Friday, December 5, 2008

More test subjects

Here are some shots I took practicing with my flash and my homemade light box, shadow box..whatever you call that. Anyway, I made a box using foam boards, it's a lot sturdier than the last won I made.
I had it set up and put a dark purple sheet around it to try and take pictures of my white cat Miu. Ever try to get your cat to pose??? HA! Of course, when I wanted here to pose for my she refused. But, the other day I was on my computer messing around and her she comes and plops right down in the box. I quick turned on the light, got out my camera and took some shots. Pretty soon PeeWee had to be in on the action too. They made pretty good models I think.

Sunday, November 30, 2008


Here is Sassy, my mom and Franks poodle.

My first portrait guinea pigs.

Mom and Frank called and wanted a picture taken. This is my first attempt at a "portrait" hope I didn't botch it too much. I don't think it turned out too bad. I can still see a little shadow but overall I thought it turned out nice.

We were in a very small room, we hung a blue piece of material behind them because the white wall was just too much. I use my 50mm with the 430 flash and my homemade diffuser.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Pictures of Ellie

Mommy and me

My aunt Missy. She's my favorite.

Ellie is 4 months now. Took a few pictures at Thanksgiving dinner. All the other grandkids were running around so didn't get any of them. Plenty of time for that.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Cutting down trees

Can you tell I'm bored???? Here I am taking pictures of Larry cutting up tree limbs. I really need to get out of here!

Friday, November 14, 2008

My new digs

Here is my new home at CBA. Also a photo of our foyer window with the company logo and a picture of the exterior of the south and east sides.

Moving Day at CBA

By the look on his face, this must not be good.

Thanks Brian for getting my PC up and running.

Who made this mess!!

Linda, what are you doing down there??

Smile Suzanne.

Sue and Candice.

Lue one of the cheezers. ;0)

and Carla too.

Some of the movers. They did a great job.

Today was moving day, well actually all weekend is but I only had to be there today. I took my camera along and snapped a few photo's while we waited for our boxes to arrive. I got a few of my co-workers cheesing it up and the IT guys getting our computers hooked up. Even a few of the movers. They did an awesome job.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


In the fall I'm always trying to get a really awesome picture of a leaf falling from the trees. Well, I haven't gotten that really "awesome" shot yet but have a couple ok shots. They best way I've found to get them, is to sit outside on a really windy day and when the leaves start to fall, just start clicking that shutter button. You might get lucky and catch one. ;0)

The birds are back in town...

I've seen lots of birds at my feeders lately. I suppose they are gearing up for winter. This summer I had a red-breasted nuthatch visit, now there is a white-breasted nuthatch. They are fun to watch. They hop down the tree trunk instead of up looking for insects and insect eggs that the other birds have missed.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Scary creatures

I had some very scary visitors last night.

I am so sad that my grandsons have graduated from the cutesy costumes to the blood and gore kind of stuff. I miss the cutesy stage. There is still Ellie though. She is only 4 months so we still have a lot of time with cutesy.

Monday, October 27, 2008

More from Arbor State Park, Nebraska City

This little guy was not too happy that I was close to his tree. I really got a talking to from him.

I wish I would have noticed the out of place stick on the left side. Maybe I can clone it out later and post a better picture.

It takes a real man to love a cat. This cat appeared out of nowhere. Funny how they all seem to know that we are cat people. It came right up to us wanting a pet.

Arbor State Park--Nebraska City, NE

Larry and I took a ride over to Nebraska City this past Sat. We stopped at the Arbor State Park. I haven't been there forever. I can remember the whispering bench and that's about all. We will be going back more often. What a great place to take pictures. I would like to go back in the spring when the flowers are blooming in their gardens around the mansion.