Thursday, January 13, 2011
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
1. Update my blogs at least every 2 weeks
2. Attend at least 1 class or workshop this year in metalsmithing (preferably not an on-line class)
3. Ride my first Dressage test with Sheri - I have to get over the fear of riding in front of strangers.
Hopefully this will help me stay motivated. I will keep everyone updated.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Light Shaft taken by DH
Very shortly after moving to Ariona I saw a photograph of this wonderful canyon. I inquired about it and learned that is was Antelope Canyon in Page, AZ. I have wanted to go there ever since. So the first week of July, while the girls were off visiting Oma, DH and I took a wonderful trip up to Page and then over to the Grand Canyon. The drive was amazing through the Painted Desert. We really didn't know what to expect in Page. Since our purpose for going was to do a photographer's tour of Antelope Canyon we didn't look into much else. Page is next to Lake Powell, the 2nd largest man-made lake in the country. Lak Powell is surrounded by huge canyon walls and is incredible beautiful.We took a tour of the upper Antelope canyon which is where these wonderful pictures were taken.
Thru a slot a canyon wall
Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon, which is a canyon which is basically a very narrow cave with a crack in the ceiling. That is the best way I know of to describe it. Some of the "rooms" are a bit larger and in some places your shoulders are almost touching the walls. At certain times the light creates these spectacular colors. I had always assumed that the colors I saw in photographs were due to special filters and such, but no this is the way God made it.
Main entrance after "good light" was gone
Canyon continues on to left around a corner
Everything I had read about taking photographs inside the canyon was proven wrong when I got there. Supposedly, pictures taken with a point and shoot camera don’t ever come out. You must use a SLR to get any decent picutes. Well, I got out the trusty Nikon 35mm, purchased new film, dusted of f the tripod and set off into the canyon. Meanwhile, DH took the little Kodak point and shoot digital just to take a few shots. Needless to say we know that the point and shoot works as all these photos were taken with that camera.
I need to finish up the last roll of 35mm before I get them developed and we will see which ones come out better. But I honestly can't imagine that they will come out much better than these. Just because sometimes we like to keep track of these things DH took the first photo and I took the others. Althought I must admit he took quite a few really good ones.
Friday, May 05, 2006
Inspired by my little success with noses I proceeded to doodle while watching TV with the girls that evening. This is what came out of that - "look Ma, no pig nose". Tia come over to be petted so I held her face for a couple of minutes to try to do a quick sketch of her nose. These were done with my daughter's gel pen which doesn't flow very well. Miss V asked who I was drawing hence the comment "Who Nose" on the page.