…taken with my iPhone
Fredericksburg is beautiful in Fall. This is in spite of its civil war history and because of it.
…taken with my iPhone
And THIS is why I take pictures. There are some things that a person simply cannot make up all on their lonesome. Had I told my friends that I saw a vehicle that was half motorcycle and half station wagon, they’d think that I was attempting to fabricate some lame comedic moment. But no, such a vehicle does actually exist.
This is a photo of a project that I finished with my husband. I found the idea on Pinterest and have no idea why the thought of trailing my family’s photos down a wall never occurred to me. My husband handled the hammer and nails, and I only needed to tell him where I wanted him to hang the frames. Once the frames were mounted, I selected the photos in which to fill the frames. Simple enough, right? Wrong. It was one of the most tasking emotional experiences that I’ve had since my husband and I decided to make a life together. Photos have a way of taking you right back to a moment in a way that the memory simply cannot perfect. I cried as I selected my photos. The photos date back to when my husband and I were dating, include the birth of our daughter and various family Christmases. I can now relive the amazing life that I have built with my family everytime I walk down the stairs.
Purchasing a camera is probably one of the best decisions that I have ever made. A camera doesn’t just capture the happiest moments of your life. It reminds you of how blessed you are even when you’ve forgotten to be thankful for you life.
I recently had a very interesting conversation about photography. A friend wanted to know the difference between RAW photos and JPG images. I paused before giving my friend my response because I immediately started to think about some of the responses that had been provided to me when I first became interested in photography. None of the responses provided to me years ago were simple and I wanted to make sure that my friend could make of the concept that I would explain.
Think of a RAW images as cake batter and JPGs like fully decorated cakes. Cake batter can be modified quite easily to become different kinds of cakes. A fully decorated cake is far more difficult to manipulate. Sure, one could scrape off the icing of a fully decorated cake and attempt to redecorate it but can the flavor truly be manipulated? Attempting to decorate a cake that has already been decorated will prove to be more trouble than it’s worth. It just makes more sense to manipulate cake batter. Change the flavor of a cake or add more sugar to the batter before you place the mixture in the oven.
Say what you want, but I love my iPhone 5. Specifically, I love Siri and I think that she wants to be my BFF. I also think that she’s a Redskins fan. Today Siri and I were outside teaching my daughter to ride her bike. Siri agreed to keep track of today’s game. After a few minutes, I asked Siri if she thought that the Redskins were going to win the game and here’s what she said:
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