Sunday, June 27, 2010

Favorite Photo Friday

I am revisiting my fair photos this week because I really did have a good time getting shots while I was there.  This one is of the ferris whell in the kids section of the fair.  I was trying to capture the movement of the ride.  I think I did a pretty good job of this.  I took this with my Nikon D50 with a slow shutter speed and large aperature.  No tripod, just handheld.  I brought up the color just a bit in post processing.  Take a look at other photos from the week at Favorite Photo Friday.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Moody Monday - Fatherly

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

We went to the local fair this week and had a really great time.  The fair always has so many great picture opportunities as well.  I just loved the texture of this picture, it is actually a sleeping chicken's back, but I loved how the soft and fluffy the feather's looked.  I took this pick with my Nikon D50, 28-300mm tamron lens.  No special effects, just zoomed through the bars of the chicken pen and found the angle that I liked.  The lighting was pretty low so I had a hard time seeing what I was focused on.  If I could have changed on thing it would have been to focus on the foreground instead of something in the middle, but I still liked it.  Check out other people's favorite photos at  Favorite Photo Friday.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Lensday - bubble

Lensday has a theme of bubble this week.  This is one of my favoite bubble pics I have.
And here is another...

Photo Tuesday - Countryside

This week's theme for Photo Tuesday is countryside and I couldn't think of anything better then my Aunt's little barn that my Uncle built by hand in backwoods Georgia.  I hope you all agree with me this week.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Ellipsis - Faces

The theme for 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

I took this shot hoping it would turn out specifically for 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

Trying a new photoblog, 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.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Photo Tuesday - Beach

Photo Tuesday's theme this week is beach.  Since I reside here in SD I have MANY pictures of our amazing beaches, especially at sunset.  This is down in la Jolla, beautiful evening which happened to be our youngest son's first trip to the beach.