4.04.2011

I Wanna Know...

...have you ever seen the rain?...As quoted in the song by Creedence Clearwater Revival :) That's what we saw here ALL DAY pretty much. It's basically impossible to have nice weather here in KY without having tornadic storms and heavy rain/winds within the next day or so! Especially during "storm season" which is what we're smack in the middle of. I HATE storms...especially living in a single wide mobile home on top of what seems like a mountain! LOL. God has protected us though and thankfully my Mom and Dad are right next door and their home is half underground. I can just run down there to take shelter.

It started out around 76 degrees this AM, by the time the storms passed at around 3 PM it was in the lower 50's...so we were sweating this morning and I'm freezing now. Hormonal weather!..Okay enough about that.

I took the opportunity tonight to FINALLY edit the many photos taken on April 2nd and 3rd...yeah, I got a little behind. April 3rd was my Dad's 52nd birthday! So we spent the majority of the day with him then my husband's sister and her family came out for the second weekend in a row and we rode my hubby's rhino and played a little music! It was a fun filled weekend for sure!

So now I'm gonna share my link-ups for the first half of this week:)

Paper Heart Camera
The theme this week here is "Surprise!" How fun! Here is what I chose:
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This may look more as if he were saying.."Oh look, she's taking another picture of me....Surprise..Surprise" .. but with thick sarcasm :D
Photography love...The Paper Mama
Also a big ole thanks to Chelsey for featuring my "Kitchen" shot as one of her favs! I am very honored!
Touch Up Tuesday's at the Paper Mama

Happy Monday
This week at Allie's blog the theme is "Friends". I shared some of the photos taken when imy friend Kara brought her little boy, Gunner, out to play with Dillon. This photo says "friends" to me in EVERY way! What do you think...? Cuteness or what!
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Good to WOW!
The theme this week is "Up" and I took this photo with the theme in mind!
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My sister asked me to photograph her while climbing a tree. This shot I was literally laying flat on the ground looking "Up" at the bottom of her dirty Reebok's to get the shot I wanted!


Trendy Treehouse/Touch Up Tuesday
Okay so the theme is "self portrait"...that's perfect for me because on a whim I decided to take some selfies...with some gorgeous bokeh I may add. I also took some of my son and sister in this same spot the bokeh was so delicious! So you may see more in the future! I also chose to use this selfie as my Touch Up Tuesday entry over at Paper Heart Camera!
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SOOC
ShutterLoveTuesdays
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Edit (I apologize, I edited SO MANY PHOTOS at once I can't remember what I did here :-/) lol
Touch Up Tuesday's at the Paper Mama

Mellow Yellow
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There's some yellow-y tones in the bokeh behind them .. or am I just making it seem as if there is so I could use these ?? hehe!

Lastly but certainly not leastly I wanna show you the custom camera strap cover I made mySELF for my canon camera strap....I finally took it back off and got some nice photos of my work!
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I did a basic strap with a 'ruffle' down the center and a fabric flower at the end!
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I'm in love<3 This makes me Happy!!



Whew! I think I may have gotten it all! LOL! I hope you all have a wonderful week!



28 Lovely Reader(s) Said:

Just Bits and Pieces said...

Beautiful shots!!!!! And you are so talented with a sewing machine!!!! That strap rocks!!!

Michelle said...

I love your 'up' shot and your 'friends' shot is SO adorable! Nice work with the camera strap!! I can barely sew a button, lol

Buckeroomama said...

I think the edit on your selfie is great --just right. Perfect.

Wow, I wish I were as crafty as you! My camera strap, while a cool camo neoprene strap, could certainly look "prettier." Maybe I will get my mom to make me one when she visits next. She's the crafty one of the family. :)

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Lovely selfie, Natalie. The edit is amazing!

Tamar SB said...

Great shots! Love that camera strap! And happy belated birthday to your dad! And hormonal weather, too funny!

Tamar - from community global

Jill Samter Photography said...

Natalie great shots! beautiful selfies! gorgeous bokeh! TOTALLY impressed by your camera strap - unique and beautiful! JUST LIKE YOU!

xoxo

- Jessi - said...

Awesome photos! I love all your bokeh you have in all of them as well :)

Ashley Sisk said...

Again - more gorgeous shots. And yes, I have seen the rain. It's been raining all morning.

Kelly Lund and Kids said...

Great Shots!! :) Happy Tuesday!

Flower Photography said...

Oh I just bought some stuff to make a camera strap too! I love your choice in fabrics!! Gorgeous selfie too :-)

Sue said...

All great shots, but I LOVED the friends photo.

=)

PS. My husband's b-day is April 3rd!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Really love your selfie! The bokeh is great!

live.laugh.photograph said...

Thanks for your super sweet comment about my HUR! lol

p.s. your phtography is uh-mazing!

Tara said...

These are such beautiful shots, look at all that bokeh, gorgeous! Love the shot of your son and his friend...so cute!!!

Tiffany said...

All beautiful as usual...LOVE the "friends" pic!

Tiffany

Kara said...

i love our boys so much. hopefully we will be seeing you before the end of the week!! what day??? pick one and let me know and we will come out.. or go to the park or something. that way we can play with my new lens or something! and wear our boys out again. we SHOULD grill one day! all of us and our boys and men.

anyway!
i love the ones of gun & dill. :) and the selfies of you are BEAUTIFUL. the bokeh is so pretty and vivid!! you are too talented. i miss you bff!!

Renegades said...

Your camera strap cover is so cool!

melissa said...

That strap rocks my world. You're so talented!!! These are great photos, so cute. I love your selfie =) Gorgeous! xoxo

Jennifer Bowen said...

I am a big fan of CCR! When I read your title, I actually sang the song out loud before I saw the rest of your post. =)

Lovely shots! Nice camera strap. You're very creative!

Allie said...

Those are all great shots! Oh and that is a really pretty camera strap cover! Thanks for linking up to Happy Monday! :)

misc.alaina said...

Great friends photo! Love your self-portrait and edit!!

Jamie said...

Lovely photos as always! Stay dry.

Tiffany said...

Pretty processing and bokeh and yes the trees with more leaves produce some awesome bokeh.. now I need my trees to bloom more I love tiny circles lol.

Casey said...

So cute! great pics this week, I like the friends pic :) and the mellow yellow :) totally cute!

Candace McClintick said...

I love your friends photo! too cute!

Ray said...

Love your friends shot! So cute!

Summer said...

I love all the pretty bokeh in your shots!

Michelle said...

Ah, lady. so much goodness, but no past my bedtime!! haha!

Love the perspective on your UP shot -- and love the colors! I think it's great as is and don't need any editing. :) Even if that ain't the point of the editing half! lol!

Forget the bokeh -- I see a gorgeous woman, with some pretty bokeh! hehe! Love your expression-- almost like you've got something good to share, but know you can't say it yet... you're just waiting for the camera to go away so you can really laugh about it! Or maybe I'm just sleepy, ah well!

And rock on -- look at that cool camera strap! I've been meaning to make one with a ruffle, too, but haven't gotten to it yet. I'm thinking the next one I make I want some padding or something. Either that or I'm just going to break down and buy one (if I don't win one haha!)

sweet dreams, I'm going to put myself out of my misery and go to sleep.

hugs
Michelle

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