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I'm going to try firing up the blog again for 2016, especially the nature/landscape side of things. It is in desperate need of a redesign so I will be working on that while shooting for KSTV. Unfortunately the slideshows on older posts have been disabled by flickr. You can find all of my work in my gallery.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Faux TTV's

I want to create a grouping of fake TTV prints for a wall in my new house. I haven't found the right images yet, but here are a few of my tries so far:

Monday, June 23, 2008

Macro Monday




Just a few butterflies taken in my back yard. The bush belongs to my neighbor, but I think I will have to get me one when we move to the new house. I am constantly stalking their bush this time of year. =)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Summer Florals








I spent 7 hours at the hospital last night with ds #1. He is better this evening thankfully. I think I will suspend Photoshop Friday until the kids are back in school. I might post an occasional fantasy collage, but not weekly until things calm down with the house sale and the move. Here are a few more from my stop at the Arboretum last week.










Monday, June 16, 2008

Macro Monday

Here are a few for Macro Monday over at 2Peas.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Summer Color

I stopped in at the UK Arboretum for about an hour. The volunteers were busy preparing the beds and planting flowers. It was in the 90's so we had to keep resting under a shady tree. Not many butterflies around yet. =(



Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A few feathered friends















We have been spending our time painting, packing or at the pool. It is going to be in the 90's today. Yuck! I did manage to catch some ducks at Jacobson Park before we left to escape the heat last weekend. This mama robin was taken at our neighborhood park. Looks like she is preparing a nest!

Monday, June 9, 2008

DIY Shootsac-Another take on the challenge

A fellow Pea decided to use two 17" neoprene laptop sleeves. She posted her results here
She did a fantastic job. I think her design is very creative and really sticks to the Shootsac style. Love it, Christine!

You can find the laptop sleeves at geeks.com for $6.99. It is $9 to ship two of them by UPS Ground.

Friday, June 6, 2008

DIY "Shootsac" update: neoprene lens holder



I finally received my neoprene totes. I could tell right away that the pockets were too narrow to fit my lenses. They do hold a six pack of Mike's Hard Cranberry Lemonade rather nicely though. =)

As you can see in the picture, the tote has six pockets-three on each side. I decided to use a seam ripper and take out the pocket seams. This was pretty quick and easy to do. This left me with one big pocket on either side of the divider panel. Using thin fishing line and a large sewing needle, I then sewed each side into two pockets.




This gives me room for four lenses. I really only need space for two and my filter case since this isn't meant to house all of my gear, just what I take shooting.

It is hard to photograph because of all of the extra material on the top flaps, but here is what it looks like with my 50-200mm and my 18-55mm.

I think I will try tacking down the flaps. I would like to be able to remove some of the neoprene at the top and then resew the edge, but my sewing machine is acting up right now. It looks like there is a ton of space around the lenses, but they are secure and really don't have too much wiggle room once they sink down into the pocket. They are easily removed. I just slipped the whole thing into the back pocket of the messenger bag where a laptop is supposed to go. It fits nicely and has room on the side for my filter case (a repurposed Craftsman needlenose tool case). I probably would not fill all four pockets. It gets a bit clunky and your bag might now stay flat against your body. I think three would be fine because they will sort of adjust and line up.

I am actually loving my bag. I have been taking it everywhere. I like that it has a little extra room for a couple of diapers, a wallet and even a built-in padded pocket that happens to fit my flash perfectly. I also have a zipper pocket on the outside of the back and a holder for my sunglasses. I love that It is sort of a purse, camera bag, and diaper bag all in one. I always hated taking a zillion bags around with me when I am out shooting with the kids. Even with a few extra items in it, I am finding it very comfortable to wear across my body and move around in. It is lightweight and pliable so it sort of molds to my body. It is a little roomier than a Shootsac, which I needed. For about $12 total, you can't beat it and I get a matching camera strap as a bonus!







Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Backyard Visitors














A few backyard friends and one not-so-friendly snake!























Monday, June 2, 2008

Macro Monday




















These were taken at Waveland State Historic site in the cottage gardens.



Sunday, June 1, 2008

Northern Mockingbird Display

Sorry-no Photoshop Friday this week. I've been crazy busy with end of the school year activities, house stuff and t-ball and football tournaments. I have been shooting a little though, just no computer time. =(



This Northern Mockingbird likes to sit on our telephone wire and then leap into the air displaying his white wing patches.

According to Wikipedia:
"While singing on a high perch they will often bolt several feet into the air in a looping motion, with wings outstretched to display their white underside, then land back on the perch without breaking a note. This action serves as a territorial display."


I layered several photos into a collage for this one so you can see the different poses he made while I was watching.

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