Monday, June 21, 2010
Moody monday's theme this week is fatherly. I have been fortuneate in my life to be surrounded by excellent fathers. My grandfather was a wonderful father to my mother who in turn married my father, one of the greatest men I know. He is the best father I could have ever asked for. I married my husband with the knowledge that he would someday be an excellent father to our children, and I was right. He is an amazing man, I could not have asked for a better father for my children. I think this photo epitomizes the adventerous spirit of my husband and how he is passing that along to our sons. They are exploring the local tide pools in this picture and loving every minute of it.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Favorite Photo Friday.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Ellipsis this week is faces. When my oldest son was born we noticed right away that he had the most expressive face. He still does, but it is so fun to look back at his cute little mug. Here is one of MANY shots I have of his amazing little face.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Favorite Photo Friday this week. We went to the Wild Animal Park for the Curator Club night and had a great time. We had the park almost to ourselves since it was after closing time. Now the San Diego Zoological Society has one of the largest (if not the largest) collection of plants in the world (most people don't know this). They are committed to protecting not only animals, but plant species as well. With that said, there is an amazing number of strange plants to take pictures of which is always fun. This beauty was a rather large bush with this type of flower all over it. I took the shot with my Nikon D50, 28-300mm zoom lens. It was early evening here, no idea what the camera setting were. I wanted to focus on the flowers in the foreground but still be able to see the wonderufl orange in the background too. I got as close as I could to the foreground flowers while still being able to focus on them to help blur the background (using the zoom function can be helpful for this). Overall I think it turned out pretty nice, I hope you all agree. I did a little light adjustment to this pic, but cannot post my original as it is shot in RAW and the file format is not recognized here.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Favorite Photo Friday. They ask you to submit your favorite photo every week with all the details of the shot. I have always found it interesting that photographers would want all of the lens and shot details. The beauty of photography is that every shot is unique and the reality is that even if you went to the same place to take the same shot it will never be the same or need the same camera settings. With that said I did take this photo with my Nikon D50, I have 28-300 zoom lens on it. Other then that I have few details. My younger son was looking at the fish in an aquarium at sea world and since it was dark inside the aquarium, and inside the room we were in, adding flash allowed his reflection to show up quite nicely on the glass. I wish I had captured his entire reflection, but with how quickly 2 year olds move I felt fortunate to get this shot.