Tuesday, May 27, 2008


So, I have always wanted to be able to take beautiful pictures. But, for some reason they just never have turned out that great. Well, I have become determined to learn the art of photography. So, until I am able to take a class in it you will all have to bare with me as I work on it. My sister Jenny sent me her old camera and I have notice that it has made a big difference. I have now told Mike that when I graduate from college (notice I said when, not if...now that is a big step) with my bachelors degree that I want a really nice camera. So, until then I am going to work with what I have. The other thing that I am working with is my Mother's Day gift which is Photoshop Elements that I have wanted for years. I am very excited to figure this program out. It is so much fun. And now with my classes over for the next 2 weeks I am going to try and learn as much as I can. Anyway, here are some of my recent pictures of "Nature" that I have taken on Juliana and my outings...one is even from today!!!!!
These flowers I found at the San Francisco zoo on Juliana's birthday!!! I thought they were one of the most beautiful flowers I had ever seen. I need to find out what they are. They look so delicate and almost tissue paper like.

This is the friendliest duck I have ever met. He wanted is picture taken. I am not kidding when I say that either. He would swim up to us and stop and look at the camera until I would snap a picture of him then he would swim into another pose and stop again and pose. it was really funny. We didn't even have food to feed him.
Here he is again working the camera!!!
Juliana helped me take this one!!! She loved these flowers and would pick them and stuff them into her pockets. I tried to get a picture of her pockets full of them but they didn't turn out.
These leaves were perfect. Juliana wanted to pick them (she has a weird obsession with leaves, rocks and sticks). I told her that we don't pick leaves off of trees we can only pick up the leaves that have already fallen to the ground but she wasn't satisfied. So I had to promise her that I would take a few pictures of them. That made her happy...and when I pulled them up on the computer I thought is was a very lovely picture.
And last but not least, I saw this beautiful rose on the way to the park today. It was so pretty and just at it's peak in my book and I just had to photograph it.
Anyway, sorry that you have too look at all of these boring pictures but I needed to post about something. LOL.
I really will come back for a real post about what is going on later today or tomorrow!!!!


Karley said...

That's so funny you blogged this because I was looking for a photography class I could take! We want the same things. Your pictures are cute! Keep going. I can't wait to see what pictures you get of your little gal.

Erika said...

Cute blog background. :) I am also interested in learning more about photography. I want to take some community courses or something. But I must admit that nature doesn't really inspire my inner photographer... My kids do, though. :)

davidandnatalie said...

I love taking pictures too! I took a class from a community program. The teacher stunk! So I'll have to find another class to take or wait until the guy retires and take the same class again. Your pictures look great. Frame them!

Stacy & Mark said...

So beautiful! I too would like to learn about photography, but I think is all about the right equipment!

Stacy & Mark said...

I love your new look...SO CUTE! Did you do it?