I was hired to shoot a birthday party and this is the birthday girl E. This was so much fun and was great practice for the wedding reception I'll be shooting in December (there are bounce houses at receptions, right?) This picture was shot through the ropes that you see behind her. My lens is bigger than the holes so I think I did a pretty good job of blurring them into disappearing!
Sunday, October 31, 2010
For those of you who know me on Facebook you'll know that I complained about being sick and having to make dinner. Well, here it is - my completely from scratch chicken noodle soup. It's probably the best thing I make!
Thursday, October 28, 2010
At home sick in bed. This was the only picture I took all day and it was with my phone. The good thing about being home sick is that I got to watch the enitre first season of Eureka on Netflix. I started watching around season three so it was nice to know where some of the plot line came from.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
A gorgeous storm was brewing just to the east of us. First the clouds were this really pretty fluffly white and then they were a really ugly grey with lightning. It's really cool to watch storms when they aren't heading your way!
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Ahhhhh, back home. I know I am close when I see this sight. Soon this field will be a shopping center (soon is a relative term, I think the year 2015 is what I have heard) so I try to enjoy it's beauty every time I pass it!
We pretty much don't get a fall in Dallas, but I'd say the Houston people get even less of a fall than us. This was the only tree with any color on it within the Houston city limits or so it seemed. I basically saw this tree from my hotel room, walked until I found it and turned back around and went back in for the night.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
All I wanted was a little piece and quiet. After I took this shot I ended up requesting to move rooms because my "neighbors" had fought for a few hours the night before over $30. If you are stressing that much about $30, should you really be staying at a hotel? I figured it was easier for me to move than throw a fit about making them move!
My most favorite thing about staying in a hotel - ice. I love, love, love ice. And they just give it away for free. Generally the first thing I do upon check in is send the Mr for some ice, but this time had to go one my own you know since he's at home. I probably should have closed the curtain, but oh well!
When you haven't taken a picture all day sometimes you just rrun outside and shoot the first thing you see. This is the only weed in the backyard at the moment. Not sure how that happened, but I'll take it.
So I am in Houston without my typical photo editing laptop and I had originally decided that I would not edit any pictures using this laptop because as some of you know and the rest I am telling now, anything I edit on this machine I either have to reedit on my real laptop or export with the side car thing and yuck. Well, I am kind of bored so I decided to just throw caution to the wind and edit anyway. I usually don't do a square crop. I think it won't look as nice in my year end book, but this guy needed it. I pikced him up on Saturday while out Christmas shopping. He's one of the only things I bought for myself!
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Welcome to ASKO. Three days of ASKO training for me. I always hate that I am never brave enough to take better pictures during the many training sessions I have to go to. Want to know anything about their laundry or dishwashers? Go ahead, ask me anything. I am super smart!
Ditz and I may be five year olds. We saw these cute bugs and each had to get one. This one is mine and his name is Alpha. When I first got him out of the bix all he did was walk in circles which is what our dog Chase does so it was kind of funny. Ditz fixed him and now he walks just fine! (Well except in this picture his leg is caught in our patio, but other than that he walks fine.)
I had such high hopes for 10.10.10. I was going to find things to photograph in groups of ten. It was going to be awesome. And then the day got away from us. We had to run up to Ditz's moms and drop of the suitcases we borrowed for our trip and I snapped this photo of the horses across the street. So much for 10.10.10. I guess there is always 11.11.11
This was so sad. We drove the half hour up to the outlet mall near the Oklahoma border. Last time we'd both been there were tons of shops and lots to do. This time there were maybe ten stores that were open. The majority of them sat empty like this. Chained up. I feel bad because it's such a lovely outlet mall that was packed back in it's hay day.