I truly think that there is more beauty in imperfection than perfection, for it is the imperfect things that truly make us beautiful. --me
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Jul 11, 2012

The Fourth of July

The 4th of July has to be one of my favorite holidays.  I love the atmosphere waiting for the fireworks to start and the fun of it all.  This year we were able to stay at the hotel near our favorite display.  I had to capture the essence before the show, the glowing lights and all.

The start of the show.

I see the American Flag represented in this image below!

The finale!

May 30, 2012

2012 Hot Air Balloon Championship

Balloon launch Friday (5/25) night in Frankenmuth, MI

May 21, 2012

Solar Eclipse - May 20, 2012

Enjoyed an evening shoot on this beautiful Sunday.  The Solar Eclipse prompted this shoot and although here in MI we were only able to see a small bit of the beginning it was still a fun event to watch and photograph.  

May 10, 2012

Moon Kissed Foiliage

Another image from Saturday's Super Moon Adventure.  This is the best shot of the "moon" I was able to accomplish.

May 6, 2012

Super Moon Bust May 2012

Here is one of my favorite images from the Super Moon Adventure that I went on last night.  The sky was pretty overcast so we didn't see much of the moon but my cousin and I had a lot of fun playing with long exposures.  This image's settings were f3.5, 30 second exposure, ISO200, 18mm focal length, and was taken at 10:50pm EST. There was minimal editing done in Lightroom and Photoshop.  This was actually the second location that we visited in hopes that I would be able to get a reflection shot of the moon on the water.  We're hoping to go back tonight if the cloud cover lets up.

May 1, 2012

Pink Passion

I received a tulip plant as a thank you gift from my son's school.  We took it outside and well it was a good thing that I took pictures at that time because it only took a short time and all the petals were blown off from the wind.  Such a beautiful plant I look forward to its blooms next Spring.

Apr 16, 2012

Tree Swallows

Going through looking for images to share; I've been a trouble blogger as of late.
Here are some Tree Swallows that I saw last year around this time. My first sighting ever of this beautiful bird. I just love the irradescence of the wings.

My First Blogging Recognition

My First Blogging Recognition
from Louise at Potted Frog

My Second Blogging Recognition

My Second Blogging Recognition
from Mom of 4 at Our "Lil" Family

My Third Blogging Recognition

My Third Blogging Recognition
from Pam at The Conley Family