Monthly Archives: July 2011


This week Photo Friday was looking for a photo of something Enormous. If Lake Michigan isn’t Enormous, I don’t know what is!


Landscape Photos

I have posted some amazing landscape photos from my trip to Lake Michigan. Click the picture to go visit my gallery and leave comments on the individual pictures. I hope you enjoy my work. I had fun taking them.

Photo Friday- Vertical

South Haven Light House and Pier


Living here on the Atlantic side of the United States, beach visits always meant waking up early to capture a great sunrise. I was so excited this past week to go to the Michigan side of Lake Michigan because it meant that I got to watch the sunsets. This was the first one I captured on the South Haven pier. My camera battery died after this…to my horror. I went back a few nights later and got some really great photos I will share later.

Photo Challenge- Water

This week’s challenge at “I Heart Faces” is water. Having just had a family reunion on the beaches of Lake Michigan, I had lots of  “water” photos. The photo that I chose is my favorite. We have to remember that water can be clean, but it can be even more fun when it can be messy…


Props Photo Challenge

Today’s Photo Challenge is “Prop’s. My daughter is in color guard and loves it. She just made flag team leader and I wanted to capture the moment. I took this of her right after her first practice. Be sure to go to the link above to see more fantastic entries.


I just love this photo of my niece. What do you think?

National Zoo

Here are some animal (mostly bird) pictures I took at the National Zoo

Fix it Friday 07082011

Here is the before photo:

To fix this photo, I adjusted the levels, added a soft light, and diffuse glow. Then I cropped it closer in. All done in Photo Explosion. This is the result.

What do you think?

Be sure to click the link above to see more amazing edits.


Stars and Stripes Spectacular

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Every weekend before the Fourth of July, Spotsylvania County has a fireworks show that can’t be beat. I have been to to the Fireworks in Washington DC… and our show is a million times better. Here are some shots of … Continue reading