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My name is Amber and I am seventeen years old. My greatest interest is my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I like to dabble in photography and writing, so this blog is a mix of my photos and stories. I also might at times post some heartwise articles. Please enjoy; I always appreciate comments.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Life as of Late

It has been much too long since I posted. As of June 6, I am an auntie to little Miss Brielle. Here's
some pictures I took of the little sweetie.

Monday, April 16, 2012


Wow, time is really flying by. I've been fairly busy; and haven't had much time to post. I thought that I would stop by for a quick moment and post a few recent pictures. Have a blessed week!

Our church has this expectant mother seeking refuge on the property.

At a recent conference at our church, I took some pictures. One of my little friends :) asked me if I would take a picture of her shoes. Who could resist?

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Resurrection Sunday!

Hi all! This is just a quick post. First I want to share with you a few of my favorite Easter/Resurrection Sunday songs. I hope they bless you this Easter season. :)

                                          The Booth Brothers singing The Night Before Easter

Then Came the Morning by Signature Sound

The Booth Brothers singing See What a Morning

Now here are just a few photos that I have taken throughout the past weeks. I hope you enjoy them!

This neighbor puppy was totally adorable.

This little plane sat on top of a swingset. Its color reminded me of Nate Saint's little yellow plane.

Our crabapple  trees are flowering!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Roofing Pigeons

Today I thought I would share some pigeon pics. :) Our family has birdfeeders in our front yard that many birds enjoy frolicing in. We have a few pigeons (I think) that frequent our place. Out of all the birds, they seem to be the least skittish, so I was able to take some photos of them a few days ago. I only managed one at the bottom of the feeders, then it flew away.

Then I noticed that it had landed on the roof, just on the other side.

I went around to take a better look and found both of the pigeons had taken position on the roof. 

Someone had a itch

They are so cute when they schrunch themselves down like that. They don't even look like pigeons anymore.

Which of the two above pictures do you like better?

This is my favorite of them all.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


More posts are coming soon, but I couldn't help but share this picture of a fluffy cottonwood seed that I captured yesterday. (I know that the picture overlaps the sidebar, but I can't fix it without making the picture so small that it doesn't have the same effect. So please bear with me. :) )

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Messing with Manual ~~ The Necklace

F/3.5 (aperture/f-stops) 1/60s (shutter speed)

For this second Messing with Manual installment, I would like to share with you some photos of a necklace that I captured several weeks ago. There is no special story behind the necklace. Except that it made a good photo op. I've been trying to take objects outside and put them in places where they wouldn't normally be. The above picture was posed on a backyard pinwheel.

F/5 (aperture) 1/200s (shutter speed)
I started simple; I lay it first in the grass.
I thought this picture was a touch dark, but I'm not sure. What do you think?

F/5  1/60s
Maybe I want a little too far the other direction on this one's lighting. I don't know if you've noticed but I seem to play more with the shutter speed than the aperture. I feel as though I have more range that way. Maybe more experienced photographers could tell me whether or not it would be better to try to change the aperture more.

F/4.7 1/125s
The focus is almost there. :)

F/4.7 1/125s

F/4.7 1/50s

F/4.7 1/50s

F/4.7 1/30s

F/6.3 1/80s

F/6.3 1/50s

F/6.3 1/50s
I loved how the chain ended up forming a heart shape.

F/5 1/25s
Now we've moved to the bush.

F/3.5 1/60s
Back to the pinwheel. :) Although it was kind of an odd place, it ended up being a pretty combination.

F/3.5 1/60s

F/3.5 1/60s

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Novel Update

This has been my writing station for the past two days. The weather has been warmer lately so I've been able to set up shop on the front step with my story and a CD.

       Hi all. I am working on my next Messing with Manual post, but in the meantime I wanted to post a quick update on my NaNoWriMo novel. For anyone who doesn't know this already, I participated this past November in a novel writing challenge called NaNoWriMo.

         The challenge is essentially to write a 50,000 word novel in one month. I made it to the necessary word count, but still had about half of the novel unfinished. I've been trying to keep busy working at it, although it has been hard to be consistent. Well, a few days ago, I completed Part 3 of the story. That means I only have Part 4 to go. I am hoping to have it finished and edited by June. One of the prizes of meeting the 50,000 word deadline is that you have the opportunity to have five copies of your novel published through a self-publishing company for free. The offer is only good through June, though.

         The past few days I've been busy configuring an outline for Part 4. To celebrate my reaching this point, I will hopefully in a couple of days have a fun post that will aquaint you a little more with the characters of my story.

        While I was out on the step, typing my outline, I had my camera with me. Every once in a while I took a writing break to capture the life around me. :) Here's a few of the pictures.

My grandma was out sweeping the walk, so I tried a few black and white photos.

BTW: One of the songs from the CD that's in the first picture is the song of the week. Be sure to check it out on the sidebar.