Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Late Summer photo fun

This summer has been great! I had a chance to visit family, friends, and take a few day trips. I return to work tomorrow after all these weeks off. I do enjoy teaching, and am looking forward to sharing stories with everyone :)

Here are a few of the fun things I have done since the last post:

My son took a week of lacrosse training.
 He liked it, but the hours were way too long for an eight year old.

Three of my nephews became first time dads =)

Christopher with his son, Connor.
My niece,Aubreigh, and her cousin, Logan <3

Found a spot by the Connecticut River where the sunset looks awesome! Ashley Ferry's Landing is one of my new favorite places to be at sunset!

Had a  few trees,mainly pines, cleared from our yard. 
What a difference it makes with the extra space and sunlight.

Also went on several botanical photo excursions.

This tree looks like it has a silly face ( at least I thought it did up close.lol )

Not sure what species this is, but it was interesting watching it lope around the picnic table.

I also had my first non-family photo practice shoot.  It was more for me to get better acquainted with my settings and poses than anything else.

Autumn is on the way.I love taking pictures when the leaves start turning!
Hope you enjoyed the pics.
What are a few highlights of your own summer so far? Feel free to mention a few in a comment below. Thanks :)

Love and blessings,
Lori LC

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sharing photography with my kids

I am always happy when our family spends time together;regardless if it is playing a game, watching a movie or hiking a trail. My favorite memories are of the times we were all together.
I recently purchased a camera for my daughter(yay for online yard sales:) ) It is a Sony, I have a Canon. They both take great pics, (when the user knows how to set the modes)
We went around the neighborhood to shoot some neat pics. I was so pleased to share my hobby with her and compare photos afterward. She has a good eye for lighting and composition.

Here are some pics we took:

 We also went to my favorite spot along the Connecticut River (as of today) and took several good pics,despite the rain.

Afterward, we drove along back roads in hopes of finding some interesting subjects. There was a brief rainbow,but vanished before we could get a pic. I suggested that next time we should take a bike ride and meander around town,which means I will need to find a good bike.Maybe I will find one on the online yard sales ;)
Keep your eyes open for a different look at things
Love and blessings,
Lori LC