A Hoverfly I Can’t Deny

The Winter here is not as bad as those with tons of snow but at least you have the opportunity for some great shots. Us here in the Heartland have had gray, more gray and well gray days. For those who are having the same I searched out this macro, all bright and sunshiny.

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Something Old, Something New

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I was looking through photos of a wedding I took last year as the second shooter. I was to take the casual and non-traditional shots as well as group shots. Since The Bride is starting Nursing school in less than two weeks I have looked at ways to supplement our income. One is to do portrait/wedding photography and I looked at those wedding shots to see if I had the right stuff. That is when I came across this photo of the bard that served as a backdrop for group shots. I saw that the “old” barn had a “new” addition and felt it was poetic as a backdrop because of the saying ” Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue”

A Little Too Much Flash

Tonight I found this photo I took at the end of this past fall. Since I took this shot I have learned about flash diffusers and thought it would have been nice to had one for this shot. It would have also been nice to have known how to back the flash input down, I know how to do that now, and I should have used a tripod as well.I did shot this at the far end of the zoom to lessen the impact of the flash so the tripod would have been a good thing. But none the less I like the shot and at least I have learned a bit from having a little too much flash.

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Around The Place Challenge: My Kicks

Yesterday before going to Thanksgiving I tried to capture some of the snow and icicles as the melted. As I was coming back in I thought I need to take pics of stuff around our house. Since the green and blooming things are not around that will be my challenge once a week. If you feel you can play along as well. Here is this weeks Around The Place Challenge: My Kicks. Other than the text it is an as shot capture.

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My Downsized Recent Photo Project

The last several days have found me hastily finishing up a project for my work. I work in the fundraising arm of a Joint Commission-accredited nonprofit hospice organization. I volunteered to give some of my pictures/ photo-art as part of an auction at an upcoming fundraiser. I started out wanting to have the pieces made into metal photos and canvas photos but with The Bride getting laid off and her starting nursing school full-time, well I had to downsize my goals. I talked to the lady in charge of the event, my manager’s boss, and told her what I was up to: I would use frames, ink and photo-paper from our thrift shop, with my stuff, as a part of the auction. She was very supportive, and as always very positive, in my change of plans due to the changes in our life. Some times you just have to downsize your plans yet still give none the less. So here are the photos I used in this project.

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