Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year, New Start

Okay, so I obviously didn't make it all the way to the end of the year. But we have a new year ahead of us and I'm going to try again. The whole point is to keep trying and hopefully improve my photography in the process.  I did learn a lot last year and hope to do even better in the next. I wanted to have one last post this year and just post a few of the images that I really like.  Here they are.

Here are a couple of the girls just out in our backyard.

This one I was working more on some macro photography. That is an area I would like to do more in.

We went out driving one night and I captured a couple of different views of this sunset.

Some of my family members were nice enough to let me practice on them this summer. These are a few shots of my nephews. What a handsome bunch.

 Even though the sun was getting a little high at this point and the light wasn't as good, I love this picture of the boys. It shows their their personalities so well.

Trying my hand at some action shots at the Tour of Utah this year. I love this one because I didn't realize until after I was looking through the photos that I had captured this one of George Hincapie. We've followed him in cycling for a long time and I was thrilled to have gotten this.

On our trip to Oregon this year, we stopped at the Portland temple on our way home. These are some of the images I took.

I took this one fall morning. The light was so pretty and the leaves had finally started to drop from our tree in the front yard.

This is my newest niece. Her parents were kind enough to let me try my hand at infant photography.  It's a lot harder than it looks. She was so alert and those big beautiful eyes are so amazing.

The Christmas season is not complete without an ornament shot.

There you have it. Come back January 1st and see what I can come up with. As always, comments and feedback are appreciated.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Week 6

So some of you may have already seen a few of these on Facebook but I had to repost them here because it was so much fun and I am really pleased with the way some of these turned out. I got an adapter for my camera that allows me to mount certain lenses on my camera body backwards so that I can shoot macro (which means that you can get a lot closer to the subject.) I had a great time outside in my yard playing with this and need to get it out and do some more. Anyway, I hope you enjoy them.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Week 5

We had a late snow storm this week and during a break in the weather I went out and took a few pictures of our poor flowers. I was quite pleased with the way these turned out.

The second group of photos were taken on the Kaysville wilderness park trail. We didn't get very far but sometimes it's more about the journey and not the destination.

Week 4

The photo of the girls in the playhouse I just liked. The other photos were from a photo challenge that I got off of a photography website. The challenge is called "Ten minutes from home". The idea is that you can either walk, ride, drive or fly ten minutes from home and then you photograph whatever is there. It has to be exactly ten minutes. So one evening we loaded the kids in the car and drove ten minutes away from home. This is what I got.

Week 3

This was a busy week for photographs. We went to the zoo one day and I took the girls and went out to Antelope Island one afternoon. These are a few of my favorites from this week.

Week 2

I was trying to get some fun pictures of the girls playing with these bubbles. It didn't work as well as I wanted but the girls had a good time anyway.

Week 1

Okay, so life has officially taken over and I have decided that I need to rethink and reformat my project. So instead of a picture everyday I will be posting every week. I may take a picture every day in that week or I may only take one but at least I will keep trying and learning. So here is week one.

This was an Easter egg hunt at Grandma and Grandpa's house.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Day 105

Just when you think Spring is coming, snow. But the girls had a great time playing in it.

Day 104

Didn't get anything taken for this day. Spent most of the day in doctor's offices. Lily had an ear infection and Sam had a sinus infection and bronchitis. I had a strep culture done but it was negative. Spent the remainder of the day waiting for prescriptions to be filled.

Day 103

This is the only picture I shot that day. Lily was not feeling well and we ended up taking her to the doctor the next day. She was snuggling with Daddy and watching a movie on the portable DVD player.

Day 102

Lily was trying her hand at water coloring. She had a great time, although I did not enjoy cleaning up the mess, but I guess it was worth it.

Day 101

We had a pretty nice afternoon and the girls were dying to get outside. Here are just a few quick shot. Again, nothing special but I at least used my camera!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Day 100

Sisters. Is there anything better than that.