Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

It's been ahwile

I picked up my camera for the first time in months tonight. I got this shot of Haley- I like that she was wearing a dark sweater, and that her freckles are so prominent. I think I need to watch the lighting a little more.... I hate manipulating the lighting. I wish I could always shoot outdoors in natural light!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Symon's rough nose!

I'll try not to disappear anymore!

Sunday, February 22, 2009


I am pleased with how this photo turned out - except the only thing I can't figure out is why the sky is such a bright white.  The sun was behind me, actually it was hidden behind a building behind me.  Any ideas?

Friday, February 20, 2009

A change - 2/20

Well, it's 51 days into this challenge, and I am finding it to be A LOT harder than I thought it would be.  I am able to take the photos each day, but posting is a problem because I am sooo busy with school work, rugby, and taking care of things around the house.  At the end of most days, I am exhausted and the last thing I want to do is upload/edit photos.  And it gets even worse when I'm behind!

So, with that, I am changing this blog.  I don't want to feel pressured by this, it was supposed to just be something fun and a way for me to take more photos.  However, at the end of the day, if I don't have my photo- then I end up taking a crappy photo of something completely uninteresting anyway.  

I'll post photos as I take them, and I'm going to post some photos that I've taken in the past as well.  I don't want to feel so constrained anymore!

Today, Em and I walked around downtown and took some photos.  This door was really cool and different, plus I liked the reflection  :-)

Friday, February 13, 2009



Photographing moving objects is very, very hard. Out of about 100 photos, this was the ONLY ONE where the bird was actually in focus.



Sunday, February 8, 2009


Today we went to Country Park with our friend Courtney (same Courtney as in the previous photo) and took Sydney to the barkpark.  I saw this gorgeous husky (we think?).  I shot it for at least 20 minutes, but the sun was at an angle that was throwing weird shadows on things, so it took me forever to take a photo I was pleased with.  This was the result, and although it's not as sharp as I'd like it to be, I'm satisfied with the composition and lighting.  Also, I couldn't figure out what was strange about these photos, and finally I realized - the dog is basically the same color as the background!  I think that's what is making his tongue pop out.

This was another shot- I didn't like it as much, but he just looks so cute in it!

2/7 - Guest Photographer

Okay, strike one. I didn't take a photo on Saturday, but it was our first game! And after the game, we went to the social and consumed food and drink, and we all know what happens at rugby socials. (read: I probably couldn't have even turned my camera on, if I'd had it with me!)

Em took this great shot of our flyhalf, Courtney, passing the ball down the line. I can be seen to the left of her, as I had just passed the ball to her out of a ruck.


On our way back from the game (it was past midnight, so this counts as my photo for Friday!), we passed by campus and realized that they had lit up the side of the library for the big game!


This shot wasn't anything beautiful, but it's a pretty funny story - On Thursday we had a huge game at the Coliseum- UN.CG vs. David.son College. There was a big tailgate in the parking lot before the game, and I heard from someone that the Chancellor was playing beer pong (I think it was actually water) with one of the fraternities. I ran over there and captured it! She was pretty much done by the time I got there, so I only got a few shots, plus there was a ton of people standing around, watching and laughing. We have a cool chancellor! :)


Tuesday, February 3, 2009


I really, really like this one! Except that Sydney's ears look a little dopey- I couldn't get her to perk her ears up and look cute. I did everything manually in this photo- ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture, AND I focused on my own :)

I can't wait to find more time in my day to photograph outside - I like it so much more.


Syd on our front porch.


Em working on her laptop.


The frame on my bedside table is sooo dusty!


Tie-Dye tapestry hanging on my bedroom wall.


Our roomie is getting married in 11 months... there have been a lot of these books lying around lately!




Sunday, January 25, 2009

1/25 *EDIT

Sydney's friend, Rugger, is over for a sleepover tonight! My friend Kim's heart is broken, so her and her dog came to spend the night in our warm house.
*EDIT: Kim's HEAT was broken, not her heart. However, had her heart been broken, I would have invited her over in that instance as well. ;-)