Showing posts from January, 2013

Keeping up with 365

OK. Here's Day #12's Photo of the Day.  My breakfast.  It's a delicious combination of my husband's homemade granola, milk, banana's and pomegranate seeds - crunchy, sweet and oh so yummy! We are expecting the grandkids later and I had my camera with the 105mm lens already out and on the tripod, so I figured I'd be an early bird for once. Lately I've been taking lots of photos and downloading them late in the day and having a difficult time trying to select which one to post on Facebook for the day. Day 7 was especially confusing since I started off the day by seeing this on my way to the gym. Now that's not something I see every day.  Guess they are advertising their new development to the commuting crowd. At any rate, the tethered balloon wasn't there very long, but I did have time to shoot it. I later stopped off at the Barton Creek Mall where you get a pretty good vista of the Austin skyline.  It was a gray day, so this is what I g

Day 6

Had a great time shooting with Photographers Adventure Meetup Group on Sunday, Day 6 of my 365 project.  There was a fairly large group of photographers.  Tim Babiak brought along a model, Sarah,  and gave an excellent tutorial for shooting portraits in the bright outdoor light.  The group split us into two groups, some of whom shot along Austin's Congress Street, and some of whom stayed to get some shots of Sarah. I chose to work with Sarah since I have been focusing a lot on the other kind of photography lately and I'd like to do more portraiture.  After many shots of the beautiful Sarah, I still chose the shot above for my shot of the day. I love reflections and the Capitol Building is such a cool building. The sky was a magnificent deep blue and the view from across the street just seemed to be "picture perfect" to me. Still, I believe I captured Sarah rather nicely.  Here are some of my favorites. It's always fun to watch the other pho

A Photo A Day...For The Next 365

A friend, +Sandy O'Shea of Wings of Love Photography ,  posted a new image every day in 2011 and I was inspired and intrigued. I loved checking her Facebook page every day to see what she had come up with.  On the last day of 2012 she pondered whether she should take up the project again for 2013. I thought it would be a great idea to do it myself, since I had just looked over my Lightroom library and wondered why I take over 10,000 photos a year. I saw it as a challenge for growth and by Day 3, I was I was already regretting it. Suddenly it seemed like a burden. Another friend sent me a link to . It seems photographer Todd Warshaw took on this same challenge last year and I enjoyed reviewing his beautiful photographs today. I've decided not to be overwhelmed by the prospect, but to try and use what I've learned to share with others and perhaps learn a thing or two more. Todd stated oh his blog that he learns something every time he takes a photo. That&#