Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Enjoying the Sunshine

Today was such a beautiful day, I thought it would be great to get out and get some photos. Out of 64 shots, I only kept six. I am even considering entering two of them for the coming up spring photo contest for the Elizabeth park fan page on Facebook. We'll see. It greatly depends on if I get something better from now until then. Here are the pictures that I kept.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Hershey and Angel

Yesterday my sister, Melissa came over for a visit. My daughter, Jordan's birthday was Saturday and she wasn't able to make it because she was scheduled to work and couldn't get out of it. So to make up for it, her and her family came over yesterday. They also decided to bring their puppy Hershey, so she can play with our puppy Angel. Hershey is a Chocolate Lab and is 5 months old. Our puppy is an American Eskimo and is 6 months old. At first, Angel wasn't too sure about sharing her backyard with another dog, but after a few minutes they were chasing each other around, having a great time. They were so cute and I thought I would go ahead and share some of the pictures that I took. Unfortunately it was a little bright out and with Angel being an all white dog, it was impossible not blowing out her fur; even with my ISO set at the lowest setting. Nevertheless, they are still nice to look at and enjoy. :)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Spring is Here

OK, so not officially according to the calendar, but with the beautiful couple of days we've been having, slowly melting away the snow and the sight of robins hopping around looking for worms to eat, (I caught this one sitting in my tree yesterday) it is definitely a welcome change to the bitter cold and several inches of snow. Even though winter pictures can be really beautiful, I am definitely ready for the warmer weather to arrive. :)

I went out to roam around Heritage Park the other day. I have had a lot on my mind lately and felt to need to sort through some things. So Jay made dinner and watched the girls while I went out for a couple hours alone. Photography is relaxing to me. I love it when I capture a scene that makes people stop and say "wow" in awe and amazement. I haven't had very many of those, but I have had a few. ;) This one that I took almost looks like a painting with the colors of the sunset reflected in the water. It's not one of my best; the sky is a little blown out. But it does have that sort of quiet serene feel to it.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

2nd place

Well, the Elizabeth Park winter photo contest has finally come to an end. As the title shows, my picture "Silent Night" came in 2nd place with 28 votes. It was a close race with the first place photo at only 30 votes. But even cooler still, even though I didn't win the photo contest, someone actually commented about buying a print. How cool is that?! Hopefully this is a start that will eventually lead me into a career as a professional photographer. Now THAT would be awesome. :)