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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Week 10 Hue and Texture { hue . cream . texture . organic }

Yeahhh here is week 10 in Marta's challenge to see beauty in your everyday life.
Found Lots of creamy organic things dead in my garden =)

But aren't they gorgeous!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

{ LEADERSHIP } Blooms 52 Week Friday Challenge

Well this week my Bloom group had me thinking for days trying to decide how I would use the word Leadership in this weeks challenge. It was not an easy one for me I can tell you that. I have some very definite idea's and thoughts about what Good Leadership and what Bad or Neglectful Leadership is. I've seen more than my share of failed leadership roles. I am always challenged in my nursing role when I do my yearly self evaluation and come to the question.."How can you be a better leader." I am most definitely Not a leader. Not a follower either; probably more like a loner. A dreamer. I dance to a different drum =)

So my photo's today portray Leadership this way. I guess I'm coming at it from a negative view, but then we're here to explore and think yes?
In the first photo all the geese are doing their own thing and just plain old ignoring that goose sitting in the front. I'm making Him the leader in this exercise. Is he leading? Not very well.

In the second photo this portrays what happens when there is No clear leadership shown. *flapflapflap* panic and scattering. Oh and make note of that large bird sitting quietly in the tree just watching. He's just waiting for his chance. Hm!
Again, do you see any relation?

Am I stretching it too far this week? Maybe.

You decide.

Now please go onto the next blog for another view of the word Leadership... Jen Bruss | Upstate South Carolina Family Photographer

Friday, February 18, 2011

{ Shades of Red - Love } Bloom's 52 week Friday Challenge

Hey Happy Valentines Day friends!

Yes I know it was a few days ago, but I proclaim it Valentine Week. So there lol.

This weeks Bloom Challenge is Shades of Red - Love. I thought about it for days and then got caught up with work stuff and never sat down and got my post together.

Until today.

As I was going through my work of the past week or so I came across the photo below. Perfect!! It speaks to me on many levels, so let me share with you my thoughts.

I love photography. I hope you see that. And I love nature photography. I love meeting new friends and sharing common goals and interests.

I met with another Delaware photographer who inspires the Heck out of me last week. We met up at a local state park and just walked around chatting and shooting what we saw. We had been Facebook friends for months; but finally made a point to get together and meet in person. What a great morning we had! It's so neat to have friends who you can talk to and learn from.

Love ya Nicole! =)

Now my lens. This was shot with my Canon 2.8L Macro lens. To those of you who don't understand what that means...well it's a top shelf lens. I had been wanting to buy an "L" lens for some time; but the price is quite hefty. So I waited and researched and talked with other photog friends. Then I took the plunge. And I never looked back. I can now take itsy bitsy photo's of flowers and ants and well you get the point. Anything!

And I also can use it for my Newborn work to capture eyelashes and little parts.

I love this lens. Can you tell yet?

Lastly let me share my photo with you. I saw the bush with berries near a building in this Delaware State Park. I knew the berries would shine in the gorgeous winter light.

So this weeks photo was taken with a lens I love in a place I now love and with a friend who I can share my love of photography with. Perfect!

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. ~Emily Brontë

Now Please take a look at to see other lovely interpretations of Shades of Red! Go on to Melanie Kay Photography - Ventura County Family Photographer

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

{ Hue . Gray . Texture . Wood } Marta Locklear's Challenge

So here we go on this weeks challenge from Marta Locklear. I've been participating in her winter photo challenge and Loving it! Me and my Macro lens have been able to capture these photos right in my backyard! Love it!

So take a look. And its not too late to jump in on Marta's challenge. =)

Monday, February 7, 2011

{ Little Baby K } - Southern New Jersey Newborn Photographer

One sweet baby newborn girl and her mother and father and I met on a cool fall day to document her new place in this family.

She was lovely and sweet and darling and...oh well you get the point. Perfect. She is perfect.

I had a wonderful time and captured some precious moments of this newly formed family of 3. I love meeting new babes and she didn't disappoint me one bit!

She slept like an angel =)

I wanted to share a few of my personal favs from that day. I see her little face on Facebook now and she's growing up so fast! So here is a glimpse into that day. Thanks for allowing me the pleasure and honor of doing your newborn photographs.


Thursday, February 3, 2011

{ Inspire } - Blooms 52 Friday Challenge

Hey I have something very important to share with you. I am taking on a project with a wonderful group of photographers. It's called "52 Friday Challenge Group" and we're group #7! I am now a member of The Bloom Forum, www.thebloomforum.com/ and this is an weekly exercise for 2011.

Basically we will be given a word each week to describe and share on our blogs. Then we will link our blogs so you can have a Ginormous Photography Experience! Its a very creative and exciting share, and I hope you join me in my walk. I will be letting everyone know through Facebook so you don't miss out.

This is our first week. Yes we're a little late on the bandwagon, but they created this group Just for Us. So onward..

The word this week is Inspire.

What inspires you. Well exactly what inspires me? Lots. Oh lots..but one thing that is Very inspiring to me these days in my quest to be the very best photographer I can be are blogs/websites like these www.theportraitplaceweb.com/blog/, www.bluebugphotography.com/blog/ http://kristencook.com.au/blog/ http://capturedbycarrie.com/blog/ http://jilliankirbybaby.com/index2.php?v=v1#/home/
http://keriannebrown.com/index2.php#/home/ and I could go on and on!

Yes I have been bitten by the baby bug. Sometimes I wonder if it has anything to do with my job as a Labor and Delivery nurse. I'm not sure. All I know is that out of all the sessions I am embarking on as a photographer; Newborn work is my favorite.

So as I study and observe how the masters have perfected their craft * see list above * I am striving to be just an tiny bit better each time at it. And yes. I'm so very inspired by the minute perfection I see in their work.

So one thing I've been working on at my Newborn sessions are documenting the little bits. Ears, noses and eyelashes. So precious!

Here are a few of my recent baby bits =)

Now please make sure you check out Lori's Blog post here!