Dec 29, 2006
posted in Uncategorized with 6 Comments

I decided to take the kids to the park early this morning and we had so much fun. That’s the great part of taking several weeks off from the business side of photography. As much as I love my job, sometimes it feels so good to just take my camera and the kids to the park and have a good time. I was looking forward to a little good outdoor cooperation from both Ty and Taryn, but Ty’s plans changed quick when his best friend that lives down the street showed up at the park. So he ditched Taryn and I at the swings and took off with Cade to the monkey bars. I didn’t dare follow with the camera, you know, in front of his peeps, he would have been mortified, so I mostly got images of Taryn today. Here are a few favorites…I feel like I don’t share enough b&w’s so I’m throwing in a few 🙂










And this one in my opinion was post title worthy. Shouldn’t all kids come with a “Warning:” sign! LOL! As I was proofing this I was wondering what might follow the colon on her warning sign….

Warning: full of drama
Warning: loud
Warning: overly cute
Warning: smelly on occasion
Warning: expensive
Warning: I drool
Warning: loves shoes
Warning: scared of elephants & tinker bell

The list could go on and on!!


  • Kim

    Hi! You don’t know me but I follow your blogs everywhere it lands. hee hee…I love and admire your pics so much! I have a D50 also. Mind telling me which lens you used to take these? Also, what actions (if any) did you use?
    Thank you so much!!
    ~Kim (from 2peas)

  • Stephanie

    These are gorgeous! I’m a color girl myself but I love these bws! It really captures the textures of the wood, the leaves, etc…. Very nice! I might try some bws since the bg here is so brown & drab :o)

  • Hey guys – thanks for the comments!

    I used my 50 mm 1.8 on these. This lens seems to rarely get off my camera these days, even for my 85 mm. Probably because its winter and we are inside so much. I shot these in aperature priority mode except for a few of the swing ones.

    As for actions, I didn’t use any on these. I “just” got CS2 and am having a hard time with it so these were proofed in elements. I shot in RAW, adjusted the contrast, saturation and the shadows slidebar just a tad to add a little rich color to the background on all the wood / bark, etc. I dodged her eyes at very low opacity, ran a USM, saved for web and that is pretty much it.


  • oh wait – I did run a black and white action made for elements. I love the b&w basic action from

  • Lindsey – I saw these on 2Peas .. You are amazing – these are stunning!
    I just love these … thanks for the tips and tricks!! Let me know if you need any tips for CS2 ..
    I have been using it for the last year!!
    Take Care, Julie

  • Sherie

    Hi. Love your pics. I was just wondering what version of Photoshop you use. I have been wanting to purchase it; but, I am clueless. Thanks so much. Sherie