7.21.2014

Monday's Musings - Playing in the Moonlight

by Mary Denman

When I was very little, no one had to tell me to play. No one had to tell my siblings either. We knew how to have fun, run around, fight with sticks, climb trees. Sing like we were good! 

Mom and dad would have to call us in some nights. We just wanted to keep playing.

But as we grew, we would get bored and complain there was nothing to do. Sometimes, mom would take us for a walk.

And on these walks, she taught us the excitement of learning, of discovering. We were thrilled when we found a new bug or a piece of petrified wood. We'd pay attention to the bird calls. Find flowers in cracks in the road. 


7.18.2014

Photo Tip Friday: Taking Night Time Shots: Part 1 - Fireworks

By Mary Denman

Today's photography tip is learning how to take firework pictures. They are so much fun to watch but can be very frustrating when you're trying to take pictures of them. We all have the blurry ones. 

But once we go back over some of the basics, you'll be better armed to get some great shots. 

Let's get started.

The first thing you need to remember is the ISO or sensitivity of the film.  
(Here is a link to a prior post on Time Value and ISO.)

What does this mean? 

7.15.2014

Wordless Wednesday : Jellyfish & The Beach

by MARY DENMAN

Welcome back for Wordless Wednesday!

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This week will I will talk about how to take FIREWORK/NIGHTTIME shots.

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7.14.2014

Monday's Musings : Grief Isn't Straight Forward

By Mary Denman

As many of you who follow my blog know, I lost my precious mother on May 1, 2013 and then my dear father-in-law May 18, 2013. And then my daughter's wonderful wedding on June 2, 2013. Then two major surgeries for me on June 21 and Dec. 31, 2013. Both were a 6-9 month recovery. 

Yes, I've been through the hardest year of my life by far. 

And I've learned a lot about grief. And that it isn't straight forward. 

7.10.2014

Photo Tips Friday - Using Filters and Effects with PicMonkey: Part 2

by Mary Denman

Last week I introduced you to a free service where you can edit your pictures called PicMonkey

You can read last week's post here about how to do basic edits.


Today, I want to show you how versatile PicMonkey is and what you can do with any shot you take. 


7.08.2014

Wordless Wednesday - Fireworks, Fireworks, and More Fireworks!

by MARY DENMAN

Welcome back for Wordless Wednesday!
I FINALLY HAVE A BUTTON! 

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This week will be about how to do MORE basic editing with a free service.
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Enjoy our fourth of July celebrations! 
Grilling out, playing corn hole toss and, of course, watching fireworks under the moon with several thousand of our closest friends!;)














Sitting on top of our Suburban....


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7.06.2014

Monday's Musings - Being Thankful Through the Difficulties of Life

by Mary Denman

A couple of weekends ago, I got to go visit my dad. The visit wasn't as long as I could have wanted, but Daddy and I had a good time. And just being around him taught me how to better weather the storm of grief and loss that our family finds ourselves in since we lost our mom and he lost his beloved wife of 60 years in May of 2013. You could say that I learned a life lesson from my dad.

7.03.2014

Photo Tip Friday - Basic Editing, Part 1

by Mary Denman


Today's photography tip is learning how to do some basic editing to your photos. Personally, I use a Mac product but I know many of you are still on PCs. Instead of trying to relearn the PC way of editing shots and doing a double post, I want to show you how to do it for free on Picmonkey


Sometimes you can't take the shot you really want (as far as framing, etc.) because of physical constraints. Like a wall around a garden, someone standing in part of the picture. You get the idea. 

7.01.2014

Wordless Wednesday - Orchids

by Mary Denman

Welcome back for Wordless Wednesday!
I FINALLY HAVE A BUTTON! 
Thanks to Edie Melson for great tips and help!

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Enjoy! 
Aren't these orchids gorgeous??



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