Thursday, December 29, 2011

Playing around

I've seen this type of shot done before and I just loved it so I thought I would try it myself. It really wasn't hard to do. I think I would have the room lighter but otherwise I am happy with it.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I ♥ Faces "Black" photo challenge!

This week the challenge is for your photo to have some black in it but not be a black and white photo. I just took a bunch of pictures of this cute little girl for a friend of mine. I love the way the black stands out against the background of gold.

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Edit me challenge!

Our tiny BIG Life

Another edit me photo challenge! I loved this picture of a vintage camera so I thought I would play around with it and see how I could edit it. Here is the original:

I don't own Photoshop. I used Paintshop Pro X2 for my editing. I used multiple textures to create this look. I also cropped it pretty tight to really focus on the camera itself.

Let me know what you think! To see more great edits head on over to:

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Edit me challenge!

Our tiny BIG Life

I love editing photos so when I saw this challenge I thought I would play along. The original picture is really pretty nice, it is just alittle dark for ma and kinda flat. The girl is really pretty so it really is an easy edit.

Here is the original:

Here is my edit:

I cropped it alittle, then added a few textures, some in overlay mode, some is softlight and one in dodge. I fixed mup her skin alittle and thats about it!

To see more great edits or to submit your own, head on over to:

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Still life stand out!

Still Life Standouts

Found a new blog with a new contest. This is for a still life I took this September. Here is a shot I took one day in my dining room while I was home bored.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I ♥ Faces "A Touch of Sun" photo challenge!

This week the challenge at I Heart Faces is to have a photo with a face and a touch of sun in it. I love this shot of my daughter I took this Spring.

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to see more great entries!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday!

Well so much for blogging more often. Atleast I was able to get my photos for Scavenger Hunt Sunday.

1. Street Photography

Ok, technically I didn't take this on the street, but I did take my camera out with me to an antique store to take some shots. I felt kinda weird but there were so many cool things to take shots of. I've seem these masks before in photos and I think they are SUPER CREEPY!

2. From a distance

Just an interesting shot of a long hallway, it's hard to see what's at the end.

3. Sunday

I took this photo last Sunday. My daughter actually posed for me and I was able to get quite a few good shots!

4. Liquid

A long time ago these old bottles used to be filled with sweet liquid. Now they are just filled with dust, but they still look cool!

5. Behind

This photo of my daughter is an example of shooting with the sun behind the subject. It usually creates a nice glow around the hair. I love this shot!

Well that's it for my shots this week, I hope you enjoyed them. To see more or play along, head on over to:

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday!

Well it's Sunday again! Luckily I was able to finish with all the prompts this week! Here they are:
First ~ Stairs ~ This is my back deck in HDR, I love the way it looks!

Two ~ Macro ~ Found this bug hanging out the other day, it's actually kinda pretty... kinda.

Third ~ Clouds ~ Took this with my cell phone at my daughters school.

Fourth ~ Abstract ~ Ok, this is not really abstract but it IS a cool photo so I decided it was abstract enough.

Fifth ~ Smile ~ My baby Booey, and yes cats smile don't try and tell me they don't! He luv's his momma!

Well those are my shots for the week! Thanks for stopping by! To play along or see more great shots, head on over to:


Monday, August 29, 2011

I ♥ Faces "White" photo challenge!

This week's contest at I heart faces is white. I love this shoot I did with my daughter a few months ago. This is another one of the shots I took from above.

To see more great white photos or to add one of your own, head on over to:

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday!

Well I finally was able to get my photo's together for Scavenger Hunt Sunday! I have been really bad with doing this lately, it seems I am always away or busy. Ok on with the photos!
First ~ Old and New ~ I went with a picture I took at a very old cemetery on St. Simons Island at Old Christ Church. It's old but it was new to us as it was our first time visiting that church!

Second ~ Night Photography ~ I took this photo alittle ove a week ago but I love it and wanted to share it. Do you have any idea how hard it is to capture lightening???? I found it easiest when I set the camera down on a table and set the exposure time to 30 seconds. It was much easier to catch a bolt that way!

Third ~ Music (selfie) ~ Ok, I am assuming this ment we were to incoprorate music into our selfie. Ok, first off I hate taking pictures of myself and second, I do NOT play the guitar. My husband thought he wanted to learn many many years ago... but he never did, so we have an OLD guitar that I thought would look cool in my photo.

Fourth ~ Cheesy ~ Everybody takes pictures of their feet, myself included and I honestly don't know why we all do it because I do think it is kinda cheesy!

Fifth ~ Sun ~ Just a lovely shot of the sunrise over the atlantic while we were on Jeckyll Island. I love the shrimp boat that was going by!

Well thats all for my shots this week, I hope you enjoyed them. I really need to blog more often because it is something that I do enjoy.
Head on over to Ashleys Blog to see more great Scavenger Hunt Photos:


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I ♥ Faces "Pet" photo challenge!

This weeks contest is for a photo of your pet. I love this shot of my little lion.... er I mean cat, Booey.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

I Heart Faces "Beautiful Eyes" photo challenge!

This weeks challenge is for a photo with beautiful eyes. I love when a photo draws you in because the eyes are so strong, like they are looking right at you. This is a favorite shot of my daughter.

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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday!

It's been awhile since I've participated in Scavenger Hunt Sunday. For some reason something always comes up and I just never get it done! I almost didn't get it together for this week, but this morning I went through my photos and figured I had enough photos to make it work! So here they are:

1. Walking empty streets ~ Took this picture of my daughter this week at my parents house. We spent the week visiting with family in the Pocono Mountains. Man it was HOT!!!!

2. Repeating patterns ~ Something on the front of our friends boat.

3. Floor ~ It had rained and the sun was coming up behind my parents house. The light was beautiful! I took this on the floor of the woods behind the house, it was all mossey and beautiful!

4. Then and now ~ I wanted to do a picture of my daughter and her two cousins using an old picture and a new one I took this week but i didn't feel like hunting for the old photo from 8 years ago, so I went with a before and after edit of a photo I took of my niece. She wanted me to take her Senior photos. First is the then shot.


5. Fingertips ~ My daughter holding a fishingrod.

Those are my interpretations for the week. To see more or to play along, head on over to:

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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!