Saturday, February 26, 2011

Front Page Explore!!: 365 day 89

My 365 picture for today has to be a screen shot of my picture featured on the front page of Flickr's Explore!!  I'm so so so extremely happy!!  Absolutely made my day and I'm still having a hard time believing it.  Front page??? Just WOW!!  365: 89 Front Page Explore !!!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Solitude: 365 day 88

“I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.” ~Henry David Thoreau 365: 88 Solitude

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Candle Light Bokeh: 365 day 87

Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.  ~Norman B. Rice
365: 87 Into the Light**My very first attempt at candle light bokeh--it took me forever to get this picture the way I wanted it but all worth it in the end... I think : )

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Chocolate is a Vegetable? 365 day 86

I don't understand why so many "so called" chocolate lovers complain about the calories in chocolate, when all true chocoholics know that it is a vegetable. It comes from the cocoa bean, beans are veggies, 'nuff said. -- Author Unknown

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Whole Lotta Sassy: 365 day 85

"Well behaved women rarely make history" ~ Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
365: 85 A Whole Lotta Sassy

Monday, February 21, 2011

Flowers in the Snow: 365 day 84

"I picked flowers where there is now snow" - Walter von der Vogelweide
365: 84 Flowers in the SnowTaken for Our Daily Challenge: What Doesn't Belong. So I decided to take a flower outside and place it on the snow. ISO 100 f/4.0 1/125 with my 50mm lens.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Swing Me Around: 365 day 83

“We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -George Bernard 365: 83 Swing Me AroundI would've loved to take this picture when it wasn't snowing but it's the UP so unsnowy days are few and far between. I took this for Our Daily Challenge topic: Swing

Saturday, February 19, 2011

365 day 82: Watch Out Lindsey Vonn

Had our biggest regional race, The Keweenaw Cup today! Here's a picture of Naomi racing to the finish line! She did extremely well and it just goes to show that all the hard work she's been putting in is paying off. I'm not all that great at sports photography just yet but had to post this being a super proud mom!!365: 82 And the Gold Goes To...


I have a love for backlit pictures and I can never get them just right. So I've been practicing quite a bit. Here are two I took outside in the snow on a rare sunny day. I learned snow works great when doing backlight form a flickr member. Snow serves as a natural reflector, popping light back in the face. I love learning new things... Practicing BacklightingPracticing Backlighting

Friday, February 18, 2011

Girl in Braids: 365 day 81

Today's "Our Daily Challenge" theme was Chained and a braid was the first thing that popped into my head. I know, i know it's a very lose interpretation but it's all I got today. Too busy to spend all day trying to find chains...
365: 81 A Girl In Braids

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Make a Splash: 365 day 80

Temperatures have been unseasonably warm and some of the snow in our driveway melted so Naomi went out in her crocks and splashed around.  This usually doesn't happen till late March so all the kids were out and about taking it all in.  Even adults were seen out jogging without shirts in the 55 degree weather.  Yes, I think it's crazy too.  Even Naomi out in crocks when there's snow on the ground is slightly insane but it's a UP thing365: 80 Make a SplashSplash

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Unconditional Love: 365 day 79

“Whatever they grow up to be, they are still our children, and the one most important of all the things we can give to them is unconditional love. Not a love that depends on anything at all except that they are our children.” -Rosaleen Dickson
365: 79 Unconditional Love

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cocoa Puffs: 365 day 78

"Expect problems and eat them for breakfast" -Alfred A. Montapert
365: 78 Cocoa Puffs
50mm ISO 800 f/1.8 1/80

Monday, February 14, 2011

I Spy Someone in the Tree: 365 day 77

We went to Winter Carnival to check out all the snow sculptures and found this HUGE tree with a big hole in it. Of course she wanted to get in it and I snapped away!
btw, Happy Valentines Day Eveyone!!
365: 77 I Spy Someone in the Tree
Also, can you bleieve I went to see all the amazing snow sculptures and I ended up chosing this picture for today?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Pedicure: 365 day 76

She woke up this morning wanting a pedicure so we spent the moring doing just that...
365: 76 Pedicure

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Be Mine: 365 day 75

Our Daily Challenge for today was "Begins with F" and the first thing I thought of was fingers. So since it's Valentines weekend and I'm having this obssession with hearts, this is what I came up with...
365: 75 Be Mine
"I'm delicately handing my heart to you,
In your caressing hands to forever keep.
I'm giving you the chance of destroying me,
And I know I'm in your love too deep"

Friday, February 11, 2011

Lollipop Lollipop 365 day 74

Oh Lolli Lolli Lolli
Lollipop Lollipop...
She had her Valentine party at school today so lots and lots of candy to eat after school...
365: 74 Lollipop Lollipop

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Love Me: 365 day 73

I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved. -George Eliot
**I can't get enough of these ring/heart pictures
365: 73 Love Me

Not for my 365 but...

it's been a little too long since Naomi's been featured on here. So today I decided to edit a couple of pictures I took last week and voila... btw, for you photographers out there, check out the bokeh her sequence skirt is making:
Just Because
I've been practicing my black and white photography... it's not easy
Just Because
another black and white, processed a little differently
Make sure and come back later today for my official 365 picture!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Love is ALL around: 365 day 72

"If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around" -from the movie Love Actually
365: 72 Love is ALL around
Another one taken for Our Daily Challenge. And the theme? Yes, you guessed it... LOVE!!! I've seen these pictures all over Flick so here was my take.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Secret Door: 365 day 71

I am having so much fun taking pictures for the "Our Daily Challenge" group on Flickr. As you can tell from the picture, today's challenge was "Door". I miss taking pictures of people though so I'm thinking I'll start incorporating people into my challenge pictures.
365: 71 The Secret Door

Monday, February 7, 2011

Life is a Balancing Act: 365 day 70

The trials and tribulations of staying healthy--I work out, I eat my fruits, I eat my veggies but when temptation strikes... I'm completely "Out of Balance"365: 70 Life is a Balancing Act

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Dare to be Bare: 365 day 69

Makeup to give the illusion of bareness--Oxymoron?? I think so...
365: 69 Dare to be Bare
I took this picture for a group I joined on flickr called Our Daily Challenge. I'm thinking this group is gonna help me be more creative and "out of the box" with my photography.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Stay Warm: 365 day 68

Even iPhones need to stay warm this winter~lol
I've seen a lot of "if you could only keep one thing" or "most important thing" pictures and for me it would be my iPhone with it's sock cover of course ; )
365: 68 Stay Warm

Friday, February 4, 2011

Color me Sad: 365 day 67

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. ~From a headstone in Ireland
I lost a very close childhood friend yesterday so a quick picture expressing how I feel :(((
365: 67 Color me Sad

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Technology kills the book? 365 day 66

Reading a book on her iPod touch which makes me wonder if books will be around for much longer
Technology kills the book?
I'm adding two more pictures today, just because...
365: 66 Chillin'
Just Chillin'

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Inner Peace: 365 day 65

"Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without." - Buddha
365: 65 Inner Peace
**btw, only 300 days to go!!