Thursday, March 22, 2012

Project 52 Week 12: Hunger

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Wow - week 12 already!!! Time is really flying by for me this year.

I really did not have any idea what I was going to do for this week's theme.  None.  And I know nothing about The Hunger Games (other than the movie comes out this week!).  I almost was going to skip it.  Then my daughter brought home her Weekly Reader News magazine from school and on the front cover was a story about the growing hunger problem in the U.S.  The article states that more people visited food banks in 2011 then ever before.  Some food banks had to reduce the number of items people could have because of the demand.  The article goes on to tell kids how they can help:  Hold a food drive, get involved (local soup kitchens, etc.), spread the word about hunger in your community.  I want to help. My first step was to dig into the pantry.  The next step will be delivering and donating to the Food Bank.  We need to fix this problem.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Project 52 Week 11: The Eyes of March

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I love these eyes...

and these..

and these too!

 They belong to my favorite people in the whole world!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Project 52 Week 10: Be Still

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My kids cannot 'be still', but these apples were pretty good at it.  I also wanted to test out my new lens (Nikon 85mm f/1.4) on some not so squirmy subjects.  I still need to practice with it a lot more, but so far I'm loving it!

85mm, f/2.2, ISO 250, 1/40

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

IHF {Beautiful Black & White}

I Heart Faces is changing their format a bit.  Instead of weekly challenges, there is now going to be one big monthly contest.  The first place winner will receive a prize!!!!  How exciting!  There will also be an end of the month 'just for fun' contest.  I so love IHF!  The theme for this month's contest is Beautiful Black & White.

Here is my submission and one of my most favorite recent images of Emily.  I was practicing with window light and my little model was helping me out.  I just love her sweet little pout in this picture.  And you can't tell here, but that pout is covering her super sweet toothless grin - I'll save that for another post!

Photo Challenge Submission

Friday, March 2, 2012

Project 52 Week 9: A Great Leap

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I wasn't sure how I was going to portray this week's theme, but then Matthew started taking some 'great leaps' while we were outside one morning.  I started snapping away and went for the obvious!