Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Good News! I'm Going to Be Published!

I found out a couple weeks ago that a necklace I submitted to 101 Bracelets, Necklaces and Earrings was accepted.  Yippee!  It's been a goal of mine to get published. They have asked me for a head shot and bio -- its starting to get real! -- so we had an impromptu photo shoot this afternoon when I got home from work.  Of course, there is nothing straight forward about a task like this at our house...





And here are the two I sent in.  I like the first one best but they asked for an "uncomplicated background" so I sent the second one.



Friday, April 18, 2014

Focus 2014 - 16 - Best in Black and White

I went out for a "run" tonight.  I am "training" for a 5K "race" Emma and a friend and I will do next Sunday.  It's still cool here - grrr - but the spring flowers are stubbornly sticking to their schedule.  I found one small tulip and stopped "running" to take a picture.  Definitely taking pictures made my run much more enjoyable.  Then after a large beer and a wonderful dinner, I had fun playing with different black and white filters...




But really deep down I like color best...



Here's the original...


And here is where you can find more great examples of black and white...





Friday, April 11, 2014

2014 - 15 - Moment of Focus

Sally asked us to focus on a moment - one subject, one moment.  I must have been inspired by Sally's picture of her pup...


Layla is guarding the door, waiting to greet the soccer car pool coming to get Emma.  Emma was reading, I love it when she gets obsessed with a book.  I had to sneak up on her, because she's gotten all teenager sensitive about taking pictures :-)


See other moments here...



Saturday, April 5, 2014

Focus 2014-14 - Morning Moments

Almost every morning this is where my day starts, after Layla gets breakfast and we take a turn around the neighborhood...so nice that it's daylight now.


After our walk, this is where Layla starts her day, waiting, waiting for the not-so-little-anymore humans to get up and rub her ears :-)


See how other morning start here: