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    I'm a wife and mom with a passion for photographing my kids and documenting our lives together. My blog is a place where I can create, show my art and connect with others who share my love of photography. Thanks for stopping by!

August 10 on 10

My motivation to shoot decreases when we start hitting double digit temperatures.  As a result, the majority of my shooting happens on my iPhone. Here are my favorites from this past month:

Next up on the circle is Cecilia Moreno.  You can check out her 10 on 10 here.

 

August 12, 2012 - 12:58 pm

Melissa - I’m with you there. I have huge chunks of my life that would be forgotten if it weren’t for my iPhone. :) What a pretty beach photo!

August 13, 2012 - 6:10 pm

Christine - I really need to do an iphone 10 on 10 one of these days. Great shots. I just love how they look all put together.

52 Fridays – Week 31 {Joy}

Joy is arriving at the beach in the early evening and getting to play in the water with your clothes on.

 

Next up on the circle is Kate Williams | Southwest Wyoming Lifestyle Portrait & Wedding Photographer. You can check out her interpretation of this week’s theme here.

August 7, 2012 - 7:15 am

Linsey - Such gorgeous work this week! I adore the processing in these. So calm and serene.

Film Friday – July

As the last friday of the month approaches and I reflect on this project, I realize I am having a love / hate relationship.  Not necessarily with the project (because I love seeing what all my film friends are posting each month) but with film in general (and a manual focus Mamiya 645 Pro).  This month I’ve had all kinds of issues in the mix of images taken on our vacation at Rosemary Beach, Fl.  I start off the roll with a triple exposure (no idea how that happened – I am at least 40% positive I wound the crank after each exposure…)  Several shots that were underexposed but miraculously in focus.  I’m am progressing though because I did realize I was underexposing while still shooting (I think I closed down my aperture but didn’t change my shutter speed)  and adjusted to get correct exposure – however, these shots are wildly out of focus.  I did manage to get a few scenery shots in focus (after shooting at F11 and dropping the kids back at the house so I could concentrate on what I was doing).  On my 35mm camera (Nikon F100) I shot an entire roll thinking it was Fuji 400 Pro H (the colors on the beach are going to be so beautiful!) when it was really Neopan 100 – or was it 400 – not sure…  Are you seeing a pattern?  I may not have the attention span for film.  At any rate, here are a few of the images.  I’ve got such a long way to go!

Starting with the triple exposure (now that I look more closely there may actually be four exposures):

Next on the circle is Karyn Johnson.  Check out her experience with film here.

July 27, 2012 - 5:27 pm

Kathy - I love that the multiple exposure even if its not what you intended. I totally understand your frustration but its part of the growing process with film. I think your images look amazing!

July 27, 2012 - 10:07 pm

heidi - You are cracking me up!!! lol-regardless of the issues…these are gorgeous…love the triple(or quad) exposure-very neat! And the scenery is amazing-really nice contrast in the black and whites too. :)

July 28, 2012 - 5:17 am

JennyO - These are great Melinda! I love that multiple exposure one – so cool. I too have a problem of forgetting which film I loaded in which camera – thinking I should get some stickers or something to remind me!

July 28, 2012 - 10:50 am

Jayme F. - Oh my gosh Melinda you are too funny. Sometimes you just have a few weeks of what you are going through with film. I think it is because we are trying to “think” about so many things! I love all of your images, especially the BW on the beach, gorgeous!

July 29, 2012 - 11:21 am

karyn - omg, i love your quadruple exposure!!! me and film have a seesaw relationship too…keep at it melinda, because I would’ve never felt your frustration by looking at these images…They are gorgeous! and i love, love, love your neopan 400!

July 30, 2012 - 12:23 am

Stephanie - I love these! Especially the one of J & G and of course the last one. Wish I knew what they were saying…

52 Fridays – Week 30 (Adventure)

We had many adventures while on vacation.  Here we stopped by the park on the way home from the beach.  This is about as adventurous as we roll…

Next up on the circle is Kate Williams | Southwest Wyoming Lifestyle Portrait & Wedding Photographer. You can check out her interpretation of this week’s theme here.

 

July 27, 2012 - 7:21 pm

Deanna - Pure sweetness! Her dress and purse coordinate perfectly with the setting!

July 28, 2012 - 9:57 am

Denean - Love a good playground adventure! Your daughter is just gorgeous – love the last shot of her!

52 Fridays – Week 29 {Reflection}

A few years ago I came across Susannah Conway’s Unravelling Course.  It was her description of the course that really drew me in.  She said “the unravelling process is a new way to view your world.  You’re going to go on a photo safari into your own life to reconnect with who you are, where you’ve been and where you want to go.”  This seemed interesting to me as I was new in my photography journey and still learning how to develop my creative process after years of pushing it aside for more logical pursuits.  This course is all about reflection and in week 4 the theme was memories.  As I was looking through our old family photos I came across this one (me and my sister circa 1978, I’m the one on the right):

It’s hard to explain but this one picture really changed how I saw myself.  In this picture I saw the core of who I really am, the same girl I was in this picture at 10 years old, and I was able to accept her in a way that I had never been able to before.  I was able to identify areas in my life that weren’t working for me and change them.  I’m sure it wasn’t just the picture.  I had done a lot of reflection through the course leading up to this but for now it serves as a reminder to accept myself for who I am.

Next up on the circle is Kate Williams | Southwest Wyoming Lifestyle Portrait & Wedding Photographer. You can check out her interpretation of this week’s theme here.

 

 

July 20, 2012 - 7:27 am

Mary Schannen - Seriously – I thought that was Mckenna when I first saw your face! Love this post – need some of your ‘reflection help’ in my life!

July 20, 2012 - 11:13 am

Deanna - Love this! I always used to tell my students (middle school) that one day they would want to look back at pictures of themselves and be able to tell that person thank you for everything they did. The literal act of looking at ourselves through a different lens is indeed powerful!

July 24, 2012 - 8:47 am

Denean - Love that you have this memory! Sounds like a great course to take :)