Sony A6000 — Manual vs. Auto Settings

I’m loving the Sony A6000 mirrorless camera.  I have passed down my Nikon D5100 to my daughter.  🙂  After a tumultuous start with it, I’ve decided that I really like it.  I was having trouble with it the first time I took it out, but I was using the “recommended” settings that I had seen on […]

Early Riser

I noticed as I was sitting drinking my coke (yes, Coca-Cola, not coffee…) that these darling little birds kept landing on our fence and the morning sunlight was perfect with the trees behind them. By the time I grabbed my camera and headed out, they were gone. I had to be patient and wait for […]

Playground Time with Charlotte

  This morning this darling little girl stopped me in my tracks at one of the local parks.  What a cutie!  Up the steps, down the slide.  Up the steps, down the slide.  She was having a great time with her mom watching her go ’round and ’round.  Made me think about my kiddos years […]

Daily Prompt: RSVP (Celebration) — Birthday Celebration!

Daily Prompt:  RSVP “Plan the ultimate celebration for the person you’re closest to, and tell us about it. Where is it? Who’s there? What’s served? What happens?  Photographers, artists, poets: show us CELEBRATION. “ We had several of the family members together to celebrate my grandpa’s birthday a couple of years ago — it was […]

Daily Prompt: Four Stars (Life) — My daughter!

The original Daily Prompt can be found here:  Daily Prompt:  Four Stars (Life) No matter what else I accomplish in this life, this is the most important — my daughter.  She’s growing up to be a wonderful, warm-hearted, funny, fun-loving, beautiful – inside and out – young lady. There are days that I would give […]

Daily Prompt: Green-eyed Monster

Today’s Daily Prompt:  “Tell us about the last time you were really, truly jealous of someone. Did you act on it? Did it hurt your relationship?  Photographers, show us something GREEN.” Since I’m a photographer and don’t really want to examine all the old feelings and issues that the other topic would bring up right […]

Dragonflies by the pond

Today I captured some images of dragonflies, something I have been trying to do for awhile.  I was pleased with these, considering they’re handheld.  Today was such a beautiful spring day here in North Texas — 73 degrees and sunny.  🙂  Then we went to another local neighborhood pond where I captured the images of […]

Weekly Challenge: Up!

Such a fun challenge! Today I spent time at one of my favorite local neighborhood ponds totally enjoying the beautiful 70-degree weather, along with a million other people!  🙂 So as I was sitting there, thinking about the challenges for this week, I realized that I was staring at the moon through the tree branches. […]