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52 Fridays, Week 16: "Mother Earth"

This week's theme is "Mother Earth". I grew up in the Puget Sound area of Washington State and while I complain about the rain we can get (and it's been a lot lately), I actually feel very fortunate to live in an area that has a pretty mild climate. We have it pretty easy here compared to others who have been dealing with all the natural disasters that have been happening lately. My heart goes out to the people whose lives have been shattered by the hurricanes, earthquakes, and last night - tornadoes. I just can't even imagine what these people have gone through, losing their homes and loved ones. So, I will quit complaining about the rain and enjoy each day as a blessing - because each one really is. From where I live, I can step outside and not only see the Puget Sound, but I can smell the salt water and hear the jet skis on summer days. Then on the other side of town, I can see this majestic view of Mt. Rainier. I don't know where else I could live and have water on one side of me, the mountains on the other, and be a drive away to the countryside. It's really a beautiful place to be and I can't imagine living anywhere else.

Now head on over to Hannah Mayo/West Palm Beach FL Lifestyle Portrait Photographer to see her take on this week's theme!


This baseball season, I am our team's scorekeeper.... which means that I am benched for games and unable to take pictures and it's KILLING ME! Actually, I am loving doing the scorekeeping. It's really fun! But, I am missing the camera. So, my hubby is trying to grab some shots for me at the games. This is one he took on Saturday that I love! I played around in photoshop and love this as a black & white! Just thought it was a cool shot to share! I'm teaching my husband how to do the scorekeeping so hopefully I can get off the bench for a couple of games to catch some action shots! Missing you D90! xoxoxoxoxoxo

52 Fridays, Week15: "Time of Day"

I'm back after missing last week's "52 Fridays".... Life has been a little crazy lately!!

This week's theme is 'Time of Day' and I decided to go with my 'favorite' time of the day which is baseball time!!! I LOVE baseball! My son is in his fourth season of baseball and enjoys every second of it. He'd practice and play every day if he could. But, sometimes I think I love it even more than he does! While I always love watching his games, I think I like to watch his practices even more. It's in those 2 hour practices that I've gotten to really watch him progress over the years. He has come such a long way and it's been fun for me not to miss a single moment of it. This is his last year of Little League...... while I'm excited for his new adventure in Juniors, I'm also sad to be leaving behind a few teammates and the BEST coach ever! I can already feel the bawlfest that's going to come at the end of this season!

This week, head on over the Krista Keller/Bay Area Photographer to check out her take on the theme! Have a great weekend!

52 Fridays, Week 13: "Black & White"

This week's theme is my favorite so far because I am black & white crazy! There really are no words to describe my love affair with black & white......really. To me, it's timeless..... it can be gritty...... it's romantic..... it can change the whole feeling of a photo. At times I have thought about being strictly a black & white photographer. (But, I know there are times when color serves its purpose.) I have realized my obsession for black & white started long before my photography. You see, I draw. But, guess what....... I only draw in pencil! I have never liked adding color to my pictures..... Only shades of black, grey and white. My passion for drawing really started in my early teens. I chose to share this picture with you because it has a story behind it. I drew it when I was a sophomore in high school. And yes, I know it's Frankenstein and you might be thinking "CREEPY!", but I chose this particular picture because there are really no lines in it - it's mostly drawn by shading; and I was attracted to the deep shadows and grittiness of it, not so much the subject. When I finished, I decided to hand it in for a project in my drawing class. Well, the day I took it in, I handed it to my teacher and told her it was my project. She just smiled and handed it back to me and said, "Yeah, right." I handed it back to her again and said, "No, really, this IS my drawing and I'm handing it in as my project." She gave me a look I didn't care for that said I was a liar, handed it back to me, and said that she didn't believe that I drew it and accused me of trying to turn in someone else's work. So, I took it back and was totally deflated and hurt. Looking back, I should've told my mom (who watched me draw it), and had her call the teacher to let her know she was wrong! But I didn't. I just tucked it away. Now I think of her rejection as a huge compliment because she thought my picture was too good to be drawn by a 16 yr. old. So today, I say, "Thank you Mrs. Frink!"

This week, I am sending you off to Hannah Mayo /West Palm Beach Lifestyle Portrait Photographer! Our group is mixin' things up a bit! So, be sure to visit Hannah's b&w shot and then continue on through the rest of the group! Have a great weekend!