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.