Friday, September 30, 2011

Quarterly Top 5

So even though I didn't make it with my 365 projet, I wanted to stop back in and share my top 5 quarterly photos. I totally couldn't just post 5, but the stars are the ones I have tagged as my favorites, for now :).

And hey, as for 365, there is always next year!

Link up here!
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Friday, May 6, 2011


No new pictures for today, but I am participating in a couple of challenges. Check them out below!
*edited with PW Seventies Action

These pictures are from last summer. Nothing better than snuggling up for a nap with this.

Flashback Friday with Jen at 525,600 Minutes.

Flashback Friday

Simplicity Photography Challenge: Feet.

This is the 'story' this picture tells. (Copied from my blog, June 10, 2010)

After a bit of a dip in my milk supply I made it my goal to nap with my baby every day.

Here in Germany air conditioning is uncommon, and we certainly don't have the luxury. Not that I'm complaining (yet). It doesn't get terribly hot but it does get plenty warm. This week our highs have been in the mid 80s. Just hot enough to be a little sticky, but not hot enough to be miserable.

We both drift off to sleep together after nursing. I love the sound (and feel) of the oscillating fan as I snuggle up with my little one. I love the soft blue sheets on our king sized bed. I love the sunlight streaming through the skylights. I love waking up to this warm little body 'stuck' next to me.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Day 118

Great lighting and someone in super-cute-froggy-rain-boots inspired me to pick up my camera this morning. Glad I did :).

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Catch Up- Bruges Belgium

And it's getting late but I'm determined to get these up tonight.

And three honorable mentions:

Not to offend. . .but I got a laugh out of these guys.

Catch Up- Keukenhof Gardens

I haven't had a chance to edit these, but I wanted to go ahead and post them. Keukenhof Gardens- The Netherlands

Honorable mention (by hubs):

Catch Up- Paris

I already posted a couple of 'Paris' so here are my other top picks.

 Sacre Coeur- BEAUTIFUL, and one of the places I missed on my 'first' trip to Paris 15 years ago ;)

View from Sacre Coeur- this is the highest point in Paris (with the exception of the top of the Eiffel Tower).

At our hotel. I kinda splurged here and we stayed at a lovely hotel in the business center. Didn't have the total Parisian feel, but it had great restaurants within walking distance, a nearby park (essential with a toddler), amazing beds and pillows (really important to a pregnant lady), and a shower that I wanted to LIVE in.

Outside the Louvre.

 One of my favs.

And our Paris-by-Andy honorable mention? Here it is. I only wore Jackson for about 5 minutes before I started to feel crampy and thinking, 'This probably isn't the best idea'. But hey, it's a cute photo op!

Catch Up- Amsterdam

Ok, so we've been home a few days but I have NOT yet gotten back into the swing of things. This trip really taken it out of me and I'll be completely honest and tell you I haven't picked up my camera in days. I think I'm not feeling too hot about my pictures from the trip and generally feeling down about photography. I'm also feeling pretty physically exhausted out from our trip. Three countries in 8 days with a toddler and being 6+ months pregnant is rough (thankfully I have a pretty amazing Hubby). I decided to recap my trip with my top 5 pictures per city, and then start back with Day 118 tomorrow. :) Enjoy!

Here's Amsterdam!

Andy and Jackson at the Rijksmuseum. We had beautiful weather our whole trip. Anywhere we could let Jackson 'roam' was wonderful. Even if it smelled a little 'funny'.

 This pretty much sums up Amsterdam: Bikes and Canals

 On the canal boat tour.

Wooden shoes. Yes, we now own a hideously-touristy pair.

Honorable Mentions (because I have a hard time with rules and limitations, even self imposed ones):

 Jackson and I at the Rijksmuseum. I love these pictures Andy took (there are a few), and the story behind them? Jackson was all over the place, wandering, meeting people, picking up trash. The only way I could convince him to be in the same frame as me was to bribe him with fruit snacks.

Love this picture of Andy.

This is a picture I set up and had pictured in my mind. You know- kinda maternity-esque shot, but with miniature wooden shoes :). I originally wanted it by a canal but we were exhausted so we took it on our balcony.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Guess What?

Maybe I forgot to mention that we are on vacation? Yeah, sorry about that. I probably won't post again until we get back next weekend, but you never know. Want to know the first stop on our trip? I'll let you guess. Here are some 'abstract' pictures from our first day here! Enjoy!

So I got a sunburst, but how do I get it 'pointy'?

Love the bokeh.

This was my hubs idea for a picture.

Also in this great town is a high-tech professional camera store which THANKFULLY had a charger for my D60. . . yeah, of all the things I packed THAT is what I forgot. It was a long limited picture taking-battery saving weekend until they opened up today and we found out they had one!