Family Portraits, Home, Knoxville, Life, Love, Personal, Photography, Portraits, Uncategorized

On being Alone

Speed Racer often travels for work, and as soon as he’s gone I hear “What do you DO while he’s gone?” “Aren’t you afraid to be by yourself?” “But you’re ALONE!”  So I thought I would show just a few words of wisdom and insight on being alone.

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Deep South, Home, Knoxville, Landscape, Life, Love, Nature, Personal, Photography, Uncategorized

Cows, Cow tails, and Cow pies

We all know it’s not nice to make faces behind people’s back, especially cow’s backs, I prefer to make faces…TO THEIR FACE.  Okay, random I know, but I thought the above picture warranted a comment.  Moving on. Continue reading

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I know Magic

Levitation pictures can be really fun, or creepy, or elegant, or whatever floats your boat.  And if you have photoshop or another editing system, they are surprisingly easy to recreate.

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Children, Food, Home, Immediate Family, Knoxville, Life, Love, Personal, Photography

Joy and Thanks

First my apologies for being away from the blog some this week.  It was quite the week, I started a different part time job, had a lot of meetings for photography, and it was my birthday…whew.  So it was quite busy.  But I warned you it was going to be that way for awhile, so hang in there, I promise I’m here and I’m not going anywhere.Now that apologies are out front and center, I want to say thank you to everyone for making my birthday such a wonderful day.  Thank you for all the facebook well wishes, for my husband for spoiling me like always, and all my friends and family that took the time to call.  It was a wonderful day and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

So, speaking of spoiling, two of my presents that I got COMPLETELY spoiled with are shown in the above picture.  My parents got a 10 piece cooking set, which I was totally surprised by.  We never got one for our wedding and had been using a set from Speed Racer’s bachelor days, and although that set was very nice too, it’s nice to have a complete set.

The other really cool present I got was from my friend T-shirt.  She ordered these spices from Penzeys Spices, with a cute note that said “Hope this inspires a Dish-o-the-Week!”  I can’t wait to try them out, and I’ll have to think of a new dish and call it the T-shirt 🙂

So there you go, I’ve officially been spoiled.  There’s no going back.  I love birthdays, not just because of gifts, but when I get down to the heart of the matter it’s because I love any excuse to celebrate whether it’s for me or someone else.  Thanks again to everyone for such a wonderful day, and keep your eye on the blog for some new cooking recipes now that I am armed and ready to go!

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Camera Basics: Shutter Speed

We touched on Shutter Speed a little bit in Camera Basics 101, but today we’re going to talk about shutter speed and motion.

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This is my DESK…for now.  Soon it will be Speed Racer’s desk, and by soon I mean whenever we finish his office.  So that’s pretty relative.  But until then I get to use it, and that is awesome.

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Friday Fields

It’s Friday.  It’s beautiful here in Knoxville.  So I decided to take a little walk around the neighborhood and enjoy the sites, and of course share them with you!  Continue reading