March 21, 2009


Well, I have a valid excuse for waiting to post for so long this time....I promise!

We went out of town for Spring Break and most of the time I was not able to play on my laptop or did not have access to the internet. I will post about all of that fun when I have time to get some pictures together.

For tonight, I just wanted to get in a quick post to let you know we are all doing pretty well and see what you thought about my picture taking abilities. Uncle B helped me out by looking at my camera and playing with the settings and showing (and explaining) me what I need to do to make my subject stand out nice and crisp and have a fuzzy background.

I have been trying to read up on this for a LONG time now and it has been driving me crazy!! (ok..crazier than I already am)

So, here are some pics (with NO editing) that I took after practicing. I was driving my boys nuts because they try to dodge getting their picture taken (which drives me nuts and makes it hard for me to have any practice subjects). What do you think?

This is the dummy Uncle B practiced on.

My turn...BA getting ready to eat!
I like the smoke floating in front of his face.

How about this one of Taz?
He was getting ready to take a drink.

Here is Roo about to get a kiss from
Harley (my Nephew M's dog).

It's hard to get a pic of Roo with a fuzzy background since he is typically laying or leaning right against something.

So? Not too bad right? Keep in mind that I did NOT edit these in any way!

OK, I am off to bed and will give you our vacation details (for those of you that did not follow me on Twitter...cause I tweeted the whole time. I could still text without internet.).

Oh, I didn't post here yesterday because I was busy posting in Roo's blog...see here. Yesterday was the actual DAY for National Cerebral Palsy Awareness. Please go read some more facts over on his blog and at our friends blog Life of Logan, where you can grab one of these cool buttons!




14 other ramblers babbled:

The Rambler said...

I've missed you girl!!!!!!

Great pics.

Midwest Mommy said...

I was wondering where you were :-)
I told the Hubs I really want to take a photography class and learn what my camera can really do.

blueviolet said...

So glad you're home safely and that you had a wonderful time! I love the photos. :)

Dawn said...

Great job creating Bokeh in the background. Tell your bro that term. He'll be impressed! Hehe! (it has a long o sound)

I'm glad I was tweeting and keeping up with my favorite twerp! ROFL!

Michelle said...

Glad your back. This week sure went by fast. Great job with the photos. I love playing with mine. I am hoping to take a photography class this spring to figure out how to use it.

Melinda said...

You've been missed. The photos look great!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Glad to hear you guys are doing okay. You've been living in the real world huh? That's ok, as long as you took LOTS of pictures!

Can't wait to see them and hear about your trip.

Btw... great job on the pics! Maegan said...

the first one is phenomenal! I love it! {great blog layout too!}

Impulsive Addict said...

You are just way talented and I don't like it one bit.

Baloney said...

Great pics! Don't let Dawn get away with calling you a twerp!

Anniebanannie said...

These are awesome!

Glad you guys had a great time. Can't wait to hear details and see more pics!!!

Katy said...

Lookin good girl! I was gone as seems like it takes a bit to catch back up doesn't it.

Misadventured Domestic Diva said...

the pictures turned out great!! I just got a new camera and I've been playing with it! All I wanted to do was take a pic with the fuzzy background! And when I did I was SO excited!! lol! I've got a lot of reading to do to fully understand my camera! Good luck with yours! :D

Mel Fraase said...

Happy CP day - glad you got the camera thing figured out. I couldn't really see anything via Skype. Nice to have that photographer in the family ;)