iheartfaces.com Photo Challenge: JUMP!

Oldest keeping an eye on Youngest 🙂


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P52 Week 16: Water

This weeks P 52 theme is water. I really wanted to get pictures of oldest’s swim meet or of the torrential rain we had yesterday….however with the crazy week of meetings and other obligations the timing just wasn’t going to happen. Since it’s the weekend I can finally slow down a minute so I played with some water on the back patio 🙂



MCP Action Challenge #1 High Vantage point

It started to rain at the end of the day yesterday, just in bits and pieces. In between the heavy stuff youngest said she would help me with my photography challenges since I helped her cut and glue her project :).

We headed into the back yard, I stood on the lawn chair, she kneeled and hello high vantage point..at least as high as I could get in the yard 😀 !! Love these!

P.S. special thanks to oldest for yelling “H-E-Y Y-O-U G-U-Y-S” (Goonies movie quote) from the house looking for us, it definitely got youngest giggling!

P52: Leading Lines

This weeks challenge was “leading lines” if you’re curious as to why here you go. …”One of the tools you can use as a photographer to create a meaningful composition is to use leading lines. Leading lines are used to draw the viewer’s eye through a photograph. They are intentional or unintentional, natural lines created in the space of the photograph and are used to create a visual narrative in the composition. Leading lines are also used to draw your eye to a focal point in the shot that you would like to highlight“….We had so much fun with this, not to mention great conditions…beautiful 60 degree breezy day, bikes, pup, sunshine…I’ve got so many shots I can’t decide which one to submit because I love them all! Lucky for me I can put plenty here 🙂

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P52 Week 4 “Bokeh”

This weeks theme for the project 52 is “bokeh”. Now if you’re not a photographer or interested in photgraphy there is absolutely no reason for you to know this word. I know I had never ever heard of it prior to picking up a camera a few years ago so I looked it up…”a Japanese term for the subjective aesthetic quality of out-of-focus areas of a photographic image (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bokeh)”. Well that makes sense, I love bokeh but never knew there was a word for “hmm, I wonder how they blurred out the background like that? :)”

I used my 50mm lens for these shots today as we went on our nightly dog walk. We were in a rush because we’re off to see “Once Upon a Mattress” tonight so here you go, my attempts at “Bokeh”!