Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Day 96

Still have sick kids so I didn't do a whole lot today with photos. I did catch this one of Lily walking around in my slippers. She's such a funny little girl.

Day 95

The girls were playing this annoying game where these plastic ducks move around this "pond" and quack incessantly. While I was laying there I had an idea for a photo. It turned out better than could be expected since I had two little girls jumping on my back while I took the picture.

Day 94

I did not get a photo done today. We were all sick so I am using that as my excuse.

Day 93

For the last four weeks we have been participating in the Bountiful Baskets Coop. We have all loved it and I love to see what we get each week. We piled everything onto the table when I got home and I had to take a picture.

Day 92

Obviously my kids are going to be the frequent subjects of my photos. Sarah had made a bed in a laundry basket and Sam wanted me to get a picture of her so I am using it for my photo today since I didn't take anything else.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Day 91

Sarah has quite a collection of Pez dispensers. I was looking around tonight for something to photograph and thought I'd try something with them. I started out with the Mickey Mouse one alone but Sarah thought that he needed his friends.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Day 90

Finally all caught up for now. It was such a beautiful day yesterday that while Sarah was at dance Lily and I headed over to the Lagoon Park Trail and went exploring. It was fun to just let her walk at her own pace and discover the world. I love seeing things through my children's eyes.

Day 89

I had the opportunity to watch my niece and nephew the other day. These two are just one week apart in age and it's been so much fun to see how they grow.

Day 88

Another day where I didn't take a photo, but I decided to share one I took on a later day. We had just gotten home from Sarah's dance class and the girls where sitting in our front doorway so I had to grab my camera. Sarah struck this pose.

Day 87

I love spring! I bought a little pot of these miniature daffodils last year and we planted them outside after they were done blooming. I had almost forgotten about them till they started to open up.

Day 86

Different day, same story: not photo. Sorry.

Day 85

We were invited by some friends over to their house to roast marshmallows. I took my camera thinking it would be fun to try some photos of the girls by firelight. They didn't really work out the way I had hoped but here is just one photo of the fire itself. It's not great but there you have it.

Day 84

I have always wanted to try taking pictures of water drops. It seems to be something just about every photographer tries at some point. I haven't tried it up till now because every tutorial I've seen on how to do it has required an off camera flash, which I don't have and cannot afford right now. I finally saw a post in a photography forum where someone was able to set it up in their kitchen sink and used his on camera flash. It's not as spectacular as some other water drop photos that I've seen but I decided to give it a try. It was a lot of fun and I think I could improve upon it. Here's an example of what I ended up with.

Day 82 and 83

Sorry, I have really dropped the ball lately. I haven't been consistent with taking pictures or posting them. We had injured kids, sick kids and I wasn't feeling great a couple of those days so the photography kind of went on the back burner. I have recommitted myself to this project and will do better.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Day 81

Today I made bread. I don't make bread very often but it sounded so good. It was kind of cold today and we had a bunch of vegetables to use up so we had minestrone soup, salad and homemade bread. I was so proud I had to take a picture. Also, food photography is something I would like to work on.

Day 80

Another day where I failed to get a photo taken. I was not feeling great Sunday and all I wanted to do was get through the day and go back to bed. Here is a photo from another time though, just to fill in. This was an image from the zoo. These turkeys are not the prettiest creatures but they were fun to watch that day. They were strutting around, puffing their feathers out and trying to attract a mate. I guess when you're this ugly it takes a lot of work.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Day 79

I'm kind of pleased with this photo. Not just because it caught a great expression from my daughter, but that I did it with manual exposure and manual focus. I really love this 50 mm prime lens and I'm getting used to focusing manually since my camera does not have the ability to focus this lens. The 1.8 aperture lets me take photos in much lower light. I look forward to using this lens for a long time.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Day 78

We woke up this morning to a world covered in snow. This is kind of a variation on yesterdays theme. Sarah shares my love of hot chocolate, bless her. I don't think of myself as a very good portrait photographer but it's something that I'm working on.

Day 77

This photo was partially inspired by a weekly assignment on a photography forum that I frequent and partially because it was cold and wet today. The assignment was food photography, namely beverages. I love hot chocolate and I drink it on a regular basis, even when it is not cold outside. Even better is a couple slices of toast to dip in it.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Day 76

I decided to head back out to Farmington Bay bird refuge today while Sarah was at dance. Lily came along for the ride and took a little nap. The sky was kind of dark and stormy and for some reason this tree stood out today. I did play with the levels a little and the saturation. I'm pretty pleased with the way this turned out.

Day 75

I'm sorry to say that I did not get a photo taken today. I've been feeling a little burned out lately and I just could not think of anything to do. This is another image from when we went to the zoo a couple of weeks ago. Maybe I'll be inspired tomorrow.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Day 74

So excited to find the first signs of spring! I love spring bulbs and these are the first to peek out of the ground.

Day 73

These are actually from last night but since I posted something for Day 72 already I thought I would save these for today. The moon was rising over the mountains and I was trying to get some shots of it. It took me awhile to find settings that kind of worked so the moon had risen quite a bit by then. This is what I ended up with. I will need to revisit this sometime.