All posts tagged: Nikon

how does our garden grow?

There are spots of our little yard that are totally overgrown.  I have a forsythia and a blackberry bush ready to take over one side of my house and a grapevine that blows my mind whenever I pull in my driveway.  How can one vine coming up out of the ground take up 15-20 feet of fence?   I love looking at it!  There are also spots that are loaded with weeds that I just can’t get to right now and I’ve found peace with it for now.  That said, I’m pretty proud of what we do have growing and that things are in relatively decent shape.  I’ll never know how Chris and I fit so much into one little yard. I had the opportunity to borrow a lens (Nikon 50mm f/1.8 prime) and play with it a bit.  It isn’t a macro lens, but I couldn’t resist running around my yard to capture botanical details and the beautiful bokeh (blurred background) that happens with an aperture of 1.8.  All photos in this post were …

Ten on Ten April 2013

I love A Bit of Sunshine.  It is just that — a bit of sunshine in my day when there is a new post up.  Rebekah Gough is the author of this lovely blog and she is a crafter, a mom, and a photographer.  Her photographs are to die for.  She has an amazing style and she captures the spirit of her subjects, particularly children. Oh, and I got to meet her last week while she was in Boston.  Yup.  She’s even better in real life. She created the idea of Ten on Ten.  Every 10th of the month, take one picture each hour for ten hours.  I’ve been excited about it for weeks and finally, today (the 10th) arrived.  I admit, it was harder than I thought it would be while working.  I was working from my home today, so I did indeed take a quick photo break each hour.  I think the idea of an assignment like this is good for a few reasons.  First, it forces you to take the time to …