Photography, Photography, Photography.....

I am obsessed with PHOTOGRAPHY!!! I can spend hours at a time browsing web sites, doing research on new techniques, watching tutorials and so on. I love how I can capture the true essence of a person in a photo. It's those memories in that split second that are captured and treasured forever.

I love looking at God's creation and picturing in my head what beautiful artwork that would make. I love thinking of new ways to take that perfect portrait of a friend or family. It's those memories that I've captured that will last a lifetime.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

May 20, 2010

Today was my husband's birthday. We had a wonderful day with the kids and grandkids. I made his favorite meal: meatloaf, mashed potatoes and corn and then we had cake and ice cream for desert. We ended the day with gifts and just enjoyed being together as a family.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

May 15, 2010

Peony just starting to open. My Aunt & Uncle just bought a farmhouse in Almont, MI and they have some beautiful flowers in the garden that are starting to bloom. This one caught my eye.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

May 10, 2010

My dad & stepmom were affected by the flooding in the south. They live in KY and their home has been totally destroyed. We were able to save their upstairs bedroom furniture and items that were located above 4ft, other than that everything was lost. You don't realize how bad it is until you see it in person. This is a photo that just hit home. My dad was walking with the Red Cross Volunteer assessing the damage. I now have a much better understanding and appreciation for the Red Cross. They do alot more to help others than we realize. They even brought meals to us as we were trying to save what we could. Great organization!

May 12, 2010

We took a trip to Cade's Cove and the Smokey Mountains and we were able to see quite a few bear from far away. We then got lucky and saw a cub that was about 2yrs old and it was about 25ft from us. I walked up as close as I could with my 300 lens and started snapping away. I would say this was my BEST shot ever!!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

May 8, 2010 - Royal Oak Fountain

Today was a great day. My good friend and I participated in a Photo Mystery Meet in Royal Oak. That is a side of town that I'm not that familiar with and the fountain was just beautiful. So....of course this is my photo for the day.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

May 6, 2010 - Baby Kildere

Today my husband was in the backyard and spotted a mama Kildere and her babies. So I got the camera and started snapping away. After about 30 shots I finally got this awesome photo!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

May 4, 2010 - My chickadees

Just love how the little ones are growing around the larger one. These are on my patio flower beds. My friend Stacey gave me a few to get started last year and they are doing great.

Monday, May 3, 2010

May 3, 2010 - My husband's silly adventure

So my husband sees a carp in the Clinton River by house and has the idea that he is going to catch it for my photo of the day. The silly guy actually did it. Now that's what I call love!!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

May 2, 2010 - one more

This is one of the beautiful trees in my front yard. I just love the color of the flowers.

May 2, 2010

I took a beautiful drive by the water today and couldn't resist this beautiful swan. I so love wildlife!!!