Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I'll leave the porchlight on...

Anyone who knows me well enough knows that I always leave my porchlight on. The guiding light for friends who are in need of someone to talk to, someone to listen or just otherwise in need of a friend. You may not need it today, maybe not even tomorrow. But, when the time comes and you ever do need that extra support, extra ear or just some coffee or hot chocolate, the porchlight will be on.

This is actually the porchlight in the back of the house. So, I guess it should be plural. The porchlights are on. Now, you won't be able to come to the backdoor. Fence; locked gates; big dogs; and maybe, just maybe if you are in the backyard you will scare me and I may have to call the police and tell them a stranger is lurking. So, please remember the front porchlight is for you! But...you get my meaning.

Everyone should always leave the porchlight on for friends and family so they can find their way home or find their way to a friend.

Monday, March 30, 2009


This is the bottom of a windchime, hanging all alone. It is on the inside of a screen porch, so it doesn't even get the pleasure of really chiming. I often wonder if it feels sad and alone - - - on the inside looking out with no interaction. The same as humans can often times feel.

Sunday, March 29, 2009


This is Dakota, our yellow lab. He is such a handsome young man. He is 2 years old and the clown of the house. I just love him to pieces.
I changed the images in lightroom and gave them an old school, vintage type look. The process made the head appear to be burned out a bit, but that's ok with me; I like the old school look and his pretty eyes are still shining. :-)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sweet Angel

This is not part of my 365, technically. Although I guess it could be since I did take them on a 365 day, lol.
Part of the reason for being behind in uploading my 365 images is due to sessions. (which I guess is a good thing!)

I have not created a blog for my business. I have thought about it and probably should. Anyway, since I do not have a Shawna Lynn Photography business blog, I thought I would share a couple images of a sweetheart and angel from a recent session.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Kodak Gallery - Live Forever

I am still in the process of catching up on my blog. Oh, I should never have gotten behind. I am putting the pics in date order and will have them up soon.

Until then, I thought I would post one of my favorite videos that conveys many of the reasons I am so passionate about photography. Why I am always the advocate of prints, and sharing them with friends, family, loved ones and the world!
Very motivational ending "keep me, protect me, share me and I will live forever".

Enjoy, and let this Kodak video rekindle your passion and love for photograhy, images and prints.

More rust

Everyone who knows me knows I love rusty things. The rustier the better. The textures, colors and altered shapes within the rust is beautiful. Here is a piece off of an old railcar that is out in the country sitting in an old field. Abandoned and alone. Well, not any more. I will be visiting that railcar (actually it is an old caboose) many more times.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Escape of the Gummy Worms

These are the yummy sour gummy worms. I love the colors, and I espcially love how sour they are!

The images are nearly identical. I closed down the aperture on the second one to gain a little more dof in the foreground and background. I wanted to see if the blur in the front of the image takes away from the 'escaping worm' focus and exactly where the eye was drawn to. In my opinion it didn't make much difference.
I had taken several images ranging from f1.8 - f16. I didn't care for the images that displayed the entire image in clear focus. They were boring and had no character.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Winter is nearly over...finally.

Oh, how I long for Spring and Summer to arrive. Green everywhere, warm weather, interesting landscapes and the warm sunshine on my face.
This image is definitely far from that! I was out searching for old barns, and ran out of luck. Sometimes it is luck of the draw as to which direction you decide to 'road trip'. Today, we went in a direction that held NOTHING visible, nothing interesting for miles and miles.
Oh well. The road trip was fun. :-)