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Still Moments 1.27.14



It’s been awhile since I’ve contributed to the Still Moments series that I’ve been collecting.  But this moment hit me the other day. What is more still and than a quiet house and a cat appreciating a sun beam?  I don’t know, there’s just something about it that is peaceful.  Pets themselves bring so much comfort and peace to our lives.  I try to keep my crazy cat lady tendencies to a minimum but it doesn’t mean that I don’t appreciate our pets.  There are times when they drive me nuts but at the end of a bad day they can also be a great comfort.  I know many of you feel the same way.  So enjoy a cup of tea (or maybe something stronger) and cuddle up with that pet today.  Here are a few of the “runners up” for the still moments for this entry.




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Rocky Hill Open House Pet Portraits


Whoever says that pets don’t have personalities or souls clearly hasn’t worked with animals very much.  Pet portraits are definitely some of the most challenging portraits I have done but also some of the most rewarding.  Every time I do them I am reminded how amazing these animals are and really strive to capture those unique personalities.  You can’t help but see it in their eyes.  So, I thought why not start the week out with some adorable pets.  Definitely will help get the Monday started off right.

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Catching up

The holidays have been fantastic.  I really have enjoyed every minute, and I hate to say that I’m sad to see them go.  They’ve also been a whirlwind of presents, paper, food, traveling, family, and friends.  So as we head into the new year (can’t believe it’s going to be 2011) I’m going to try to do a little catching up.

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Holiday Cheer

Holiday Greetings boys and girls!  It’s that time of year.  Everyone is recovering from Black Friday, and Cyber Monday.  But maybe you didn’t find what you wanted? Maybe you didn’t feel like braving the crowds or logging onto your computer?  Not to fear citizen.  I’ve got the perfect gift in mind for you, for any friend, family member, or coworker.

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Moment of Zen: Le Kitten

I walked into our bedroom the other day to find this.  It was too adorable not to post about.  I wish I could be this relaxed when I sleep, Speed Racer would say that I am.  But this is just too much.

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If you look at this darling kitty cat and think, “Aw she’s sweet, she’s innocent, she’s adorable and cute.”  You would be very wrong.  Don’t get me wrong, I love our kitties.  I love them and squeeze them and make them mine.  But there are times when I imagine barbecuing them, or even worse doing things to them that they do to me.  They seem sweet and innocent now, but wait until you discover their true nature.

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Camera Basics: White Balance

Are you having trouble with your pictures coming out too blue? Too orange? Too purple? Okay, so let’s hope not purple. Odds are you’re not setting your white balance correctly.  But don’t worry, we’re going to get that all straightened out, and you’ll have beautiful, regular colored pictures in no time. Continue reading