Wednesday, May 21, 2014

catch the moment 365: week twenty

Woo! Twenty weeks into this project and still having fun getting to know the people in the Facebook support group for Catch the Moment 365.  Last Thursday (5/15) I went to an Intermediate Photography class at the local library and now I just really want to take something more official.  During the class, I was messing with the many modes and settings on my camera and finally figured out how to change the aperture. Obviously I hadn't tried very hard before, but adjusting my f-stop and using my new 50 mm 1.8 lens has changed my photos. I'm having a lot of fun playing around but the new lens is really hard to get used to since it doesn't zoom in or out at all.

Linking up again this week with the lovely ladies hosting the project - Mindi, Sarah, and Stephanie.

Here we go ...

134/365: May 14th. Finished cupcake picks for Dexter's birthday party. (see party post for more).

135/365: May 15th. There's just something so calming about those rows and rows of unread books. And also overwhelming. I recently have had the desire to get my hands on real, physical books. As someone who hasn't read regularly since long before she had children, I didn't even know where to start. Genre? Author? After my photography class, I walked upstairs to peruse and left empty-handed. Anyone got suggestions for quick, fun, interesting reads to get my feet wet again?

136/365: May 16th. Niko.

137/365: May 17th. Birthday party day.

138/365: May 18th. One of my favorite nature shots so far this year. Or ever. This is now my screensaver for my laptop.

139/365: May 19th. Water gun fight in the driveway before dinner. That look on Dexter's face, oh boy.

140/365: May 20th. Out to dinner. It was late and getting dark and it was cute that Dexter just HAD to take that monkey into the restaurant. I needed a pic and this was the best one I got.

I like this week of pics, but if I had to choose just one, it would definitely be day 138. Dandelions at dusk. Which one do you like best? 

xo,
~C~

16 comments:

  1. The hunger games series is a quick but good read.

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    1. I have heard that!! thank you!

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  2. 138 is a beauty!!! I just started reading the Orphan Train and so far it's really good! I joined a book club and it's not something I would normally pick up but I love it. I was craving reading a book again too so am excited to be doing this!

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    1. well I learned something new about you today Mindi! I am just itching to get back in that library and take my time browsing through those stacks of books.

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  3. I love libraries too! It's inspiring looking at all the work that has gone into them, all the possibilities of things to learn, stories to fall into. Awesome stuff! I highly recommend The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. A beautiful story, easy and quick read, touching. It's got everything. :D

    Also, I have to say your dandelion picture is absolutely breathtaking. I LOVE dandelions, and that is just absolutely gorgeous, oh my goodness. Amazing! I hope I can learn to take pics like that eventually too!!

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    1. Thank you so much for all your feedback and input. Maybe the nicest comment anyone has left about my photos! :) Thanks for the book rec too!! I am reading Orange is the New Black right now but as soon as I am done with it, I am going back to the library to pick out something else.

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  4. The dandelion picture is AMAZING! Loved all your photos this week!

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  5. Your photos this week are stunning! Hard to choose a favourite. Job well done!! :)

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    1. aw, thank you for the nice feedback.

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  6. I have a feeling I will be doing a superhero party for Braden next January! Love that dandelion shot.

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    1. As much as I might have once upon a time frowned about superheroes, I can't deny now that I love it almost as much as my boys do. Anything that gets their imaginations going and gets them playing nicely together is fine by me!

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  7. All of your photos are great but I really love the dandelion shot. The library shot is a close second favorite. Maybe it is the fact that I work in a library but I do find the image peaceful.

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    1. thanks - it was so quiet there, I almost felt out of place since I'm surrounded by noise and chaos...always!

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  8. May 18th is beautiful! Your cat Niko does look just like my kitty! Our cat is still missing unfortunately.

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