in and check to see just what I've gotten...if there's anything good. Lo and behold! I have a surprise! Hidden among all of the "average" shots, is this cute one where I have managed to grab her mid-lick! :-D

It made it all worth it. :-)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

My other passion

For those of you who don't know me, my other passion/hobby/art is piano. I'm not Mozart but I have been playing for most of my life and I love it. Therefore, naturally, one of the subjects I enjoy taking pictures of is the beautiful Baby Grand we have at my church. :-)

These are just a few I took when I was messing around a few weeks ago.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

A New Technique

So, since we have no adorable children in our house (presently :-) ), I have to use what I have on hand which most often happens to be our family felines. :-)

Since getting my camera and gathering tips from friends, the internet, books, etc, I've had alot of fun playing with ... "things"on my camera. lol Namely, lighting. Years ago I took a one-night photography class here at our local college and was told there to "always use your flash. It will sharpen your images, etc, etc." Well I did that for years but then all of the sudden realized I was hearing the complete opposite from the photographers in my life. Hence, I now never hardly EVER use my flash and I'm finding that I LOVE my pictures so much more this way. I tell you all of this to now tell you this. :-) When I followed my cat into my brothers bedroom and saw that she had jumped into his "cubby" thingy, the room was dark but she was right next to the window. So I pulled back the curtain and *VOILA*! Beautiful natural light that doesn't make her eyes green. :-p

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Spring is coming!

Spring is nearly here and I am soooo ready! And, although it actually rained yesterday (Yay!!!), we also very recently had some MORE snow. All the while it was snowing you could hear the birds singing in the trees. Such a beautiful, promising, sweet noise. Music to my ears. Then I realized one of the birds I was hearing was a cardinal. I looked around and sure enough, there he was atop my neighbors tree singing his song. :-)