Archive for March, 2011

I Heart Faces– A Slice of Life

The theme at I Heart Faces this week is “Slice of Life”, or lifestyle photography. I wasn’t going to enter, because I just couldn’t nail it down in my mind. How many pictures do I take “in the moment”? Thousands, from wrestling to Scouts to school to home. I try to capture “natural moments” when I do photo shoots, too. And I am not the most decisive person, so choosing just one shot? accck. But, I took this photo last week at our school. One of our alums, Jacob Dennis, was killed in Afghanistan last summer, and the school dedicated a “fallen soldier” memorial to him, as well as naming the football field after him. It was a very special night; I love this quote in the Marietta Daily Journal by our headmaster, Todd Clingman. “You see schools name things after big donors,” Clingman said. “What bigger investment can a kid make than give his life for his country?” I took some pictures for the school, but this capture was completely spontaneous. As we were leaving the field, the setting sun illuminated the flag at half-mast, as well as the face of Jacob’s father. This is truly a slice of life that was bittersweet.

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For more “in the moment” photos, head over to I Heart Faces and check out the other entries. Thanks for stopping in…

Macro Friday, Week 44–Hooking Up with Blogging from Bolivia

My dear, dear friend Becky told me about this wonderful blog called Blogging from Bolivia.  Here’s the story of Laura; I think she’s pretty cool.  And, she hosts a link-up of macro shots on her blog every Friday; how cool is that?  Macro is near and dear to my heart; while I don’t have a true macro set-up, I still love zooming in close and going for the details.  So, today I shall play (even though it’s called Macro FRIDAY, you can link up anytime from Friday through Sunday night. Even BETTER!).   My first entry is a moon shot that I took Friday morning; the moon was still up after sunrise, which allowed me to increase the quality of the photo and get a shot that could really zoom in.  I love the moon….

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Please do head over to Macro Friday and check out the other participants; I imagine there will be all kinds of “up close and personal” shots over there!

I Heart Faces–Sunflare

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To be kissed by both the sun and your daughter at the same time might be as close to heaven on earth as it gets….

For more sun-kissed photos, head over to I Heart Faces and prepare to be dazzled! (but leave me some love first.. please? xoxox…)