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...
SOOC Weekend: Kitty Paw Snarls

August 21, 2010
I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve shared a photo for SOOC Saturday and Sunday. I took this shot (SOOC) a couple of days ago while shooting for Scavenger Hunt Sunday. Kitty Paw will regularly sit by the front door and look outside so I thought I’d try to capture her from afar with my macro lens. I caught her mid-lick in this particular shot…it kinda looks like she’s snarling at me. For more SOOC shots, go visit The Slurping Life and Murrieta 365 at:   Also, if you’re interested in re-sizing and sharpening your photos for the web, check out my guest...
Scavenger Hunt Sunday

August 08, 2010
I have a hard time believing that it’s August 8th…seriously? Time really flies when you’re having fun, doesn’t it? Anyways, I felt like I really slacked off this week because I waited until the last minute to pull together most of my scavenger hunt items and then I found myself posting multiple shots for each item. As always, I’m really excited to see everyone’s interpretations of the scavenger hunt items and I’m hoping we pick up a few new bloggers today and tomorrow (hint hint). The rules are simple: Anyone can participate (although it...
Shoot from the Hip

August 01, 2010
One of my blogger friends recently posted about “shooting from the hip.” I wrote the idea down and decided I would try it next time I was out and about. I’d like to give credit where credit is due, but I did not write down the name of that blogger (note to self, when writing down tips, write down the blogger of which I got the tip). ***EDIT: Cara from Mischief and Laughs was my dear blogger friend that gave me this wonderful tip. Here’s the link to that blog entry – go check her out!***So today, my husband and I went to Raleigh Wide Open. We walked the streets,...