Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Lighting, lighting and more lighting

Whatta think Kim? I'm trying over here...I had this in my room with a floor lamp right next to it...I shot in manual, 1/50, 2.0, ISO 800...I then edited in ipiccy, cropped it a bit, used the "anthony" effect and Wha-La!

Thank you to http://www.lemonademakinmama.com/ for her beautiful photos and advice...I'll be working on my lighting, Sasha!

Amazing to me about how wonderful "light" is...It brings my mind to the Light of the world, JESUS CHRIST!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Project 52-2013 (Week 4)

Really? Why do I have to crave?  I've been saying, "Make a healthy choice, cause your not on a diet", "Make a healthy choice, cause your not on a diet"....Blah, Blah, Blah, and there it went right in my mouth...Peanut Butter and Fluff...Geez, what a pick, but ohhhh so good! And then, I go ahead and post a picture of raspberries because I've picked those for a healthy choice, obviously not this time...Gotta get back on it... I am weak!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Project called: Weird

I'm doing a photography project with some friends on Facebook...It was my turn this week to pick a "theme" and so I did..."Weird" is what I picked...I didn't dare have the theme to be a self-portrait (like I was thinking)...Well, because I don't like the way I look, and so if I look bad, it's not worth doing it...HA! Cracking myself up... 

Anyway, here is my collage of what was "weird" around my home, "this week"...My boy is reading a classical and said he doesn't want to read it anymore because it's inappropriate...I told him it doesn't say what he "thinks" it says...He didn't buy it...Then, of course, there he is on the right with his "weird" expressions...Bottom left if my boy Mikey wearing his clothes "weird" because he is cold...Finally, on the bottom right is this dumb and very "weird", yet sometimes funny show, Yo Gabba Gabba! My Little Lovely loves it...You should see her when it comes on...She's crazy for it...

Monday, January 21, 2013

Project 52-2013 (Week 3)

Wow,  it's the 3rd week in January already?  Is everyone still saying "Happy New Year"..HA! My husband said he is going to say it until the end of January...Please honey don't... HA!  Anyway, here is another part of my photo shoot...This is the rest of the family...Great family and really easy to take pictures of...That sweet little Momma is pregnant with #4 baby...They have an amazing story and the best part about it, it all points to the Savior...

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Another photo shoot

Yes, I'm practicing, practicing, practicing...I still don't know what I'm doing, but I do think these came out pretty good..I shot in manual, yet I still don't really know what I am doing...I know I could get sharper photos, but I don't know how...Guess I have to keep on practicing, practicing, practicing!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Project 52 -2013 (Week 2)

KNOT today!

That's right peeps...Knot today is a product I use on Little Lovely's hair...It works pretty well...I'm finding it a challenge to keep her hair from looking nappy...This is nothing like anything I had to deal with...I never even had to deal with my boys' hair, because, well, they don't have any...HA! 

Friday, January 11, 2013

Loving my close-ups!

I don't have anything to take pictures of...So I'm trying to take pictures of lame things and trying to make it interesting by doing different angle shots...Can you believe I had time to walk around my house and take pictures?  Crazy, huh?  So I get this opportunity and I don't have anything to take pictures of...And so, this is what I came up with...A bowl of chili and cornbread...I like the shot, I like the edit, but I want to love it...I look at other blogger's and their photos and I want to take pictures that way...I don't think I have to have expensive equipment or expensive editing program to get it either...I'm getting there....

This has been a blast!  I love those little, cheap, fun, close-ups...I still can't believe how close up I could get... I stayed the same distance on all the shots..I got as close as the camera let me get...

 And there they are right in the middle, my babies....Love playing with them...

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Peanut Butter Cookie and a Couple of Punks!

9:00 at night and we decide to make cookies...Then my husband asks for chocolate chips!! Yummo! Doesn't he know I'm always dieting...Gosh, they are so good (say that with a mouth full of cookies) HA! Anyway, as always we had a great time...The boys in my life are seriously a couple of punks!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Project 52-2013 (week 1)

Oh me, Oh my, I'm in love...With a new lens that is...As you know I don't know much about anything...HA! I do know what I like...I ordered close-up filters...It's a cheap way to take macro shots...The only thing I know about the word "macro" is it means, close-up shots...That's it, that's all I know...These filters are a cheap way to attach to your lens to get closer shots...There AMAZING!!! You get 4 filters in a pack for about $11, cheap, huh?  I ran outside today and took these shots so that you can see how they work...

