Monday, February 21, 2011

Time Away

I promised I would post the rest of the photos from our trip to Brevard. I sat down with the computer this weekend and made myself work in Photoshop. I learned that it comes with a companion program, Adobe Camera Raw, that is a little more user friendly for basic photo editing.

It was a breeze to use, and then I just needed to import my photos into photoshop for little tweaks (mostly to watermark). I also figured out how to create and action, so I don't have to type in my watermark every time. That felt awesome to accomplish. Making a brush watermark is my next step. I also downloaded some free actions, but haven't had the chance to try them out on anything yet.

Overall I'm pleased with the photos from this trip. Most were taken with my Tamron. That seems to be my go to lens. I really like being able to zoom. I've said it before, I'm a wallflower and I hate being all up in the biz-nass, so being able to step back its great. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the 50mm, mostly the 1.4 and I for see many portraits with this lens. But, for family activities the Tamron is my companion.

Ok, so you made it through all my mumble jumble here are some photos....

JJ was ready and eager to try out fly fishing. He was up at 6am, dressed and waiting for Gene to get up.

This was one of the beautiful lakes, the weather couldn't have been more perfect.

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Trying to untangle the line...

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You gotta watch out for the rebound

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Gene really enjoyed getting back to a long lost hobby. I enjoyed watching him and seeing the pleasure on his face.

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No fish were caught and Woody refused to sit nice for the photo

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There was a canoe available and JJ asked if they could go out. Gene thought it might be a good idea since he's looking into buying one. I also tried out being at a fixed focal long lenghth. I stuck the 55-250 on and locked it at 100mm. I'm not sure that 100 is long enough for me. I wasn't super impressed. I tried that trick again at soccer (eekk... those photos coming later!!!) and I didn't like it at all.

Here is what I got at 100mm

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I couldn't take it and I zoomed in

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Look how happy they are!

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Ok, just a few more. After fishing, we went into Brevard and walked around. Its a quaint little town. We stopped at the soda shop for lunch and a snack.

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On the way home we stopped at Ceasar's Head State Park. Gene and I had never been to the look out. The landscape of our state is amazing. Its impressive that you can have so much so close.

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I really encourage you, if you feel you need to get away for the weekend, just do it. Don't hesitate. Its the boost you need to make it through those long, boring, repetitive weeks. We hemmed and hawed about when and where to go. We finally decided and just did it and I don't regret a bit of it.


  1. What a beautiful family and the place you went was too! Love all your photos!!! We need to get together sometime! :)

  2. That is a good reminder to try a weekend trip!

    But that wasn't my REAL comment. My real comment was WOODY BUTT, HAHAHAHA!!!