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Day 15 & 16

Day 15 & 16 Silhouette and Long Exposure
Ok I know this is cheating but eh…I’ve been wanting to do the silhouette outside and never got around to it and ditto to the long exposure. I should have done it the other night or so when the moon was a sliver. But here comes the shadow puppets. The exposure wasn’t that long but I couldn’t find my tripod anywhere so I couldn’t do one for very long. My husband was doing this in an effort to catch our son’s attention but alas he has toys to play with! They are so much more important and cooler mind you 🙂


Stay at Home Momdom’s

Getting kind of bored here lately! I know it’s hard to be bored with a toddler running around but I think it’s the stuck in the house boredom…not looking forward to winter! 😦 I love the snow…I mean if it’s going to be cold it might as well snow right? It’s better than rain anyways. But here lately I’ve been craving female company. Facebook, cell phones/texts, and skype just aren’t doing it for me anymore. I’d love to join MOPS or one of the MOM’s Club groups in town but we’re on the Dave Ramsey budget and well extracurriculars really aren’t in the budget right now. And it doesn’t help that I’m kind of shy…not very good at approaching people and generally get nervous when I do and talk a lot 🙂 so if anyone has any suggestions hit me up! I’m open for anything really. I’ve lived here for about 3 or so years and haven’t really made any friends my age. I’d just love to find someone that’s close to my age with a child about the same age as mine (13 months). I feel like I should place an ad on or something haha. You would think in the digital age it wouldn’t be so hard to make friends but apparently it is when you’re a stay at home mom and not out in the working world meeting other women/men. And most of my husband’s friends…ok well all of the 2 or 3 that live here in Columbus are single. We joined a church group awhile back and it’s great I love our social times as well as the time we spend studying the bible but I’m the youngest in the group and most of the other women work.

I’d just like to go on walks or go to the park or something simple like that just to spend time with another person other than my husband and son 🙂

Day 14 – way behind

Day 14 Eyes
My husband thinks this is soooo gay but I couldn’t do it to myself or my son because I couldn’t get my camera to focus just on my eyes and my son’s eyes are way too dark. Mine are pretty brown too so it wouldn’t have looked as cool. My husband’s eyes have this ring around them and they’re lighter than ours. Pretty simple trick even if it does look gay…just add a new layer. Harden the brush and paint rainbow circles inside the eyes then gaussian blur it til it is pretty fuzzy and change layer to overlay and wahlaw! And of course erase any mistakes 🙂

Days 9 to 13

Someone you Love
This should be really easy 🙂 He’s really going to hate me when he’s older but isn’t he the cutest!!!

Childhood Memory
I got this when my aunt and uncle married. I was really young. I think I was around four. So I’ve had this for a long time. It’s kind of sad because they’re going through a divorce right now. I’ve always treasured this mainly because it was one of the first pieces of jewelry I had ever received.

Something Blue
I immediately thought of my wedding day but couldn’t find something that I wanted to take a picture of that blue on it so I wandered around outside and realized well…the sky is BLUE! So I went across the road to the neighbor’s house and wanted to see if my old dog could still jump on the round bales. She could of course haha. So she went nuts on them and almost fell off but had fun 🙂

I was trying to get a good picture of my husband throwing my son in the air but it was harder than I thought…maybe people do it with more light out because all of mine were blurry.

Me with 13 Things
Took me awhile to figure out how to do this one…I didn’t want to just use random things around me. I wanted these 13 things to sort of represent me. So they are all horsey related 🙂 bridle, bit, spurs, boots, horse chest, brush, saddle, girth, halter, vetrolin (pretty spray & sunscreen), blanket, breast collar, and saddle cover. That’s pretty much everything I need to ride a horse and a little extra!

Day 6 – 8

Day 6 From a Low Angle
I had to put two up because I loved them both. I wanted to do this while it was sunny and even waited an extra day or two but alas no sun just rain! But rain means rain droplets on the leaves!

Day 7 Fruit
My son loves bananas! But now that he’s turned one he’s decided to protest quite a few foods so we have to keep something he likes on hand!

