15 July 2009


So, here I am again with a huge gap in my blogging. We have been on vacation and recovering from vacation.

We spent 2 nights in San Antonio, then 7 nights in a condo on the beach in Port Aransas, then one night with my aunt in Corpus Christi, and then we drove home with a stop in Johnson City to see my uncle. Whew. Exhausting at times but worth every. single. minute!

While I was on vacation I had big plans that included books to read but the truth is when I had a little down time I was playing with my camera. I so wish I had taken my camera book with me to help me out. Here's hoping I have time to take a photography class or two before next year's vacation.

I thought this picture was kind of fun. I was standing on the condo balcony with James waiting on some sea gulls to fly over the roof so I could get a cool picture (never happened when I was ready...) Anyway, I turned around and saw a fun opportunity to capture me in the window with the ocean in the background. I even managed to snap one when James can be seen too!

There was a full moon a couple of nights so I was really wishing that I had a tripod to capture a better night shot... I am still pretty proud of these shots though. It was gorgeous in person and these pictures do not do it justice at all!

Then one morning we were down on the beach in time for sunrise! WOW. God's creation is amazing!

So, any photography tips for me? Or maybe blogs that will help me learn to get along with my camera even better?



Unknown said...

PLAY PLAY AND PLAY some more with it, these are pretty darn good IMHO. :)

Shelley said...

Look at that THIN silhouette! Great to "hear" from you again Natalie.

Jaimee said...

Wow! Sounds like an awesome vacation!

You got some gorgeous shots of the moon and sunrise! If you haven't checked out The Pioneer Woman's photography site, check it out - she has a ton of posts explaining different areas of photography.

But, as Stacie said - Keep Playing and you will be amazed what you learn over time!

Unknown said...

I recognize that style of balcony! ; ) Glad you had a good trip and great pics - love the sun ones - WOW!

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

What kind of camera do you have? Point and shoot or an SLR.

Kamis Khlopchyk said...

Whew, those are spectacular! I am right there with you needing to learn how to use my camera too. Stacie said to play but I just don't find the time or the inpiration most days.

glad you had a good vacation, the locations look beautiful!

Sab said...

Thos are beautiful!