Sunday, May 22, 2011

A surprise in our Subway sandwich.

Have yet to hear back from anyone from Subway. My husband spoke to the manager of the store yesterday & received a full refund. As far as hearing from anyone from corporate, we have to "wait until Monday". It is by the grace of God my daughter felt the metal & did not attempt to eat or swallow it. So many horrific scenarios could have played out - none of them good.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Double digits.

Alas, the birthday photos I so dreaded to post. Not because of him, of course, but because of me. I do this every year with his birthday photos. He's typically in school on his birthday, so we celebrate in the evenings. Which means, no good light. But I try shooting on manual. Then I get frustrated & resort to flash. Then I switch back to manual. And because I refuse to use a tripod, the no flash photos are blurry. And in between my shenanigans, he's rushing me because he wants to move on to the good stuff. I don't blame him. Ü

Now, he's ten.

Yucky photos aside, he is so adorable. (I did a dandy job wiping off his chair, heh? Geez.)

Even though he still has his struggles, he's really maturing. Developing into a young man. He's so fun at this age.

He's such a tender spirit. So fun, silly & so stinkin' smart.

Below are the two photos I took on manual. With no tripod. Which means tremendous movement using a very slow shutter speed = blurry. Ah well.

I worship this boy. There are absolutely no words (I've said it a million times) to describe how much I love him.

Double digits & 5th grade. He's ready. He's pumped. I'm not. Truth be told, I am. Sort of. (That made sense.) It's just so fun witnessing the young man he's turning into. Fun conversations with him. Fun activities. Fun life. I may not have "rocked the shutter" on these photos, but he sure can rock the recorder. He became a 'black belt' in no time flat. We got him a piano & since he can read music, he can already play a few songs. He'll start piano lessons when school starts back up in the fall.

Love him. Adore him. Treasure him. I'm so lucky, I'm so honored, to be his mom. ♥

Monday, May 16, 2011

White Balance.

The images below are identical. Both are SOOC (straight out of camera). The only technique I administered to both photos is sharpen them. I achieved the different looks by adjusting the white balance. The flowers were in full shade versus direct sunlight.

Photo A, below, was taken on AWB (Auto White Balance).

Photo B, below, was taken on Shade White Balance. Even though I adjust my white balance often, it's interesting to visually see the difference side by side (or over & under, whatever :).

Visually, which photo do you prefer? Image A or image B?

Friday, May 13, 2011


Took this on Mother's Day.

I am making progress re: my photography. Name is almost complete, new blog will be with Blogger. So exciting!

Happy weekend! :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Need to LOL?

I know what you're thinking. I did not do this. I swear. But someone somewhere did, because I saw this photo on Facebook. And I cannot stop laughing. Ü