Monday, August 31, 2009

Sunday, August 30, 2009

162/365 - Making Friends???

Me and Hubby Played golf today and then went to Newburyport for an icecream. While we were sitting on the benches people watching, I decided to take out my little point and shoot and wait for some action...This big fluffy dog was sniffing out this lab, and then owner had to hold him back as the dog then jump towards the lab.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

161/365 - Train Track Friends

Today is a rainy cold Saturday. There is a "Santa Claus" movie on TV. so I thought I would go through my photo archives and post a photo from a fun day with my friends.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Photo Friday - Seaside

160/365 - Sunflower Field

It is the end of August. When I see the yellow field of sunflowers, it always reminds me of the beauty of fall, the beautiful fall colors of yellow, orange and reds. And I start to look forward to the cool crisp night air and colorful leaves in the trees and the crisp leaves on the ground...Fall is my favorite time of the year.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

159/365 - 48

I am trying to exercise everyday to lower my cholesterol and to lose about 10 lbs. Today, I walked for 48 minutes around my neighborhood. I took my little point and shoot camera and focused on the little things that you don't see every day.

P.S. I don't know about you, but it is HARD to use a P&S when you are used to using a DSLR

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

158/365 - Bike Bokeh

The Pink Water Bottle Holder says "This bike is Mine"!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

157/365 - NESOP

I finally signed up for my first photography class/workshop. NESOP offers evening and weekend workshops and I signed up for the "Street Photography" workshop that meets on Saturday mornings in Boston Starting September and goes for 8 weeks. I have been looking at this workshop for about a year now...and I finally took the plunge and signed up...and got the confirmation email from them today...yippee!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

156/365 - The Photographer is Photographed

Yup...this is me. While i was photographing the TV Personalities in Danvers on Friday Morning...the newspaper photographer was photographing me!

My photo is under the "related photos" on the right hand side.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

155/365 - Biker Chick

This is me and my Bridgestone X0-1 "hybrid" bike. I bought this bike in 1992 and road it a bit and then got too busy with work and raising my son, that it has sat in my cellar for 15 years untouched. In May of this year (2009) I had decided to take it to get reconditioned and tuned up so I could start riding it again. The day that I was supposed to pick my bike up from the shop was the day that I took my "big" fall and broke my ankle (May 30, 2009) So again, it sat in my cellar for 2 1/2 more months.

Well today, Sunday, August 23, 2009, I finally went for my first bike ride in over 15 years on this beautiful bike with my friend Susan. We cycled 5 miles this morning and she encouraged me the entire way. When I felt like my legs could not peddle any more up the hills and I wanted to get off and walk...Susan kept me going. The absolute bonus was the final down hill cruise back to my house. It was over, I was home and I did it!!!
And the good new is that I will do it again and again.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

154/365 - Surf in Salisbury

Salisbury Beach
These men were enjoying the high surf due to hurricane Bill at Salisbury Beach, MA. Shortly after this, the lifeguards closed the beach due to the strong rip currents.

Friday, August 21, 2009

153/365 - Zip Trip to Danvers

Every Friday during the Summer, Boston's Fox 25 TV station, broadcasts their morning news show outside in a different town in Central & Eastern Massachusetts. This morning they"Zip Tripped" to Danvers MA, my home town.

I was on assignment through my work to photography the happenings at the broadcast from 6-9am. It was a fun fun morning despite the heat and high humidity.

This photo is of Doug Meehan, the "traffic guy" signing a young viewers book.

Thanks Kim, Cindy, Doug, Gene, & VB for coming to Danvers, putting on a GREAT show and your cooperation in posing for me :-)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

152/365 - Contemplating the Next Shot

This is my niece Katie, who lives in North Carolina. I was loving her newly found appreciation for photography. At the age of 13, she already has an amazing eye for setting up an image.

Monday, August 17, 2009

150/365 - Pass at your Own Risk

...Life can be that way sometimes.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

149/365 - Hydration

Played golf today and it was in the 90's with high humidity. As you can see, the golfers on the course used all sorts of ways to keep hydrated.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

148/365 - One Week

Happy One Week Anniversary to Barbara & Jeff and their blended family.
I had the privilege of photographing their wedding last Saturday.

Friday, August 14, 2009

147/365 - Blue

Meet Blue. She is my new Betta Fish that I adopted today. Thanks to my friends Luke and Andrew for helping me select her, name her and pick out the items for her new home.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

146/365 - Cat in the Grass

Like a graceful vase, a cat, even when motionless, seems to flow. - George F. Will

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

145/365 - Lobster Dock

Had Lunch in Marblehead Ma on Wednesday. Even in the foggy weather, the lobster fishermen were still working.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

144/365 - Scott 'n Katie

Spent the day in Rockport and Gloucester with my son, Scott and my niece, Katie who is visiting from North Carolina. Katie is a budding photographer and was thrilled to be using my Canon S3 IS camera instead of her small point and shoot.

Watching how much in love with photography she was, I decided to give her my first camera that got me started in this rewarding hobby.

And she is "just" like her Aunt Amy...she loves to take photos of people doing everything and anything. AND she is now a Canon user and lover.

When she starts her flickr account, I will share her link.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

142/365 - Brothers

My husband's brother and his daughter are visiting from North Carolina this week. The four of us had a nice round of golf.
(Tom & Bill)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

141/365 - Flower Girl

Saturday August 8, I had an outdoor wedding shoot in the North End of Boston. It was a beautiful, picture perfect day and the bride & groom and their children were a delight to photograph. I was honored to capture their special day for them.

140/365 - pink scooter

I keep talking about wanting a special reason, I just think they are neat and you don't need a special license to drive them.
I think I found the one I want!!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

139/365 - 2 Beatles

Paul McCartney and Ringo Star are the two remaining living Beatles.
Paul is performing LIVE at Fenway Park in Boston tonight.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

137/365 - Fireworks over Boston

This is the famous Citgo sign out side of Fenway Park in Boston MA

Monday, August 3, 2009

136/365 Variations on Fireworks

Monochrome Fireworks Version

Original Fireworks Photo with Color

Sunday, August 2, 2009

135/365 - Flower in the Sky

Fireworks during Yankee Homecoming
Newburyport MA

134/365 - Fireworks

Yankee Homecoming, Newburyport Ma..Tonight was the first time I have ever attempted to photograph fireworks. I had so much fun and got lots of great photos....This was one of my favorites.