My very first test shot with one of my Christmas presents: a Nikon SB-900 Speedlight. Love it! It's a beast though. I also got a very hefty Manfrotto tripod with ballhead!
Monday, December 29, 2008
My sister in law wanted to go see Twilight last week while they were here. I hadn't read the books by Stephanie Meyer, but went anyway. I liked it so much that I had to go out and buy all 4 in the saga. I am already on to the third one today and I started 3 days ago. I can be a total book nerd when I get going.
It is a 3 hour drive from my house to my mom's in Oregon...in good weather. Luckily we hit a break in the snow and made it before the next storm. I took this through the window while on the interstate so not the greatest shot.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Santa baby....I want a yacht and really that's not a lot, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.
Two days in a row doing shots for FGR. Yay me! Taken for the "At arms length." As a side note my husband caught me and wondered why the Hell I was wearing ear muffs in the house.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
We are going to an Indian dinner party this evening. The family that is hosting does not believe in drinking or else I would bring a bottle of wine. I went with Sparkling Cider instead. I didn't have a clue what else to bring, it isn't really something that is in their culture either but is very much an American Christmas staple so I thought I would give it a shot.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Dang it is cold out today! This is the other chain drain on my house. The Christmas lights are now really set in place. Hand held and taken as quickly as possible this evening.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Started to snow a little today. This is not a good shot, I admit, the light is uneven coming from my kitchen. I may have to try it again another day. Between my child and the cat I had a hard time keeping them out of my shot. Everyone wants to be next to the warm and cozy fire.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Cooperation is never a word that comes to mind when photographing my child. I managed to get some decent shots today. This one I think is going to be the winner for the Christmas cards. I had to rescue it a little in Photoshop as the lighting wasn't ideal in my living room but I really wanted the tree as the background.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Amazing what a $1.99 thing of chocolates can do to excite a child. Every day my daughter never lets me forget to count down with her. We won't mention who accidentally opened the #5 one out of order. This is also helping her to realize that Christmas is still a little ways away.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
We finally got the tree up tonight! This is one of my favorite ornaments. Normally by this time of year I am 95% done shopping, have the Christmas cards sent and the house completely decorated. This year, however, the house is halfway done, the photo for the card hasn't even been taken and I am not done shopping.
Friday, December 5, 2008
How does one go about photographing one's behind without making it look huge? Yeah, I don't know either. So for some fun today I am showing my derriere and lens cap. I often will walk around with the forgotten cap in my back pocket. It looks more like a can of chewing tobacco than what it really is.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
I had no choice but to start wrapping gifts for my husband tonight as I was running out of hiding space. Not that he would snoop but I bet he goes in there now and counts how many wrapped presents there are!
One thing always missing from our presents are any kinds of curling ribbon or bows. We once had a cat that ate part of a bow and when she got sick months later ended up having to have major surgery to remove the piece stuck in her stomach. Now, we have an even dumber cat that pretty much eats anything so I have to get creative in wrapping. Pretty tags and fabric ribbon are the only things that can adorn our gifts.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Today we had a rainy morning followed by sunshine. By the time I made it outside to shoot just a few drops remained on the bushes. I should have used the telephoto for this but instead handheld and used the 50mm wide open.