Morning Tree Silhouettes


Getting up late has its advantages.  Had to take the kids to school and on my way home I spotted this pretty scene.  I still have yet to learn, to bring my camera everywhere.  I had to run to the house and get it, not too far away though.

Another photo that I have been meaning to take for a while.  I like these trees and the way they come together and frame the morning sun, with a rainbow to boot, my lucky day!   Have a wonderful day everyone!



Good Morning Sunrise!


Trying to keep up with the picture a day for 365 days… it is hard!  I like to be creative and find things that are visually appealing.  I hope this one appeals to someone.

I was on Facebook and a fellow photographer had posted her morning sunrise pictures, I almost missed it!  Had to snag my camera and go see what I could see!


Bird Invasion!

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I was sitting at the computer enjoying some of your posts, when I heard quite a racket!  I look out the window and on the power lines just outside the window… tons of birds!

I of course wanted to take a picture of them all.  But, I opened the shade and away they went.  I had my 50mm lens on the camera and the birds landed a bit farther away than I had hoped in the tree of a neighbor up the road.

So I had to zoom in and crop in Photoshop.  To give you an idea of how many there were I took a photo of the tree without any birds.  I missed out on them all huddled together in flight moving all at once this way and that before they landed.  That is a pretty cool sight to see unless you have a fear of birds and then, well, that would suck! HAHA.

It looks like we might be getting a little snow Yay!!!!

They Are Human (not “The Dog”) HAHA!


Oh, these kiddos are just too much fun!  On my way home with my friends kids in the backseat how else do you pass the time when Mom gets caught chatting with an old acquaintance at a gas station.  You ask if they can cross their eyes.  Then you ask if they can open their eyes wide and cross their eyes… yes they can!  The littlest one is trying use his fingers to cross his!  HaHa!!!


One more for giggles!!!! And Peace Out!

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Even While In The Thick Of It You Can Still Reach For The Sky!

M, 1/4000, F1.8, ISO 200, 50mm

M, 1/4000, F1.8, ISO 200, 50mm

So I went out and about today and boy was it cold and gloomy!  Driving around I wasn’t sure I was going to come back with a single picture and you would have seen another photo of the dog.

Lucky you… I drove past this orchard that has yet to be pruned.  I thought the thickness at the bottom with all the trees in the background looked pretty cool, with the one tree leading the charge!

Or perhaps it represents the feeling one might have when they are weighed down with the circumstances of life but still holding on and not giving up!  Don’t give up you will bloom again and produce much good fruit!

Did some editing with PS and Picmonkey

Play Time For The Both Of Us!

M, 1/8, F1.8, ISO200, 50mm

M, 1/8, F1.8, ISO200, 50mm

He stares intently at his toy being held at the top of the photo.  He had fun unwrapping it for Christmas and enjoys a good game of fetch.  Kona is quite the character, he is just too much of a ham not to take his picture.

I really need to get out and about to take some pictures of something other than the dog.  Although his expressiveness in the eyes draw the camera back to him again and again.

Still using my camera in Manual Mode.  That is the goal from the start of this project it has been fun learning on my own with tips from some great Bloggers and Photographers that I am following.

Looking forward to a new year full of new adventures and photographic possibilities!  We are avid hikers and I can’t wait to take my camera along and get some night shots of the mountains, lakes and streams that are so abundant in the area of Washington that I live!  Now that I have the know how I am just a little giddy with thoughts of nature, the smell of the forest and the beauty that the night sky holds!

As Close As I Can…


Manual Mode, 1/125, F4.5, ISO 200, 24mm

I was hoping to catch the train coming at me while I was on the tracks… but considering I am a wife and mother of two teenagers, I thought it best to keep a safe distance.

I have something in mind for another photo.  As the train went by it had an engine going in reverse in the right conditions and at the right angle I can have it look like it is coming at me without the bad timing possibility!

I had fun in Photoshop converting it to BW and playing with some other things such as the blur tool, the history brush and I may have used the diffused glow filter one of my favorites!

Happy New Year to all of you already in 2014 I still have a few hours yet of 2013!!!

Vintage Cars Can You Guess The Make and Model?


I haven’t been doing so well with my picture a day challenge.  I hope to get back on track from here on out.  Trying to find something to take a picture of on a foggy cold day was a challenge in it’s self.

I hope everyone had a great Holiday!  I was playing with my wide angle lens and trying to be creative snapped this one and thought it would make a nice mystery shot.

Wondering if there are any Vintage Car buffs out there that can name the make and model without seeing the rest of the vehicle…


Playing With Night Time

Going home!

Going home!

The Moon was pretty tonight, closing down the Aperture gave it a nice star look!

Played with the second photo in Photoshop and used the filter Paint Daubs, it smoothed the look of it.  I thought it looked nice. This one was taken yesterday.

Moon over Orion

Moon over Orion

Chasing The Moon And Stars

Just a Slice

Just a Slice

I have been busy, busy!  Lots of shots missed but was able to capture a few this evening!  Still need a remote shutter release it will make things much clearer I am sure!  Very sleepy tonight so this will be short and sweet!

Reaching for the stars.

Reaching for the stars.

I don’t like to over process my pictures too much, but sometimes making them storybook like is fun!  Get artsy and have fun once in a while!  You can still make great things with your photos that aren’t up to par with a few fun edits.

Peshastian Pinnacles

Peshastian Pinnacles

The Trees Sing Praise

The Trees Sing Praise