Monday, December 5, 2011

Tuesday's Photos

It was such a fun and busy week.  We got to spend some time with my sister-in-law as she was decorating for Christmas.


Scattered Horizons


We got to spend time watching my oldest son compete in his lego robotics competition...and celebrate with him for his team's trophy in "Gracious Professionalism."
Kim Klassen's Dream Texture, Multiply mode, Masked off his hands, face, and shirt
kimklassencafe

We got to spend some time enjoying the cold, winter sun at the park while waiting for Huckleberry to be done.


Such gorgeous later afternoon sun, though it threw me off color wise, but I was still able to capture a few sweet shots (including my ducks from Sunday's Scavenger Hunt).  Any tips on white balance settings for that golden hour?

Sweet Shot Day

But nothing beats 45 minutes to photograph the  beauty of winter frost, sun, and some scrumptious frost bokeh...

Balancing my home life and photography can be tricky at times, but when I'm photographing nature, I spend time with God.  My heart swells with worship for my God who can create beauty out of the ugliest things.


And if sometimes I forget to honor God with this gift of photography, He gives me a photo that just screams for a verse to remind me.


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34 comments:

Susan said...

Wow, Sunflower is growing up so quickly! Love all of these, especially the black and white.

No Greater Love said...

Oh, Cedar...I love that heart leaf. :) And the picture of the Christmas tree, with Sunflower!!!!

You know...if you weren't going to be adding another girl to your family, I would BEG you to send me Sunflower's hand me downs. ;) I would pay for them...they are so darn cute. :-)

Night!
Mer

Nancy said...

Your photos are wonderful!!! I'm just starting in this area and haven't quite figured out my camera yet either. Thanks for coming by my blog...come again~ not many people do!

Alida said...

Your photos are incredible!

kimB said...

Your photos are great and I really love what you did with your "Celebrate" photo -- wonderful edits!

I always enjoy seeing your work :)

Christmas and New Year's Blessings to you!

Pat Mark said...

These are beautiful, one and all. I especially love the frosty heart shaped pod and the scripture you put with it.

Godelieve said...

Love your nature shots!

kareninkenai said...

beautiful use of texture processing and reason to celebrate with your son; the other images for different challenges are awesome; I especially like the scripture image of a heart. Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year. Thank you. {visiting from TT}

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Your fourth and last photos are gorgeous! Your daughter has a beautiful little face.

Nadege, said...

I love the black and white edit. Such a wonderful varied set.

suzanne carter said...

Love your images and the bible verse.
Blessings
Suzanne

Leovi said...

Expressive, I like this light frame and very good B & W.

Pieni Lintu said...

So beautiful!!!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Gorgeous photos. Well done. V

hannah said...

What a beautiful portrait of your little girl.And your son looking so proud.

Kathy said...

That first photo takes my breath away....a perfect composition in my book :)

Kathy

johanna said...

wonderful selection of photos. i also love the b/w very much!

KarenHarveyCox said...

What glorious photographs, and the textures are truly amazing. I would say you have lots to celebrate with such a gorgeous family.
Karen

Pat said...

These are wonderful photos! The last shot is amazing!

Terrie said...

What a beautiful series of shots - each more lovely than the last! visiting from TT

em said...

I love that first shot! Congrats on the Legos competition...I bet that was fun for him!

June Scott said...

Beautiful shots, Cedar! I love it when God speaks to us so clearly through His creation.

Angie said...

Oh my! Cedar, all of your images are so beautiful. Glorious, in fact. All that light and gorgeous bokeh!! The little heart shaped flower/leaf is stunning! Wonderful images, just wonderful. And also, great use of Kim's texture for TT's! You've inspired me with all that light. :)

Marilyn said...

Great photos. I love Kim's "Dream" texture used on your boy's photo. It is fitting for his accomplishment.

Rohit Sareen said...

lovely post and brilliant work in all photos.

superb!

Cheers,
My Third Eye

Pat said...

Sweet photos - love the black and white - Christmas tree shot!

Melanie said...

These are all just delicious! Your are so talented w/ your camera. I LOVE the last shot! AND the Black & white!

jdmsmith said...

Your pictures are gorgeous! God Bless you.

PrairieJill said...

Beautiful photographs! And great use of textures.

Sharon said...

Beautiful images and beautiful young people! God does create awesome things in nature, I agree!

Erika B said...

Beautiful shots! That last one is really stunning.

Erika B

bettyl said...

All your shots are great! The shot of the leaves forming the heart is awesome.

Ashley Sisk said...

That first picture is so so sweet. I just love it.

Emily said...

That first photo is stunning! The composition, the bokeh and the soft black and white tones are all beautiful. Thank you for sharing and for linking up with Tones on Tuesday!