Wicked Storm

So last night we got hit by a pretty bad storm. Luckily for me, it did some cool things with the sky. And these are the actual colors of the sky! Wish I was joking but halfway through taking these I thought, “this probably isn’t good” and moved inside.

Hope you enjoyed ๐Ÿ™‚


August 5, 2008 - 5:47 pm

Giavana - wow…at first I thought you were playing around with the colors. dang that was beautiful although probably dangerous huh? GREAT shots again Madam Kara!

Flowers and more

Ok, here’s for my weekly updated blog, if not daily! I haven’t retouched a lot of these, except for the last few. You’ll find my husband’s baby (the weber grill) because well, I had to get a shot of it! I’m really getting good at post production, getting things done in a few minutes there and I’m getting good at exposure. Wahoo! Enjoy.

Saturday’s sky was gorgeous! Perfect for grilling.

We’re not sure if this is an actual plant or a weed, anyone know?

The following pictures were during a walk, I loved this giant bush and had so many great photo ops!!

This one is my favorite!

When was the last time you saw some of these?!

Love the orange.

Until next time…

August 4, 2008 - 5:08 pm

mamakrystal - BEAUTIFUL! Love the vibrant flower pic, the colors just pop. It’s a beautiful fuschia!

Boudoir Pictures: Tori

Last Friday afternoon, I met Tori and we took lots of pictures! I will warn you that these may be seen as a bit scandalous, but nothing more than what’s seen in major retailer magazines. We did take others that I can’t post! Thanks again Tori! It was lots of fun!

Until next time!

What a beautiful city

So I didn’t make it all the way to the waterfront or even Millennium Park! But here’s a few pictures of the beautiful city of Chicago, unfortunately the sun had disappeared under the clouds when I took these. The architecture and atmosphere is just wonderful! I love living in the suburbs but having the convenience of the train to get to the city without the park or traffic hassle (now I just need them to have more express trains!). Forgive these pictures as I took them while trying to make it to my train on time! 1 mile in less than 15 minutes! Glad to say, I made it!

Until next time! Psst, the boudoir pictures will be here soon! I promise!


Getting used to the Nikon.

So I went home and wandered around my house again to try and get a better feel for the Nikon. When I’ve used a DSLR, I’ve used a Canon, so switching to a Nikon is interesting. I played a lot with exposure this round to get a good feel on how to do it on a sunny, somewhat cloudy day. Here’s some random pictures using a Macro Wide Angle lens.

My poor red maple tree, I think I need to spray for bugs!

Let’s talk some exposure. The next two pictures are drastically different! I used different exposures and it totally changes the mood. In the first one, it looks as if it’s about to rain and there’s no sun and is underexposed.

This one is slightly overexposed but gives it such a happy feeling doesn’t it? There are many challenges to shooting in sunlight and I’m working on really getting comfortable with exposures.

Some perspective:

Here’s some ring shots. ๐Ÿ™‚

My darling husband has a collection of rubber duckies, these were the ones I left in his hotel room the night before we got married. So cute. He’s a 6th grade teacher, he’s silly. I promise to have his ring for the next random ring shot areas….

Hope you enjoyed this!

July 23, 2008 - 4:00 pm

mamakrystal - love the rubber duckies. Love your flowers and outsides pics, too.