Sunday, October 31, 2010

Blackberry Pics

I actually took these pictures with my Blackberry while I was out walking the dogs yesterday - not bad  in a pinch!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

True Joy

Beautiful, brisk day outside - getting ready to go for another walk with the girls.  Here are some pics that I took the other day: 

Most people would say that I have a fairly even personality, and am not given to massive swings in mood, but one thing I can say is that when I am out walking on these trails, I experience the feeling of the true joy of being alive welling up inside of me.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Learning To See Creatively

Absolutely LOVED the photography course with Bryan Peterson - what's not to love though; the location was amazing, and Bryan is a world class photographer who shared his secrets first hand for the many amazing pictures he has taken.  He totally causes you to think outside the box, and to not be afraid of doing whatever it takes to get that creative, outside of the "norm" shot. 

We didn't have a lot of time for any actual photography, but I did manage to snap off a few shots while waiting for the seminar to begin - we arrived at 7:50 a.m. only to discover that the seminar didn't start until 8:30 - apparently they had published three different start times for the seminar, and we got the info that said 8:00 a.m. (only those who know us Graham girls will know how truly hilarious that is!)

This is my niece Olivia, (Bem's daughter) who has the dual qualities of being drop dead gorgeous and totally unaware at the same time.  So glad she decided to hang out with her aunts for the weekend.

And finally, this is a fun shot of my sister Doreen that I like to call "Dueling Cameras".  Notice the reflection of my camera in the lens of hers - I'd love to say that I planned it that way, but as with 99.9% of all my pictures, it was a total fluke that it turned out that way!