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f/6.3 – Exposure 1/2500 – ISO 6400

I’ve always been fascinated with water and when I finally got a camera with an adjustable shutter speed I knew that I needed to get out and take some pictures of the beautiful liquid movement in a nearby bubbling stream. The setting was very dark and the water moved fast so I had to compensate for both light and movement. I had to use an extremely fast shutter speed to capture the bubbles clearly, but the faster your shutter speed the more light you need to let in and since the areas lighting was really dark I also used a high ISO (which is what has given it a little bit of a grainy oil painting look) and a small aperture (f-Stop) to let in as much light as possible (I know it’s confusing, the smaller the aperture the more light the camera lets in, but the depth of focus becomes less. If you want to learn more click HERE). Under each photo are the settings I used individually feel free to use them as a place to start and good luck!

f/6.3 – Exposure 1/2500 – ISO 6400

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This week the pink flamingos were playing in the water at the Sequoia Park Zoo in Humboldt County California. The sun was shining so brightly on them as they splashed around I was able to capture this particular flamingo as it bathed in the shallows. The combination of the sunshine on the water and the camera settings I used allowed me to freeze the movement and the water perfectly. Next time you find yourself with a sunny day and splashing water give it a try.

f/8 – Exp. 1/2000 – ISO-220

f/8 – Exp. 1/2000 – ISO-280

f/8 – Exp. 1/2000 – ISO-400

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f/5.6 – 1/80 sec – ISO-400

 

The lamp on my bedside table. I love how you can almost feel the heat coming from the bulb, and these settings are perfect for capturing light without loosing definition.

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f/11 – Exposure 1/100 sec – ISO 200

I find light so extremely beautiful and sometimes when I see a reflection I prefer to view it out of focus instead of in focus, so by finding a photo frame with lots of reflected light and turning the focus nob away from focus and into a blur you catch the beauty of the light without distracting the viewer with focused content. Try it! You’ll be happy you did.

 

And if my Facebook page gets to 100 “likes” this week I’ll give something really fabulous away!

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In my family we have a little running joke about fairies. For as long as I can remember we’ve all insisted that there are different kinds of fairies that do different kinds of jobs. In my sisters home there’s the ever illusive Coffee Fairy who brews the perfect cup of coffee while you’re sleeping and brings it to you piping hot moments after you wake up. In my Mother’s house there’s the Laundry Fairy, Cleaning Fairy, Dish Fairy, Vacuum Fairy, Lawn Mowing Fairy… The list goes on… and on… and on… and each one is responsible for the task they are thus named after.

In my house we’re big believers in the Dish Fairy and sincerely hope that if we show enough faith and enough persistence that one day they will show themselves and instead of looking at a sink full of dishes in the morning saying “I guess the dish Fairy didn’t come last night (Sigh)” I will be able to happily rejoice over an empty sink and a wiped counter knowing in my heart of hearts that there really are Fairies… and that with all the possible things in the world they could be using their magic for they have chosen to come into my home and wash pasta sauce off Fiesta Ware.

What kind of Fairies do you wish for?

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f/10 – Exposure 1/5 sec – ISO-100

Acorn, Quartz, and some Rose Hips.

f/29 – Exposure 1/8 second – ISO-500

*No birds were harmed in the making of these photographs. This is a handmade bird’s nest that has never been inhabited by any type of fowl.

 

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How many times in your life do you get to have a cake with the number 100 on it?

Whatever your answer is I’m going to have to imagine it’s not a lot. So how could I pass up the chance to have the number 100 on a cake just for me?

On February 5th, 2010 I posted my very first blog. It was an ode to the place I grew up and what it was like there. I was currently a newlywed living in Hawaii with my Sailor husband and trying to find something to occupy my spare time.

I used my blog as an outlet, a place to share various childhood experiences from growing up in the rural hills of northern California, and by “childhood experiences” I mean the slightly disturbing inflictions that have made me who I am today and built my slightly deranged yet totally loveable back woods country character.

Having grown up in California and moved to Hawaii my blog was an opportunity to share places and experiences with my friends and family who were unable to visit as often as we would have liked. My new husband and I spend many a weekends driving around the island and visiting places like the Valley of the Temples and the beautiful Byodo-In that was nestled at the base of it.

Then my husband and I conceived our first child and I was able to reach out to other bloggers and mothers to share fears and experiences, and was so happy to overcome my own birthing experience by sharing with it here.

100 posts later I am the mother of an 8.5 months old girl (SweetPea) and celebrated my two year wedding anniversary with my husband in September. We are back in rural Northern California and about to depart on the next chapter in our lives.

I would like to thank everyone who reads my words, whether it has been from the very beginning or just recently I appreciate all your time and support!

 

Here’s to another 100 posts!

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