We got in the car yesterday in search of greener pastures. And a place to burn some energy. I brought my camera of course.
This one is my favorite.
Mom and Dad got their mission call.
3rd Mission. They put in for a year, hoping to go state side. It is a funny thing that the Lord wants them out side of the USA every time they go.
Montreal, Canada Leaving on January 25th.
My parents go to Sedona every December. So we made it up there for a day trip. Nate took T & O Snowboarding. Their first time. I took 4 boys to play with Grandma and Grandpa for the day.
I have a picture just like this when I was a little girl. My dad and Me. My hand in his mouth.
So I edited it to look 70’s. Appropriate.
Of course I took about 250 pictures.
Have to practice you know.
My Daddy Dear Darling
Ya I know we are already past that. But I forgot to put up some pictures. I didn’t get very good ones of people.
I am still figuring out how shoot inside.
These are my pumpkin pies. They turned out beautiful.
Made with ice cream in the mix.
The food all turned out so so yummy. We had a great day. Thanks Syphus’s and Hawkers for attending.
2 years ago I got letters for the stockings. I was pregnant with YY. I thought maybe we would name him Emmett. So I got an E. So T, O, W, B, W, E. Nathan has the N. and I gave my W to Wyatt. Luckily the E worked out. Now I just need to get another W. Although I would prefer to get a Y.
Nathan decided to spiffy up the tree. So we all pitched in and it was very enjoyable. Christmas music playing and the decorations were flying. Literally in a house of boys.
I can’t tell you how hard it was to get a picture of Nathan. I didn’t know he was so camera shy. He was a real STINKER
Oh and I tried out some of my new sample actions I got from Totally Rad Actions. They are!
Burton’s 5th Birthday. Yay. We had a great day. Got to play with legos all day.
Emmett was looking at the tree and I was trying to get the lights in his eyes to shine in a picture.
Here is the original out of the camera.
Here is what I did to it in photo shop. I took some of the red and yellow out and put a texture in there. Burned the edges. Ect… Pretty sweet.
So I have been reading in my book and there was a section about a cool technique, tracking a moving object. The camera shutter can’t be any faster than 1/60. You can see the pavement flying by. Pretty cool.
I have also been playing with editing. Finally finding my burn tool, quickly become a fave, I took this picture.
F1.8 and 1/4000. Thank heaven it was a cloudy day.
I adjusted the light and burned the edges.
Looks pretty cool man.
We had a family reunion this last weekend. Thanksgiving is out of control with the kids. And we decided like many otherbig families to do a
big party before the event and
go our own Way on Tday.
We did skits for GG and sang her happy birthday. OUr skit was about when their house burned down in Casa Grande when my mom was a kid. So we all had parts. The play was masterfully written by Alli.
Then we went to the park the next day and it was the
most perfect weather.
My perfect day.
Sharm and Noah
Smoked meat and good conversation=