Saturday, February 23, 2008


I took both of these photos while travelling. The first was taken this past November on our way home from Tucson, AZ. I took it from the passenger seat while Carlos was driving. The sun was just coming up over the horizon.

West Texas

This second photo is from March 2005 at a pier in Florida. Carlos & I stopped there on our road trip to Disney.

Florida pier

Another Knit Hat

So after looking at the original Knit Hat photo, I decided that the shadow on the right side of her face detracted a bit from the image so I set it up and tried again! Here's what I came up with:

Knit Hat Take 2

I still think the expression in the first one is better, but the lighting is better in this one. What do you think?

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Knit Hat

Before winter is over I wanted to get a photo of Annabella wearing the fun hat that Auntie Heather knitted for her!

knit hat

I think she might be a natural born model :)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A Day of Little Miss Annabella

Since I'm still trying to get over a cold bug, Anna & I haven't really gone out much over the past few days. Luckily that just means more time to take some photos of her beautiful face! Another little girl at church recently told me that Annabella has "squirrel cheeks"... I think that's a perfect description! So here are a few photos of her (plus I knew that Bella's Granny wanted to see some recent pictures!)




I'm currently taking a course in Photoshop. I can't wait until I know enough about the program to make these photos a little crisper!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Depth of Field

Shortly after getting my new camera, Los & I went to the Falls. The Falls is a small man-made waterfall here in town that is rather unimpressive, but it does provide a good opportunity to test out a camera! I took these next 2 photos to play with depth of field and use different focal lengths.

The Falls

The Falls 2

This photo is is just another angle of the Falls.

The Falls 3

Saturday, February 16, 2008


I was just looking through some of my older photos this morning and found these 2 from my trip to California last summer. They were both taken outside of the San Diego Airport while I was waiting for my mother's flight to arrive.

I love the first photo - I find the signage on the bus totally redunant but it adds a strange simplicity to the image.

Stating the Obvious

With this second photo I was just playing around with the different focal lengths of the camera. I like how it shows the texture of the palm tree though and gives the impression of hiding behind the tree. Makes me think of playing Hide & Seek!


Friday, February 15, 2008

Some people amaze me...

Fruit Stand

Apparently any fruit or vegetable that is orange in color can be called an orange...

Valentine's Day

Normally I'm not a fan of Valentine's Day. I find it forces one to buy a gift for your significant other that he/she probably doesn't want or really need and makes things that are a thoughtful gift (ie flowers) 3 times more expensive! This year, due to a tight budget and lack of ideas, I decided to just bake cupcakes for Los. I went for a traditional chocolate with vanilla buttercream icing... hard to go wrong with that combo. Luckily they were a huge hit and I think he actually appreciated the thought.

Homemade Cupcakes

Plus it helps that I have a fabulous husband who has actually started noticing when I mention items that I like. This year he got me a tripod for my camera and another lens filter! It's a small gift, but I think it's fabulous.

Valentine's Gift

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Say Cheese!

My little girl! Her smile can light up an entire room. I keep telling Los that we're in trouble when she grows up since she already can stop people in their tracks!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Park Bench

Originally uploaded by katemalone03
This is another photo that I took a few years ago. There was a firetruck that was emptying out the hoses over the lake creating a mist over the whole scene.

I took this photo back in 2004 while I was attending Vanderbilt Law School in Nashville, TN. We had a large thunderstorm move through and, as usual, the sky turned amazing colors afterwards. Luckily the building that I was living in has a rooftop deck so I had the chace to capture this image of the sky over Vanderbilt University. I always thought this made the sky look like it was on fire.