Macro Friday: The Snail

August 20, 2010
Have you ever had a photo that you couldn’t wait to share? This is one of those photos. Last weekend, I’d just gotten out of the shower (after going to the gym) and my husband called me outside. I’d taken two steps out the door when he said, “grab your camera.” So, I walked back inside to grab my camera. Of course, it’s incredible humid so I’m walking around the side of the house as my camera is getting acclimated when he pulls back a branch….and there it is, a snail. I immediately started snapping away…sweat pouring down my...
Macro Friday and a Giveaway!

August 13, 2010
Last week, Teresa from Sucre Lulu contacted me asking if I might be interested in checking out  some of her accessories. If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you know that I don’t typically do product reviews unless it’s a product I’ve paid for and used personally. Nonetheless, I agreed and she sent me two hair clips and one large hair clip/pin – within a few days, I received a package. To be perfectly honest, although my hair is long, I’m just now getting used to the idea of using accessories in my hair (headbands, clips, etc), so I...
The End of Summer

August 05, 2010
Last weekend, we attended an event called Raleigh Wide Open. I teased you with one of my SOOC shots on Saturday, but haven’t had a chance to process the photos until now. There were thousands of people downtown and tons of activities…from food, to street performers, exhibitions, retail shops and music. We really enjoyed listening to the music – this band in particular had incredible soul. The lead singer managed to get the guy on the left to get up and dance while she played. Meanwhile, this little boy danced with his mother. As we walked away from the band, I heard kids...
Macro Friday

July 30, 2010
I’ve been sharing some of my shots from my photowalk all week, but I saved this one for today because I think it may be my favorite macro shot from the day. It’s similar to another shot I’ve already shared but taken straight on and the colors (in my opinion) are incredible. I only wish that the pole on the far right was also in focus, but that’s okay. By the way, I took this shot with my Sigma 105 mm f/2.8 lens.  For more macro shots, go to: And for more “best shots” go to: I think while I’m here, I’ll do some blog hopping. If you’re new...