Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hi honey.

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This morning I stopped by Melinda's (my daughter-in-law)blog and was greeted by bright eyed, smiling Asher!!!

Oh what a sweet face! I can't wait to see him again! Soon. It will be soon!

Melinda wrote part four of her birth story last night....
if you love birth stories, like I do, visit;

Melinda @ Put on Love

He is pretty bald, isn't he? I don't see any infant must have gone away quickly.

He is so cute. I can't stop staring at him.


Still practicing with my 85mm. It gets easier the more I use it. I am not one of those people who can switch back and for between lenses with ease. It takes me some times to adjust. Days even.


Before and after.

Camera Nikon D700
Exposure 0.001 sec (1/1250)
Aperture f/1.8
Focal Length 85 mm
ISO Speed 400

A few days ago a gal asked in the comments to see some sooc shots.
I put the Paoli pics up for her on Monday and here are a few of Katie that I have taken recently.

Camera Nikon D700
Exposure 0.001 sec (1/1000)
Aperture f/2.0
Focal Length 50 mm

Shooting into the sun causes glare. Using 'Soft Light' in Photoshop takes care of that problem.

I sharpen, sometimes lighten, almost always do a contrast bump.

That's it. Very easy work flow.

Oh. And I shoot in jpeg.


I am thankful to see the miners being brought to safety this morning. What an awful ordeal and what a remarkable rescue!


And I am thankful for Asher and his loving parents.

"Grown don't mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown. In my heart it don't mean a thing."
-- Toni Morrison

Before becoming a mother I had a hundred theories on how to bring up children. Now I have seven children and only one theory: Love them, especially when they least deserve to be loved.
Kate Samperi

"The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of the tires."
— Dorothy Parker

Dang. Where have you been all my life Dorothy?
I actually know nothing about her...but I love that quote.
Must google Miz Parker today.

Happy Wednesday!

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Encourage one another,

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