Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fall In Quebec ~ Family Photo Time

This is one part of living here that I love. There just isn't this variety of color where I am from. It's so beautiful here in fall.

splash of color

growing up

My 3 oldest

My sexy man

The Falls


She's a natural

My Crew!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

I Heart Faces Beach Fun Photo Challenge

The weekly photo challenge over at I heart faces is Beach fun. I just happen to have some great pictures (I think) from the beaches at Shediak, New Brunswick. This is probably one of my favorites.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Step in a little closer.

As a newish Photographer I have to constantly remind myself to step in and get a little closer to my subjects. It really pays off when you fill the whole (or most) of the frame.

See this is a lovely picture of flowers in my garden. Nothing spectacular and certainly not something I would blow up and put on my wall.

Garden shot.

Zoomed in a little more. Getting better, but not quite there yet.

Purple Glads

Now this one I like. If you don't have a zoom lens just make your feet the zoom.

Purple Gladiolas

This one is nice too.

Purple Gladiola

Remember the old Wrigley Gum commercials when you get and and shoot. "Get a little closer, don't be shy." Your pictures will look better and you will get lots more oohs and ahhhhs.

*All pictures shot with my Canon XSI in manual using my Tamaron 28-75mm lens no flash ISO 400 mid morning in the shade. Head over to my flickr account for full EXIF*

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Shallow depth of focus

New knobs on my freshly painted kitchen drawers.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Sharing a contest for fellow photographers

“Check out! They’re giving away prizes & a seat to their workshop on the blog this week! Go enter to win!”

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Textures, watermarks and rounded corners

Tonight I decided to play around with a picture of one of my DD's using Coffee Shop's free tutorials (which BTW are wonderful).

First I added a texture using this tutorial ~

I even found the free textures on her site. I used one of the Barnyard Textures on this photo.

Then I rounded the corners using this tutorial ~

Lastly I made the watermark using this tutorial ~

Now I did know how to do this but I wanted to find out how to make it a brush.

Here is the original photo. (on a side note my kids, when they want to, love the camera)

And the after.

Not bad if I do say so myself. I can see doing this on more pictures. It was time consuming only because it was my first time but with practice it could go fast. I did save it as a png but for some reason it didn't work. there is a way to get it so the corners aren't white. I will play more tomorrow.

Hope you had a great day.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

I have been playing around today at building a flash website for my photography. It's not bad for free, but I think I will stick to showcasing my work here. It's easier to upload and I like the format. Here is the site I built today if you are interested in checking it out for yourself.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Last remnant of fall.

New Growth ~ Spring

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Well I missed out on I Heart Faces Monday photo challenge but I thought I'd share what I was planning on entering anyway. This was taken at my husbands nephew's wedding last year. It was purely an accidental shot I got while snapping away. They had ushered us all out of the restaurant so they could set up the dance floor.

I Heart Faces Challenge was "Dramatic black and white"
Fortelling the future?

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

There is another Epiphanie bag giveaway going on and what kind of Photog would I be if I didn't share. I will pass this message on from the hosts of the giveaway...

Have you seen all the beautiful new products & contest for pro photographers on ?

They have great stuff, stop buy and check it out and enter the contest. Maybe if I post enough links Epiphanie will send me a bag to giveaway here? A girl can dream. :)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

I Heart Faces ~ Fix it Friday

Lord knows I need help with my photo editing skills. I just finally got calibrated and now realize how very yellow all my previous edits were. So in an attempt to learn I decided to try I Heart Faces fix it Friday. This is my attempt using Lightroom 2...

Like? Hate? Meh?

Have a great weekend!

Monday, March 22, 2010

I Heart Faces ~ Focusing on Angles

I know I have been absent from my photography blog as of late. I'm blaming illness and the chill of winter. I am trying to get back into the swing of things and what better way they taking part in my very first i heart faces Photo Challenge. I know I am not nearly as talented as some of the participants but it seems like lots of fun. This is my entry...

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Gift certificate to Priddy Creations ~ CLOSED

Head over to my Parenting Blog and enter to win a $15 gift certificate to Priddy Creations. She makes gorgeous Camera bags, strap covers and Lens cozies as well as so much more.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

A photobook I made of my best landscapes from 2009. This year I plan to improve although I won't be travelling to such a gorgeous place.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

I won't bore you with any more Chateau Frontenac Photo's but check back at the end of the year :) Here is a story board of DD from today and the others can speak for themselves.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

photo #2 for the changing of seasons

Friday photo of the Chateau Frontenac. Dreary and foggy, but warm.

And DD just because she is cute!

Monday, January 11, 2010

I will be bowing out of this years 365 challenge

I was pretty crappy at it anyway. LOL. My camera needs to go in for repairs so I won't be taking any photos for the next few weeks. I just hope it's back in time for Miss V's 2nd birthday. I am thinking of listing some of my prints over at my etsy shop in 8 x 10 and 5x7 sizes for purchase. What do you think? I need to get a couple test printed first to see how they come out. I am excited about the prospect though. I also need to buy a frame for my first published photos :) Well see you all in a few weeks. :)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

365 photos sharing a couple of old favorites.

I have been too sick to get out the last 2 days so I will post a few of my old favorites to get you through until I feel better.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

I plan on taking a pic of this every Thurs so that you all can see the change of seasons here :)
30mm Sigma 160 at  f16 ISO 100

And one shot with my 50mm 1.8 125 at f16

Maybe for tomorrow's challenge I will take a picture of my blood shot sick eyes.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010


Got some cute pics of Miss V and a couple I wish were better.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Already a day late and a dollar short

No 365 picture for today, migrane is kicking my butt. Yesterday is going to have to count for 2. LOL.

Saturday, January 2, 2010


Hard Day's Night

On Ice

And just for fun the originals. Click for larger.

Happy Palindrome Day!

Friday, January 1, 2010

1/1/10 Cool! Love typing that

Here is my first entry into the 365 photo challenge. I of course have been busy all day getting ready for my Son's 4th Birthday and only remembered to take a picture at 11:45 so this is what you get LOL. My girls have been busy decorating for S's big day and this is one of many things they made.