Sunday, November 8, 2009

Wisconsin Lighthouse {Kenosha Pierhead}





Here's the next lighthouse I've been promising. This one is in Kenosha, Wisconsin. And look at that another red picture! Only 3 in the past 4 days!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Camera Critters #83



Camera Critters



This was taken the same day as the cloud photo below. I tried to sneak up as close as possible! I'll start on some of the lighthouses from that day next.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Peeling paint



I've always liked the look of old weathered wood with peeling paint. This is a close up of part of a picnic table.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Red Barn


This photo is a little older and was actually taken in the summer of 2008.


I recently created a smugmug page (Lynn's Photo Booth) where my photos will be available for purchase. I will also be putting any portraits I do there so clients can view them and order any prints they want directly from smugmug. Anyway, I am just experimenting posting to my blog using a photo already uploaded there. I'm also trying to get organized and figure out what I want to do.....I must have accounts at at least 5 different photo sharing sites and I want to cut that down. I feel like my photos are all over the place!


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Portraits

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A couple weekends ago I got to drive down and do some family photos for my friend Amy. It gave me a chance to practice on someone besides my own family!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cloudy

Clouds




I'm a sucker for cloud photos and trying to capture cool shots of them. This was taken last month when we took another "lighthouse run". I have some lighthouse photos with great clouds in the background from that day. I'll be sharing them over the coming days as I try to post daily for November!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Wiener!

Wiener Mobile




My husband noticed the Wiener Mobile at the grocery store down the street from us a few weeks ago. So he headed back home and "borrowed" my camera without my knowledge while I was a work to get a photo! I had no idea until a few days later when I was using my camera for something else.
He is soooo lucky he didn't bring any harm to my "baby"! He knows I'd freak out. I don't let just anyone touch my camera :)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

My little Vampire

My little vampire




Here's my 10 year right before trick or treating last night. Daddy did her make up-with just a little touch up from me:)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Faces Week 39 {Favorite Things}


What are my favorite things? They include my hubby.....

Hubby

My daughters, Skowt........


My tennis player


and Tiger...........

My cheerleader


Books like Harry Potter...........

Harry Potter


and the Twilight Saga.......

Twilight

CHOCOLATE!............


Mmm....chocolate

Hot air balloons.........I hope to be able to ride in one someday


Colorful

Fireworks............


2009 Fireworks 3


and Lighthouses...........

Manitowoc Breakwater Lighthouse 1


And the list goes on but don't have pics to go along with them!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Botanical Gardens

Yesterday hubby and I went to some nearby Botanical Gardens. It probably is not the best time of year to go. Many of the plants were dying and turning brown but I still got some good shots.

Flower

Gazebo

Bontanical Gardens

This last one is probably my favorite of the day.


Garden decoration

Monday, September 7, 2009

Faces: Week 35 {Back to School}



Bunny Ears before school




It's been a few weeks since I entered.
This year my oldest started High School. I was so not ready for this! While taking a few pics on the front porch before school, dad had to get in on the action. She was trying to pose for me and had no idea he was making bunny ears behind her head.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Tennis

This is a photoblog.......maybe I should start posting some photos!





My daughter joined the High School tennis team this year. She really likes it and is doing well. After trying a few different sports and activities over the years, I think she has found her "thing".



Yesterday at the school she played the bleachers to watch tennis were on the outside of the fence which doesn't make for easy photography. So on her first match she played on the court that was back to back with the bleachers for the football field. We were able to get around there and climb to the top to take some shots from above.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Milwaukee Lighthouses

Milwaukee Pierhead/Breakwater Lighthouses




I had another chance last week to photograph a few lighthouses. This time on Milwaukee's lakefront. This is the Milwaukee Pierhead Lighthouse with the Milwaukee Breakwater Lighthouse in the background.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Camera Critters #69

Camera Critters




Since our family visits the zoo quite a bit and I have tons of pictures of all types of critters, I thought I'd start joining in on the Camera Critters meme.
My daughter used my old digital camera yesterday. She had fun and was going a really good job so I'm posting a little comparison of the shots we took of the same animal.
Mine:

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Hers:

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Again I'm not really sure what this is, some type of ground hog or gopher maybe? He wasn't actually in an exhibit. There are quite a few wooded areas around the zoo and there are wildlife living through there. These came out of a hole that was next to the giraffe exhibit in a little flowered area.
They turned out pretty similiar because he didn't really move much. He just came out and stared at people like we were the ones on exhibit. And even though we each took a few shots the best of each of ours was almost the same!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Ground Hog!

Groundhog


Update 8-1-09: I know the title says ground hog....but after visiting the zoo again today I'm thinking this might be a Prairie Dog........or it could be something entirely different, I'm not good with animal names!

Looking through some photos I haven't posted and thought I'd get a new one up here. It's been a while. I need to get out and do some shooting. I really need to try to pick up my camera on a daily basis.
My daughter fell in love with this guy when we were at this zoo and had to put this photo as her cell phone wallpaper. So I decided to use it as her photo on mine......so this is what I see everytime she calls or texts me.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Faces: Week 27 {Feet Week}



Married Feet




I can't believe I'm posting this photo! But my hubby put me up to it and I promised I would. I was trying to think of something different and fun and asked if he would let me photograph his feet. I said something about ours together and calling it "Married Feet" so he insisted we should do it and put our wedding rings on our toes.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Faces: Week 27 {Sports In Action}



Backhand




I'm entering both categories this week! A first for me! I had all these visions of getting the perfect shot of my daughter playing tennis. Yeah, so much easier said then done!

Faces: Week 27 {Pets}



Flamingo




This week I faces has a pet category, my first time entering this category. Luckily this time it can be any animal because we don't have any pets to photograph! This is one of my favorite photos I've taken. I took it about a year ago at the Milwaukee County Zoo when they re-opened the flamingo area.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Celebrating the 4th

I get one chance a year to try getting that perfect fireworks shot. I've done much better the past two years. Here are 4 of my favorites from last night!


2009 Fireworks 1



2009 Fireworks 2



2009 Fireworks 3



2009 Fireworks 4