Beautiful Bokeh

February 08, 2011
My brother turned 27 on Friday. To celebrate, we had lunch with the family on Sunday. Surprisingly enough, it was a beautiful day…even more surprising, my brother asked if I could quickly take a picture of him with his girlfriend. So, I walked outside to adjust my settings. I took one shot…went to preview and noticed that I was completely out of focus. However, I couldn’t delete the shot – it was much too beautiful. It also served as gentle reminder that life can be just as pretty (if not prettier) if I don’t stay so focused all the time. (linking up with Sweet...
Cake Smash!

February 01, 2011
On January 22nd, Caroline turned 1! I  posted a sneak peak of my photos from that session on Friday (if you haven’t seen them yet, click HERE), and I re-shared one of those images for I Heart Faces’ “People’s Choice” challenge yesterday (if you haven’t already, please vote: #236). As promised, I thought I’d share more images from the ever popular “CAKE SMASH!” As you can see, she wasn’t too shy with her birthday cake. When “shooting” people, I have a tendency to focus too much on faces, so I decided to experiment with...
“Fall on the Earth”

January 18, 2011
Last week, the ground was covered in ice. Just thinking about it makes me cold. But I look at this photograph, and I’m reminded of winter’s hidden beauty. I don’t always see it, but it is certainly there.        
Water Droplets

January 11, 2011
The other day, Jill posted an incredible tutorial on how to capture water droplets. When I came home last night, it was the first thing on my mind (and I know, it took me a while to work through her tutorial…I’ve been busy). I actually took a number of shots that I’m really pleased with, but I found myself spending entirely too much time in Photoshop, so I decided to share just three of them for the time being. The first shot (above) is probably closest to the color of the dish I was using. I had completely forgotten that I had green casserole dishes…and now I am so...