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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Just a few photos

So I have been photo crazy lately with school and tagging along with Stephen. I have taken quite a few lately. The bee stuff is from a current class, the cowboy stuff is from me tagging along with Stephen.  Even though I took the cowboy images while tagging along on Stephen's shoot, I used them for one of my assignments in class. I can't really edit any of these photos until after I post them to my classes. I can't wait because the cowboy images have little spots on them where the sun was reflecting on the grass, I really want to edit those spots because I just love these silhouette photos. 

Sunday, July 18, 2010

updated~just a little fun stuff

So yesterday I posted this new logo for Stephen just because I thought it was funny. But I realized I was missing something so here is a new updated logo for him, it has all the elements, the photography, his bees, a redtail hawk and the two dogs that he has some how brought into the house.

Emma is on the left,  Lilly on the right, the camera is what he currently uses "Nikon D2X", the bees are photos that I took of his bee hives, the photos in the film strip are actuall his photos and the hawk is Zoie the first night we had her....... I dont know if it could be any more Stephan than this lol!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Hot Summer Days

So I didn't get the trampoline photos the way I want them, I may try that again later in the week when Luke (Sara's boyfriend) has the day off. However I did manage to take a few photos of the kids playing in the water, well the kids and Stephen lol.

Is he out of his F'ng Mind!!

SO Someone emailed us the following statements made by our current president! I have a lot to say but will post it at the bottom after his statement!!



Bad press, including major mockery of the plan by comedian Jon Stewart, led to President Obama abandoning his proposal to require veterans carry private health insurance to cover the estimated $540 million annual cost to the federal government of treatment for injuries to military personnel received during their tours on active duty. The President admitted that he was puzzled by the magnitude of the opposition to his proposal.

"Look, it's an all volunteer force," Obama complained. "Nobody made these guys go to war. They had to have known and accepted the risks. Now they whine about bearing the costs of their choice? It doesn't compute.." "I thought these were people who were proud to sacrifice for their country, "Obama continued "I wasn't asking for blood, just money. With the country facing the worst financial crisis in its history, I'd have thought that the patriotic thing to do would be to try to help reduce the nation's deficit.. I guess I underestimated the selfishness of some of my fellow Americans."

Please pass this on to every one including every vet and their families whom you know. How in the world did a person with this mindset become our leader?

 REMEMBER THIS STATEMENT.... "Nobody made these guys go to war. They had to have known and accepted the risks. Now they whine about
 bearing the costs of their choice?"

Now I usually refrain from cursing in my blogs because it can be offensive to some people. However I really have to know if we have a president that is simply out of his F'ng Mind!!  First let me say I am in the military and absolutely volunteered to enlist, I a woman there is no way I would be drafted into the military. However I volunteered and even went on deployment with out complaint because I was assured that if I suffered injuries or life changing illness the government would be there to help me recover and return to my life. How dare this pissy ass man who hasn't bothered to enlist in any military services or go on a deployment to defend our country try to say that we should all now take out private insurance to cover our medical bills. I don't know one person who would volunteer to enlist if they knew from day one they would be bankrupt attempting to pay for the injuries they encure during deployment! 

Now don't take me wrong, I don't think a person has a right to enlist, take part in the education benefits and then complain about deployment. You enlist, then when you get the call you go no questions ask! That is how it is, it's what you sign up for, but you do it knowing that if you serve your country then your country will take care of you afterward.  This has to be the most offensive thing this man has said so far! 
I could rant about this forever but I will leave it for now! 

Friday, July 16, 2010

Trial and Error

I took these photos yesterday, however something went crazy with the cord that attaches to the camera and allows me to snap the picture with out touching the camera. For some reason it was snapping photos with out me pushing the button. So I took it off and took these photos, but during my attempts to figure out what was going on I totally messed up the settings and ended up with super soft photos, so I am really not happy with the results. Tommorow the plan is to try again and see if I can fix the problem. However there were a couple photos that I thought "if I can do this only sharper I will be soooo pleased" so here are the trial and error shots and maybe tommorow I can do some better ones!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Home from Drills

So I had drills this weekend. I was sitting there filling out a form for some one and one of the admin people walk by and spot me, he poked his head in and said "so you know your reporting on Monday for three weeks of orders right?"  Ummm nooooooppppeee Had no clue! With school starting back, the unit being an hour away and me never sleeping I can't add two hours of driving to my day not and go to school so thank God they cancled the orders and life goes on as normal.

All weekend I regretted not taking my camera, the clouds where amazing all the way there and all the way back. I will take it from now on!  for today though I set this link up so that I can post photos for classes.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Picture of the day

I always say I want to post a picture a day, but for some reason I never get around to it.. That's life my life with photography,  kids, work, military and school.. I just need to set aside time to do it every day.. now where do I put the sticky note to remind myself to do it? .. Maybe one day I will have enough free time to post lots of photos every day!

The above Photo is the top portion of a lifting foot bridge in Salford Quays England. We took a lot of photos in England and every time I go into LR to attempt to sort them I run into that lack of time issue again, but I do keep stumbling onto photos in the "England" file that I just love. This is one of those. I am less than happy that we where walking across this bridge and I stopped, even made Stephen stop and said to him "this would make an awesome shot" and some how he took better shots of this view of the bridge than I did, but there are a lot of reason's for that, one he has been doing this a whole lot longer than me and two he is taller than me. One may think this is just and excuse but honestly your view point is different from every spot around you and six inches higher or lower makes a difference. Now my problem is to sort out how to make up the difference!

Even though I was aggrivated that I found this shot and Stephen produced it better than me, I am still quite happy with this photo. The thing's a pretty cool shot in color, black and white and even in this antiquic look.

Really wish I had of had more time and a light tripod in England! I say light because my father-n-law gave us a tripod while we where there ( we didn't have enough packing space to take one with us) but it was very heavy.  I have however used it since coming home.

Possibly in the next couple days i will have time to pick out a few more "England"  shots to post...