Saturday, May 21, 2011

A Post on Why I Can't Post

I have a friend that does something similar. A call to tell me they can't call. It always cracks me up but it also let's me know that they care and they were thinking of me.
So, a post on why I can't post.
I've gone away to my happy place. The place that refills my soul, refreshes my energy and refocuses my attentions. It's wonderful but as I'm finding out, I can't post a picture from my phone can't post a picture from here.
So, its our first official post without a picture. Woohoo! Strike up the band. Get the chorus singing.
My lack of picture is not because I don't have something to share. In fact, I have lots of somethings. 254 somethings to be exact. The weather has been terrific. The sun is still the soft spring light and everything around me a vibrant green. It doesn't get much better for a photographer. I'll be sharing plenty soon enough.

BigDan is joining us again tomorrow! Woohoo! I'm sure he'll do better than my nothingness.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Like father Like Son

What's with the tongue?

Nikon D40
Morning light
ISO 400

Look who's all cool with music wired straight to his brain... Preteen is super going to kill me. Wow, he was deaf before. Now I need one of those extend-a-arms so I can tap or whack him when I need his attention. Someone got an ipod and is very happy about it. It's not me.
He was out this morning yelling, because he can't hear himself talking, "Mom, watch me! "
I knew I needed a face today and this mornings sun was perfect. I did line myself up with a tree as our back ground to tie us in with Sere's post yesterday. Other than that, I just shot, while he did his his thing.
My kid does the same thing his father does while he's concentrating, Peyton sticks out his tongue. I didn't realize how much until I studied these shots. I can't wait to share these with him, he'll get a kick out of this.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Just Breath....

I've got fifty million thoughts flying through my head all at once this evening and too much left on my "To Do" list for the day. I should have taken more time to just breath and "take in the sights" of the day. So that is where I am left, at this moment. My shot today was reminiscent of my day, a little too quick and rushed.

Nikon D2x
Aperture F/4.5
Shutter 1/160 sec.
18-70mm @55mm

I was rushing out to rescue a puppy that had followed momma out of his house, only problem is, he couldn't find his way back into the house because his eyes are still closed. So he was outside yipping away and momma was going a little crazy because she couldn't get him back in the house. She knew that he shouldn't be where he was. I had been wanting to take quick picture of the litter anyway so I had grabbed my camera and figured I would rescue puppy and take a shot.

I was on my way back into the house when something caught my attention in the pine tree. A toy of my sons was flapping in the breeze so I went to investigate. I looked up into the tree and saw my shot. The angle was the same as with Scott's and well his had a tree and mine has part of a tree. So there you have it.

Hope you all are having a calmer, more relaxed evening then me. Remember to "just breath" and make sure you "take in the sights" of the world, instead of rushing around all the time.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wordless Wednesday with Scott...Again!

Real quick, last WW winner was Big Dan. I was shooting a slice of lemon after it spent the night flavoring Sangria. When I took the slice out I had to shoot it. The colors were amazing. Big Dan, you know the drill! Write us and we'll hook you up!

Moving on...

The poster (that's me) will post a picture and its settings. No other verbiage is allowed. The commenter's (that's you) will guess in the comments section below how my picture associates with yesterdays (Tuesday's) picture. It can be a setting. It can be a play on words. It can be a theme. In every photo there are numerous ties, thus creating no right or wrong answer. Just make a comment below and you will be entered into our drawing to be our next guest photographer.

What if I am not good enough to be a guest photographer?
You are good enough. We love all kinds of photographers! That's what makes this so much fun. We believe that everybody has a unique view of this world and we want to see it through the lens of your camera. Any camera goes, camera phone, point and shoot, film camera that has its photos turned into jpgs., high end professional grade cameras, any and all of them! So make a guess and have some fun!
How does this all work?

The contest will go on until my (Scott's) next post. I will use to choose the winner and post the story behind my picture and what the connection is, along with my photo for that day. All you have to do, as our chosen winner, is email us your picture before 10pm on your post day. Usually on a Sunday, but we are flexible. The photo has to be yours, has to tie into the picture from the day before, and 3C1D has to be authorized to use it. Just remember to keep checking back with us to make sure you get the post about who has won.

Only one guess per person. Have fun!

Ready! Set!! Go!!!

Canon 30D
Canon EF 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 with fisheye adapter
Aperture f/7.1
Shutter 1/125
ISO 400

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

What day is it and what's my name again?

I'm so easily confused these days. Forgive me.

Yesterday Jay'me shared her feelings with us via a photo. Today I'm going to do the same.

Nikon D300s Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8 @56mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/1600 sec
Aperture f/2.8
natural light

I found this gorgeous rose in the Magic Kingdom. I was instantly drawn to it. The soft, dewy petals, layers upon layers of not quite perfect pieces all held together to form something glorious.
To me it's the imperfections of this rose that make it what it is. If every piece was the same, if there was no "worn" spots this rose just wouldn't have any charm or character.
That's very much how I'm feeling these days. My "worn" spots are what makes me interesting. Like a perfect piece may fall away but it won't leave me ugly.

Dude will be here tomorrow. I can't wait to see what he brings.

Stand in your own beauty.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Do You Know What this Represents?

Nikon D40
ISO 400

Nope, it's not a crystal ball. Nope, it's not just a neat bubbly mess of ball. This is the heavy ass ball I dropped. Pretty isn't it? As I was shooting it this morning, all I was thinking "I dropped the stinkin ball". I sat up in bed at @ 4:am and said CRAP! Came out to a camera I forgot to charge then plugged in the battery while I put my shot together. What I started yesterday didn't get posted. My daughter has a holy volcanic rock I thought was perfect. It didn't look like much so I knew I was shooting this glass ball and damn it, life kept me busy and my pea sized brain never lead me back to my blogger job.
I was not going to show the edges of this and focus in on the bubbles. Since my epic fail, the subject/title needed a ball.

Yesterday was cold and crapy. This morning seems glorious and sunny. I hope you all stay on track & make it a great day, lord knows that is my only goal today.
I'm going to make my much needed coffee now.