Friday, August 12, 2011

Check me out, Beantown style!

Happy Friday! I did a guest post for one of my bestest buddies, who also just happens to have an amazing baking blog. Check it out at! Love ya Jen!

Here's a little hint...

Friday, March 4, 2011

Family blueprints

Starting the process of tracing my heritage. Lucky for me, someone already traced one of my lines to 1600's Germany.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

This end is the beginning.

I'm starting my 1 a day photo log with an "end".

Sunday, December 19, 2010

LensHero, where have you been my whole life?

Okay, not my whole life, but at least over the last 5 years or so, would have been a great tool to have and I will certainly be using it from now on. Here's the gist... tell the site what camera you use, the price range you are working with and if you want, the type of photos you a looking to take. They will then give you a list of lenses that will work for you, complete with reviews and prices.

I did a quick search for a low priced (<$200), low light lens for my old Rebel and was given the 50mm, f/1.8. Now if you remember awhile back I wrote about my love for this lens, but I only bought this lens after a good amount of research. If LensHero would have been around at that time, I would have saved myself time of the computer and could have spent more time actually taking pictures!

Anyway, I will definitely be putting this site to use for my next purchase, which I hope will be a moderately priced telephoto lens! And because all posts are better with a picture, here is a recent shot with my beloved 50mm...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

A Garden Request

When the greenest gal I know asks to see some pictures of the garden, I'm happy to oblige. These are for you, Sara!

It's not the nice serene spot your garden is, it's more like Little Shop of Horrors garden. Sure it produces a lot but pretty soon it's going to be wanting blood to stay alive!

Maybe we planted a little too close. The two of us aren't really known for under doing something...

These Zinnias aren't in the garden, but I did grow them from a seed.

Home Grown Tomatoes = Awesomeness Squared

The corn I thought was a goner after a wind storm managed to stand itself back up.

This pic is what reminds me of Little Shop.

Finally, the dill slices I made last night. T-2 weeks!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

State Fair'n it

Attending a state fair is always a unique experience. Where else can you find so many options of food on a stick?

The Indiana State Fair is no exception. Scott and I did the whole fair experience last week: Rode the Fair Train, ate tasty-but-bad-for-you foods, and took in the balloon glow.

I found photographing an evening at the state fair a great chance to challenge myself behind the camera. Throughout the evening, I was constantly adjusting exposure settings to compensate for the fading light. For the price, you can't beat the photo opps at the fair!

See the whole set in my Flikr Stream here.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A Rainy Evening

A few shots from after the rain came through this evening...

By the way, Digital Photography School has a whole thread dedicated to the 50mm. Seriously, the whole thread is a great example of its versatility. Have I mentioned I'm in love this that lens...oh, I a hundred times...