Its time to be JOLLY!

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My love and joy at home…

Will be sharing some of these…taken with my new Panasonic lumix DX5BenAndMommyPanel

Pregnancy a third time….

So for those wondering, I am still here monitoring my blog without much activity due to the upcoming birth of my third child…here’s a blog post to prove it 🙂
Very few times in life have I been comfortable sharing photographs of myself on the web. Pregnancy makes it feel all okay…I am proud to me a mother and go through this process to have my beautiful children.

Stay safe through Hurricane Sandy and I will be back once this little one is born…Till then take care and happy shooting through the season!

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The Chenda | home portraits

One of my good friends from India sent my boys a really nice toy instrument…Chenda (an Indian drum).  It was really meant for Ben but Liam took an interest to it and found himself captivated by this cool looking thing. The evening sunshine was streaming through our windows and I decided not to move Liam but to just try to get some pictures of him playing with it. Benjamin wanted to pose for my camera and I told him to sit next to Liam. After that are the photos you see at the bottom of the storyboard.

-To Johny: Thank you so much for the lovely Chenda. As you can see my boys love it. I hope this post will make you smile too.

MY NEW MONITOR

I am so excited!! I got my new official Professional monitor! I am still waiting on my new computer to arrive too but I had to share this. I have bought computers in the past but never put so much energy into researching a monitor until now. It cost  me a lot of sleep and caused me headaches to figure out what I needed for my editing  that would be budget friendly. Honestly I couldn’t find anything that would provide me with quality color management unless I surpassed the $500 mark.  So here it is.  I settled on an NEC monitor.

This is what sold me> Reliable company, expensive but got a decent deal from B&H photo , 14 bit color, compatible with EyeOne Display2 calibration, raving reviews and recommendations from Photo.net.

The WOW factor== 24″ is HUGE! My old monitor which I thought was a large size -21″ looks so small now.

I had Steven open it up for me as I just watched the monitor unravel and smiled with joy.

Little boy Ben and his little car

I took some pictures of Ben playing with his little car around my Curry Plant. He loved to show his car for my camera and we got some nice pics. I really like how the story boards and processing turned out.   However I used the action “Sweet Honey” from Pretty Presets  to start my editing from lightroom. My storyboards are not perfect.  Nonetheless they are inspired by the ever popular MCP Actions storyboards.

I really am impressed how the use of the wide aperture in these pics turned out. I think I can fall in love with the famous ‘creamy bokeh’.

Now that Liam is bigger, I find more time to play with my camera and get back into rhythm. If he keeps sleeping well through the night, then I get more time to play with editing as well. Whoohoo!

Stay tuned, I have a similar post for Liam coming up and he’s playing with an Indian drum. It’s called ‘The Chenda’.

Car and curry plant | Middle River Photographer

I have a wonderful aromatic curry plant that provides me enough curry leaves for my Indian cooking. And my little boy has a favorite little car. So when he puts them together , what do I focus on? Another photo panel to follow-up on this one will be posted soon . So stay tuned.

 

Story board inspired by MCP actions.