Natural Light

Project 52 – Week 18
Theme for this week “Natural Light.”

This week hasn’t been the sunniest and it’s been raining which meant there wasn’t a lot of nice natural light, but that’s reality and you use what is available.  So I left the house early one morning, met up with my friend Cheryl so I could try out her Nikon 105mm macro lens.  I played with it for an hour or so in the fields and neighborhood yards.  I enjoyed photographing with this lens very much, however I forgot my monopod…it’s a bit heavy so used my shoulder instead and photographed  in a twisted  position. A trick to remember when you need sturdiness.  I came home looking like I had been in a mud fight…my jeans especially my knees were filthy and I was wet. The jeans went immediately into the wash and me into a warm shower.  The joy of trying to capture unique shots and compositions.  It’s all worth it in the end.  Here’s my winning image that made it into the top ten for the week!  See all the winners here. There were many great entries this week!  joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_ Featured on Ellenburg Photographyjoyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Ellington CT Natural Light photographer

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Deborah - May 7, 2012 - 9:58 am

PERFECTLY PINK and perfectly NATURAL! Love it!

Julie - May 8, 2012 - 12:56 pm

Beautiful Catherine. I love the water drops.

Irela - May 10, 2012 - 6:16 pm

This is so beautiful. Catherine. I love the pink and the details are amazing. I have to get me a Macro!!! Love the image.

Kim - May 11, 2012 - 1:06 pm

Cool! Good shot Cath!

Sharon - May 11, 2012 - 1:38 pm

Catherine, This is just lovely.

Renee - May 13, 2012 - 7:01 pm

Wonderful shot, beautifully captured! Wonderful composition, focus, and POV. The color and tones are perfect. WONDERFUL job on the bokeh…so smooth! Another well done photograph! CONGRATS!

Will he make it BIG?

Project 52 Week 17
Theme for this week “Big.”

This has been an exciting week in our home with the delivery of a new baby grand piano for Michael. He’s been playing almost three years and his Mom and Dad are very proud of him. We just wonder…will he make it big? Will we see him on stage someday?  Will he continue for years…we certainly hope so.  Mom and Dad would also love to start taking piano lessons.  However, we know it’s all about having time to practice.  Right now…my life is way to busy but I’m holding onto this dream.  I have wanted to play piano since I was a little girl trying to play by ear on my Grama’s big upright.

This piano surely is a beautiful instrument and I just know it’s going to bring many years of happiness to our home.

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linda guastamachio - April 27, 2012 - 5:43 pm

Catherine, I love this photo. Love the hat, and congratulations on the baby grand!

Irela - April 27, 2012 - 7:40 pm

This is such a wonderful capture. It is crisp, clean and nicely composed. Lots of years of beautiful music in store. Another wonderful entry Catherine.

Marge - April 27, 2012 - 9:20 pm

Love the picture! I also love the picture on the wall!

Wendy Kane - April 27, 2012 - 11:53 pm

It’s beautiful! You must be so excited.

Sharon - April 28, 2012 - 7:56 am

Catherine, What a lucky son you have. The piano is beautiful and so is the photo. I hope he makes it BIG!

Andrea - April 28, 2012 - 8:30 am

Great moment!!! Nice pic! And handsome boy!

Julie - April 30, 2012 - 9:19 am

Beautiful photo Catherine and yes Michael is one handsome lucky boy. You’re home will be filled with lovely music for years to come. So happy for you all.