I Tri and Craft

thoughts from a mother of boys, a marathoner, a triathlete, a crafter, a wife, and a scientist

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Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways

This is for last week’s challenge, which ended today as there is a new challenge.

But…you know, better late then never

It is supposed to be one shot taken at two different directions.  One horizontal and one vertical.

This challenge is two force photographers to think before they shoot.

Back when I used film, you know a gazillion years ago.  My nieces say “film? what is film?” I would have to think a lot about composition.  Wasted film is wasted money.   And wasted time in the dark room.

Now of course I can take a million pictures then pick and choose between the ones I like at a later time.  Of course the down side is less thinking about the shot ahead of time.

I knew I wanted to shoot this building, I just kept not having enough time in the day.  So it took me a little long.



Which one is better?  That would depend on what you want the image to represent…


Happy Shooting




Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour

This weeks photography challenge is the Golden Hour.

The golden hour is defined as the first and last hours of the day.  This is because of the quality of light, and its effects on what you are photographing.

I have lots and lots of sunset pictures.  When we lived in central Oregon we would see glorious sunsets on a daily basis.  The Oregon Coast offers magnificent sunsets.

But I didn’t want to go that route.  I wanted a new picture.

On Saturday we went to a friend’s house, they live on a Christmas tree farm, so there are lots and lots of land around them and I made sure to bring my camera.  The big boys were paying with our friend’s bow and arrows, so of course Ian wanted to play too.

I love Ian’s expression after shooting the arrow.  He was so excited!


They were shot at 7:38pm (sunset was 8:57 pm, so they were a little outside the golden hour, but close enough for me):
1/100 sec
f 5.7
400 ISO
55.0 mm focal length

I did not do anything to the pictures in Photoshop, but I think they could use a little adjustment.  The pictures needed a little more light.  But that’s how it is with kids, they decide to do something and you have no time to test the light before they are done.

I also had to include one of some plant life.


It was shot at 7:40 pm at 1/85 sec, f 5.7, 200 ISO, 55.0 mm focal length

Happy Shooting


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

This week’s photo challenge is color.

So here are a couple more pictures from the Portland Roadster Show.

Photo Challenge: Color-Blue

Photo Challenge: Color-Green

Happy Shooting



Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime

I have been itching to push the trigger button for a while now.

Between working, blogging, homemaking, mothering, wifeing, party planning and all the other things I feel I am doing, I have not been able to do any photographing.

Don’t get me wrong, I use my camera.  But recently it has been picture for this blog or of my children.  Now these are valuable pictures and worth taking.

My children are adorable and I love taking pictures of them, but I miss taking other pictures.

I miss pictures with no people in them.

I have been looking for some online picture-taking incentives.  what?

I need someone or something to push me into taking those shots.  WordPress hots a weekly photo challenge.  They give us a topic we shoot it and then blog about it.  I decided to try it.

I am hoping to find other online challenges to get me out there shooting again.  If you know of any, share them with me, please.

This week’s topic…Lunchtime

This month is a phonetography month, so all pictures are taken with our phones.

This is what I eat when I forget my lunch…

Happy Shooting