My teenage boys never cooperate for picture taking so I was overjoyed when Daniel agreed to pose in front of the Christmas tree with Smarty. I even caught Smarty giving Daniel a kiss. Michael is less willing to pose so I had to catch him while he was opening a present. Smarty doesn’t seem to… Continue reading Christmas Moments
Merry Christmas to all who celebrate this day!
To be fitting for our experience on the West Coast of the U.S., Christmas would need to undergo some major changes. For starters, Santa’s sleigh would have to go. Sleighs, sleds and snowmobiles are useless here, unless you go up into the mountains. We don’t get much, if any, snow during the winter and,… Continue reading Baby, It’s Blah Outside
Last week, Cee challenged us to break the rule of thirds and put our subject in the center of our photos. This turned out to be much harder than I expected! Trying to get the center of a focal point right in the center of the frame showed me just how much my hands bob… Continue reading Centered
Two years ago, I decided to treat myself to one Old World Christmas animal ornament each year and I’ll bet you can guess what animal I brought home this year. Yep, a squirrel! It doesn’t match my tree very well (all my ornaments are red or white) but I couldn’t resist. While walking around the… Continue reading Sparkly Squirrels and Festive Foxes
Wednesday I walked around Snohomish and took pictures of some of the doors all decked out for Christmas. Taking pictures of buildings or parts of buildings usually results in lots of swearing when I get the images uploaded to my computer and I usually never share the crooked, awkward results of my efforts. But I will… Continue reading Christmas Doors
Last week Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge was about filling 2/3rds of the frame with your subject. I’m sure I could have found better photos in my archives but I wanted to practice. I waited until it (finally) stopped raining and took my camera to Flower World, a local garden center. Unfortunately, I hadn’t charged… Continue reading Practicing Two-Thirds
Wednesday afternoon it stopped raining. I was surprised by this because I’d been obsessively checking my weather apps for a break in the rain and my weather apps didn’t show anything but clouds and rain. And more rain. The Pacific Northwest has been getting hammered by rain storm after rain storm since the first of December.… Continue reading An Afternoon of Pleasant Surprises