Friendship

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It’s amazing how a mutual love of photography has brought together a group of ladies from all over the world.  I can’t speak for everyone else’s journey, but I found this wonderful group of like minded friends through Click It Up a Notch when I decided to do my first Project 365.  These ladies have been so encouraging, thoughtful, inspirational and just all around wonderful to get to know.  I’m so glad that I’ve met them.  Feel free to show them some Facebook love!

10 on 10 – March 2015

I thought I’d try to keep this blogging thing up.  Who knows if anyone actually reads this blog, but I thought it would be nice to get my thoughts out and photos organized for all of these photography projects that I’ve got going on.  You can keep up with my Project 365 and Project 52 on my Facebook page.

The reason for this post.  I’ve recently taken a workshop called Everyday Beauty with Ginger Unzeuta through the Bloom Forum.  It was amazing, inspiring and motivating.  Sometimes, I get hung up on creating the perfect photo, or why my photos aren’t sharp enough, or the composition just isn’t right, etc.  There’s always something in the back of my mind, the doubt, the frustration.  Why do I keep this up?  Why don’t I just give up?  I’ll save my reasons for another blog post and another day.  Right now, I’m just glad that I’m sticking with it.

So, through this workshop, one of our assignments was a 10 on 10.  Basically 10 photos throughout the day, or 10 hours.  I’ve decided to do this on the 10th of every month, just to make it easy.  It’s fun to see how a day in our lives look.  You can find my other  10 on 10s here and here.

Ok, enough of that, onto the photos!

Gotta start the morning right with some coffee!1

Charlie waiting for breakfast.

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Out running errands.

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She’s over shopping at Target, and playing games on the phone just isn’t doing it anymore.

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Lucky’s looking for some attention.

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And so is Emmy.

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I love that she loves to read.

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View from my daughter’s bedroom.  So foggy!8

Bath time fun!

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And she’s ready for bedtime..she’ll let you believe that anyway.10

Thanks for checking out my pictures!  Oh, I should have mentioned that I’ve recruited a few photographer friends that I’ve met through Clickin Moms to do a blog circle this month for our 10 on 10.  Please check out Francesca Russel Photography’s blog post on her 10 on 10 here!

Lensbaby Love Blog Circle

I gave up blogging a year ago half way through my first project 365.  I didn’t give up doing the project 365.  It just became too much posting in multiple places.  BUT, I don’t want to give up on blogging, and I don’t want to give up on photography.  For anyone that is interested in my photographic journey, you can check me out on Facebook here.  I’m also on flickr, but I don’t publish as much there.  But in case you’re interested, you can check me out over here as well. I’ve also recently gotten into creating more than just snapshots with mobile photography and my Samsung 4s (with the help of a few apps), so you can find me on instagram here. Now, the reason for this blog post.  I’ve recently joined up with a fabulous group of ladies that share a love of the lensbaby lenses.  Now, I’ve loved lensbaby for a while now, but have yet to master the lenses.  There are a variety of optics and creative discs, macro converters, etc.  I have the Composer pro with sweet 35, sweet 50 and edge80 optics, along with the fish eye lens and macro converters.  I’ve become a little obsessed.  I blame it on my enabling photographer friends.  I see their AMAZING photos, and I think I can do the same.  Nope, not that simple.  Everyone’s journey is unique, and I’m realizing that mine is no different.  How ironic is that? So, for my first post as part of this blog circle, I thought I’d review the lensbaby photos that I’ve taken from 2014 up until now.  A reflection, if you will.  A look back at my journey thus far.  Hope you enjoy the ride.

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Please follow the circle and check out my dear friend Pauline at OakTree Shutterbug.  She is a master at lensbaby and her photos are awe inspiring.  You can see her blog post here.

Day 166 – 169 – Playing catch up again

Ok, I really don’t mean to let all the days go by without posting, but at the end of the day, I’ve just been so exhausted, I haven’t had a chance to upload or edit anything.  So, here are my photos.  I will make more of an effort to keep it up on a daily basis.  I am loving my new nikon 610 and tamron lens.  Definitely more capability than my old nikon d40x, although, I still take pictures with that camera also.  My goal for this weekend is to look into some creative exercises or breakout sessions on clicking moms.  I need to get out of this rut and see some improvement.

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