Sunday, August 29, 2010

Favorite photo Friday

This week has been so action packed for me, I have hardly had a moment to sit and look through all of my pictures.  I thought this one was a nice shot for Favorite Photo Friday to show motion.  The purpose is to show technique, and although not the best picture in the world, I thought it was interesting because motion is so evident in this one.  I was trying to stay focused on the little one and move with him to get him in focus and everything else a blur.  It is about half way there and I realized that this technique is quite difficult, so I applaud all of you out there that have perfected this.  Anyway, I wa susing my D50 with a Tamron 28-300 lens.  It is SOOC except for the need to change it from RAW to JPEG to be able to post.  Even though it is fuzzy I love the smile on his face.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Favorite Photo Friday and Written inc.

This week has been crazy busy, and I missed the deadline for Favorite photo Friday last week, so i am making a very conscious effort to get things in this week.  It just happened to work out that the photos i am picking work out well for Written inc this week as well.  The theme at Written inc. is kids.  Specifically, kids and summer.  When I think of summer I think beautiful sunsets, and my kids playing in the grass outside.  I love to just go sit in the shade, enjoy the cool breeze and see what images I can catch as my little one play all around me.  In the first photo my oldest son is at soccer practice.  They had a break to get some water and relax (they are all only 4 years old) and my son just plopped himself in the grass to play and enjoy.  He just looked so happy and innocent in this picture I couldn't resist sharing it.  The second picture is of my youngest a year ago.  He was so little and still a bit unbalanced.  He had been sitting on the edge of the sandbox and fell over into the grass.  He didn't stay down for long, but you can just see the relaxation and contentment as he lies there.  He was truly enjoying the feel of the grass on his body.  Both pictures were taken with my Nikon D50 Tamron lens 28-300mm.  Nothing special was done here, just used the D-lighting feature on my Nikon software.  And I think the color was boosted in the picture of my little guy.  All in all they just gave me the feeling of summer, and I love these two pictures.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Favorite Photo Friday - Dragonfly

I am submitting this dragonfly for Favorite Photo Friday this week for a number of reasons.  I thought the shot was really cool, and I LOVE dragonflies.  They are just amazing animals to me.  I used my Nikon D50 for these, with a Quantaray  70-300mm lens set to it's macro function.  I am pretty sure I had it at 300mm on macro.  The settings were on auto, except my focus which was on manual.  Turned out well in my opinion, I love that you can even see the little hairs on his face.  Post production I boosted the color very slightly and sharpened the image.  Doesn't it look like he is trying not to get blown away?

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Favorite Photo Friday

This week I am submitting a picture for Favorite Photo Friday that I just like cause I like it.  Nothing special, no special techniques or tricks, just a mom proud of her little guys.  When my youngest son was born I was so afraid of sibling rivalry.  I thought for sure they would hate each other and it would be like torture trying to get them to play nicely.  I have been in shock to see how well they do actually get along.  My boys are only 2 and 4 but I hope we are helping them to build a lifelong bond.  I love watching them together, especially when my older son is "teaching" his brother.  They are just too much fun.  I felt this picture really emphasized the brotherly love that my boys have for each other.  It was taken with my Nikon D50 and a Tamron 28-300 lens.  No filters, an autoadjust for lighting in my Nikon software.  Other then that, it is what it is.  Point and shoot.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Favorite photo Friday

I have been submitting to Favorite photo Friday for the last couple weeks now.  I like it because I am not necessarily limited to a single subject matter or idea, it is simply getting me to get out there and take pictures and post what I really like form the week.  This week my family made our way up to my husband's favoite place on earth; his boy scout camp!  He worked there for years and calls it home.  A bunch of "the guys" decided to make a trip up there for Friday night campfire so we decided this would be a good time to show our boys this wonderful place.  Our oldest had been a few times, but our youngest had never been.  We wandered the camp's grounds and made a stop by the lake.  The scouts were all at dinner so no one was on the lake.  I couldn't resist this shot of the boats all parked at the dock with the reflection of the water.  The light circles in the corner were intentional, I like them, it is a matter of personal opinion, but I like them.  They add to the feel of this picture for me, reminds me of the intense summer sun.  Anyway.  The picture was taken with my Nikon D50, tamron 28-300 lens.  I had everything on auto for this, and I brought the exposure down a notch in postproduction.  Other then that, it has not been changed.  Hope you all enjoy, leave a comment and then visit Favorite Photo Friday to see other pics form the week.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Favaorite Photo Friday

I just could not choose this week so you are getting two of my photos on this post.  I took these one evening this week while my boys were watching a movie.  The light coming in through the giant living room window was perfect and I just had to capture it.  My boys are so used to me sitting there with a camera in their face that they didn't even budge.  Too funny.  Anyway, these were once again shot with my Nikon D50, with a Tamron 28-300 lens.  I had a fairly slow shutter speed, around 1/15 or so, and yes I used a tripod cause there was no way I can hold my camera still for that.  I did brighten them up a little and then set the black point for these.  I don't know photoshop terms for that, I use nikon software.  Hope you all enjoy, and if you wanna check other favorite photos from the week, check out Favorite Photo Friday.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Favorite Photo Friday

So here is the cliche 4th of July photo, but I love fireworks.  I take photos every year at one of our local fireworks displays.  This year was no exception.  This photo was semi planned, I knew I was taking pics of the fireworks, but I set up the camera, take about 100 pictures and then wait to see what turns out well.  This was one of my favorites.  I shot it with my Nikon D50 tamron 28-300 lens.  My shutterspeed was about 3 seconds.  I edited out a lightpost that was distracting from the photo.  I hope you enjoy, and to see other's favorite photos for the week check out Favorite Photo Friday.