Photo Post 8.30.11 (Cactus Blossoms)

I was out in the Texas Hill Country last week at an Art Workshop.  I came across this cactus with these beautiful blossoms!  They just jumped out!  I took this with my phone camera.  I decided not to take my Canon, because I wanted to concentrate on painting, and not photographing!  (But I could not help myself with this one!).

Cactus Blossoms

Cactus Blossoms

Photo Post 5.30.11 (Extreme Apertures)

Today I had the urge to play with my camera.  I thought I would take photos at both extremes of the apertures!  I like the different effects you get from both ends.  Love the star burst shape from the f/22, and the bokeh from the f/1.4.  Here’s what I got! (And thank you to my hubby for posing for me!!!) 🙂

f/22- 360 Condos

f/22- 360 Condos

f/1.4- Watching the Fountains

f/1.4- Watching the Fountains

Daily Photo 8.18.10 (My Outdoor Art Studio)

Well, this is my “Art Studio”.  My balcony is the best space I have found lately to paint at home.  Yes, it has been over 100 degrees, but it’s amazing how I don’t notice it while I am painting.  I guess that’s a good and bad thing.  The painting I am working on here is my latest abstract piece.  It’s not finished yet, it may evolve some more, but this is the 1st stage I am happy with so far.  I am reading “Painting Abstracts” by Rolina van Vliet, and exercise 19 (painting in low-key) has been a tough one for me!  But I think I like the challenge!  I feel it makes it worth the work!  Once I officially finish the piece I will post a photo.

My Oudoor Studio

My Oudoor Studio

Daily Photo 7.20.10 (At the Pool)

This has to be one of the cutest most photographed little boys ever! (yes, his mom follows him with a camera also.)  He came over to hang out and swim at the pool.  I love photographing little kids.  They are just being themselves, so if you are willing to spend a little time and take quite a few shots you will get amazing photos, just about every time!

At the Pool

At the Pool

Daily Photo 7.17.10 (Kids Photos)

I love photographing kids!  I guess it comes from following my own kids with a camera when they were little.  My daughter said that I was getting her ready for when she would be famous, so she could handle the paparazzi! 🙂  I took these photos at my niece’s son’s birthday party.

coming down the slide!

coming down the slide!

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

Isn't she adorable?

Isn't she adorable?

Cutie Pie!

Cutie Pie!

Daily Photo 7.9.10 (Almost Sunset at The Oasis)

We were at the Oasis tonight for my daughter’s Birthday Party #1 (she is planning on partying all weekend!)  We went to listen to the Eggmen, a Beatles cover band.  They are so much fun!  I definitely recommend them!  It was a bit cloudy after this shot, so this is the best “sunset” photo I could get!

View from The Oasis

View from The Oasis