Saturday, February 7, 2009

A Family Celebration

Below, my niece Jamie reads at the counter unaware that I am snapping photos. A slow shutter speed was used because the lighting was dim; however, I don't think it is that soft. The blue ear-muffs? Yeah, she's a character!

Jamie is our family's artist in many ways. Below is a Light-Bright creation. Remember that 'toy'? I know I am biased, but I think her creation is terrific!

My sister Sharon hosted my mother's birthday party. I love her house because it is so 'warm'. Below is an image that reminds me of the warmth. The yellow, dim lighting reminds me of the cozy feeling insider her Adirondack-decorated home.

And below are some images of the flowers that graced the dinner table. The lighting is from spot-lights that are only about 6 inches from the flowers themselves. It's actually pretty harsh lighting but I took the photos anyway. Sometimes, when I least expect a photo to turn out, it isn't as bad as I anticipated.


Linda said...

Nice images, Steve. I especially like the one of the lamp because I also enjoy the comfy light in an Adirondack/country home.

trishalyn said...

I enjoyed all of these photos, Steve. I especially loved the lamp's warm and inviting, the dangling chain adds interest, and the framing is great. Wonderful!!!

Bridget said...

your niece is adorable!
i also love the lamp shot and i really like the bright pink flowers.
good job steve.

J.L.Velez said...

Really on top of your game. Every photo is so beautiful in so many ways. I love the flowers at the end being so vibrant. You really deserve the trophy for your dedication and for all the great shots you are getting!