Monday, November 7, 2011

Weekend Warrior


Where did the weekend go? I can't believe it is already Monday. Now that I'm blogging regularly and working more on my photography, the days are full and weekends fuller. These days I have little time to shoot during the week, so I've been trying to make up for it on the weekends.

We had big plans for Saturday which involved a trip back to the area my parents' grew up and a birthday breakfast for my dad (his birthday is actually today). But a surprise chimney leak at their house and the need for my son and I to get back in time for our concert made us realize we had been a bit too ambitious with our plans. So, we moved the birthday breakfast to Sunday at the local Cracker Barrel and I found myself with a few unexpected hours for a photowalk.

I decided to head back down to my neighbor's place with my large telephoto lens and see if the buck would make another appearance. It was extremely foggy, which can be a good thing. But, when I heard a series of shots fired as I made my way down the street I figured my chances of getting a shot at the buck myself were small and I wish I'd worn orange.

There were lots of birds out flying around. The sun looked like the moon breaking through the fog which made for an interesting picture. I have several of these I want to process. Today's image is my contribution to Lisa Gordon's Creative Exchange. I did "cheat" a little on this one as it is two shots, the trees/sun and the birds in flight, combined.

Turns out the weekend resulted in enough pictures to keep me in blog posts for the week. For now, I'll leave you with a shot of the birthday boy and my other two favorite guys . Happy birthday dad! We love you.

Three of a Kind
My oldest son Andrew, Dad, and my baby boy Adam.  Taken at Adam's wedding in July, 2011.

Thiry Days Of ThanksToday I am thankful for ...

My father - for his unwavering love and care, and mostly for showing my boys how to be good men.

Scattered Horizons

Link-Update: At Emily's invitation, I'm linking up with her altered tones group "Tones on Tuesday" with today's image. Thanks for the invite Emily!

Monday Linkups


  1. Wonderful shots LeAnne!! I love the edit you did in the first and the second has such great meaning - it truly speaks of love and gratitude!!

  2. Hi LeAnne,
    Great job on your first photo, your processing is grand. Wonderful photo of your dad and sons. Have a great week.

  3. YOu are so clever to combine 2 photos. The result is beautiful.

  4. When it turns out this beautiful, you can cheat anytime you want my friend! This really is just gorgeous, and what a beautiful family you have.

    Thank you so much for sharing this today at The Creative Exchange. Just perfect for it!

    Have a wonderful evening!


  5. That first shot is a wonderful composite. I love the photo of your dad and sons - three handsome men!

  6. Wow! the first image is breathtaking! It is mysterious and so beautiful!

  7. The first shot is amazing! The tones and the composition are lovely. Thank you for sharing! I have a link up for altered tones (black and white, sepia, etc) that I would love if you joined.


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