Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Dusting off the Fisheye ...

Oh how I forgot how much I LOVE this lens! It's been a while since I had real fun with photography (dang life) ... well, I put my trusty 50mm 1.4 high up on a shelf and said goodbye for a while ... I want to have fun with my Fisheye again!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I heart Faces photo challenge: Innocent Wondering

I was excited for this challenge! Ashton is always off looking at something, wondering. It always makes me wonder what going on in his little head. I can just imagine! He doesn't give me big cheeses when I ask him, or pose for me. So, I get some of my best photos of him because of his innocent curiosity and his beautiful outlook on life. With hopes one day he's verbal enough to share his world with me! =)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Simply beautiful

Amelia and our Maine Coon cat Cleopatra. Cleo for short. =)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

My little worker

 Helping me water my plants and grass today. I'm so thankful for this beautiful weather we have been having!

Before and after

So I thought I'd share another one. This took me maybe 5 mins. First I opened in Lightroom 3. I used a preset called pretty girl ... it gives it a purple..ish retro look. Then I cropped. I sent it over to CS5 added a texture, masked back most the texture off the photo, gave it a slight "S" curve, resized, and sharpened for web!

There is SOOC (resized and sharpened only)

My edit

Friday, January 14, 2011

Such a beautiful day!

It was SO nice having the warm weather return. I really hope it's here to stay. If felt wonderful wearing shorts and a tank top, running around outside with the kids, and finally picking up my camera again! =)

Monday, January 10, 2011

I heart faces photo challenge: SMILE

I really had a hard time choosing one from this series. Some of them were funny. I don't know what it was about this one I decided to go with it. After the contest I'll post the others. This was thought up by my daughter! She's great when I need creative ideas! =)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

One of my favorite places

Valley of Fire. For those of you that visit Las Vegas this is a MUST go place. Yeah, a little out the way (45 mins from the strip), but seriously breathtaking! When I lived there I took trips to TVF all the time. Mother Nature sure created something wonderful there!