Category: I Take A Lot of Pictures

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First: A Strange Rant. Second: Why I Love Photoshop.

I saw this clip on ABC New (I believe that’s who it was) the other day when I was getting my car serviced. (Otherwise, I wouldn’t be watching the news. It irritates me most days.) They were doing a segment about how film is on it’s way out in terms of photography. They decided the best people to discuss this with, was a bunch of hipsters from Parsons School of Design. Now, I like Hipsters. They’re way cooler than I am. But like any segment of the population, there are the extreme versions that are just caricatures of real people...

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Blarghhh…

Feeling a little under the weather today…so instead of an entry with real words…I’m showing you two pictures I made this weekend after a photo walk with the kids. And then I’m going to go back to whining and moaning until I feel better. That works, right?

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Capturing Moments

I took Nikki to the Botanical Gardens this week so we could take pictures of the flowers in bloom. The have made some of the Treehouses from last year’s exhibit permanent fixtures in the park, and they’ve decorated them and painted them and they look GREAT. One is a “beachhouse” with sand on the outside and the best part: A HAMMOCK. Have you ever tried to get in a hammock? I mean, I know that’s the total sitcom joke: Getting In Hammocks Is Funny! With the rolling and the spinning and the falling…but did you know it’s TRUE? It’s completely...

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Photo: Japanese Magnolia

I’m weird about trees. There are several stories I could tell of emotional attachments I’ve gotten to trees. Sometimes it’s one specific tree (The 100+ year old dogwood at the botanical gardens) and sometimes it’s a certain type of tree as a group. In this case? Japanese Magnolia. One of my favorite professors in college got very upset when the school decided to cut down one of the Japanese Magnolias we had on campus, in order to make room for a bigger Lion habitat. (What?) He was tenured AND about to retire so he just confronted the Vice President of...

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Someone Got A New Camera

I’ve been 140% happy with my Nikon D80 that I’ve had since 2006. I love it. With every ounce of my soul. It’s listed on my home owner’s insurance separately because if something happened to it? I WANT COMPENSATION. It’s part of me. I AM NOT EXAGGERATING. But… Since E did Seussical last spring, I’ve been researching new lenses and cameras. My Nikon D80 has been, and will continue to be, wonderful in regards to photographing my family as we go about our normal lives. But it has extreme limitations with stage photography, I learned. And as I researched lenses...