Posted on July 29, 2011

Our theme this week is texture.  What is your favorite texture.   This photo is one that I thought about and wanted for many weeks before it happened.  As a photographer, I look at everything in a different view than I used to.  I pass wheat fields and have an urge to pull out my macro and get up close.  This was actually dune grass that we saw in Wrightsville last week-end.  The colors were gorgeous and I love the texture!  This wasn’t with my macro, but I still see lots of detail.  Please be sure to continue on with the blog circle and visit Nancy Schumacher, Thompson,ND Photographer to see what her favorite texture is!

Posted on July 21, 2011

Our theme this week is silhouettes.  My kids have both loved Star Wars for years.  We have had countless lego kits, costumes and light saber duels.  I wanted a way to remember this love for years to come and have been trying to figure out a way to do this for months.  When I saw that silhouettes were our theme this week I thought this was the perfect way to do this!  My two boys and I spent a night at the park with lots of bribing and many do overs.  I was able to capture some with both of them, but this is my favorite.  I know it’s not the most gorgeous silhouette, but it’s meaningful to me and I will always treasure this memory!

Be sure to follow the rest of the blog circle and continue to see what Nancy Schumacher Thompson, ND photographer has to show us for her silhouette.

Posted on July 18, 2011

We just returned from a fabulous week-end at Wrightsville.  Here are a few photos that I snapped!

Posted on July 15, 2011

Whoo hoo!  This is week 26 of the fifty two Fridays project.  That means we are half way through the project.  If you want to read the first post that explains how it works click here. I am so proud to say that I have not missed a week.  It was down to the wire this week.  I had to twist the arm of one of our fellow blog circle members to get her to take me out to a very cool mill.  We had a great time exploring in the peace and quiet of nature.  Our theme this week is trees.  I had no trouble with getting some great photos, but did narrow it down to my two favorites.  I am always a sucker for a good macro and haven’t done that for quite some time so I added that one in.  Please continue to follow the circle to the other ten members who are participating this week.  Check out  Nancy Schumacher in North Dakota next.

There is something that I really love about this first photo.  I didn’t notice until I had it on my computer that there is a bug on the right side.  I love the cobweb on the wood and I especially love seeing all the detail of the building made from fresh whole wood.

Posted on July 8, 2011

I can’t tell you how close I was to skipping over this weeks p52.  Our theme this week was Freedom.  I wasn’t feeling the motivation to come up with an idea from freedom.  It’s not even the middle of summer yet and my kids spent the day bickering and testing their limits.  As I was outside comparing notes with my neighbor about the trials and tribulations of summer with the kids at home – it hit me!  The boys are in need of freedom.  I was searching for a freedom photo in a whole different light, but this is what I needed.  I often worry that we shelter our kids too much now days.  Things are so different from when we were kids.  I know we do have to be more careful, but there’s got to be a middle ground.  I have got to start working on teaching them more about independence and how to make good decisions when life throws them a curve ball.  The kids need time without grown up direction.  Time to wander and time to develop freedom.  I have to let them grow.  One day they will go off to college (although I hate to think of that day) and it’s my job to prepare them for that!

I am glad that I didn’t skip over this week.  Next week is week 26 and the half way point.  So far, I haven’t missed a week. Please continue the circle and  head over to see what the fabulous Lucy Jane in Adelaide Australia has to show us for freedom.  You won’t want to miss hers!

Posted on July 4, 2011

I was so excited when a friend of mine contacted me to see if I would take pictures of her two sons.  We all know how much I love boys :)  I had a great night out at the park with Tommy and Matty last Friday night.  They were fun and so well behaved.

Posted on July 1, 2011

One of my favorite things to photograph is water.  I love being able to see the difference between a fast shutter speed and a slow shutter speed.  Our theme for 52 Fridays this week is Movement: Use your shutter speed to either blur movement or freeze it.   I knew I wanted to freeze water for this.  We spent last week at the beach so I had the perfect opportunity!  Here are two of my favorite photos showing what a fast shutter speed does with water!  I have lots more photos to share, but haven’t been able to process them all.  I worked a lot on full sun while on this trip.  The top photo was during full sun- which I used to run from. We also had a lot of  cloudy days, like the bottom photo.   Hope everyone has a great fourth of july week-end.  Be sure to continue on the blog circle.  Check out what Nancy Schumacher Thompson in ND has to show us for movement!

Photos property of Amy Ames Photography