Day 8 A Bad Habit
UGH I feel like I’m on facebook ALL the time! Checking my business page, checking my email, checking facebook, and it’s so hard to not be addicted to it! I’m trying out Google plus though and hoping it’s a little easier to use. It seems like I miss out on a lot of my friend’s goings ons. Haha…

Curvy Sunset 67-73

Day 67: Curves

We stayed at this place in Wilmington that was amazing. Our friends rented the place and I can’t believe how cool it was! I loved this bowl. The color and shape of it was so pretty. Of course the babies loved it too and kept trying to touch it 🙂

Day 68: Vegetable

Here’s to the garden! Actually I had to go buy a bunch of green beans haha. But I learned how to can this summer. Really was worth it…knowing that we’re going to be eating pretty much garden fresh vegetables this winter. I canned as much as I could and hopefully still have a little bit more to can.

Day 69: Leather

Little buddy of mine again but this time he is in his daddy’s mustang. Sorry can’t remember the year but I think it’s a 65….maybe. Haha don’t know a whole lot about cars but I sure did love the interior of this one! Whoever did it did a nice job!

Day 70: Speed

Oh this sign cracked my husband and I up!!! Seriously! I think this is too funny. They made the sign so dramatic like people are really stupid and don’t know how to use their brakes on their bikes or even get off if they realize the hill is too steep. I’d say anyone brave enough to bike this area would at least know better but I suppose there is a world of stupid people and that’d be the reason for this sign! Just takes one!

Day 71: Black

This loft we stayed in was rebuild from an older building in downtown Wilmington. You could tell where they added on brick and in this case it looks like there used to be a fire place here. Actually it looked like there had been several fireplaces/chimney’s in the area. There were 3 black streaks on the walls. This place was amazing. I wish we could live in it! Or it was ours to use as a vacation home!
Day 72: Pencil
I’m working on a drawing…well sort of just when I have the chance and the weather isn’t gorgeous out!

Day 73: Sunset
The sunset for Day 5 From a High Angle will work for this one! I just need to post these or they’ll never get posted maybe one day I’ll catch up!

Day 5 From a High Angle

We went out to Brown County today to take some family pics. And it was absolutely beautiful out! It’s too bad we haven’t had more fall weekends like this. Brown County was packed with people taking pictures and just sightseeing watching the leaves change colors. And this is definitely from a high angle. It is Hesitation Point on the mountain biking trails. Called thus because I believe the view is worth a hesitation and breather. It is quite the climb up here. I actually hate this particular trail because of the rocks. I’m not very good at mountain biking over large rocks. I usually have to get off and walk or kick my bike down the hill!!!

And I thought I would add our family picture as well. We really need to have pictures done but alas the life of an aspiring photographer and lack of money! So we copy and paste to get a baby smile!!

Day 4 Something Green

Day 4 Something Green
Ok so originally I was going to take a picture of something ‘green’ like earth friendly but apparently we’re not hippies lol. I looked and looked and well to be honest the only thing we do is recycle plastic water bottles so I suppose we’re not really that ‘green.’ So here is a pretty little weed that the bees and butterflies love.

And since it was absolutely gorgeous out here today here is a picture of our beautiful pond and trees in our backyard. Sometimes I love it so much out here I wonder how we’ll ever be able to sell it. Hopefully when we do sell it we’ll find something not too far away 🙂 so we can stay in this area. I took these pictures using the vivid image option on my camera and I wish that I had left it on JPG images only instead of basic and RAW. When I shoot this way the RAW version is plain and has to be re-edited to try to match the vivid version. So sometimes I see it’s better to switch to JPG instead of always shooting in RAW. It would save some editing in some cases anyways.

Day 3 Clouds

Day 3 Clouds
Ok so I’ll admit I did forget….and it was a beautiful day. But it’s also a beautiful night. Not too many clouds out but still pretty. 30 second exposure with horses moving in the bottom part of the photo there.

Day 1 Self Portrait & Day 2 What I Wore Today

Day 1 Self Portrait
I’ve actually been working on a self portrait for 3 evenings! I came up with a good idea but have decided to use it for the faceless portrait. We ran into a bit of a problem! My purse/wallet were stolen out of my car the other night so I spent yesterday running to the banks to cancel everything and today running around trying to get my ID’s replaced. UGH what a hassle! Still the thing I’m most aggravated about was my birthday gift cards. 😦 so no new clothes or a pan rack for me! So anyway here is my self portrait and I think it turned out great!

Day 2 What I Wore Today
I pretty much wear this belt everyday!!! My Christmas present from the best husband ever 🙂 I love this belt!