Monday, November 24, 2014

October Photo Challenge Day 23||#10-I'm Thankful For

The WORD of God

#10-I'm Thankful For...
"The grass withereth, 
the flower fadeth: 
but the Word of our God 
Shall Stand for ever."
~ Isaiah 40:8

As life moves on, and I get older (ahem), the more I realize what a precious gift we have in the Word of God.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014

October Photo Challenge Day 21||#21-Someone else taking a Picture

On the Job

"21-Someone Else Taking a Picture"
I'm sure you all are thinking... October Photo Challenge?  Isn't this November.  Well, the answer is yes, its November.  But I will plead guilty, or maybe for mercy.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

October Photo Challenge Day 20||#17-My Pick

The Silver Leaf

"#17-My Pick"
So your probably wondering how I photoshopped this to look like a silver leaf.... well, sorry to disappoint you,

October Photo Challenge Day 19||#22-Instruments

No words necessary...

October Photo Challenge Day 18||#20-At the "Golden Hour"

Golden Light

"#20-At the Golden Hour"

October Photo Challenge Day 17||#5-Sky

The Harvest Sunset

In the middle of a recent photo shoot, we were walking to up to the next "location",

Thursday, October 23, 2014

October Photo Challenge Day 16||#15-Hands

Daddy's Hands

Thank you Daddy for patiently posing, while I was taking the pictures.  Even though it was 11 a'clock at night, and you were in the middle of a conversation! I love you!          ~ Jordan

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

October Photo Challenge Day 15||#8-Mums

An Unconventional Look at Mums

"#8-Mums" - option #2
Tuesday afternoon, I got this "brilliant" idea, of taking a picture of mums in the dark.  So, after bible study, I went home, and took the pot of mums into the front yard, and set my camera on my tripod, and started shooting away.  

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October Photo Challenge Day 14||#19-Smile

"Say Cheese"

This was one of those on the list that I kept wondering what I was going to do with.  

October Photo Challenge Day 13||#11-Leaves

Playing in the Leaves

I have to confess, I missed a day... so this is from Saturday, but I'd say, better late then never?  Ok, so on Friday I was taking pictures most of the day, yes, I really was...but

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

October Photo Challenge Day 11||#1-Something Yellow

A Light to Brighten the Way

"#1-Something Yellow"
This is getting a bit harder now, with close to half the list crossed off...finding something yet to have its photo taken can be a bit of a challenge.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

October Photo Challenge Day 10||#9-Fallen Acorns

From a Squirrel's Perspective

"#9-Fallen Acorns"
As I was looking over the list for this Photo Challenge, I saw this one "Fallen Acorns" . Now, my first thought was "this is going to be hard,

Monday, October 13, 2014

October Photo Challenge Day 9||#3-An Everyday Event

"#3-An Everyday Event" 
Lately that has been the case...working on pictures has been something I did almost on a daily basis for the last several weeks.  

Friday, October 10, 2014

October Photo Challenge Day 8||#14-Up Close

A Beach in the Bedroom

"#14-Up Close"

 I had the hardest time trying to decide which of these to use for today...

Thursday, October 9, 2014

October Photo Challenge Day 7||#7-Something That Makes Me Happy

Carmel Macchiato

"Day 7-Something That Makes Me Happy"
This morning I was hanging out with my cousin at the coffee shop, and I had this amazing Carmel Macchiato.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

October Photo Challenge Day 6||#13-Orange

Lunar Eclipse

This morning, as I was walking out to my car, I saw this beautiful moon, and just couldn't resist the urge to get a photo.

October Photo Challenge Day 5||#4-In My Cup

In My Cup

"#4-In My Cup
This one was quite fun to shoot.

October Photo Challenge Day 4||#12-Shoes



Monday, October 6, 2014

New York City Adventure|| Carnegie Hall -- In the Words of Andrew

We just got back from Carnegie Hall. For those of you who don't know anything about the hall, it was founded and sponsored by Andrew Carnegie, the famous millionaire and philanthropist. It was built in Manhattan, New York, opening its doors in 1891. It has since become the most famous concert hall in America, regularly hosting the most prestigious international Classical musicians.  Anyway, I'm a rather devoted Classical fan, and of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in particular. As some may gather from their name, the orchestra in based in Berlin, Germany, and has a glittering history of success, being widely recognized as the world's greatest orchestra. I heard them at Carnegie Hall back in the winter of 2012, when I got a pair of tickets as a gift. It was such a spell-binding experience that I determined I'd go see them again.  They didn't come back to New York until this October, when they opened the season with a series of concerts. I wanted to go badly, but wanted to find some friends who'd be game to go with me. The candidates would have to be willing to spend a little bit, willing to sit through a two hour concert, and put up with atrocious me. Enter Jordan and Josiah Slabaugh, who were all into it.  So I went ahead and bought the tickets, and we started making plans.

"The tickets"
We wanted to have the full experience, so we decided we would drive to Trenton and take the train the rest of the way, and we were going to be sure to eat out.

October Photo Challenge Day 3||#23-Something That Says Fall to Me

The Fall arrangement by our Front Porch

"#23-Something That Says Fall to Me"

Friday, October 3, 2014

October Photo Challenge Day 2||#16-Something Old

Carnegie Hall

"#16 - Something Old"
Carnegie Hall was built in 1891, I hope that old enough. 
A humorous story from Carnegie Hall.

October Photo Challenge Day 1||#2-Something Summery

Flowers in the Sun

"#2 - Something Summery"
On Wednesday, October 1st... I knew I had to get out and take a picture sometime,

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October Photo Challenge

Calling all photographers

Its time for another Photography Challenge, and this one comes to you starting today... I know, its kind of late to be asking others to join...but I guess its better late then never! And the way this works. Each week day for the month of October, you take a picture of something on the list. You can only use each item one time. At the end of the month, you should have at least one picture of each thing on the list.

And here's the list. 

1. Something yellow
2. Something summery
3. An everyday event
4. In my cup
5. Sky
6. Outside my window
7. Something that makes you happy
8. Mums
9. Fallen acorns
10. I'm thankful for
11. Leaves
12. Shoes
13. Orange
14. Up Close
15. Hands
16. Something old
17. Your pick (as in whatever you want!)
18. Simple
19. Smile
20. A Photo at the "Golden Hour" (ask me if your not sure what that is)
21. Someone else taking a Picture
22. Instruments
23. Something that says Fall to you

Remember, you don't necessarily need to do this in order.  And if you miss a day, don't worry, its more about having fun, and learning more about photography then following the list... 
Looking forward to this, and can't wait to see what you all come up with!    


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Portraits of Bangladesh

In the following pages are some of the pictures from my recent trip to Bangladesh.  One thing that I really enjoyed about this trip was taking pictures of the people.  Hope you enjoy!  

"Train ride"
"Running on top of the train" 

"deep in thought"
"riding the bus" 
"the joys of travel..."
"watching the foreigners"
"Going to school"
"Eating chocolate..."
"On the way to town"
"Tea stall operator"

"The group of guys I got to hang out with one afternoon"

"The little shepherd boy"
"may I have a lollipop please?"
"One of the little children from the slums"
"A beggar from street"
"A sucker cures all ills"
"Boating the Buriganga River"

"the children from the street" 
"Nap time by the Parliament Building"

Several other Photos

"The park surrounding the parliament buildings"
"The Gypsy village"
"The busy streets of Dhaka"