When I bought the filters I thought I was buying them for my 50mm f1.8 lens...When I tried to attach the filters they didn't fit...I pulled out my 18mm-55mm lens and they fit and I'm in love...I can't believe how close I can physically get to an object...I probably wouldn't buy a macro lens any time soon because I don't know how much closer I could possibly get...I can't get that close to an object with my 50mm f1.8...I don't quite understand all of this stuff...I did find out if I want filters for my 50mm lens, I have to buy 52mm close-up filters instead of what I bought (58mm)...I also don't understand how my 18mm-55mm with a f5.6 aperture being the lowest f-stop can get closer than my 50mm f1.8...It's all information I would like to know and don't...Any help would be appreciated...

I know these are not the sharpest, but it was getting dark and so I had to put my shutter on a low speed...These are also SOOC!


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Bella & Bokeh, Baby!

I LOVE taking pictures of my Bella-girl...AND, she loves posing for them...I should really keep and post the pictures of her goof ball poses, they're  hysterical...It amazes me how a beautiful little girl can make herself look....Well, let's just say, different...Ha!

 Hahahahah-The many faces of Raegan (aka REV)... Love this little girl, she is my Little Lovely's BFF and today was REV'S 1st birthday....As I took these pictures, (not the best quality) I was busting up looking at all her different face expressions...Truly, a Beauty!

 And this is a little hard to explain....Yes, friends this is Vlaaadddoooo!!! I know that 1st picture on the left he kinda looks like a turtle...But, right before I was getting ready to take the shot, he pulled his face all the way back and had a double, well maybe, triple chin...I told him "DON'T DO THAT" stick your neck out instead!! This is the result...Then my BFF busted up because she said he looks like wolverine and needs a hair cut...I proudly post these pictures of him because it never fails, when he takes pictures of me...I can look my best and when he snaps pictures of me, for some reason I literally look so ugly, we all bust up laughing... He LOVES to take ugly pictures of me and laugh!! Really I have to say Vlllaaaddoooo looks a lot more handsome in person, I just had to post these because I just love how my BFF is cracking up....

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year friends!!!!! 

So many things to be happy for that's for sure...Are you wit me on that? Yes Kim, I meant to type "wit" I didn't spell it wrong...Ha! She's got my back so I don't look like a dummy...Ha! But, she can't keep up...Ha! I'm on a roll...

Anyway, I didn't have time, YET,  to explore something different with my camera and so this is what I came up with...Fire? Why? Because I am, for JESUS...This year, my goal is to not have the burn for my love for Him die out! So many trials this past year and SOOOO, much growth...I am thankful...

Today I started school back up with the boys...Last year, I was a JIRK because we had SO many distractions I couldn't get a good school day for nuthin (I know, Kim the spelling) I was so frustrated that I took it out on my boys and everyone else around me...So this year is prayerfully going to be different...I'm embracing the distractions, loving the distractions, kissing the distractions, spending time with the distractions and savoring the distractions...Because let's face it, they're the people in my life that I love the most and the people in my life that need me the most...

My BFF's husband Vlado..(but, say it with a Czech accent-that's where he's from) Kinda like, VVllaaddoooo, ha, ha, ha (dracula-sounding) LOL...Anyway, I was saying, Vlado was telling me about a sermon at church he just came from and shared a part of it with me...I know the LORD had him tell me for this reason...Vlado said," When JESUS was on this earth, His mission was to save us sinners, and He went from town to town, land to land, home to home to tell people and love on people...Most times He was in the middle of this awesome sermon and someone was in need and HE was distracted from what HE was doing and had to go take care of it...Interesting, huh?  I bet JESUS didn't have my attitude when HE was distracted...He went willingly, lovingly, and happily to tend to the need at hand...

I pray I can do that this year and all the years to come...It's all irrelevant because it's all about HIM!!! That's been my theme for the past month "It's all irrelevant"...

Do something different as to your walk with CHRIST...Step out of the box this year and be used for HIS Glory! I guarantee you won't be disappointed!

How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog--it's here a little while, then it's gone...James 4:14