Archive for the ‘Randomness’ Category
I was so excited to learn that my nephew’s traveling baseball team was coming to city ( more like a 4 way stop… but I digress) near me!!! He plays for a select baseball team that has God at the center of their efforts and hearts, which is such a refreshing thing to see in these amazing young boys. Check out their sponsor and coaches’ organization which is inspiring and uplifting: Baseball His Way. My apologies in advance for the number of pics of my fabulous nephew :) I just could not narrow them down AND I NEVER shoot sports photography so I was having fun playing with my rented 70-200L IS (note: RENTED!!!! I wish I could owned this bad boy but more on that later…) so on to the show….
AND WE CAN NOT HAVE A POST WITH OUT ELLA!!!!
Now for those who would like my thoughts on the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II:
1) Dislike: It was way slower than I am use to, however I am usually closer the my subject so my 5D MkII finds focus fast. This lens “searched” a little too long for me to get the actions shots I expected, and 200 is probably the minimum focal length needed for this type of shooting. The focal length is not the lens fault, but having never shot b-ball… I had no clue 200 would be so limiting on shots. But it was my first rodeo with this lens so I would give it another go-round before once again claiming prime is the only real way to shoot ;)
2) LOVE the natural vignetting this lens produces. Gorgeous.
Hoping to rent the 100-400 next time around when the Mission come this way again :)
It was a tough decision, but I decided not to take my “big” camera on the cruise with me. I knew there would be amazing scenery all around that would be picture perfect but I did not want to 1) Worry about something happening to it if I left it in the room 2) Lug around my camera w/ my multiple lenses 3) Worry about something happening to it if I took it off the boat … SO I went with my Canon G10 ( which is an amazing little camera! but I am sure they are on G15 now LOL) PLUS I have the underwater housing for it so it was a win/win choice. I really did not take my camera around with me much because I wanted to just soak in the moment, relax, and not worry about getting a great shot. So here are a few snaps from my 7 days in the Bahamas…
I can’t believe this is the third time I have had the pleasure to take take pictures of these two sweet little boys. We had a great roaming around and finding random items at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens. To end the day, we headed over to the old ( and no longer in use) Grapevine trains…. and it could not have been better weather!! So on to a little sneak preview…
I’ve said it before and I will say it again… this girl is just a natural in front of the camera. I first got to meet her two years ago when she had just turned one, the again when she was two, and now she is three AND a big sister!! I just could not have ask for a prettier morning in the garden or a happier child to photograph.
I must say the best part about being a children’s portrait photographer is not only do I get to meet some of the cutest children, but I also get to watch them grow. I am truly blessed to have such awesome clients whom I can consider friends :)
It seem like it was just yesterday I was designing Sophia’s birth announcements! Now she is a girl on the go, but still just as sweet and cute as can be ~
One of my 2010 resolutions is to run 500 miles this year… and today I completed mile 6. :) Happy Tuesday!