My Teddy Bear

November 09, 2010
When I saw this week’s Shutter Love Tuesday theme, I was a bit stumped, but then I looked over and saw my brown teddy bear. As it turns out, this week’s Live Every Moment photo challenge theme is also brown (you can click HERE to vote for my “in disguise” entry from last week). Believe it not, I sleep with this little guy…he brings me peace and helps me sleep. For more brown photos (and happy moments) , go to: I obviously used a lot of texture on the above shot, so I thought I’d take a step back and share my SOOC shot…and also share my texture...
The Piano

September 18, 2010
Last night, I was featured in “I Heart Friday” at Simplicity (aka Faith’s blog) for my photo, “The Piano.” I received so many wonderful comments on Flickr, that I thought I would share the photo on my blog. I also thought I’d respond to a few requests I’ve been receiving to include my Exif data and lens along with my photos. Here is my SOOC shot: Lens: Tamron 28-75 mm, Focal Length: 75 mm, ISO: 100, Shutter Speed: 1/60, Aperture: f/4, Speedlite used at 1/4 power. For more SOOC shots, go visit The Slurping Life and Murrieta 365 at:  What is Exif...
Pixel Perfect: Before and After

June 10, 2010
Earlier this week, I posted a picture I took of Kitty Paw laying in the sun. I thought for my Pixel Perfect entry, that I’d share my editing steps with you. I’ve also been asked to share a little insight into how I select and apply textures.ISO 200, 60mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec, spot metering on Kitty PawAs I’ve said before, I shoot in full manual…RAW, so it requires that I send every photo through Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) – I guess technically, you could make the argument that the SOOC above is not a true SOOC, but it’s the JPG converted version, so there....
Weekend Sweetness

June 07, 2010
This is my first week participating in Best Shot Monday and Sweet Shot Tuesday. Normally, for photo challenges, I prefer to post two separate images…but I’m on my way to Philadelphia for business so my blogging time may be cut short. It was also a “short” weekend for me and my husband (he was traveling until Friday evening and we went to visit my family on Saturday) so I didn’t do as much shooting as I did last weekend. Nonetheless, Kitty Paw loves the morning sun…especially when the front door is wide open. Yesterday morning, I got ready for the gym and...