Finding and creating adventures in everyday life.

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Photo Challenge 2017 – Week 28: Portrait, Family

Love these boys and their silly giggles.

Week 28


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Photo Challenge 2017 – Week 16: Portrait, Motion

The week 16 challenge totally stalled me out! I have heaps of ideas and several friends who volunteered to let me capture them in motion, but scheduling just didn’t work. I will continue to pursue getting those portraits done.

However, it’s taken me age to actually capture an action shot. I finally got one of Jude doing a two step jump side kick. I used a technique called panning which I love to do – I think you get such great effects and a feeling of motion. I would like to have had the time on Jude’s picture to take several more of the same shot and work and getting his face in focus, however, I was being eaten by mosquitoes and couldn’t take it anymore.

So, here’s my karate Jude in motion…

Week 16

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Photo Challenge 2017 – Week 13: Portrait, High Key

We got to meet up with family in Portland yesterday to celebrate my nephew’s 10th birthday. He’s such an amazing, cool kid. So happy to be able to celebrate together.

This week’s challenge was to do a portrait high key. It’s a dreamy, slightly blurred and a bit overexposed photography style. You can definitely achieve the look in-camera, but I went with post-processing.

I did a color image and a black and white image.

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Happy Birthday Jesse Boy!

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Photo Challenge 2017 – Week 12: Artstic, Transportation

This was last week’s challenge, but I really wanted to wait until this week to do it. We spent some time in Portland over Spring Break and did the 4T Trail. It was super fun and I knew it would be a great way to get some transportation shots. The 4T Trail involves a 4 mile Trail up the mountain/hill from Washington Park to OSHU via Council Crest Park. It was a great hike through some lovely forests.


When you reach OSHU, you go through the hospital to the Tram and ride it down. There are beautiful views from the top and on the way down.


At the base of the Tram, you hop on the Trolley (Street Car) and ride it to Downtown Portland.


We took the fourth T, the Train, both on the way to Washington Park and then on our way back to our original stop.


It was lovely day for it. No rain, sunshine on and off, crisp, Spring weather. It was a bit muddy in places, so good hiking shoes are recommended. I do highly recommend it as a Portland adventure though.

We saw so many more modes of transport along the way. Boats, jet skis, bikes (regular, tandem, quad), scooters, skateboards, roller blades, helicopters, airplanes, Segways, cars, and buses. It was a wonderful, family adventure.

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Photo Challenge 2017 – Week 10: Portrait, Environmental

This week’s portrait is of Colin, again, because I love him. The idea was to capture a portrait of someone in their natural setting – be it at work or a hobby. Colin and I teach in each of the boy’s classes at church once a month. Colin is a natural. He is really just so good at teaching the kids, at getting them involved and engaged. I love to see it. I also think it brings him joy and that brings me joy. And, of course, the boys love to have him in their classes.

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