Sunday, August 29, 2010

My Blog is moving....

I'm in the process of moving my blog to a new address: to go with my new website.

Since I'm busy with setting up my new website and blog, I haven't been taking much pictures lately but hopefully the sites will soon stop dominating my time so I can get back to what I love doing!

This will will most likely be my last post on this blog, so if you're looking for me, just click on the link above!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Mirror


The good you find in others, is in you too.
The faults you find in others, are your faults as well.
After all, to recognize something you must know it.
The possibilities you see in others, are possible for you as well.
The beauty you see around you, is your beauty.
The world around you is a reflection, a mirror showing you the person you are.
To change your world, you must change yourself.
To blame and complain will only make matters worse.
Whatever you care about, is your responsibility.
What you see in others, shows you yourself.
See the best in others,and you will be your best.
Give to others, and you give to yourself.
Appreciate beauty, and you will be beautiful.
Admire creativity, and you will be creative.
Love, and you will be loved.
Seek to understand, and you will be understood.
Listen, and your voice will be heard.
Teach, and you will learn.
Show your best face to the mirror,
and you'll be happy with the face looking back at you.
~~ Author Unknown ~~


Thursday, August 26, 2010

new website!

I've been slacking a bit this week on taking pictures. There's a good reason for it! I've been putting together a new website. There's still work to be done on it, but here it is live:

And I've also edited a few nature pictures from our trip last week to the Mecklenburg Lake District, here is a little slide show of them:


Tuesday, August 24, 2010


After reading this post: I was really inspired to try some of the tips for capturing a great sun flare. Walking through the forest gave me the perfect opportunity to test it out.

This picture was taken with my tamron 28-75mm lens, ISO 200, f/14, SS 160.


Monday, August 23, 2010

i heart faces "Beach Fun!" photo challenge

This is a good friend of mine. We've been doing a 4 seasons photo shoot series and this was one of the pictures taken a couple of weeks ago for "summer". We had so much fun at the beach while doing this shoot! When I read what this week's theme was at iheartfaces, I instantly thought of this picture and knew this was the one I wanted to enter.

To see more "Beach Fun" pictures, be sure to head on over to iheartfaces:


Sunday, August 22, 2010

4 Generations!

Mirko's Opa just celebrated his 79th birthday. While we were there, we decided to take a 4 generation picture of his Opa, his father, of Mirko, and of Niklas.


Saturday, August 21, 2010


We're on our way home from holidays right now and I'll probably be posting a lot of pictures from this week away in the beautiful forests and lakes area where we where outside of Berlin. For now, I posted a picture of a dragon fly that I was so happy to capture. They flew and darted by so fast and I was determined to capture one in mid flight. I did get a couple of pictures I'm happy with and this one is one of my favorites.


Friday, August 13, 2010

Holiday Break

Just in case you're wondering, I'll be taking a 10 day break from my blog. ;-)
Hope you're all enjoying your summer!


Thursday, August 12, 2010

EDIT Thursday

Following my SOOC Wednesday, I'll be doing an EDIT Thursday. I may edit one of my own pictures or somebody elses  picture. Today it will be somebody elses. A number of other ladies in a forum I'm on are doing the SOOC Wednesday and this straight out of camera picture was taken by one of these ladies of her son:
He's adorable and I just love his freckles!

I started off with doing a clean edit on the picture adjusting the white balance and running AMPs "clean it up"  and "Daydream" actions, tweaking until I liked it:

Since I am lucky enough to be one of AMPs testers of a new set of texture actions that she's creating, I decided to work these actions for my edit. I am constantly amazed at Amy's talents in her photography as well as her photoshop actions and lightroom presets!! Here are my edits:


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

SOOC Wednesday

This is the first post of a new tradition, "SOOC Wednesday". Every Wednesday I'll be posting pictures that have not been edited other than re-sized for internet. They are "Straight Out Of Camera" pictures. Since I've been trying to get practice in with my speedlight, my SOOC pictures today have all been taken using my speedlight. I had my tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 lens on. Camera settings were: f/2.8, SS 1/60(first two pictures) SS 1/100 (third picture) and SS 1/160 (fourth picture), ISO 200. The speedlight was set on TTL/BL at -0.3 exposure.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

4 Seasons Photo Shoot - "Summer" Sneak Preview

My friend and I have started a 4 seasons photo shoot series. We've done winter and spring and tonight we did some summer shots. Here is a tiny sneak preview of "summer":

Monday, August 9, 2010

i heart faces "Surprise!" photo challenge

To see more "surprise" entries, go to iheartfaces:


a few minutes each day....

“The best inheritance a parent can give to his children is a few minutes of their time each day.”

~M. Grundler~



Sunday, August 8, 2010

flowers flowers flowers

Earth laughs in flowers.   
~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Saturday, August 7, 2010

Dress Up!!

Yesterday, I did a little photo shoot with Niklas. I hmmd and hawwwd about whether I should do it or not but in the end it was so much fun and I'm glad we did it. Whether or not he will appreciate this photo shoot when I show the pictures at his wedding is another question. But last night we had lots of fun and giggles together!

Just a little note: Niklas is wearing a dress that I received as a child from my Grandma.