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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Beary Merry Christmas!

Before the show.  Jack was SOOOO excited! He kept posing. HA!

Each 1st grader had to bring their own bear from home.  Jack's bear is 23 years old! It was his brother Ryan's bear. :)

Jack....looking RIGHT at the camera!

Here we go.

Singing along.

OMG!  He was SOOO into it.  We were crying laughing!

So sweeeeet!

MORE drama!

Jazz hands!  LOL!

The kids on either side of Jack don't look all that thrilled!  LOL!


Totally exhausted from all the drama.  ;)

NOT!  This boy NEVER runs out of energy.  If I could bottle it and sell it....well, I'd be a BILLIONARE.  :P

Monday, December 13, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Just some "food for thought" for today. Nothing dramatic. ;)
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body. But rather, to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming .... WOW what a ride."
— Mark Frost (The Match)

Friday, December 10, 2010

I Heart Faces Fix*It*Friday

The original photo by Jessica Paige

I went into Lightroom and cropped it just a tiny bit.  I kept a 8x10 ratio.  Recovery light ~ 74; Brightness ~ 71; Clarity ~ (-55); Vibrance 27; Sharpen ~ 33

Then before I exported, I added Vinette (-43).  Then in the Export process, I added the Honey Grunge Texture.  *VOILA*

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Great Multi~Talented Mrs. Mac!

Deb is a wonderful and very talented musician and author of her own cookbook.  You can check out her website at http://debmacneil.info/

Deb and I have been friends now for about 3 years.  Our sons went to High School together and were both in the Marine Corp.  Not a quicker way in this world to find a good friend than to have your sons in the Military at the same time! ;)  And Marine Moms RoCk!

Deb and her sweet black lab Beau.

Now remember, I said MULTI~Talented!

Very cute Deb!

Thank you for letting me photograph you in your true elements...your kitchen and on your piano!  :)

Monday, December 6, 2010

I Heart Faces Self Portrait Weekly Photo Challenge. SANTA BABY!

Taking a photo of yourself is NOT easy to do! I loved this challenge....AND I LOVE CHRISTMAS!  Head on over to I Heart Faces and see ALL the wonderful self portraits. And LOTS of creativity. ;)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Last Men On Earth

WOW!  Ok, so this was quite the challenge!  Photographing a concert.  :) I want to thank my friend Jason Olson (2nd from left) for asking me to do this for the band.  It helped ME learn a few things....(Like, I need an awesome SB-900 Nikon Speed Light!) But in all seriousness, it forced me to go with the cool lighting that I had.  The band was like a rainbow....Red, Blue, Purple, Green....You'll see.  :)

A few test shots before they got started.  COOL!

This cool place is Dicken's Opera House in Longmont, CO.  Lots of history in this old building.

Lawrence Jenkins, Steve Clark, Mike Holubec

Jason Olson (Jack's guitar teacher, I might add!)

Lawrence and Steve

Jason and Lawrence

Steve...beltin' out a"Yeeeeeaaaaaah!"

Steve, Mike and Mark Trippensee on drums

Mark Trippensee.  Now, he was a challenge back there in the back amongst all the drums and microphones.  ;)

Jason, rockin' it OUT!

This was right before Jason's guitar started SmOkIn'!  LOL!  Playin' a little Eddie VanHalen solo, ERUPTION.

Lookin' all serious.


Thanks guys! ;)