Saturday, April 16, 2011

Photo Assignment 5 - "Quiet"

I took this after I had play group at my house with 7 adorable three year olds. I just thought the mess was a very telling picture, quiet after the storm. I love how I got the fuzzy effect in the background, I don't know if I've ever done that with my camera. I put it on ISO 400 and cloudy setting. It was interesting, because I took a few shots on manual and then also one on auto setting, and there was a huge difference, the manual ones were much warmer and the lighting was better. I guess I'm learning something...thanks Beth!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Love These Girls

Last week we went to La Quinta near Palm Springs for some R & R. We stayed at an awesome place that had rows and rows of hammocks. I just love these these girls.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Photo Assignment 4 - "Out"

I had a lot of fun with this assignment. I asked the girls if I could take some pictures in Grandma's backyard, and they had a lot of fun doing the different things I asked them to do. "Okay, now skip toward me." or "Talk to each other, pretend I'm not here." and "Look up at me...closer...closer...that's too close!" All this was done at about 3pm in shadow. I used 100 exposure and set the camera to daylight mode (I have a point and shoot).

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Photo Assignment 3 - "In"

For Assignment 3, we were supposed to try taking a picture inside using just natural light. My Mom will probably be calling me soon to remove this photo, but actually, I like it a lot. I think the composition is really good (not that I meant to do that), but to me, it's interesting. And Mom, you look beautiful, love you!! I didn't do any tuning at all to this photo, and I think the light is just perfect.

Photo Assignment 2 - "New"

Here are three pictures for my next assignment - "new". This is my niece, Hailey Anne, she's 6 weeks old. I really enjoyed being able to hold her this week, she's still so little! I'm curious to know which one of these pictures you like the best, leave a comment and let me know. I think my favorite is the first one...

Photo Class

My friend Beth organized a free photo class this month (link on my sidebar). Since I got a new camera for my birthday, I thought I'd give it a try. It's just a point and shoot, but I still have a lot to learn about taking pictures. The first assignment was "old". Here is my picture:

We were out of town for Spring Break this week in La Quinta, which is close to Palm Springs. Since I didn't have most of my possessions with me, my mom and I went out to scout out something old. We came across this cute little restaurant, the Homestead, and found some fun things on the premises. We had a great time taking pictures of Annie and her cousin Lizzy, and this old wagon that was part of the grounds. Here are some other fun pictures we got (just for fun)...

Monday, April 04, 2011

Coolest Cake Ever

It's my London double-decker bus cake. Made by the oh-so-talented Jodie and so thoughtfully commissioned by James. I had a hard time cutting into it, it was just so cute! But it was worth it, the chocolate cake with caramel flavored frosting was divine.

Here's James and I on the bus: