Monthly Archives: January 2013

Buzz: One of my favorite subjects. // Week 4

This was kind of a busy week! But I managed to sneak in some play time with one of my dogs, a Vizsla, named Buzz (AKA Buzz boy, Buzzy, The Buzzy Bear). He is really one of the best fetchers out of all the dogs we have had so far.  He is always up for a game of fetch – usually you tire out before him, but today he was pretty pooped before I was ready to call it quits. He plopped down in the grass, with his toy, and cooled off; so I took out my iPhone and snapped away.


Isn’t he cute?

Taken with iPhone 5, and run through the Wood Camera app.


At first glance // Week 3

Last week, we had a photo shoot at Miami Country Day School – to shoot the varsity girls soccer team’s last home game, as well as a team photo. It was a cool & breezy night, but the humidity level was unusually high for this time of the year (and also being at night time) so it caused a fog like appearance on some things far away.  During my shooting of the game, I paused to stretch out my arms and look around me, and what caught my eye were the trees blowing in the wind with the harsh sodium vapor (or could be mercury?) stadium lighting falling over it. Normally this wouldn’t something to anyone’s eye, probably; but because of the thick layer of humidity in the air, the combo of the lighting and fog made the tree look very… ghostly. And moody. The first thing I thought was “that really looks like a painting to the naked eye, not a photograph.”  So i grabbed my camera, turned it to the left, and snapped several shots. This was my favorite:


What do you think? Doesn’t it look like a painting? Or are my eyes just going crazy from working too much? 🙂 

Camera stats: Canon 7D. 70-200mm lens. ISO 3200.

Spooky Salem // Week 2

I still have Salem on the brain! When Shawn and I were walking through Salem’s Old Burying Point, we were both taking photos – he had our point & shoot camera and I was using my iPhone; meaning he could shoot with his gloves on, but I had to take mine off to operate my phone. (Side Note: I really need to purchase a pair of those gloves that let you touch your iPhone with them! Anyone have any brand recommendations??)  Anyways, I managed to get quite a few good shots before my fingers began to lose feeling… 😉 

Yesterday I downloaded a new app: Old Photo Pro, opened up a photo from Salem, and this was the result:


How awesomely creepy! My friend saw it and commented “This should be on a postcard!” Too bad it’s not a high res file… I would then maybe consider selling it to some of the Salem shoppes around the town that sell postcards. Hmmm….

The free app is low-res, the version you purchase allows you to create hi-res. Think it is worth the $2.99?? 🙂 


52 Weeks of Photos

Happy 2013! I am happy to see 2012 go and welcome 2013 with open arms. It’s not that all of 2012 was awful, but it had its pretty terrible moments. (See my husband’s post about it for details if you’d like). Anyways, like I said, I am glad it is a new year. 

I think most photographers like to start a 365 photo-a-day blog, I thought about doing one last year but knew I would be too busy to stick to it. However, this year I would like to attempt to do a weekly one. 🙂 The photos I’ll take will either be with my DSLR, point & shoot, or my iPhone – it all depends on what I have on me at the time when inspiration strikes! When my iPhone is used for it, I want to make it a point to NOT use Instagram. I have several alternative apps ready to be used: Luminance, Vintique, Camera+, Diptic, Tadaa, and Wood Camera. I will make a note in the posting which app was used. 

I’d like to start off with a photo I took while in Salem, MA. earlier this week:


This photo was taken in the old Salem Burying Point – which is right next to the Salem Witch Trials Memorial – and dates back to 1637, making it the oldest burial ground in the city. I have always loved the history of Salem, and the saga of the witch trials. The last time Shawn and I were in that cemetery together was during Halloween night of 2008, also the same night we realized we should get married. So, for obvious reasons, it was pretty nice to begin the new year in Salem.

Taken with iPhone 5 and ran it through the Wood Camera app.