I had the pleasure of photographing this lovely couple for their senior prom this last weekend. Let's just say they are both a little photogenic and when I got home and realized I had taken over 500 photos of them and their friends, I knew I was going to be in for a long night of editing as they don't take a "bad" photo. Sure enough, three and a half hours later, I still had hundreds of pictures to choose from. Just wanted to share a few today. As always, simply click on the photo to enlarge it. Thanks for stopping by.
yesterday he crossed off an item on his bucket list. yep. he jumped out of a perfectly good airplane. you couldn't pay me to do it, but he did it willingly and with a smile. his jump partner was mitch, age 62, with over 7500 jumps under his belt. wanted to share some of his day with you here. this way, you can live vicariously through him and not have to jump out of a perfectly good plane. proud of that husband of mine. (p.s. the photo of the jumper coming out of the plane is a student practicing his landing skills - it's not my husband.)
what is a fisherman to do when school gets out early....fish of course. i tagged along on this latest fishing jaunt, and have been sworn to secrecy about this little fishing hole. let's just say it's a hike to get there, but so worth it. had an opportunity to see wild brookies spawning. an incredible sight to see and so amazed to see nature doing what nature does. a beautiful sight to see hundreds of these beauties. a tiger trout, some brookies, a rainbow, and a cutthroat made the list of fish caught on this little expedition. so glad to have some time with my soon to be college bound boy. sharing some shots from yesterday (minus the secret location).
we recently took a quick trip north to visit a college with our oldest and on the way back took a bit of a detour through yellowstone national park. wow. beautiful. spacious. peaceful. we had a great day doing a little exploring and thought i'd share a few photos from our trip. as always, clicking on the photo will enlarge it for easy viewing. thanks for stopping by.
the colors have been gorgeous this last week and seeing the autumn colors at their peak was a true treat for my eyes. the yellows and oranges were so vibrant and the sky so blue today. sharing a little piece of our autumn with you where ever you may be.
our oldest is a senior in high school this year. it's a beautiful thing, really it is. although, at any given moment, i tear up at the thought of him finishing up this phase of his schooling and sooner than we'd like, he'll be off onto college. he was my subject yesterday as the deadline to submit a yearbook photo loomed over our heads. he was so cooperative and had a wonderful few hours with him, which, with his schedule, is a treat for this mom. he's our oldest and am so proud of the young man he's become. sharing a few shots from his photo shoot yesterday.
there is something about autumn that makes my heart sing. the air smells different. change. transformation. we shed the old so we can prepare for the new. i adore this time of year. simply adore it. i've been waiting to take my camera out on an autumn expedition but the leaves haven't fully hit their color peak just yet, but i thought i'd get a head start on what may be my first of many autumn posts. deep crimson leaves always catch my eye so today i tried to capture the few that i saw in the neighborhood. practicing my bokeh on this first go 'round. hope you enjoy this first peek of autumn from my neighborhood. i'd love to hear from you if you have a favorite. my favorite is always last. (as always, if you click on the photo, it will enlarge to see the detail.)
i've recently had a few ah ha moments with my photography and feel the need to just rest those thoughts here. nothing huge really, but have found that the more my camera is in my hand, the more comfortable i'm becoming with it.
when i was younger, i played the oboe in band. i even marched with it and as an orchestra instrument, it wasn't easy. there were two oboe players, me and annette. for the longest time, i was first chair. i didn't practice much either. i carried my case home once in a while, but it usually sat beside my bedroom door until monday. then i carried it back to the band room and everyone thought i must have practiced since i took it home. well, one day, annette, took hers home too and when it came time for the scale playing test to determine who would be first chair that week, i had to swallow the pride pill and switch chairs. annette really practiced. i didn't like being second chair. i really didn't like it. and, she continued to be first chair for a while as I recall. that is, until i decided to take my oboe out of my case over the weekend and really practice.
i've been taking high school senior pictures this last month of some amazing kids and have been really practicing, evaluating, practicing some more and editing less and less over the course of time. it's a great feeling to know that practice is really paying off. i can see a difference in just a few short weeks. amazing what practice will do for your confidence.
i'm not out to compete with annette anymore, even though sometimes it's tempting, but rather, i am out to be the best photographer i can be. i know that sounds a little cliche, but it's true. i hope you will follow along with me on my journey as my hobby hopefully blooms into a true orchestra.