How about some more sunflowers?

I tried some desaturation on this one. Not sure how much I like it…



Spent a day at the Fort Wayne zoo with my sister this week….here are some of my favorite shots: 

Sleepy lion. On the other side of thick glass.


My favorite - the orangutans



HUGE giraffe!






This bird posed for me



Does this fish have buck teeth?



Jellyfish. I think?



This red panda was ADORABLE



Inside the Indonesian Rainforest (aka BIODOME!)



This little guy was cute. Just relaxing on a branch.



Another one of the orangutans. They're entertaining



One of the MANY peacocks walking around


Random thoughts

“The ground beneath is nothing more than one point of view”

That lyric comes to mind when I look at this picture. (Can you name the song?)

Spring is here, and that means flip-flops. 🙂

And there’s something in the spring air that makes my dogs goofy.

Dont know why she insisted on laying like this for 10 minutes...

Its not quite warm enough yet for her summer haircut.

I hope I’m not boring you with more pictures of my dogs. It needs to get nicer outside so I can get out and take photos of something other than them…

Wine Time

First, happy daylight savings time!

ISO3200 f5.3 44mm Lomo

Even though we lost an hour last night and I may be a little sleepy because of it, we are closer to spring and that makes me very happy. I’ve never been more ready for spring!

And I woke up Saturday morning and the sun was so beautiful shining in my kitchen window. I had to take advantage of it and saw how my wine bottles we so colorful in the sun. So here’s what I got…

ISO200 f5.6 55mm Lomo


ISO450 f5.6 55mm Lomo


ISO110 f5.6 30mm Lomo


ISO100 f6.3 30mm Lomo

My dogs

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.

Maya & Tinker


Did I even spell that right?

I’ve been looking at our pictures from Kauai in Hawaii (since they are such a contrast from looking out the window here)…and of course, since it’s the weekend and I have extra time to kill, I played around with them on Photoshop. These are fun to do, with all of the colors in them. So much different than the snow pictures I’ve been working on lately! I find that the “Saturated Slide Film Effect” makes them look the best. It gives the colors a deeper look. Here’s some that I did today. I have over 500 pictures from that vacation, so you’ll see more in the future!

Here’s one from the Na Pali coast. The view is from 5000 feet up. Amazing, huh? And this picture doesn’t even do it justice:

Saturated Slide Film Effect

This is the Kilauea Lighthouse:

Saturated Slide Film Effect, Made skies bluer, Small Border

This is a sunrise at the beach at our hotel:

Saturated Slide Film Effect, Made skies bluer, Adjusted saturation

I think they called this Secret Falls. We took kayaks down the Wailua River, then hiked a mile into the jungle. Fun!

Lomo Camera Effect

And something different…someone gave this pedestrian sign a little more character:

Pop Art effect