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Jun 252013
 

I have never been the kind of person with a huge stockpile of vacation photos. I almost always forgot my camera, and even when I remembered to bring it along, I’d leave it in my pocket on most trips. Even my son’s first year of life is mostly documented on my cell phone. Don’t judge.

But then I started this blog. And I was forced to take pictures of things I was doing, or places I went. And let me tell you, they were some pretty horrible pictures. But they’ve slowly started to improve.  And I find myself  looking at my life experiences in a whole new way.

I don’t claim to be a photographer. I’m just a person who has a little camera, and likes taking pictures.  Luckily, we live in an age where online photo editing sites make it easy to take my ho-hum pictures and turn them into something a little more appealing. I have really been getting into pixlr, and editing lots of my random vacation shots. I’ve also enjoyed trying to look at the world at new angles. You never know how you can transform something by moving left, or right, or in some cases turning it upside down.

Today I thought I’d share a few of the pictures I enjoyed playing with, and a couple that I think are pretty neat without any fancy fidgeting. I’m still learning a lot about the process, so don’t expect expert stuff here :) And in the end, I just like what I like. I like making things that are beautiful to me. I hope you enjoy them too!

I took this picture on the way home from our weekend in Bryson City, NC. One the way up we'd seen this huge field of poppies just on the shoulder of the highway. As a California girl I got excited, because they were a reminder of home, and the state flower. On the left is my original photo and on the right is the edited version.

I took this picture on the way home from our weekend in Bryson City, NC. One the way up we’d seen this huge field of poppies just on the shoulder of the highway. As a California girl I got excited, because they were a reminder of home, and the state flower. On the left is my original photo and on the right is the edited version.

This is just something that happened while I was playing around at home. I love the light fixture in our bedroom, and I can never make it look as graceful in pictures as it does to me in real life. So I thought, why not try to capture the reflection? We have some inspirational plaques on one of the walls, so this is what came to mind. I added a vintage filter, and a little vignette. I'm pretty happy with the result.

This is just something that happened while I was playing around at home. I love the light fixture in our bedroom, and I can never make it look as graceful in pictures as it does to me in real life. So I thought, why not try to capture the reflection? We have some inspirational plaques on one of the walls, so this is what came to mind. I added a vintage filter, and a little vignette. I’m pretty happy with the result.

I like this picture of the bean, taken at an awesome little coffee shop on our trip. The blurred focus around his face was unintentional. But I love happy accidents. I think it makes him look slightly more angelic than he actually is ;)

I like this picture of the bean, taken at an awesome little coffee shop on our trip. The blurred focus around his face was unintentional. But I love happy accidents. I think it makes him look slightly more angelic than he actually is ;)

 

Just quick snapshot of some of the amazingly colorful work the students od SCAD did in this year's sidewalk arts festival.

Just quick snapshot of some of the amazingly colorful work the students of SCAD did in this year’s sidewalk arts festival.

And here are just a few pictures of some pretty awesome snippets of nature.

And here are just a few pictures of some pretty awesome snippets of nature.

I hope you enjoyed my little photo display. As I get better I’ll try to share more.

Is there a new hobby you’ve picked up unexpectedly? Please share it with me!

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  5 Responses to “Something New”

  1. I loved looking at your pictures! Beautiful! Little Ezra is growing up so fast…I just adore those cheeks and that mop of curly hair!
    Mylah Stanton recently posted..Capture His HeartMy Profile

    • Thanks! I’m having so much fun learning. That boy of mine is getting to be a grown up faster than expected. But I’m sure you know exactly what I mean. :)

  2. Well done. You always had a creative spirit about you in everything you do. I was really blessed to be given the opportunity to be your mom and watch you develop into your greatness.
    Love you more.

  3. ok I loved the pictures! thanks for putting up this new post :)

  4. Hey honey! I know what ya mean! Blogging has forced me to take my camera everywhere and take more pictures with my cell phone. It was hard to get used to at first, but now I kinda like the idea of having a million pictures of myself and things in my life, whereas before there were none or very few. lol Great picks!
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