Macro Friday (and Best Shot Friday)

July 02, 2010
Several weeks ago (or maybe it was just a week ago), Pioneer Woman held one of her photo challenges…this one was “bug” related. As much as I love a photo challenge, I still feel a tad bit intimidated to enter my photos into her competition because there are so many talented photographers that enter. Can you tell I’m working on my confidence? However, as a result of that challenge, I became fascinated with photographing bugs…especially bees. I don’t necessarily want to get too close to bees (thus the reason I now own a macro lens), but I think there hold...
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SOOC Saturday: On the Road Again…

June 26, 2010
My husband and I are about to leave for a little road trip…we think to wine country. Before we leave, I wanted to share a piece of me…SOOC (on watermarked and resized). I took these shots on Wednesday with my new Macro lens (yeah, I realize random self-portrait shots in my side view mirrors is not the purpose of the lens…but I just had to use it). Speaking of self-portraits, Jess at The Old Nichols Farm is starting a weekly self-portrait adventure. The rules are simple, you must be in the shot and you must have taken the shot (and of course add her button which she’s...
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Macro Friday

June 25, 2010
I’m excited to share this shot with you today for Macro Friday…not necessarily because it’s a great Macro shot (although if you tell me it is, I’ll take it), but because I love the artistic natural beauty of the shot…the colors, the raindrops, the berries in the background. Sure, I added a slight texture, but I loved this shot before I even took it. ISO 200, 105 mm, f/3.2, 1/250 sec.Before I leave for the weekend (my husband tells me we’re going to wine country), I should thank In a Yellow House for the Outstanding Blogger award. I hope you’re...
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Miscellany Monday and Blogger Awards

June 21, 2010
In the past couple of days, I have received two awards. Because I’m lazy, I will recognize these awards in one post! The first award, the Sunshine Award (for the blogs that add a little sunshine to your day), was presented to me by The Mommy at Twenty Little Toes.  My second award, the Honest Scrap Award, comes from Nat at Sanchez Family Updates. Nat and I met on Saturday (as part of a photography get-together) and I am really looking forward to getting to know her better. She has the cutest little boy!Thank you both so much for these awards. Part of receiving these awards is to share...
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