Friday, January 21, 2011

Photo a day #4

This is a phot of my son when he first got home from school. I just love how the sun light is on the side of his face. I was trying to catch the geese flying by but I had left my CF card in the computer due to down loading other pics in that moment. So Quickly retrieved my card and snapped this photo. This is really rare. My boys hardly ever let me take pictures of them. I'll take what I can get.

F-stop: f/4, Exposure time: 1/60 sec., ISO speed: 400, Focal length: 60mm

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Our Little Pole Dancer

This past Saturday I had my sister in law over with my niece and another friend to scrap.

We were set up in the basement with toys and Matthew to help keep Katie busy.

Let me start off by saying that last Easter Katie was able to fit under the kitchen table. As we were all dying eggs Katie grabbed onto one on the tables legs and was "swinging" around it. I thought that I had a photo of that time but I must have used Dana's camera. Edit: I found a picture, but Dana has the video. It was cute and funny. Fast forward to last weekend. Matthew was pulling Katie around in her suitcase and she decided that she was done then proceeded to walk over to the pole and "dance" around it. While doing so she she made faces and smiles. Here are some photos:

Here is Easter of 2009:

Here is Last weekend:

Photo a Day #3

So far so good. Today is day 3 and I have a photo to share. My soon to be 11 year old was playing with his Halo Reach toys and wanted me to take a picture of them. He had fun posing them.
This is the one that he chose to be posted. He liked how the center guy was in focus and the others were blurred out some. Who knows I may have a Photographer on my hands. Now to just let him use my camera.... that is the hard part. ;-)

F-stop: f5.6, Exposure Time: 1/200 sec, Iso: 1600, Focal Length 45mm

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Photo a Day #2

So today's post is not just one photo but 2. These photos are of the same figurine that I have and I really adore how both shots turned out.

F-stop: f/5.6, Exposure time: 1/80 sec., ISO speed: 1600, Focal length: 51mm
F-stop: f/5.6, Exposure time: 1/60 sec., ISO Speed: 1600, Focal length: 55mm
Update on my quest to finish what I have started. I finlay finished my knitting project. That is one down and about 10 more to go. lol I am unsure as to what I will be working on next but I will post when I do. I am sure that it will be a quilting project.
Make today a fantastic day!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A picture a day

Well, that is the plan. To take a picture a day and post it here in hops of building some skills in my photography work. I am planning to make this fun, as it should be. If I start to feel stressed that I haven't posted then I may have to back off and find the fun again. Most of my Pictures a day will only be about the photo, no story to tell just the photo and your interpretations. I hope you enjoy!!

So this morning the world outside my door was covered in ice. And I thought, "hmmm, how pretty!" It inspired me to take this photo:


Camera model: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi, F-stop: f/5.6, Exposure Time: 1/160,ISO speed: 400

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year!

The New Year is here and it's time for new beginnings.
First and foremost I want to wish you all a happy and healthy 2011!
If you are anything like me you have a ton of un-finished projects just sitting around waiting for the chance to be finished and loved. I have some that have been started at least 3 years ago. This is the year that they all get finished. From the quilts to the baby blankets and the scrapbook album for my mom. (although I can't take all the credit for that one not being finished, it's a project that my sisters and I have been working on for some time now)
Here is the first project that I am going to finish.

It's my fist attempt at knitting (which I am teaching myself as I go). I started this cute blanket for my niece when my sister in Law was pregnant with her, needles to say my niece is over 2 years old now. I have a little less than 60 rows to go until it is completed.

I made my first shoe this past week. I have seen them around for a while and found a blog from a fantastic women named Terri Heinz with a tutorial on how to make them. This was my first time with very limited products. The card stock was colonial white then stamped and inked with 3 different colors. I then embossed using my cuttlebug to give it a bit of texture. The ribbon used is from Close to my heart and others that I have had on hand.

Here is a link to Terri's blog and tutorial on how to create a shoe of your own. Have fun!