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Summer Challenge


Every year I tell myself I’m going to make it a priority to learn a new technique, try some new software, practice a new editing style, etc… And year after year it slips by – to busy, not enough time, I’ll do it next month. Well last week I buckled down. This was ON!! I scoured the web, watched some tutorials and spent lots of lots of time with my camera and computer. And voila –  a HDR Sports Portrait! I’m now more than a little sleep deprived and totally in love with this new process! Already working on ideas for the next one.

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Project 52 – #4 Happy 4th of July!

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Happy 4th of July!!  

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Project 52 – Week 2 “Makeup”


Ok, ok two days late but here is installment number 2 in Project 52  - “Makeup”. Yes, I do realize I need to get a tad more interesting with my storyboard names. Hopefully over time I’ll be more word inspired… Today’s props are brought to you by Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and New York Color. And as any girl knows, once you pick a product line you stick with the product line FOREVER!! A fact, a father in the makeup section at Macy’s today, could not wrap his brain around. He incredulously asked his daughter “There isn’t ONE other foundation here you can use!?!” As a side note, I realized all most all my eye shadow is a shade of tan/brown. The lone standout is the lilac one. I’m thinking I need to branch out a little! At least I’m not afraid to

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Project 52 – Week 1 “Camera”


Here it is – installment #1 in Project 52. I call it ‘camera’.. This was my very first pro camera and it was the cadillac of medium format systems at the time. My Gram believed in me big and strong! This was her gift to me when I started photography school. I love this camera. Just picking it up, placing it in my hands, makes me itch and yearn to use it again. Maybe I’ll have to find another project just for it.

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Cowgirl Weekend


Once a Upon a Summer Weekend, ooh a year and a half or so ago…, there was a Cowgirl Weekend! My amazing friend Carol (who I met in high school but didn’t really get to know until well, Facebook, reintroduced us) has had a passion for horses her whole life. She has a handful at any given time at her house. We got to talking about how I should come and visit and do it up large – horses, shooting range, archery, EATING, the lot! I was beyond the moon excited to go. While there I met this beautiful boy – Duke. Just look at him! He was ever, ever so patient with me. Letting me twist and turn in front of him, looking for the ‘perfect’ angle. Every now and then he’d look over at Carol with the complete

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