Hi! So a month into the new year, I finally picked up my camera. I know, I said I was going to get back on track with my photography and blog, but frankly I’m sick of winter and just can’t seem to get myself out there to shoot any photos!
But today I’m home with a nasty chest cold, and when I woke up I saw it was still foggy outside and it was really pretty. So despite generally feeling like crap, I bundled up and went for a short drive. Probably wasn’t the best thing to do, but I couldn’t resist. I love foggy mornings. 🙂
Got outside yesterday to enjoy the beautiful weather and noticed the plants that are coming up. I like watching flowers come up in the spring, and since I never remember whats buried there or what color they were, it’s a surprise when they bloom. I got some shots of the lillies and other plants around my house.
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We started a little bit of spring cleaning, and that meant for the dogs too. 🙂 They got new collars and Tinker got her summer haircut. She was showing off her new digs.
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Hope your week ahead is pain-free and goes quickly so we can enjoy another beautiful spring weekend 🙂
My husband and I have 2 dogs, Maya – a lab and Tinker – a cockapoo (we think). Here are a few of my favorite shots of them. It’s hard to get a good photo of Tinker because she’s small and therefore energetic. But the first picture I took with my new camera turned out to be the best one of her.
A couple shots of Maya:
In this one, they are looking out the front door and watching the squirrels. They will do this for hours on end….kind of funny.
It reached 60 degrees today in northern Indiana. People drove with their windows down, I took an hour long walk, the foot of snow melted, and I’m sure some were out there with shorts on…but we just got spoiled for a day or 2. Don’t be fooled, winter will come back. And it will overstay its welcome even when spring officially arrives…so why not make the best of it?? I’ll admit, snow is beautiful, but there comes a time when you’re just ready for the temp to rise and the flowers to bloom! But for now, here’s some more winter pictures. I think the last one is my favorite of these.
Ok this is my very first blog entry…ever. So bear with me!
I’ve been interested in photography for a looooooooong time. I love taking pictures and recently bought myself a Nikon DSLR. It’s my first SLR camera and I’m slowly learning all the bells and whistles. There is so much to learn! I also recently got Photoshop and, just like my camera, it has so much on it that I find something new on it every time I use it.
My husband Jeremey drove me around today so I could take some photos of our “blizzard” and while I was getting some shots he suggested I start a blog to post some of my pictures. I never thought about doing anything like that, but it is a good idea so here I am!
I should let you know, the only photography classes I’ve taken were back in high school. I majored in photography at Ball State (in the art dept) but wouldn’t have been able to take an actual photography class until my second or third year. I transferred to another college and changed my major before that happened…..so here I am. Teaching myself! So this is a big reason why I wanted to do something like this so I could have others (you) give me advice and such. It’s all a big learning process.
I love everything about photography, from finding the right snapshot to editing it on Photoshop. I love looking at others’ photos. My passion is landscapes/outdoors/nature. I would love to start photographing kids, there’s never a bad picture of a child.
So here’s my new blog, I’m open to suggestions and constructive criticism. Thanks for checking it out!
All of my pictures are taken with a Nikon D3100 SLR (unless I use an older photo taken with my point-and-shoot) and edited on Adobe Photoshop Elements 9. Here’s a couple shots from Snowpocolypse 2011: