Sunday, December 26, 2010

Paper Mama Photo Challenge - Family

The Paper Mama

This weeks challenge is Family. Well I only have the one child, and the one husband of course... took this picture of my daughter this week in sunny Florida, it was freezing, but I love the shot!

Scavenger Hunt Sunday!

It's that time again! I missed last week because we were on vacation at Fernandina Beach, FL. So most of my pic's this week are from our trip!

If I may stand on my soapbox here people, for the LOVE OF PETE please go into your account settings and turn off your word verification for leaving comments! I can't tell you how annoying that is to have to type in that cryptic word just to leave a comment. Then seeing it has to be approved is also kind of annoying because are you people really getting nasty comments? Ok, my rant is done. Carry on...

First ~ Family - This is my husband and daughter looking for shark teeth on the beach.

Second ~ Motion Blur - This is my husband bowling. My daughter actually got her thumb stuck in a bowling ball. I was able to soap it up in the bathroom to get it out.

Third ~ Pretty Package - I really didn't have any pretty packages all tied up in bows but I did get this shot of the tree before all the packages were ripped open!

Fourth ~ Glow - The sunrise from the condo porch one morning was so beautiful. I love that I caught the seagulls flying by.

Fifth ~ Sparkle - The sea foam hitting the shells and sand sparkled nicely in the early evening hours.

Thanks for looking! Hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday!
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Monday, December 13, 2010

I ♥ Faces "Pet Face" photo challenge!

This weeks challenge is a pet portrait. Well I have three beautiful kitties I love to take pictures of but I went with one I took awhile ago. I just l ove this photo of my cat Booey, I just think it's so unusual and I love they way his eyes are staring right into the camera.

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Scavenger Hunt Sunday!

Yes it's that time again, time for another scavenger hunt hosted by Ashley over at Ramblings and Photos.

1. Holiday colors ~ I think green, red, gold and white are the big colors this time of year. I made that ornament, I know aren't I cool?

2. Winter/Holiday Icon ~ I was going to do Santa or a snowman but I went with the real icon of Christmas, Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

3. Tree ~ My tree all heart bokeh'ed for Christmas!

4. Quiet ~ One morning a few days ago we woke to a light snow. I went out in the yard as the sun was coming up to get some shots and it was so quiet. Early morning is becoming my favorite time of day, I love the quiet.

5. Favorite Color ~ Well I like all earth tones but my favorite now is a toss up between gold and green so I went with gold.

Well thats it for my hunt photos, to see more or to play along head on over to:

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Holiday Bokeh Party! is hosting a bokeh party! I love bokeh so I thought I would post some pics!

I just love Christmas bokeh! To see more great pics head on over to:

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Photo Freak "Sepia" contest!

I took this the other day... I thought it would look good with a nice sepia tone and an overlay!

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Monday, December 6, 2010

I ♥ Faces "Self Portrait" photo challenge!

This weeks challenge is to take a self portrait..... not my favorite thing to do, but I went ahead and did it anyway. Not sure why it's so hard to be in front of the camera, but it is a good learning experience!

I took this laying down on my deck, it was FREEZING! I had to hold the camera above my head a snap away. My hands were so cold I almost dropped it on my face!

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Scavenger Hunt Sunday!

Ok, it's Sunday again... and of course I wasn't prepared! But I realized I did have photos for everything! Woot.... so here we go:

1. In my home ~ Well in my home right now is the 8ft. tree I picked up by myself at Lowes and actually got in the stand by myself. I never have the patience to wait for my husband to get home.

2. It's beginning to look a lot like...... Christmas of course! And damn the days are flying by and I still have SOOOOO much to do!

3. Sweet Treat ~ Ok this one I had to think about because I didn't feel like taking a pictue this morning. This is my daughter eating my marshmallow, brown suger, sweet potato casserole! Yum!

4. Time ~ Like I said it is moving way to fast! I need it to stop for awhile or atleast slow down...

5. Everyday ~ For the past year or so the one thing I want to do everyday is take GOOD pictures. It has become almost on obsession. I hate when I take pictures that don't turn out well, so everyday I strive to take some like this:
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Friday, December 3, 2010

"Fix it Friday" For I Heart Faces!

The original SOOC shot is pretty, but I think the colors are kind of dull and I think it has too much background and doesn't focus enough on the cute little girl. I love her outfit! I really went crazy with this edit, I just felt like doing something fun and different. Let me know what you think. If you want to see more fixes head on over to

Here is my edit:

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Georgia, United States
Photographer, wife, mother, not necessarily in that order. Recently relocated to middle Georgia. Mom to one daughter and three cats. Learning to take the time to stop and smell the roses... oh, and maybe photograph them too!