Last Minute Senior Pictures


So much fun!  I need to work on my posing.  That is one aspect of photography that is really mind-boggling in the moment and I look like a complete goof trying to get people to do what I have in mind.

Still learning but I thought this one was pretty cool!  What do you think?

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!


Just A Sliver


Another clear and cold night, Moon time!!!  I hope everyone tries to get pictures of the Moon and doesn’t give up!  Early on in my photography I gave up so easy, Auto just doesn’t cut it.  This Manual Mode is A.W.E.S.O.M.E.  I have said this before but I just want others to know when you think it isn’t possible don’t give up!!! Seriously missed out on the Moon for years and now I am Moon crazy!


I was trying to get a nice clear shot of the crescent with the whole circle of the Moon showing but this was as close and as clean as I got.  The more I look at it the more I like it!


And from far, far away! And through the tree.


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!

Room With A View.


Photo Info M, 1/45, F1.8, ISO 200, 50mm


The Dog has found a new place to hang out while I blog and surf Facebook.  I would say it is a far cry better than where he usually likes to be.  That would be draped across my lap or even sitting like he is in the second photo… on my lap.  My mistake, when he was a puppy I would let him lie on my lap while I was working on the computer.  He does not realize, he out grew my lap years ago.


Photo Info M, 1/60, F1.8, ISO 200, 50mm

My husband revamped the office while on our Christmas and New Year break. It is much roomier with more storage,  what woman doesn’t like that? I often think Oh no, what is he thinking when he tells me about his projects.  I should know by now after 16 years of marriage he knows what he is doing and 99% of the time, the results are great!