Thanksgiving 2010

This Thanksgiving I decided to go beyond just snapshots of the family and try to really capture what goes into creating one of our family's Thanksgivings. Hope you enjoy.


I Am Coming Back...

I've made the decision to attempt a 365 starting in 2011.  I have been all but ignoring this blog, although I don't ignore my photography.

Over the past year my photography has taken a shift. Lately, I have been spending more time working on portraits than on my nature photography.  I never thought I would like taking portraits, but I do. And I can make more money at least for now.

Focusing on portraiture is not enough for me. I need to get back to my roots.  One way I am going to do this is by doing a 365.  I am sure there will be some portraits without a year of pictures, but it will also force me to go back to nature shots, which is my original love.

I am really hoping to gain a lot of experience with a 365. I am excited and ready to start, but I know how much work one is. There are so many days where there just isn't enough time to really set up a shot or look for something interesting. This biggest problem, however, isn't finding time to take a picture, but finding the time to get them off my camera, onto the computer, then uploaded to a site.  I am ready to do it. I know I will be loading pictures onto this blog, but am also toying with loading them onto my Facebook page and Flickr (but that's 3 times as much work, so...?). Luckily, Blogger has made it much easier to load large photos. I no longer need to go through a multi-step process to get large photos.

I'm hoping you will join me in this photographic journey through the year 2011.

Easter Portraits

I haven't been posting pictures on here because I realize I need to add a watermark if I don't want people using them without my permission.  That, along with loading them onto photobucket first, takes a long time.  I load all my pictures onto my photography website, Gifts of Nature Photography. It adds the watermark and doesn't require me to go through a multi-step process to get large pictures displayed.

Anyway...Here are a few of the Easter portraits I did for a friend.


Jill is learning to retrieve birds by fetching corncobs.


My mother always lays out her eggshells to dry before feeding them to the chickens (they LOVE them). I'm not sure why she does this, but I loved the way they looked laid out like that.

New Photography Site

Sorry I haven't been posting photos. I have been working on my portrait photography and preparing to start a small photography business based on natural light photography. I will work on uploading some pics soon, but until then, feel free to check out my new photography web site.

Gifts of Nature Photography