Sunday, November 30, 2008

photochallenge 27-movement

Woosh, the weekend has gone by, and no pictures of movement is one from the files, that I never liked that much since it was a bit blurry since Lilly was running. this was taken on my point in shoot camera, about 1 minute before I dropped it in the ocean, much the the annoyance of Husband. My bad.

Monday, November 24, 2008

photochallenge 6- weather

Whats the weather like where you are?????

Perfect!!! At least in my opinion. It's sunny and cold enough for a hoodie but not so cold you have to be bundled up....Theses are my pictures for this weeks challenge. I took them last week but things have been a little hectic. Sunny, clear skies and melting snow and mountains in the background....a perfect day. Frozen over waterfall....

Monday, November 17, 2008

photochallenge 25-lowlight

Here are my pictures for this weeks challenge. I took them over the weekend while my mom visited. I you want to see more pictures from my moms visit check out my other blog.

here is my submission:It is our "tree"...which is more like a stick....the lights are the neighborhood across the road from us, and the full moon. I took this one a cloudy night....

My mom didn't think it was right for us to skip the Christmas tree this year, so she helped us put one up while she was here. It turned out very nice I think.

Friday, November 7, 2008

photochallenge 24- Macro

Another challenging challenge.....Macro... basically it is extreme closeups....

This week we have gotten our first "real" snow so everything is a winter wonderland here. very cool and exciting, esp if you are two years old...well it warmed up a little today and our winter wonderland is a soggy, drippy mess. anyways here is my's a melty icicle that was outside our kitchen window.
I tool this picture when i was at my inlaws following Lilly around as she explored her snowy world.

and this last one was taken in our front yard....I love the ice crystals.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Photochallenge 23- Makeovers

This weeks challenge is photo makeovers. Here is my submission....

I took this picture while we were at my inlaws on Saturday. Lilly was playing outside and I took the picture, but since it was overcast the picture was very dark, and unacceptable, but I really liked the picture, so I did some work.

Here is another picture I was thinking about using as my entry, but decided to use the other one...I took this one on halloween. Lilly couldnt believe the sweet shop had apples covered in candy. All this time I have been making her eat regular apples. What was I thinking.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

photochallenge 22- SOOC

I decided to use Luke as my "model" for this challege. It probably would have been easier to take a picture of a plant or something, but I just can't resist his big blue eyes and his snotty nose. Plus honestly what is more intresting some random tree or my nine month old....don't answer that.
Anywho this weeks challenge is Straight out of cropping, editing, nothing, zilch, this is my little guy in all his snotty glory...enjoy!Luke with his pumpkin...I like the contrast of the orange pumpkin on his brown shirt.... Luke has been fighting a cold...but how you can you resist this face?

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Practicing my SOOC technique

I decided I better jump right into this challenge and since Luke turned 9 months today I needed to take pictures of him anyways. The no cropping thing is killing me. These are NOT my submissions, they are merely practice pictures. Although I am quite fond of the first one.

Monday, October 20, 2008

PhotoChallenge 21 - zen

this is a hard challenge for me, plus it has been cold and the kids have the crud so I haven't been able to go out and search for my Zen. Here are a few pictures from the archives.
Zen to me is something simple that can make you think, remember and comtemplate. Something you can look at and feel a sense of calm. Here are my pictures.This is a giant dandylion....I love them. They remind me of simpler times when you could blow on one and make a wish and the seeds would scatter with wind. They are little seeds of hope. I love the sky. Clouds, stars, a clear sunny day, fog, rain, sleet , snow. I am like the postoffice, no matter weather, I am so there.

trees are kind of amazing. "big and strong" according to Lilly. The start out small and grow and become so majestic, provided man doesn't chop them down first.

these are Lilly's toes in the water. There is something about water and lilly's desire to be in it. Ocean, lakes, pools, bathtubs or even the kitchen sink (no joke). Water makes her happy. Water is lilly's zen.