Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Late night

The one thing I do enjoy about living in small town
America is our late night walks. Usually it's just the
2 of us, but last night the boys and I walked. They are
a couple of goofballs!

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Strawberry moonpies...bleh...these have been in the
window for the last week (probably a week and a half since
the festival) and I finally remembered to bring my camera
to document the (lack of) anything growing on them! Gotta
love preservatives! ;)


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I forgot to change my white balance on the first
picture, so that's why there's such a color difference.
But I think I like it better than this one. (They were
also closer to the green/blue lights so there's some
added reflection as well. It's not easy shooting in low
light without using your flash!


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Friday, June 24, 2011

Black & White

I am a sucker for a good black & white picture. I
am constantly trying new versions to see which one I
like better. I also like different b&w's for different
things. Buildings and landscapes get different versions
than a portrait would get. I (think) I've found my new
favorite portrait b&w...with 2 options/versions. But
give me time, I'm sure it'll change. :)

b&w straight

B&W straight


b&w hint of mocha

B&W hint of Mocha


I really can't pick a favorite, I love them both!


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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Again?

I know my kids have to be sick of me saying...
"hold on, I love how this light looks", but I do
have to say, they have patience (most of the time)
and put up with me! Belive me, it goes both ways!

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

More light

Another from the other day and the lovely
sunset light.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

RC Cola/Moon Pie festival

We've always avoided it because traffic (and people)
can be crazy. But since we are now in town and can walk,
we went. (Until the rain came.)

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Mario! Not really, but he sure looked like him! Glad to
meet some nice neighbors and offer them some chairs. Gotta
love a hometown parade that you can watch from your front porch!
Glad the rain held off until after the parade too!


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Hunter was SO PROUD to be walking with a Solider, much
less the Grand Marshall!


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Maggie Vaughn (local) TN Poet Laureate


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Local weatherman Justin Bruce. Thanks for the banana
moonpie, Justin!


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We all chuckled at the Veterans having to wear a
seat belt!


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Oldies but goodies


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Snowbird posing for a picture! Wish he had brought a
little snow to break up our heat wave!


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Maison bringing up the rear with the RC cola/Moonpie
float


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Trying on a moonpie hat while waitng for ice cream and
the rain to pass


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Ice cream shop


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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

To our favorite dads!

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A few more...

from yesterday evening with the pretty light.


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The goofballs!


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Monday, June 13, 2011

Find the light

Nothing makes me happier than finding some beautiful
natural light...and sunset is my favorite time. I am more
aware of light than the actual setting in some cases. Even
driving in the car, I'm always looking for the light. And
when I find it, hopefully I've got a couple of willing
subjects around! ;)


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I wasn't the only one enjoying the light either. There
was another photographer in the park taking some wedding
pictures too! It's all about the light! ;)


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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Family pictures

We only had about 5 minutes and the sun was a
bit bright, but we got a couple good ones.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Lake life / roundup

Just a few more that I missed on the first go round.


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Love this


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Rough life! :)


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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Lake life / cutie pies

We had some additional visitors for the weekend.
They sure were cute.


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After a day of swimming, someone was tuckered out!


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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Lake life / splish splash

Prior to arriving, the weather had been cold and
rainy, which equals a cold lake! I'm not one to swim
in a lake...there's a bad childhood memory of a lake,
some ski's and a huge slimy rock that I cannot shake.
Not to mention the things I can't see that like to
nibble. Nope, I'm content to just watch the kids. And
they didn't disappoint. They are always good for a
few laughs!


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Riding the waves...if you can find them!


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Day 2 brought us a little midnight boat launch
adventure. Never to be forgotten! Everyone was glad
the boat was finally launched and we were ready to
cool off with a ride...although it was still pretty
hot, the breeze helped.


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Always got to start trouble! :)


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Next up: cutie pies

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Discoveries / Lake life part 2

There were several discoveries made during the
weekend. Daddy found a huge turtle on his way back
from picking up fishing worms. WHY he brought it
back to the lake, I'll never know, because they
are everywhere. But being the "cool" dad, he did.
Showed it off and then they let it go.


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(This is jumping ahead a few days, but it's all about
discoveries.) The day before we left, I noticed a
bunch of flying bugs. LOTS of flying bugs. So we went
to investigate. What they discovered was pretty cool...
well, to a bug guy and his kid, it was pretty cool! (I
hate that it's a little blurry, but it's a snapshot and
I love it.)

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Termite emergence


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Billions of them!


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And billions more


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Snowing bugs...bleh


Lake life part 3 coming up...


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