Some of my shots (with my SLR) are to build my portfolio and work on technique; some of my shots (point-n-shoot) are documenting where we've been; one of the joys of photoblogging! Where we were Thursday.
Ok, so I'm cheating today, but I feel this is important. I really love this shot in color, since you can sense the love between these two, and look at the glimmer in Echo's eye (black Lab, on right.) Also, Cayuga (on left) is literally "kissing" him, if you look closely!
Today's gorgeous example of what editing can do is brought to us by the lovely and talented Emmy, over at Emmy Mom's Photo Blog. I thank her for the help! And I, much like her, have been too swamped to shoot a proper shot for today!
How about we look at something more pleasant than ten feet of snow outside my frozen-shut front door? My back aches (shoveling.) My toddler screams (cabin fever.) My husband grumbles (see toddler.) Yet my infant son sleeps, and smiles, and coos, and loves us all back tenfold.
I'm so, so over the snow. (I know, you wouldn't guess it from the shots I'm posting, right?) That seems to be our world right now, since we've been trapped at home for nearly a week. But at least my toddler is loving it!
They say the snow we're getting right now is very close to tying the all-time record snowfall for the Washington, DC metro area.. 54". From 1898!! And we're getting more as we speak, have all day. Hope you like snow shots.
This is nowhere near the best shot I've taken in the last few days, but I thought I must convey a sense of how much flipping snow we've gotten in the last 12 hours!.. and to do that, I needed some contrast, which the dark gate/house provide. We're at around 23-24 inches and counting!
My black Lab, Echo, ever watchful for intruders, squirrels, or stray snowcats. pI thought this shot was apropos today, as we sit and wait for the massive winter storm that will, apparently, be burying us in 100 inches of snow Fri-Sat. Hope that means lots of outdoor shots!
I love what this camera can do, and love even more that things turn out so much better in natural light! It's tough to shoot kids indoors with low/poor lighting, so I went a little crazy with the camera in the last few days with all the snow we've gotten. My toddler obliged!
** Every image on this photoblog is SOOC (Straight out of the Camera), unedited in any way **
It's really very simple. I love the visual representation of the world and the people in it. I love the joy, the pain, and everything in between. I have always had this love affair, and probably always will.
I have another blog for the written word. It turns out, I have a lot to say over there.
Someday, I would very much like to formalize my love affair into being a portrait photographer, and this blog is part of that journey. If you see something you like, please let me know.
And as always, all photography contained herein is copyrighted!