This is the newest work of art that a friend of mine (they like to remain anonymous in the cyber world) has put up on their blog. I think it is wonderful, the pose of the little girl, matched with the worn steps. The contrast between old and new is just really cool. So go check out the site and let's see if we can lure him/her out into the blogosphere!
This is what Jacinda got me for Father's Day/My Birthday. It's a 50mm f/1.8D lens for my Nikon D70s. Why you ask? Since it's a fixed lens, the opening is much larger, letting in so much more light. You can take a picture in a poorly lit, room and it will come out brighter than it looks in real life! Plus the speed of the lens captures really well. I can't wait to take some sunset pictures in Hawaii with it. Thanks honey!
Jacinda's "Granny" gave us $25 and told us to go get our own Christmas presents. So, we go out, pick what we want and then wrap it and put it under the tree. When looking for something that is under $25, you only have a couple options: a DVD (on sale probably) a CD, or some little trinket from Urban Outfitters. Thanks to Amazon, I picked up this little guy. It is about the size of my pinky and it is a remote control for my Nikon D70S camera.
Have you ever pushed the timer button on your camera then run into position, slip and have to do it over and over again 10 second sprints at a time. no more. This little gadget lets you get all settled, smiled up, press the button, and click! There's your picture. I can't wait to try it out with family photos. Plus it was only $15, so I had money left over. Score!
So, I'm trying out a new editing software. It's no photoshop, actually, it's called Gimp. I'll fool around with it until i get serious enough to bo buy photoshop. Well, this is a photo that I took up at Hume Lake. If you are a photography buff I encourage you to go check out my flickr page and give me some feed back on the "Hume Lake" set. You can find a link to my Flickr down on the left or HERE. I put 15 of the pictures in one of the small photo albums up on the right. I was really trying to frame the shots, working with different apertures and background/foreground images. let me know what you think.
Here's Kiara in the bounce house at Losiah's adoption party. Even though the bigger kids kept pummeling her down, she wouldn't get out. I hope she grows up to be one tough little girl. Not in a leather chap, stringy hair kind of way. I like the way the net is bending. It almost looks like I am shooting the picture with a fisheye lense.
I love this picture. This is still in it's "RAW" format, so I haven't done any coloring, cropping, or magic wanding yet, but I love it. As soon as Jacinda saw it, she was like, "that needs to be up in our house by the end of this week." It's amazing that I've been home all this time, but I still don't have enough time to sit down and blog. It's 11:30pm which is super late for me, but it's the only time the house stops spinning for a minute so I can open the computer and actually put some thought to something. I need to start a whole new routine. I have one more day home with Jacinda and the girls, the back to work on Friday. It is nice that it will be a one-day week for me and my buddy Joe is taking me out to lunch. Thank you for all the comments on the birth post, you guys are amazing!