"Photography takes an instant out of time altering life by holding it still" ~ Dorothea Lange

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Growing pains!

Life is full of changes and you either embrace them or fear them and sometimes you can do both.
Our life is entering a new chapter as our first born child starts kindergarten and my baby starts preschool. They are beyond excited and so do we but at the same time there a sense of sadness that I didn't think I would have. The house will probably be the quietest it has been for a while and I'm sure they will be moments that I won't know what to do but I'm sure with time we will create our little routine. I have been away for a while focusing on them because for some reason it kinda feels like they grew overnight. Tonight we will have open house at the preschool and tomorrow we will meet the kindergarten teacher but it feels like just yesterday we left the hospital hoping to put a bubble around our car.  Please someone tell me this is normal!!!

What happen to these babies?
 My oldest and youngest at about the same age.....:)

 If you have stopped by and haven't found anything new sorry but I will be back again taking part of the many fun projects and probably start a few new ones.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sea Green

So for this color  I did a little research...not sure why exactly but it was quite interesting to find out that it was introduce in 1949 in a box of 48. They have words that describe the "Personality Traits for this hue: *cool* *crisp* *fresh* *close to nature* *immature*" I wonder who and how they come up with this words!

Here are my finds for this color which kind of reminds me of pistachios :) What do you think?

Project64 / week 27 / sea green
This little vase or bowl reminded me of corals in the ocean. I found it at one of the many art galleries in the Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village in Sedona Az. It's quite beautiful place but if you plan on buying something you better save because things are quite pricey. I took this picture through a window because I'm sure they would not want me to be photographing their art.

This one I spotted as we were driving back ....it was a beautiful church kind of in the middle of nowhere.
So this is what I got for "sea green" not sure I nailed in matching the color but I had fun hunting for it.

    In another note I'll be working on adding a "About me"(it's quite hard writting about yourself) page to my blog. Possibly a page for my Photography sessions I have done for others although I have though about creating an entirely separate blog for this not sure...What do you guys think? Also does anyone know if you can add a "reply" button to comments people leave?

Thanks in advance for the input.  

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Scanvenger Hunt Sunday

As I mentioned on my previous post last week was my 30th birthday and my hubby and his side of the family(which I love dearly) surprised me with the most AWESOME birthday gift I have ever received. They caught me completely off guard with a very nice birthday celebration with almost everyone there, the biggest; coolest handmade birthday card and tickets to go fly on a hot air balloon. As if that wasn't enough I also was going to spend time at one of my favorite places Sedona, AZ with my hubby. Needless to say we had a fantastic weekend just the two of us. I feel blessed to have such a loving family.....life is great!

Both my husband and I had a great time photographing just about everything.....(we got several weird looks). I was going to post my interpretations for this week's scavenger hunt last night but it was thundering and I was very tired since we had to wake up at 4am to do our hot air balloon voyage at sunrise.....not complaining but I was ready to sleep.

So here are my interpretations:

1.-Things that look like the letter of the alphabet.
I had a great time hunting for letters and will probably keep doing it until I can complete the whole alphabet :)

3000 feet up on the air I spot "J" amongst the scenery!
As I said I had too much fun finding letters so I couldn't choose just one...I hope you guys don't mind


I captured these this past Tuesday here in my back yard as one of the biggest dust storm rolled through Arizona. I believe it made national news but here is a link to a video that shows in 56 seconds what lasted for several hours.
Time lapse on my pictures about 20 minutes.
My hubby capture the following last night.  Yes, we have become the crazy people that go out when they see lighting in the sky :)

I wish I was better at "Photoshop" to remove the distractions on this photo but I'm not so for now this is what we have. 

3.- Bling

Window "bling" found in art shops in and around Sedona, AZ. I would love to hang several of these in one of my windows but they are quite pricey.


This is an ear of a donkey made out of "tangled" rusted wired.


I choose to use this for dark because we had to turn almost every light in the hotel room to be able to capture the beauty of the fireplace which only last on for about 30 to 45 min because after all it is July in AZ and really there is no need for extra heat.

So there you have it .....
I'm already excited for next weeks hunt which includes the following promts:
  1. Black and White
  2. Reflections in Glass (Exploring with a Camera theme - check out post here)
  3. Headlights (Chelsea's suggestion)
  4. Seeing Double (Chelsea's suggestion)
  5. Bare (Chelsea's suggestion)
Head on over to Ashley's blog to see all the other interpretations
Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Finding the light!

I know I'm really close to the deadline to submit these for this week's prompt over at http://www.projectalicia.com/ for the Crazy Days of Summer week five but I had to wait to see what was capture last night. I'm so glad I did because my hubby capture some pretty AWESOME shots with less than ideal conditions.

I think that capturing light as you see it is one of the trickiest things to do but oh so fun to try!

This was a lucky shot because back then I was stuck on "Auto"

Both my hubby and I love photography and I think both have help each other get to where we are today.

This is one of my all time favorites it might not be technically correct but I adore this picture of my boys playing along a nearby lake.

Trying to play with long exposure a few weeks ago.

I was hoping the kids could get a change to hold a sparkler each but with the weather conditions and how overtired they were; we though it was safer to try at another time so you get to see a sparkler I shot at the beginning of the year.

Last night we had an awesome time watching the fireworks display and although the conditions where horrible (windy and dusty) my hubby still manage to capture several shots. These two are his favorite.

                                                 Project Alicia

Monday, July 4, 2011

Red.....is everywhere!

What a fitting color to look for on this day for all the ones in the US, though I think this color is quite popular and can probably be found anywhere.

Here are my finds;

I can't believe this little guy has survived as long as he has.

Such a colorful,hardy and messy plant to have.

Happy 4th of July!
I love the U S A
In honor of all those who have served and for the ones still serving and all their families this is my submission.
Project64 / week 26 / Red

Have a safe and fun Monday!