Monday, November 29, 2010

I Heart Faces


The newest competition at I Heart Faces is Black & White landscape and of course a person has to be somewhere in the photo.  I have a ton of landscape photos but not that many with people in them.  Luckily this guy just happened to get in my shot!


And on some Mondays all you need is a lovely glass of milk and a delicious chocolate brownie.  Today was one of those days when you think you should have just called out sick!
How was everyone's Thanksgiving?  Mine was delightful filled with family & great food.  In my home we go to in my in-laws house where every year Joe & his mom gather together in the kitchen and make wonderful food while the rest of us keep ourselves busy trying to ignore the wonderful smell coming from the kitchen.
This was Erin's first Thanksgiving which made the day extra special.  Although she is teething big time which made her slightly cranky! Take a picture of what you are thankful for and leave the picture & comment here along with a link to your own blog.  Here are some of the things I'm thankful for this year.
And if anybody knows how to create a blog button please fill me in!!
And here's to the holiday season!!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

I Heart Faces Competition

This week's contest at I Heart Faces is paper. I actually took this picture of my daughter with my dad the night of my 29th birthday.  She is nearly 7 months old and grabbing at Everything!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

You know what makes Sundays worthwhile?  When the Jets win!!  J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS!!!!
What a fantastic win. 
So last night Joe and I went out to a Pre-Thanksgiving party.  I had been looking forward to this night since last year when I was pregnant and couldn't have any drinks!  And lets just say I'm so glad we are not party parents!  One night (once in a while) is definitely enough.  Both of our heads were hurting this morning.  Luckily Erizzle was at my parents house so we did not have to get up early (even though I woke up and looked over towards the crib). 
Today I have been researching people's photoblogs and websites.  I recently entered a contest at I Heart Faces so I found people on there and looked at their pages.  There is a lot of information out there I just have to figure out where I fit in.  Plus I've noticed that some people come up with very lovely names for their photography business and other just use their names.  And I can't figure out what I prefer!
If anybody has started their own photography business please leave comments!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Silhouette Photography Contest

Well today I'm entering my first photography contest at I Heart Faces.  The contest is Silhouettes.  The photo I entered is a picture of Erin sitting on the grass for the first time.  Now I know the picture isn't a perfect silhouette but I wanted to enter :)  So there you go - I'm jumping in!

Monday Evening Relaxation

You know what's wonderful?  When you come home from work after a busy Monday and the house is clean, the maintenance folk will eventually come up to snake the tub, you have a bottle of wine open and your hubby has kindly started dinner; a dinner that will allow leftovers no less.  And your beautiful little girl is  sound asleep.
Now that's what I call Monday Relaxation!
I would like to start my own photography website - so if anybody has suggestions please go ahead and leave me a note! I figure there is no better way to do this then to jump in head first (or feet first).

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Happy Birthday To ME!

My 29th birthday was last week.  It sorta fell by the wayside because of a bunch of different things going on.  But I've decided to come back (or rather make time) for my blog and for my photography.    My birthday present for myself was my new DSLR camera :)  Very exciting!  My mother got me photoshop elements for my b-day present so I have been busy trying to figure everything out.  It's interesting but in trying to figure out all the different aspects of Photoshop and my new camera I realized that I'm so worried about screwing up!  It's not like anything is going to be perfect in the first shot!  Heavens to Betsy!  I shall also be changing the name of this blog (so don't be worried if you see a new look-embrace it haha).  Anyway here are a few photos I have taken recently. 

If anybody has any photoshop tips please send my way!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Welcome Back (To me!)

Dear Blogging World,

I've been missing for quite awhile.  And it's not even because anything exciting has been happening.  As you know my hubby was laid off, he started cooking school, my sister-in-law moved in and I guess I just got overwhelmed with everything.
I would come home from work and the house would be a mess (why I don't know - neither of them are working).  So when I got home and they went off to school I had to clean and take care of Erizzle and feed myself and make dinner for my sister-in-law and it was driving me crazy!  Why two grown-ups couldn't wash a few dishes during the day was beyond me!  So my husband and I were constantly fighting.  He didn't understand why I was so upset - especially since he had to get back into the routine of going to school at night.  Which I understand since he hasn't been in school for about 10 years.  But what drove me nutzzzzoooo was when other people (mainly my dad, his mom and my mom) would make comments about our mess house to me.  Well why don't you say something to my hubby - since he's the one home all day!
To say the very least the past few months/weeks whatever have been hectic & draining!  But then I look around at people that are in a far worse position than me and I wonder - what the hell are you complaining about girl!?  So I'm back to photography!
My birthday (the big 29) was Saturday, November 6th - to say it was eventual is umm...well it was forgettable to say the very least!  I had a bridal shower on Saturday, Friday night I was too tired to go out and was in bed by like 10:30 and Sunday was the ING NYC Marathon and my brother ran.  So anyway - I got myself my first Digital SLR camera!  I'm so incredibly thrilled!!  I have been camera happy ever since.  Now I'm stalking any and all photography blogs to try and learn some tips.  For my b-day present I requested photoshop so I hope I get it :)
Anyway this is one of my new photos.  It's Central Park looking towards the West Side.  I've been thinking about the kind of photographs I would like to take and I think it's families.  Children & parents and animals.
If anyone has any advice about photography please send my way!
Something I have realized about myself is that I never had a passion towards a particular career.  But when Erin came along i realized what my passion was, my family.  Experiencing life with them.  Because who is going to take care of me when I fall?  Not my career but my family.  It's a great feeling to have come to that realization.