Project 52~week 16~ bokeh

This week’s theme is bokeh. I wanted to really spend time on this one, but of course the best laid plans tend to never really happen! Instead, since we had such a beautiful day today, AND we actually didn’t have 500 places to be,  we decided to get a lot of our own yard-work done, so my plans to find sparkly light were not happening lol :). We took a “break” by making a quick trip over to a farm that allowed us to pick our own strawberries..delicious, or maybe bokehlicious 😀


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Thanks for taking a peek! Next week my monthly blog circle is coming due..I thought I was already prepared for it then realized I read the wrong theme so I have to start all over! gah!Oh well, now I’m ready for the following month!  Have a great week!


Project 52~Weeks 14 (Night) & 15 (Woods)

So things have been a little crazy busy here..between work for me, husband’s work & trainings, kids sporting/school/music events, and pup’s torn acl I have had limited time to get out and shoot anything at all so I am of course behind on this project today I’m catching up 🙂

Week 14 theme is “night”. While I love looking at moody night and low light photography I am actually terrible at it. Part of it is my camera can not get a high enough ISO to take a decent picture (my camera only goes to 1600), although I know that many would argue “no, it can be done!”, that is where the second part of why I am terrible at low-light/night photography comes in..I do not have the time to try and figure out how to push past my camera’s limitations to take good low-light shots and the noise @ 1600 frustrates me to no end. With that all explained you can understand why I’ve “cheated” for this weeks theme ….

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Week 15 theme of “woods” was fun! We went as a family to a (“new” to us at least) Nature center and preserve that was pretty cool! It had some amazing oak trees (that of course Youngest had to try and climb)!

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Into the woods

Thanks for stopping by! Next week’s theme is bokeh..always fun to play around with 🙂

Project 12~March: Interesting Perspectives~

The theme of interesting perspectives was challenging this month! There was lots to read up on for this and some of the things I tried (based off of the reading) didn’t exactly work out but we had fun trying it out lol 🙂

The shots below are inspired by this site about forced perspectives…here I am pouring Youngest out of a water bottle..kind of 😉

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Forced perspective was frustratingly hilarious! I also captured some things from the perspective of the pup….

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Life is good from her perspective 🙂

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