Sunday, July 22, 2012

Random Rambles.....

Every now and again I need to clean up my computer. My photos are SO large and take up a lot of space, so I have to "purge" them to CD's. While doing so I come across pictures I had "forgotten" about. These are some of them in no particular order...

My husband got a new truck. Now, to some of you a "new truck" is a 2012 or better. To us a new truck is a 1955 Chevy. I happen to think she is sweet!!!

Then I found these photos of my friend Heather. Most of you know her. She takes AMAZING pictures. Anyway - someone along Ave 12 (a local street that is well traveled) seeded the sides of the road with wild flowers. The Spring drive was beautiful and I thank them (whoever they are) for that little slice of beauty. Anyway - Heather and I went out and took a few pictures. Please check out her web site at

So, these are a few of my "Random" shootings. I have more but don't want to "blog" you down! 
{get it...."blog"..."bog"... MAN, I crack myself up!}

(spring pictures shot with Canon 50D and an 85 lens, truck shots with a 50D and 50mm lens)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Kid

About once a year our daughter comes to visit from Virginia. It's hard when she lives so far away. One of the plus sides of her visiting is I get to practice my camera skills. Since she is very photogenic, it's a pretty easy job. Here are some of the shots we took:

This shot was one of those "accidental" things. I asked her to hold still while I got my settings together on my camera then fired this off. It's one of my faves....

After that it was pure business.

I have to toss in a picture of my lighting assistant. Ian, my grandson, was great at holding my softbox. He was very patient while I learned how to work the OCF (off camera flash).
Then we went back to the house and Aimee, literally, threw her hair into a pony on the top of her head, added a tiny bit of liner and some read lips. I put up a white shower curtain (yep, that's what I said) and my lights. This is what we got!

Once again, I have to give a "shout-out" to my lighting crew...... Ian and Kobe were a great help. Don't you love their smiles?

I had a blast and I learned a LOT! So much so, that I had to practice some more on my grandchild, Hannah, when she came. I'll post that later...

(all pictures shot with Canon 5D Mark II. outdoor shots were with 70-200 lens, small soft box, 430ex flash, pocket wizards, white reflector disc. indoor shots: 85 lens, two constant lights with white umbrellas, same flash equipment and a white shower curtain {told you})


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