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37 year old Christian California Girl, wife, mother, photographer, crafter, dreamer, planner, eater, lover, music appreciator.....

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Day 30

Day 30: Self Portrait



WHEW! It's a mixture of sadness, pride, gratitude, and relief as I finish this last post of the 30 day challenge. It's been a big commitment and more work than I anticipated but as with most things...totally WORTH IT! I have to say thank you to each and every one of the participants, and a special thank you to Caroline for recruiting most of you. ;) Your talent and creativity has been such an inspiration. OK...I'm starting to sound like I'm giving an Oscar speech so I'll wrap it up and just say thank you so much for playing with me! I hope if/when I do this again you'll all join me for another round.

I love that the last post is a self portrait because I think for quite a few of us this is an area we are most afraid to venture in, and yet what stunning photographs! I love seeing the beautiful faces of these talented ladies (and man...thank you baby for being supportive!)

I took Elijah on a walk to the park for my shots this eve. I look a hot mess but at least I slapped on a lil make up for it. lol. I love that this neighborhood has so many parks close by. Great for kids and photographers alike.












Devin <3






Cherie






Caroline of Constantly Evolving





Valeria of ZenMind Project






Sarah of Sarahenity NOW!






Laura of Captivating






Jennifer of Herrington Happenings






MythicalBuzzard






Mina of Shining Lotus






On another note:

I came accross this blog post today and was once again blown away by this young man. He's so talented! And he put into words exactly how I feel about summer. Seems like I've been waiting for the warm weather to hit like a kid before Christmas morning and now that it's here I'm trying to cram in all of the summer fun and memory making I can before the chill of fall hits. Summer took so long to get here, I hope she stays a while.





Have a wonderful Holiday weekend everyone!

xoxo

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Day 29

Day 29: Black & White



@#$%^&*!!! I've been trying to get this post up for over an hour now and either blogger or my laptop or the two of them have plotted against me. I'm going to hit publish and go to bed and pray whatever the issue is resolves itself by tomorrow.








Devin <3



Cherie






Valeria of ZenMind Project






Sarah of Sarahenity NOW!






Love from Eva







Jennifer of Herrington Happenings





Caroline of Constantly Evolving






Mina of Shining Lotus






MythicalBuzzard


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Drippy, Creamy, Sticky, Sweet

Day 28

Day 28: Flowers

I actually took this photo yesterday during our railroad tracks walk. The bright purple was calling me to take a few shots and I'm glad it did. BECAUSE IT'S POURING RAIN HERE! Weird. Straight up Weird. And if my nose wasn't 90% blocked by the stupid cold I've got (summer colds seriously blow) I could probably smell the sweet fragrance coming from all of these photos. Sorry I'm in a bit of a funk but rain and colds are for November...not June.

The bright colors are brightening my day though, really. So thank you. :)








Devin <3






Cherie






MythicalBuzzard





Jennifer of Herrington Happenings








Love from Eva






Sarah of Sarahenity NOW!






Caroline of Constantly Evolving






Valeria of ZenMind Project






Mina of Shining Lotus





Laura of Captivating






Tomorrow is Day 29: Black and White. WOO HOO! I love me some black and white. Textures, contrast, mood... I've been looking forward to this one!

Slice of Life

For any of you getting a little bummed out (like I am) to see this 30 day photography challenge draw to a close I have a remedy! If you're not already on flickr you'll need to sign up in order to take the pill I'm prescribing, but it's well worth it. Flickr is free (till you reach the limit of storage then it costs but it's pretty cheap.) I belong to several different groups on Flickr that offer monthly, weekly, some even daily themes for photos you can take and share. One in particular I've been asked to help moderate while the group admin Darrah Parker takes a little break to have her first child. The group is called Slice of Life Tuesday and each Tuesday she announces a new theme for the week. Just a suggestion for you to keep the camera in your hand. Looking forward to your flower shots from today! :)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Day 27

Day 27: From a distance

This one was a bit of a challenge for me. Not only do I have limited focus length with my lenses but as I've already mentioned...I like close ups. My son and I took a little walk over to the RR tracks for today's shot. The train came to both of our delight. He blew his horn at us too...squeal!







Cherie






Caroline of Constantly Evolving






Valeria of ZenMind Project






Sarah of Sarahenity NOW!






MythicalBuzzard






Mina of Shining Lotus






Jennifer of Herrington Happenings





Laura of Captivating





Only 3 more days in June! Can you believe it? :( It flew faster than a speeding bullet!! Tomorrow is Day 28: Flowers

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Day 26

Day 26: Close-up

Man I want a macro lens! *sigh* My blogging friend Lisa takes some breathtaking macro photographs of flowers, there is such beauty in the details of nature and she captures it so well. A macro lens is on my wish list for sure.

The closest thing I have is my 35mm, so I worked it. ;)

I met up with Jennifer (of Herrington Happenings) for a play/camera date today at the great park in mid-town. After we parted we headed over to the rose garden so I could shoot my photo for today. I took a ton of photos of beautiful roses and bees, but it was the shot of Elijah getting a nose full of fountain water that I decided to share for my close-up today. Hee, hee, hee.

These are fantastic! I love close up photographs, the details are what so often inspire me.







Devin <3




Cherie






Love from Eva






Jennifer Herrington Happenings






Laura of Captivating






Mina of Shining Lotus






MythicalBuzzard






Sarah of Sarahenity NOW!






Valeria of ZenMind Project





I had such a fantastic weekend! I DO NOT want to see it end! I hope you all had a great one as well! Tomorrow is Day 27: From a distance (Yes I'm singing the Bette Midler song in my head too.) lol!