Monday, November 7, 2011

Weekend Warrior

breakthrough


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!






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7 comments:

  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!!

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

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

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  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.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEANNE'S DAD!!!

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

    Have a wonderful evening!

    lisa.

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

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

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  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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