Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I've moved!

You can come visit me here at my new place.

The Pout

This is the look he gets when he's pouting. Does it work for you? Yeah, me either. LOL.

I've found a new place for my blog so I'll be moving soon. I'm just trying to dress it up a little before the move. I'll keep you posted.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Old Man

He was exhaling his cigarette at the time so it looks funky over his eye. I'm going to have to show him all that gray hair he's got too.

Monday, January 26, 2009

A sweet weekend of doing absolutely nothing!

My parents came for a visit and we did go out to eat at Longhorn on Friday night but other than that we did nothing all weekend. It was just what we needed.
Can you tell that Colby is a little obsessed with Superman pjs right now?

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Wednesday 1/21/09 shot

Fascinating I know. This is my life. Little green army men. If you came to my house you would find a million of them. Such as life with two little boys. He's perched on some ice the boys found in the yard yesterday.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Happy Inaugural Day!

Dragging the shutter and fun with jumping

So yesterday the boys played around jumping off furniture. Well, actually, they do that everyday but yesterday I took pictures of them doing it. Great way to send those mixed signals when I'm usually yelling at them to stop jumping off furniture. LOL.

So the first set is just using the flash with a faster shutter speed. Not actually dragging the shutter. But the second set was taken in a completely dark room using my flash. Pretty cool huh? My SS was 25 with f3.2.
I applied the haze action from lilyblue to all of the photos.

Monday, January 19, 2009


So it snowed for about 20 mins the other night. The boys were both so excited and ran outside as soon as they saw it. Here they are licking the snow from the grill cover. Yes, I realize this is pretty gross but whatcha ya gonna do.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Motley Crew

Shot for Saturday, January 17th.

Yesterday we took Jacob to tryouts for a travel baseball team. Let me just say the kid knocked our socks off. Didn't choke up one little bit. He did great! He didn't get picked but that's OK. This was an established team and they were only looking for one new player.

Friday, January 16, 2009


I was so busy yesterday that I didn't get to post my photo so I'm posting yesterday's and today's.

Kind of a boring shot but hey, everyday can't be exciting. LOL.

I thought this was such a sweet capture. It's superman in case you didn't know.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Just me.

I had to do a self-photo for a scrap challenge I'm doing this week so I may as well use the photo here too. LOL. Good thing it's in B&W so that you can't see the gray hairs!
It was taken in full auto so I won't post the settings. I can't seem to figure out how to take a picture of myself in manual mode. But if you have any tips please share.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Am I the only one who didn't watch Idol tonight?

I seriously can't watch that show until it gets down to the final 12. So I'll join you all in a couple of months. LOL.

shot taken with 30mm lens at f2.0 and SS640. I really should have slowed my SS and then opened my aperture so that both eyes would have been in focus since he had a slight turn to his head. I also used a light cross process action on this so it looks a little green.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Panoramic Sun Flare

I took this with my Sigma 30mm at f16, SS8 and ISO100.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

A day full of wii and a picture from 1966

It's too cold to do anything else today so the boys have had fun playing wii.
And that little guy is Ralph from 1966. Ain't he cute?!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Watching the sun come up today

I was really hoping to sleep until about 8:30 this morning but alas my boys had other plans. Don't they always?

Taken with 30mm f3.2 SS60 ISO400

Friday, January 9, 2009

The winner of the $15 iTunes card is....;.

Number 5 Jaimie!!
Jaimie, please email me at kellgell@bellsouth.net so I can send you the redemption code for the card.
Thanks everyone for participating!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Little Boy Drew

This is the little boy that Jacob and Colby plays with almost every single day. They honestly all play so well together and never ever get in any kind of arguments. Is he cute or what! And he is so stinkin' sweet and well behaved.

OK so tonight is the deadline for entering to win the iTunes gift card. I really appreciate everyone who's already commented. It's a lot more fun knowing who comes around to visit. I hope you guys stick around and visit me regularly. Maybe I'll be having some other give-a-ways in the future. But I will be back tomorrow to post the winner. The name will be drawn out of a bowl. I think maybe I'll let Colby draw the name in the morning. So come back to see who wins!

I think I may start posting the stats on my photos that I post. I know I always like to know how someone has achieved the results they've gotten and so I'll start posting my stats with the photos.

On this shot I used my 85mm lens at f2.2 with a shutter speed of 400. My ISO was 200. I used the "honey" action by Lilyblue and the frame is from ittybitty actions.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Happy Hump Day!

Today I was trying to get some shots of Jacob when Max came running up to give him a big lick on the face. Nothing better than yucky ol' doggie kisses.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I'm giving away a free $15 iTunes gift card!!!

All you have to do is leave a comment under this post and on Friday I will draw the name of one person to receive the $15 iTunes gift card. Cut-off time to post is mid-night est Thursday.
Good luck!

Monday, January 5, 2009



Sunday, January 4, 2009


The boys playing clone wars with their light sabers.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Coral Bark Maple (Sango-kaku)

This is such a pretty tree. I love Japanese maples and this one shows such a pretty contrast of color during a season where there is little color.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Feels like a month of Sundays

I swear I'm so ready for work and school to resume. I can't take anymore of this carefree schedule. Give me some routine!!! Now I know when Tuesday gets here and the alarm wakes me up at 6:15 I'll be cursing it but right now I'm ready for it.

Here is a shot of the boys playing on the stairs. They always get their little army men out and play on the stairs.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!!

and Happy Birthday to the blog. Hope you all have a relaxing new year's day and all your football teams win! Go Gamecocks!