Wednesday, December 28, 2011

What makes me happy?

So, for Christmas I got a few things that I REALLY wanted.  I spoke of the big one in my last post which was a 50mm Lens. 
My precious 50mm ;0)
It was such a great gift.  I really can't thank my parents enough!! 

Also got my nifty lenspen! I love it! It cleans like a dream.

Love that I got a shutter remote! You just never know when you'll need it!
Shutter Remote
This one was really cheap and it works great so far.

Then last but not least, the Gary Fong Puffer
Gary Fong Puffer
I had read a review for this and as I do not have the cash to put into the expensive stuff, I really wanted something to diffuse my onboard flash.

Here's my first experiment.

Without Puffer: 1/50, ISO 200, f 1/8
Without Puffer

With the Puffer: same settings
With Puffer

I think that speaks for itself.  Anyhoo, it does not really help with the shock of the flash in someones face like a party bouncer does, nor does it reduce the pin light that the flash creates in a persons eyes,
but it is pretty nifty for inanimate objects.

Hope this was helpful to someone.  I had fun, I'm completely in love with my 50mm and what it can do inside with little light.  It makes me very happy!

Thanks for stopping in!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas 2011

Well, I don't know about anybody else, but I had a WONDERFUL Christmas.  We woke up around 8am, exchanged gifts at the house and then went to church and a little girl accepted the Lord as her Savior that morning.  God had really been working on her, she'd been asking her parents questions and finally it all just made sense to her. What a wonderful God we serve! Needless to say it was a GREAT service!!  We only had one service so after church we went to my brothers house for dinner and gifts again.  All the kids had a blast.  What a great way to celebrate Jesus's birth!   Here are a few shots I took with my new 50mm lens!!!!!! ;0)  That was a highlight for sure! Thank you Mom and Dad!!!

It was very hard to get a pic of Benj not looking down. :0) He's usually the one looking at the camera, but there was just too much to look at I guess.

I Love this face. Rachel is such a sweet heart! When she's telling a story, her eyes get huge and she gets so excited. I love talking to her.

Abby Givin Lovins to Aunt Jessica
Sweet Abby, she's the cuddle bug. I don't think I've ever seen a baby as cuddly as she. She just lights up when Daddy or Granddad talk to her. It's wrong how babies are like that!!! Haha!

My Sweet Emma
Last but not least, My own sweet Emma. So smart and happy. I love that girl!

I love all those faces so much!

Thanks for stopping in! Have a great day!


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas is upon us!

Boy, this year has flown by.  I feel like I say those words alot, but man are they ever true!  I guess I've always heard people say as they have gotten older that time seems to go by even faster.  It's probably because as you get older you realize just how little time you have so you want to stop and savor every moment.  I know for me, I was always younger than I wanted to be - well, when I was young that is haha.  I am now starting to realize life is short and I'm close to 1/2 way through mine... Oh well, enough depressing thoughts for the moment.  

Christmas is upon us and there are many things I LOVE about this season.  I love the goodies, the church functions, the feeling... and the LIGHTS!  I don't know what it is about Christmas lights, but I've always loved seeing them.  It's one of my favorite things to just drive around and see what people have done to their houses.  I think it was last year that we were driving through my Grandparent's small town in WV late at night and I realized that the old small towns are where Christmas decor is at.  I mean, I LOVE the vintage stuff.... like the plastic reindeer and the big lights.  They just feel right... anyhoo, I don't have any pictures of that, but I do have pictures from Shadracks Light show - you drive through and the lights flash on and off to the beat of music on a radio station that you tune into.  It's a lot of fun.  Hope you enjoy :0)!








Well, I guess that's all for now.

Merry Christmas!!!