Give Thanks and Praise!

November 19, 2010
The above photo is yet another one of my macro shots from last Sunday. I noticed these beautiful red leaves glistening in the sun from my window on Sunday morning.  I made a mental note to revisit them in the afternoon. In post-processing, I decided to continue playing with my Kim Klassen lessons and a new texture by Betty Jo (no actions). Since Thanksgiving is next week, I also wanted to evoke that spirit of Thanksgiving into the image by adding a quote. I really like the way it turned out. Speaking of Thanksgiving, my husband and I will be hosting the 7th  (I think it’s been seven...
Macro Monday

November 15, 2010
I’m short on words today, so rather than tell you what this is…I’ll let you guess first. What is this? Update: Within the first comment, you guessed it: it’s the top of a pine cone! I’ll have to be trickier with my next “what is this?” I will tell you that I was macro happy yesterday afternoon. I can’t wait to process and share those shots with you soon. I’m also excited about a giveaway I’ll be hosting on Thursday. I hope you’ll come back then to see what I’m giving away…it’s exciting! Until then, see more...
Pine Cone

November 12, 2010
On Tuesday, I shared a picture of my brown teddy bear for Shutter Love Tuesday. As it turns out, this week’s Live Every Moment theme is also brown. I told Tara that I would try to find another brown photo for Friday (and in my mind, I was thinking it needs to be a macro). Well, as luck would have it, I found what I believe is the perfect brown macro…a pine cone. I don’t know why I didn’t think of this sooner!Sigma 105 mm Macro Lens and Speedlight , ISO 100,  f/4, 1/50 sec.I’m also adding this image to “show {off} your shot” over at and then, she...
The Little Details

November 08, 2010
This week’s Paper Heart Camera theme is “the little details.” I’ve been thinking a lot about the little details with the holidays right around the corner. This year, we are hosting an annual Thanksgiving Extravaganza at our home…this will be the first time we’ve hosted such an event, and the first time we’ll use our wedding china (stoneware, but same difference). I’ve been excited to dress up our table a little bit and bought five large antique-looking glass ornaments. The details are so beautiful (can you see the rainbow?). For more...