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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, 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