Monday, August 31, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Proving a point here.... I know I have posted this photo before but I want to do it again.
Check out Spud's Camera Club over at Chez Spud... she's awesome.... today she had a guest blogger give some insight into using a point and shoot... and that's what I used to take this awesome shot (Kodak Z740 Zoom Digital). I am sure with some of the techniques Amber talks about in the post I can make this even better so I plan to work on it this weekend and see what I come up with. I have renewed excitement in my little cameras (the Kodak and the Olympus) and the fear of getting it right with my big camera is diminishing!!!!!
Let's see what you can do.....
Thursday, August 27, 2009
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
I am 99% sure that given some time and decent software I really can do wondrous things with my pictures, it's the time that's the problem these days. However, I'm enrolling in the thing with a long name that Spudballoo is doing here.... and with a little coaching I can do great things. I did study art in school and was fairly good at it... I believe that with some encouragement my creative/artistic side can come out again. My mother is a super artist, she really has a great eye and imagination, in her day she did some fabulous drawings and paintings, she studied art at some college in London before marrying without graduating.... silly woman. So I am claiming a tiny bit of those genes and I'll put them to work. My M-I-L is also very good and definitely has true talent, she should create more now that she has a little time on her hands, I don't think she's done anything in a long time. Of course I can't claim her talented genes but I can pick her brain now and again and get her input on the pictures.
I tried printing some of my pictures the other day and whhoooaaaa they looked like crap. I'm putting it all down to the printer and will order them online in the future. Of course it could have been the paper, cheap photo paper from Office Depot so if you have any ideas how to get better prints from your home printer just let me know. I'd be grateful for any comments.
If you saw my post this morning you'd realize I am craving this time alone with my blog and my pictures... thank you Lord for hearing my prayer!!!!!!
Saturday, August 22, 2009
My 41st follower I am very proud to announce is Staci from Mamma's Gone Over the Wall!!!!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
These here are unedited, unfiddled with, most beautiful shots and that's why you just have to be a Nikon girl! I am yet to even open the book telling me how to do even more wonderful things with this camera and this is what you get. Now that I am back into my real home I can function again and do the things that make me happy.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Five year old sitting at the breakfast table this morning..... (we always tell the girls to have their drink at twelve oclock...top of the plate)... she gets her milk and puts it up there and says "twelve oclock, party oclock!".
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
There are way more.... last night she told Daddy that he's not really annoying!!! That made me laugh. Now she's begging me for a video before going to sleep, just told me she'll do whatever I want and will do all the chores... now it's Sydney's bedroom therefore her rules!!!!
Don't need to eat any more Tootsie Rolls, for those of you outside the US these are fabulous little chocolatey soft caramel type things!!!! off the menu!!!!
Need to get Mac a haircut, poor baby is starting to look a little dishevelled and unloved... yes mommy loves you wickle baby boy!!!!
Need to get a vacuum out and vacuum new carpet even though you can't see the dirt... I know it's there!!!!
Need to get my ass off this computer and head out to work, that's top of the to do list today! Lame post I know but just had to get something out there.... need to take more pictures for my posts... been very slow week for pictures!!! Should have something better for my wtf Friday post tomorrow.... see ya then.
Monday, August 10, 2009
The pictures are of the pharmacy that I use here in my little quaint town, and I love it. I love the building, the pharmacist, the ladies who work up front, in the back, at the sides and all around it. I love the fact that they know my name, and all my little ailments and quirks, I feel no embarrassment at all when I go in and tell them I'm out of happy pills can I please have some more!!!! The girls love to go in there with me and it's like when I was a kid, they have individually priced candies in front of the counter so the girls like to pick one and it's a little treat for them if they behave while we're in there. Have you been counting? I have used the word love a million times so far. This place just takes me back to good old fashioned values, taking time out to get to know people, there are no numbers, there are no lines and no hassles, it's just a pleasure to be there. On days when I am exceptionally busy or just can't get there they will deliver to me at home, at work, wherever I happen to be, at no charge!!!! No Charge, ya hear me!!!! It's fantastical. When was the last time a big ole chain did that for anyone????? Also they have the bestest little cutesy gifts and they'll wrap them and deliver them for you.... also at NO CHARGE!!!!!!
So if you remember when I told you about this, you'll see that I am fairly often in there self medicating, this is what brought me to do a post just for the lovely Bambi, she's a pharmacist and therefore now she's one of my BFF's (Bloggy Funny Friends). I love to go and read her Pharmacy Friday Posts, it's a hoot and an interactive one at that, just send her some questions and they don't even have to be about drugs, she's very informative in other areas too, like shoes and purses!!!!! Who knew!!!!! Well the wonderful people following her that's who!!!!!!!
So my dearest dahling Bambi this one's for you.... I'm on my third teeny tiny glass of red... cheers missy and I can't wait to meet you in person in Sept here....... BC Reno!
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
I want to note that I have not had any wine today.... you'll get it when you read the post!!!!!!
Monday, August 3, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
I stuck the camera (pre Nikon so don't judge) in front of me and just snapped.... this was a little distraction from the fact I was one a bridge (first strike) it was pretty high (second strike) and there were HUGE flapping birds (third strike)!!!!!!
Enormous feathered friends and regular blokes just fished along side each other like they had been doing it all their lives. Kids were holding out little fish that they were using as bait and the birds would just come along and eat out of their hands... or catch the fish if you launched it up into the air..... too cool!!! for a land lubber like me anyway.
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