Saturday, September 24, 2011

A New Update

Life gets busy, and you realize that things have just fallen by the wayside.  Updating this blog is one of those things - I swear I keep meaning to do it and then life happens, and I just don't a chance to do it.

So for now I'm just going to quickly update the past month and then I'll try to be better at it.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

I'm Terrible At This!

I completely blame it on Summer.  All I want to do is be outside, spending as much time as I can with LM and shooting as much as possible.  I mean, who really wants to waste even one day of sunshine when it's such a precious commodity around here!  But I have been giving my camera a pretty good workout, so I thought I'd just post a few of my favorites from the last couple of weeks.

There may be more.  In fact, I'm almost positive there are more, I've only scratched the surface of the pictures I took while on vacation.  But a taste for now will have to suffice!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


It's been a while since I posted - summer has been so busy and so much fun!  I've carted my camera along with me just about everywhere though and have really enjoyed documenting our days.

The other day I gave LM pasta for the very first time.  I must say that he's a baby that just loves food and he eats well, as long as I don't try to give him baby food, and I don't blame him, that stuff looks pretty unappetizing to me too, and if I don't want to eat it, I shouldn't expect him to want to.

He ate with gusto, smacking his lips and grinning.  I think we have a new dinner favorite.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Zoo

LM has just gotten to the age where he's starting to notice animals.  He squeals with delight every time the cat walks anywhere near him, and the dogs just existing in the same space as him can send him into peals of hysterical giggles.  So, when friends invited us to go to the zoo with them I thought it would be the perfect time to  take him - if he loves the small cats he'd probably love the big cats.

The lions didn't get close enough to us for him to see, unfortunately, but he was able to see a few others.  He really got a kick out of the zebras and the flamingos.  I'd like to take him again sometime this summer, we had a lot of fun.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Black and White and my Macro Lens

I have not taken this lens off my camera since I got it on Monday - thanks again Lori!  I know this lens isn't really the ideal lens to shoot a baby who's a mover and a shaker with, but I can't help wanting to play with it, so I snapped a few over the last few days with it.  I think I managed a fairly decent shot here.

There's something about this baby that I just love seeing in black and white.

Monday, July 11, 2011

New Lens - Hello Macro!!

I think I'm in love!  I know that I have a long way to go learning how best to use it, but this new lens is the most fun thing I've played with in a long time.  I've always been more interested learning macro photography than I have at learning people photography, I think because I feel like I can be more creative with it, and I'm completely amazed at the detail I can achieve with this lens.

Here are a few I took today during LM's nap - enjoy!

I also wanted to add a re-edit of a picture I took a week ago.  I got some suggestions and feedback from some very talented ladies on what I needed to do to make it better, and I applied those suggestions the best I could.  I really love it that much more now!  Thanks again!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

My Favorite Little Man

How is it even possible to love one little tiny human being so much?  He makes me smile all the time, even when he frustrates me.  I love seeing how excited he gets, just because a dog or cat has walked into the room.  I love the way his eyes crinkle up when he smiles.  I love how one morning he's able to do something new that he couldn't do the night before.  And I just can't stop taking pictures of him.  After all, he is the cutest baby in the world.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Love That Shot - Beautiful Bokeh

Love that Shot's photo challenge for today is Beautiful bokeh.  For those that aren't familiar with photography terms, bokeh is (to quote from Wikepedia) "is the blur,or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image, or 'the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light.' "

I immediately thought of the floral pictures I took the other day when I saw this challenge, I tried my best to get good bokeh with them.  I can't decide which one I like best, so I'm putting them all here.  Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Giant Metal Chicken

Because really, who doesn't love a giant metal chicken?

Love That Shot - Story Time

I've been completely swamped lately and haven't been able to participate in the photo challenges.  While I was going through some pictures today though that I printed out for my Mother In Law, I came across one that jogged my memory, it's one of my favorite series of photos to date, and I thought it would be a perfect entry.

This is my son's new best friend.  Every night we read a book before bed, and I usually carry him with me when I go to the bookshelf to pick out a book.  This bear was sitting on one of the shelves and he reached for it two nights in a row, so we started reading the book with him on one knee, and Mr Bear on the other.  He certainly loves his bear, he sleeps with it every night, and loves to play with it.

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I'm a first-time mom of a beautiful baby boy, living in small town Alberta with my husband, our 3 greyhounds and a cat that rules the roost. I fully admit that I'm a bit of a craft addict, and an enthusiastic starter, but a bit of a slow finisher. I mainly love to crochet, scrapbook, and I love photography, and any time I can combine any of the three, well I'm just a happy camper.
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