Mushrooms

August 19, 2011
Last weekend, my husband was working in our front yard when he noticed a few mushrooms. I must have trained him well because he immediately yelled, “Ashley, get your camera.” I think it started raining shortly after he called me outside so I told him that I would photograph them the next morning so he could promptly get rid of them.  The next day, I walked outside with my camera and macros lens. The mushrooms had multiplied! In fact, you’re going to see more mushrooms in the Scavenger Hunt because even more of them sprouted up a few days later.  And as interesting as...
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Me and Alyssa

August 13, 2011
It may be hard to believe, but we were so on the go all weekend long that I didn’t even think to have a formal “portrait session” during Alyssa’s visit. However, I can say that while we were at Frankie’s Fun Park, we did jump in the Photo Booth (on the left…obviously) for a few silly shots. Then, when her dad called to let us know he’d be leaving a little earlier to pick her up, I made sure to get a few more. The shot on the right might be my favorite from the entire weekend.       PS: Ignore my roots…I had my hair colored on Monday so they...
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Spiderweb Bokeh

August 05, 2011
Linking up with Hallie Westcott for 50mm Friday.I’m always in awe of other people’s spiderweb photos, but never seem to run into them myself…that is until the other day on my way to lunch. Thank goodness I carry  my camera with me everywhere because I was quickly able to snap this shot. Not only did I capture the spider, his victim and his web…but I also captured that beautiful, bright bokeh! I applied Kim Klassen’s latest Magic Texture pack in post-processing. By the way, our niece will be visiting us for the weekend. I will still have Scavenger Hunt...
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Peace(ful) Protest: Preserving the Peace College Legacy...

July 29, 2011
Many of you may know that I am a proud Class of 2004 Peace College graduate. Peace is a women’s liberal arts college located in the heart of downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, founded in 1854 by William Peace. On Thursday, July 21, 2011 the current president and Board of Trustees announced that the school would 1) change it’s name to William Peace University and 2) become co-ed beginning Fall 2012. Now, I’m all for change…Peace College has been changing for many years. However, many of us (alumni) found ourselves a bit shocked/heartbroken/betrayed that such a...
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