The Amazing Moments We're Not Photographing

My husband and I honeymooned at an all-inclusive resort in Jamaica. It. Was. Awesome. I mean, come on. There was a soft-serve ice cream machine on the beach. Dream come true....more
I think there are many moments because then you would have to reenact them, but then they ...more

How To Take Visually Interesting Photographs

The thing I love most about photography is that it challenges me. It is a hobby that is always evolving, and always teaching me new ways of looking at everyday things. ...more
Beautiful photos and great tips!  I think photography is a great way to tell a story, too and ...more

3 Ways to Improve Your DSLR Photography

I learned a few things right off the bat in my time with Loretta. (That's my camera's name, after Loretta Lynn.) I thought I'd share, so you can enter into DSLR World with a head full of knowledge! It can be rough, turning on the camera for the first time, seeing all those buttons and thinking, but I just wanna take photos! ...more
FashionCrazedFoodie Yes! Do it! When I first got mine, I was SO RELIEVED. Finally, I didn't have ...more

Tips for Hauling Your Camera Gear on the Road

If it’s true that the best camera you have is the one that you take out with you, then I believe that the bag you carry it around in should be equally convenient. And as far as DSLR cameras are concerned, a camera that’s seemingly lightweight at the beginning of the day will feel different by dinner time!...more

2014.11.24 Majestic Falls

After lunch we got back on the trail. We were heading towards Majestic falls, but saw this cute little one on the way:Moss, ferns and mushrooms were everywhere.And then beautiful Majestic Falls, a 39 foot waterfall (almost 12 meters). ...more

The Beauty of Glass

The Beauty of GlassTodays subject from the photography challenge is Glass, and here is what they have to say about it:Incorporate glass in today’s image: a window, a mirror, a wine glass, sunglasses, or something else. It doesn’t matter what form the glass takes.Tip: We’ve practiced shooting at different angles and from unique POVs. How can you interact with glass to create an interesting photo?Look through.Look between.Find an unconventional surface....more

God's Promise

#NaBloPoMo 2014: Day 24: Rectangle Skyline

Pittsburgh skyline...more

2014.11.23 Currently

I used to do these prompts on my blog every once in a while, but it's been years. (and yes: my blog is a teenager, 16 years old. I started in summer 1998!)...more

Day 21 - What's Next?

 I loved the TV show "The West Wing" for many reasons.Today, o...more

I'm On Instagram!

This post first appeared on That Was Then | This Is Wow  I'm slowly starting to get with the digital age. I took some pics and played around with the Instagram filters and BAM! I've got a couple of photos up on Instagram! I even put hashtags on them and instantly got a couple of "likes" and comments....more

2014.11.21 Great Horned Owl

When we were exploring the front part of Cascades Raptor Center, we met Lorax, a Great Horned Owl.Lorax has a bum right wing. She had fallen out of her nest as a baby, and broken her poor arm all to pieces. Because of her injuries, there was no hope of returning her to the wild, so they socialized her to human contact. She now helps teach at the raptor center....more