april fools' 2016
the sound of silence by disturbed

the minions in print

gentle reader, i have been a photography buff for a very long time. I was in high school when i received my first 35mm camera. i remember blowing through 7, 8, or maybe 10 rolls of 36 in just a few days. i couldn't wait to get those rolls developed and see what my mind had captured.

i'm pretty sure i was rather disappointed in those early attempts. but it didn't stop me. i've been shooting away ever since.

did my skills grow? not overly much. i was more interested in capturing the moment than increasing my prowess.

and until recently, i really didn't mind.

then i decided i really wanted to up to my game. i have a really cool dslr now. and i will admit that i rarely take it out of auto mode. and that is such a shame for such a fine piece of equipment.

over the years, i have signed up for many online photography classes. my intentions were always great. and some of those classes i followed along until i lost interest for some reason or another.

i have struggled with a few things along the way and when i struggled, i tended to lose interest. and when i lost interest, i quit applying myself.

why? i'm no quitter, right? but other things happened along the way. my attention was diverted to other things. 

photography is not my income. it's not my livelihood. it was solely a hobby and i was quite happy with what my hobby experience was providing me.

but i finally came across a class that really helped me understand the things i had previously struggled with.

so, once again, i have jumped back on that horse. i am honing my photography skills. i am actually practicing the lessons, gentle reader!

the other night, i grabbed my camera to re-acquaint myself with it...it had been a very long time! long enough that i had a small meltdown when trying to figure out my focal points. thank goodness for google and youtube videos!

then i started snapping away. then percy came over to see what was going on and he posed so cutely that i focused on him.

dang, i thought, i should look at what is going on here! so i uploaded them to my computer to get a better look.

Percynikon d7200 | nikon 50mm f/1.4 lens | iso 800 | f/1.4 | 1/15ss

and then willy came to investigate the action, the posing, the limelight!

Willynikon d7200 | nikon 50mm f/1.4 lens | iso 800 | f/1.4 | 1/10ss


gentle reader, i was pretty excited when i saw these babies. these were my favorite of each minion. i liked them so much that i ordered a 16x16 canvas of each one.

needless to say, i am re-energized and am looking forward to toting my camera around. using it every day.

yes, i posted this under snapshot wednesday. however, that does not mean i will post a snapshot every wednesday. it may or may not be my target. we just have to see where this takes us, ok?

Blog_Divider_shabbymissjenndesignsi am grateful:

  • for this great piece of photography equipment
  • for the selection of lenses i have acquired
  • for finding the one place that helps it all click for me
  • for a husband that tolerates my hobbies
  • for a husband that doesn't question my photography purchases...love ya, babe 💋

just breathing isn't living!


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