365 – May – Photos 244-274 – Take 2

I don’t typically post on weekends, every once in a while I do… this just so happens to be one of those days…. trying to get through all these posts I have waiting to be posted :). Happy Saturday! I’m off to take pictures at NCHA day!

244/365 – Sigh, this kid. I just love her!

245/365 – It’s puppy time. 8 puppies and they were all male… 

246/365 – this is my kind of final!

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Woolaroc Rendezvous

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Since we’ve become friends with Karen and Jared, they’ve mentioned doing these rendezvous things. We really didn’t know what that was but told them we would be interested. So basically, you dress up pre-1840’s, you sleep in tents, and that’s kind of the gist.

A few weeks ago, maybe even a month or so now, Karen and Jared showed us this flier they got in the mail for the rendezvous that happened this past weekend. Karen rounded up some clothes for us to wear and we were in.

Friday Abug and I loaded up with Karen and Jared and left early morning. It’s known that I’m not a morning person, they said they were leaving around 9-10am and I was like really (imagine that really in a whiney voice). Yes, really and I was there, rearing and ready to go, Abug in tow. Hubby was coming down after he got off work and picked Tbug up.

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365 – March – Photos 183-213 – Take 2

183/365 – Studying… (halfway point of this 365 project!!)

184/365 – It started with Red Velvet Oreos… now we’re trying Green Velvet Oreos. Oh and when the plate was sitting on the counter waiting for tomorrow… the baby may have stolen one. I love that little girl! (and I guess she isn’t a baby anymore… let’s say the toddler)

185/365 – Corned Beef & Cabbage, Potatoes, & Reuben Rolls. It’s what’s for dinner…. (oh and Salad bar!!)

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dSLR Education: Full Frame versus Crop Sensor

If you’ve been friends with me or followed this blog for a while now, you’ll know I love photography. If by chance you’re new to these parts, let me tell you now, I love photography. Now you’re up-to-date :).

I bought my first dSLR September of 2009 before I really even knew what a dSLR was. In fact, I had to research it after my first photography class I took because they were talking about it in the class and I didn’t know what dSLR stood for. Sad but true. I feel like I’ve come a long way since then, but I’ll tell you that there is still a ton more to learn.

Photography is one of those things that newbies and oldies can learn something new, if nothing else, a different camera and how it works.

A couple years ago when we were looking to upgrade my Nikon D90 I couldn’t decide between a crop sensor or a full frame sensor. I knew nothing about the difference really. I did some research but I really didn’t know the difference still. Finally I came to the conclusion through my photography, a camera body was more expensive or a lens was more expensive. Other than that…. I didn’t know the difference and couldn’t decide what to do.

After weighing all my options I decided to go on to get another crop sensor camera. I upgraded to the Nikon D7100. I truthfully didn’t feel like I got jipped by going with the crop sensor, really you just compensate for it. I can tell you my D7100 has a crop factor of 1.5. So if I shoot with a 50mm lens, it’s like shooting with an 85mm lens, to get more like a 50, I’d have to back off to a 35 mm lens. I’m still not sure what that 1.5 means, I can just tell you that’s what it is.

So with a full frame, if you shoot with a 50mm lens, it’s like shooting with a 50mm lens. Wow, like that explanation?

So what does all that mean, really? Again, I wasn’t sure. A friend of mine had a Canon Mark 5D Mark II. It is a full frame camera in the Canon series. So I sent her a text asking if I could come play with her dSLR sometime to get the difference. She told me to come on.

Before I made it out there, I actually got to shoot with a Nikon full frame, it is the D610. Upon a little more research, the D610 is extremely similar to my D7100 except well, it’s full frame. So let’s let some pictures tell the story.

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365 – January – Photos 123-153 – Take 2

Oh where oh where did January go? Seriously, how is it February already? I mean didn’t we just celebrate Christmas and New Years? Anyway, I’m still plugging away on my 365 project… although I really should call it 365+1 or 366 since this year is a leap year…. just a thought.

123/365 – This is the way to bring in the new year… SCUBA diving!

124/365 – I now have a teenager on my hands… Yikes! And those boots are only a size 7… don’t be fooled by the picture! Happy Birthday Tbug!

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365 – November – Photos 62-91 – Take 2

62/365 – Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband! We love you!

63/365 – The other day our neighbors cows thought it would be fun to romp through our field. Turns out it wasn’t the neighbors cows I thought they were because I heard the neighbor on the other side screaming when they were putting the cows back in.

64/365 – I love beautiful sunsets! Probably cause I’m not a morning person so I don’t see sunrises nearly as often

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My Social Book – Project 365

Last year I started out on my Project 365 journey. I really felt like I set myself up for failure, but I didn’t fail, I succeeded! Woot Woot. Do people really say Woot Woot…. ha!

Anyway one of my goals was if I completed my Project 365 I either wanted to print all pictures and place in a photo album or I wanted them printed in a book. I didn’t care which but I didn’t want them to go to die on facebook, my blog, and my computer.

When I completed my project, I went on the hunt to print my pictures. I had the hardest time trying to decide which program/company to use. Then I heard about Social Book.

I hooked them up to my Facebook page, to the exact folder I wanted and bam, my book was ordered! I could have chosen a time frame, etc, but I wanted just my Project 365 printed.

I made mention the other day we were fighting with our mail person… Well this kind of started it. My dogs eat packages. I’ve mentioned this as well… ugh!

So when my first book showed up in the mail, it was placed where my dogs could find it and bam, they ate it. Luckily it was insured or something because the wonderful people at Social Book were willing to replace my book and FINALLY it showed up!

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