Monday, April 28, 2008

Spring and New Life!

Over the weekend, I felt inspired to get outside and capture some of the beauty that is emerging all around, bit by bit each day. I think these are some of my favorite weeks of the year (next a couple gorgeous weeks in fall) when life is peeping out of its hibernation, eager to rejuvenate our thawing bodies.

On the topic of new life, I know many women around me are expecting this spring and summer. Let me know if you're interested in new born pictures for your birth announcements, or some precious 3 month old shots when your baby begins to smile! I'm very eager to expand this portion of my offered services, and feel that you'll enjoy doing the portrait sessions in the comfort of your own home.


Monday, April 14, 2008

Lunar Eclipse

I don't claim to know much about night photography, but it has always interested in me. When I was younger I'd enlist my siblings in my projects by having them dance around with sparklers and flashlights, while I took a long exposure with a tripod. I think I got a few good shots that were exposed correctly, then but they're now buried in boxes of stray photos and archived 35mm negatives. Several weeks back we had a lunar eclipse, which inspired another tripod adventure. Enjoy!

Just an FYI, you can click on each photo to view its full size.

The above two photographs were exposed for about 2-4 seconds, with the aperture wide open and using a tripod.

In this photograph I did not use a tripod, so you can see the movement my hand made as I tried to hold the camera steady. (The squigglys are stars!)