Thursday, May 31, 2007


Whatchu lookin' at?

I know that this photo is technically a mess and no amount of converting is going to save this snapshot but I am really glad I captured this moment. Maggie has turned into a complete diva - especially about doing things herself. She is not content to just sit and eat off your spoon. She has to hold the cup/bowl/spoon/etc. and if you're lucky she'll share with you but don't you dare try to take that spoon away from her.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


ISO 400, ss 1/160, f 3.2, 28-75mm lens @ 28mm

Tuesday, May 29, 2007


ISO 200, ss 125-250, f 4-5, 28-75mm lens

Monday, May 28, 2007


Bathing Beauty

ISO 200, ss 1/800, f 6.3, 28-75mm lens @ 42mm

Sunday, May 27, 2007


The shutterbug bites early

ISO 200, ss 1/60, f 2.8, 28-75mm lens @ 63mm, bounced flash

I was trying to practice using my flash today with M as my subject but she wanted nothing to do with having her picture taken. She only wanted my camera. So I gave her my point and shoot and she was one very happy subject. Who needs eye contact?

Friday, May 25, 2007



ISO 400, ss 1/1000, f 8, 70-300mm lens @ 70mm

Thursday, May 24, 2007


Dance of the Honey Bees

One more from the zoo on Sunday. These flowers are growing all along a fence in the children's zoo. I have no idea what they are but the bees seem to love them.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


ISO 400, ss 1/200, f 5, 28-75mm lens @ 40mm

And then...
It looks to me like she's trying to explain something here or she's telling me a story.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


The real thing
These are the giraffes at the Dallas Zoo. Photo taken with my Canon A70 on auto settings.

Monday, May 21, 2007


Playing in the dirt

ISO 400, ss 1/1600, f 5.6, 70-300mm lens @ 300mm

Sunday, May 20, 2007


One big giraffe

This statue stands just outside the Dallas Zoo.

Friday, May 18, 2007


Maggie, again
ISO 400, ss 1/60, f 2.8, 28-75mm lens @ 28mm

I've been on a taking pics of my kids kick all week and that's all I have to post lately. I'm mainly trying to figure out how to get consistent results with this lens and as a result you get to see lots of pics of my cuties.

Thursday, May 17, 2007


What t-ball practice really looks like

ISO 200, ss 1/1000, f 5, 28-75mm lens @ 28mm

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


Simply Maggie

ISO 200, ss 1/1250, f 2.8, 28/75mm lens @ 57mm

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Don't even think about touching my ice cream

ISO 400, ss 1/50, f 2.8, 28-75mm lens @ 28mm

Monday, May 14, 2007


Just a bit obsessed?
ISO 1600, ss 1/8, f 1.8, 50mm lens
Reminiscent of a boy and his bear, this one could be titled a boy and his bat.

Sunday, May 13, 2007


Number 10

Yesterday J had his first t-ball game and was randomly assigned number 10. Imagine his joy when he found out that Michael Young of the Rangers, one of his favorite players, is also number 10. Can you guess where we went for Mother's day?

And just a couple more pics because sometimes the cuteness is just too much for one person.

Friday, May 11, 2007


The last of the Chicago pictures (unless I get really desperate for something to post)
1. ISO 200, ss 1/500, f 11, 28-75mm @ 35mm
2. ISO 100, ss 1/500, f 10, 28-75mm @ 75mm
3. ISO 200, ss 1/500, f 10, 28-75mm @ 50mm

Thursday, May 10, 2007


Chicago buildings
1 ISO 200, ss 1/500, f 13, 28-75mm lens @ 44mm
2 ISO 400, ss 1/400, f 10, 28-75mm lens @ 28mm
3 ISO 200, ss 1/500, f 7, 28-75mm lens @ 75mm

Wednesday, May 9, 2007


Chicago's Navy Pier

I think I'll torture everyone this week with photos from my trip to Chicago last weekend.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007


Just hangin' out
ISO 200, SS 1/400, f 4, 28-75mm lens @ 28mm

Monday, May 7, 2007


Sidewalk Art
Bicycles along the Magnificent Mile in Chicago.

Sunday, May 6, 2007



The chocolate buffet at Chicago's Peninsula Hotel.

Friday, May 4, 2007


Chicago Harbor Light
I have a ceramic nightlight version of this lighthouse and until today had no idea where it was located.

Thursday, May 3, 2007


The bootless cowboy

Jayce's class has been doing a unit on cowboys and the Ol' West and tomorrow he has to go to school dressed as a cowboy. We put this together for him at the last minute - hat from Wal-Mart, shirt & Wranglers from a resale shop - we're not exactly the most country-western folks, y'all. ;) Unfortunately, being May and having very short notice our little cowpoke will have to go without boots. He's mildly disappointed but the hat sure helps.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007


Watching the rain
ISO 400, ss 1/25-1/30 (crazy, I know), f 2.8, 28-75mm lens @ 28mm

My new lens came in today but by the time we got home it was pouring outside and no chance to really play so I captured Ms. M on the front porch watching the rain.

And just for Tiffany - I knew you'd appreciate this. ;)

Tuesday, May 1, 2007


How cute is he?!?
ISO 100, ss 1/160-1/200, f 4, 50mm lens