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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Moving the blog

I don't know how many of you follow me here but it's time for me to move my blog. Blogger, for sometime now, has showed all my pictures blurry. They looked fine when you clicked on them and viewed them larger but, as a photographer, the last thing you want people to see is your work blurred.

Starting tomorrow I'll be posting my picture a day at:

Adailysnapshotoflife.wordpress.com


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Railroad

Where does it go...



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Friday, June 10, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Flower

Picked flower from my daughter



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Monday, June 6, 2011

Daughter

I love taking pictures of my daughter.





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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Field of yellow flowers

This field is filled. Its beautiful on a beautiful day.



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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Summer cool

Love those summer days.






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Friday, June 3, 2011

Light

If this picture was in full light it would not be as interesting. the light gives it feeling, the reminders of watching tv as a kid late at night.




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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Roads




Boulevard Park

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Monday, May 30, 2011

I love sunsets. This is the sunset over Lake Whatcom, the smaller portion on the side of Electric Avenue where no one swims.



I know this is similar to one I took earlier in this project but it's my favorite kind of picture to take.

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day

I don't avoid the topic of death with Carley. It is a simple fact of life. We drove through Bayview cemetery today and I told her how my grandma and grandpa were buried in there. She replied "that's so sad. Maybe Santa can bring them back."





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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

Carnival in town

I love ski to sea.



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Eye exam

Just my bi-yearly checkup. The equipment, I think, is kind of cool looking. So when the doctor was out, I snapped this.




I've worn glasses since 7th grade. This thing has never changed. All of this equipment for two eyes.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bus your tables

The Bagelry.



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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Little blue flowers

Small and probably a weed but pretty nonetheless.




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Location:Parkview St,Bellingham,United States

Monday, May 23, 2011

Golden shadows

Just watching the parade with the suns on our backs.



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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Picked flowers

A gift from my daughter...






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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Wood Forts

My brother and I grew up next to a railroad. Believe it or not, trains used to come through Bellingham via the now know inter-urban trail from Sunnyland to Alabama hill.

The tracks had lots of woods and we played for HOURS building forts. Kids love the woods and Carley is no exception.





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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Gotta love a day in the swing.



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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Stairs

These stairs are covered with blossoms from the nearby trees and it's simply gorgeous.




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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Colors

I'm running out of ways to describe my pictures. It's...crayons. They make a rainbow.




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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Brick buildings

I love the old buildings in downtown. They have so much more character than buildings these days.

Downtown used to be so different when I was a kid, it was the place to go (before we ever got a mall). It's funny how old it looks now. I appreciate these old buildings more now.



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Project Idea

I saw this and thought this would be a great side project. If you do it too, link me your photos. I'd love to see what you come up with.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The girls

A tradition I love, probably my favorite all year long. Mothers day brunch. 4 generations all at once, from my 83 year old grandma to my 4 year old daughter.

I make us have a group shot every year and this year I did mother/daughter shots. I love how it turned out and wish I'd done it every year.



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Friday, May 13, 2011

The lost days (day 3)

Blogger had some issues and apparently lost some of my posts, making me appear to be behind by 3 days. This is my attempt to catch up.

Thanks, Blogger.




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The lost days (day 2)

Blogger had some issues and apparently lost some of my posts, making me appear to be behind by 3 days. This is my attempt to catch up.

Thanks, Blogger.




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The lost days

Blogger had some issues and apparently lost some of my posts, making me appear to be behind by 3 days. This is my attempt to catch up.

Thanks, Blogger.




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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The look

Ok, honesty time. I didn't actually take this picture but I love it so I'm posting it anyway.

Mothers Day, my daughter, who has had her picture taken so many times she now runs when she sees the camera.

We were posing for family pairings and my sister in law, Renae, snapped this. I love this look. It's the "evil eye" a trait passed down from my mom.





Monday, May 9, 2011

Rose

I love roses. My husband brought me some mothers day roses but the highlight of getting them was when he gave our daughter a rose.

Her eyes lit up and she said "I always wanted a rose, I never thought I'd get one."

The best thing about Chris - ok, everything is the best but he is in tune with women. He is a huge softie and I love that.





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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Slides

Remember slides? Nah, me either. But apparently I'm old enough that I should because this is me...on a slide.






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Saturday, May 7, 2011

The 80's

In middle school I went through this phase where I wore neon clothes. Head to toe. And it wasn't just one color, it was all of them in one outfit.

Thank GOD there weren't digital cameras back then cause that's one phase I don't need to relive in my memories.

Thankfully the colors are coming back on their own. Joy.





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Friday, May 6, 2011

Golden Gate Bridge

As seen in 1966



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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Slide

Beauty everywhere. Even the underside of a slide.






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Photos from the 60's

In scanning my parents photo albums I have come across so many interesting pictures, and not just of my childhood. The white house, JFK's grave, 3 years after his death, the Washington Monument. You forget that not only do people change, but the world changes too.


(the front of a business card)

(the back, sung to the tune of "Oh, my darling, Clementine")


JFK's grave, 3 years after his death

Washington Monument

The White House


The Golden Gate Bridge

The tomb of the unknown soldier, changing of the guard

changing of the guard

JFK's grave, in color

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Memories

(me and Uncle Ted)

I'm interrupting this Project 365 to talk about photos. I know, boring. But really let's talk about photos. I like to think that I am expanding my ability with this project but another project I am working on is to scan all of my parents printed photos.

I can't even begin to tell you how great this has been. Not only does it take me back to vacations with my family, but I'm seeing that not every picture needs to be this awesome posed shot. Heck, not even a great candid shot is necessary. There is so much more to these photos then just what's in the picture.

These pictures show me what everyone used to look like. It shows my parents house and how it used to be. I'm reminded of vacations I thought I had forgotten about, a dress I forgot I used to wear all the time because it was similar to one my mom owned. It reminded me of an embarrassing crush I had on my Uncle Ted.

These photos aren't just photos, they are memories of me and my family.

And the best part? Technically speaking they are crappy pictures. There's lots of fuzzy ones, there's some of me and my brother where Jason's head is cut off. There's a lot where the subject is off to one side. And yet, I smile at each one of these photos.

I normally overly critical of my photos. If it looks fuzzy, I delete it. I try to make my candid shots better composed, but in reality, when Carley is older and wants to remember her first vacation she isn't going to give a crap about any of that. She's going to look at what I look at...the people, the places and the feelings it brings back just simply by looking at it.

Photos aren't just well-composed portraits, they are someone's memories.

Maybe I'm just a sentimental softie, but scanning these pictures has been one project I am so glad I took on.

Whatcom Middle School

I drive by the school almost every day. I went there for 3 somewhat miserable years yet I was sad when fire ravaged the building. It's nice to see this old school being rebuilt while keeping the historic motto "Waste Not Thy Hour".




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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Intimate portrait

I wish I could get out more with my Nikon. I'm a full time working mom and frankly my family comes first. But I bought some cardboard backdrops for less than $2.00 each and I love the way it turned out. So easy.

As for Carley, she has her dads blue eyes with my moms intensity. She has always had beautiful eyes, a compliment I myself has received from time to time.



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