Hello, welcome to my personal photo blog....

I just jumped onboard with the Mirrorless technology!
An ILCE Sony A6000
The Sony E-mount kit lenses - 16-50mm f/3.5 and 55-210mm f/4.5
And I added the Sony E 30mm f/3.5 Macro lens.

I also have a Canon SX50HS.. for those Moon shots.. heh.

I started this blog to upload my own photos so that i could participate in other photo blogs to submit to. Nothing more, nothing less.

I just like taking photos of a lot of things I find interesting.. mostly flowers. I also have another blog "Phlower Power" to show off my flower photos.

Photo Blogs I submit to are in the side-box. I hope I have encouraged you to join in..

Enjoy.......... Ellen

May 16, 2012

Transportation ~ Bloggers Commuity Photo Challenge

The latest Bloggers Community Photo Challenge is Transportation

This is our dead tractor. It died while tilling a field.  We got it fixed, we're happy, but our garden isn't planted yet!


Apr 18, 2012

Reviewing a Photo Book

I love Photo Books. They are Photographer's Bliss. They're an elegant way to display your digital photos, besides a slideshow online or on a DVD to show on TV. The latter sounds too much like home movies/slides.  A book you can just place on the coffee table and guests can view them at will. If you get too many, start a library, or you could alternate a book or two once in a while on the coffee table.

I made a Photo Book. It wasn't exactly fun, but I enjoyed it. I like the final results more than the process.  Lar and I went on a little vacation up north to Kabetogama Lake. It was a perfect opportunity to try it out.  I have 40 pages of multiple photos in a 8x10 book. I like it better than scrap-booking. I never was one for that. I'm a minimalist, when it comes to photo scrape books. I don't like all that clutter. And with building your own photo book online, you can do it your way.

I took a few photos of my book to share, but I don't like the way they came out. I'll have to shoot some more.

The next one I make will be of the Shute Bear Sanctuary.

Feb 20, 2012

Community Photo Challenge- Animals & Pets

The Bloggers Community Photo Challenge until March 3rd is Animals & Pets.  Go read the guidelines and submit your best shot.

These are my submissions.. the first one is for the Challenge.  The rest are just shots I couldn't resist posting.
As usual, click on the photo to see it larger...

This first one is a Chipmunk.

 And, of course, the next two are Bears.


You can see these guys at the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary at Orr, MN.