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DIY Project!

I wanted to share with all of you my first Christmas DIY project!  I found this on Pinterest, as all of you know, my favorite website, I am now obsessed!  But I finally told myself I needed to just stop looking at pictures and saying how awesome they looked or telling myself how easy they would be and just pick a project and DO IT ALREADY!  I saw this cute Christmas wreath and thought it was a fantastic way to keep all of our holiday cards together.  I usually try to tape them on the door or wall and usually after a few days they just end up falling down and it drives me crazy!  But, this is not only functional, it’s cute too, and we can use it year after year!  Plus, I got to use my photography skills to, as my husband said, tell a story of the process!  I’ve also discovered it makes for a more interesting picture if you get up, close and personal with the subject!  I loved the way it turned out!!  26 1/2 days until X-mas! (but who’s counting?)


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It’s Not About the Destination, but the Journey…

I read on one of the blogs I visit frequently, Clickinmoms, “that photography is not a race, it’s a journey.  Slow and steady learning, and shooting with intention, heart, and purpose will bring results.”

Why am I to doubt that it won’t happen…probably because I can only see a few feet into the future and sometimes it’s hard to “hope for the best,” don’t I sound chipper!  But I am hopeful, I credit the holiday season, as I am listening to Christmas music right now and decorating the house!  I do love this time of year (minus the snow…sometimes), but I’m really excited to take some really good Christmas shots of my niece opening her presents and some cool bokeh of the tree in the background!  I’m excited that I know more about my camera today than I did last year!  It’s always nice to write down goals for the New Year, as I ponder what those might be, I definently know they include a new direction with my job…not sure which direction, hopefully not down, but continuing with photography is on my list and there might be another class involved, who knows! 

But I know the more I practice, the better I’ll get!  So speaking of practicing, I finally got together with my friend Louie (nickname) to go on a “walk-about,” or I like to tell people (fitting since it’s hunting season) that we went “shooting!”  And we definently got something!  So here are a few pictures from our walk-about in downtown Kennebunk, it was an overcast day, but had some unique things to offer!

 

200, F3.5, 1/100: Louie :)

200, F3.5, 1/100

200, F3.5, 1/250

200, F2.8, 1/160: I love doors!

200, F1.8, 1/80

200, F3.2, 1/100

200, F3.2, 1/200