Thursday, April 22, 2010

Found some 'spring' the other day!!

FINALLY!! Spring is here in Maine!! :)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Remember When... really was THIS simple? When I was a kid, the playground was what my life was all about! :)

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Chicken shit!! Chicken shit!!

A fellow blogger over at The Quarter Life Quest recently posted a blog about being a Hypocritical Chicken Shit, the funny thing about it is that it made me realize a little something about myself.

I, too, am a Hypocritical Chicken Shit. Not that I like admitting that or anything, but, I'm trying to be honest here! I can talk the talk, but when it comes to walking the walk...well wait half a darn minute here, no one said ANYTHING about walking a walk!!

Over the past three or so years I have had this passion/obsession for photography. I had this crappy little Sony Cyber shot that I tried to take good looking photos with. I took photos of everything.

Then, before my third son was born in 2008 I got a more advanced camera. It was still a point and shoot, but I was happier than a pig in mud. This is where my obsession for photography really started to kick in. I was posing people and trying to get the lighting 'just right', and so on and so forth. I realized that my passion was photography and that is what I wanted to do when I grew up.

Just so you are aware, I was 30 in 2008. Just sayin'.

I was invited by our local roller derby team to be a photographer for their upcoming match. I was so psyched, this was the first time that I was ever “on the list” for anything. A friend and my middle son came with me to watch the event.

At this venue, the lighting sucked. Oh boy, did it SUCK! I wanted to leave, in the middle of the game. I was practically to tears when my friend, John, stepped in and does what he does best and gave me some words of encouragement. I decided to stay till the end of the match.

When we got home I couldn't wait to get on my computer and check out my pictures. I uploaded them, and then I cried. They were grainy, oh so grainy.

Flipping stinky lighting!!!! Curse you!! Stupid sucky camera, curse you too!!!

I shut my computer off and put my camera away. Just about three months passed until I picked that darn camera up again. I was asked me why I was giving up, people KNEW how much I loved it, how much it made me happy. I was told that I should take that experience and swallow it standing, learn from it, become better from it.

It took me a while to really understand what he was saying. I totally get it now.

That was months ago. I have since received a FAR better camera and am learning something new about photography almost every day. I have become a sponge that wants to soak it all up. I take pictures everyday, and if I fail at what I was hoping to accomplish with the shot, I go out and take it again. I WANT to have a gallery someday, I want to find my niche in this field and be the best I can be at it.

I don't want to be a Chicken Shit anymore!

I'm starting to get bloggy excited over here!!

I've decided that my original blog (this one) was getting a little jumbled. I had posts about my photography, then I had posts with my little stories (about my adventures, my kids, my life in general). Today I started to wonder if I was getting sidetracked? As I have a passion for photography, but then I also like to TALK too!

I noticed that some folks have 2 blogs, some a lot more! And I wondered if I should do that as well. Could I REALLY have enough of interest for TWO blogs?

I sure hope so because I just created my newest addition to my bloggy family!

This page will be used as strictly all things photography. Photos of my kids, my friends, how I managed to get that shot, what I'm learning, and even how I'm pushing myself to have my own (GASP) photography business/gallery. As YES, that IS MY PLAN!!

Wanna come along for the ride? :) I sure hope so! Also feel free to check out my newest addition where I plan on talking about anything and everything about life in general - being a parent, pets, politics, bizzaro things that I've ran into, you NAME it!! :) Introducing, "Wake Up and Smell The Coffee - Thoughts Written and Pictures Taken While Half Awake." Here's the link if you'd like to check it out:

Here's to Happy Reading!


Sunday, April 04, 2010

Friday Fun!!

On Friday we went out and about, got a tad lost, to look for inspiration for photos. I love going on an adventure where I don't really know where I am, as long as I'm not the one driving of course! Here are a few pictures of some of the things we came across! Our trip was totally worth it! :)

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Friday, April 02, 2010

Friday Follow!

Here's to my first time with "Friday Follow"

Friday Follow



April Showers Blog Design Giveaway

I learned from a fellow blogger, Ericka at alabaster cow that April Showers Blog Design is having giveaway with 3 prizes!

Why I feel that I already need a blog overhaul when I just started blogging very recently...but...start out with a bang? Yeah, that's what I'm thinking! :D

Good luck and have fun! I will say however, I'm beginning to feel a little like a stalker as I entered like 5 times! Yes! You can enter that many times, check it out for yourself!


Thursday, April 01, 2010

2005 Trip to Puerto Rico

I stated in an earlier blog that I would post some pics that I took while I was there at some point. Well since I haven't taken much for photos since this past weekend, I decided that today would be a perfect opportunity for this post!

I wish I had more of an interest in photography while I was there...but sadly the only camera I had was a sad 35mm believe it or not!! Kind of a bummer too as the culture there is AMAZING. So much to see and take in. Hopefully someday I will be able to go back and be able to share much more of my stay!


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