30 October 2011

wisconsin autumn

water's edge

wisconsin autumn

birch & blue

What a gorgeous October we've had! These shots were taken at the Stoughton dog park. It's such a lovely location. I shot a family of four there yesterday (sans dog).

I had hoped to have a pumpkin carved/decorated by now but I don't think that's going to happen this year. Then again, it's fitting that I help pave the road to hell during Halloween, right? ;o)

20 October 2011

16 October 2011

raking with the neighbor girls

knocking all the leaves out of the tree
Knocking all the leaves out of the tree...

...so they have something to jump in.
...so they have something to jump in.

silly hat club, lifetime members
silly hat club, lifetime members

14 October 2011

oh. and i have a mobile phone now.

a storm brewing

The last person in America to join the 21st century.

It's been a week and I've yet to talk to anyone on it.

13 October 2011

pies in the hayloft

burlesque beauties in the barn...

A shot of Daisy and Moxie taken from my husband's photostream. We had the pleasure of shooting Madison's burlesque troop, the Peach Pies, last Sunday! A barn full of beauties! Such fun!

Unfortunately, I'm currently in the middle of midterms, so processing those 9Gs worth of photos is not going to happen overnight.

I could make good use of a clone of myself these days. Or two, as I currently have a hankerin' to make some cupcakes.

Hankerin'... Could this post get any more countrified? I should throw in a "yeehaw!!"

12 October 2011

the last of 'em

never backwards, and always turning...turning!

step on it

tlc reflects (which means she is not a vampire. whew!)


I seem to be shooting quite a bit vertically these days. hmmm...

You can see the entire set from the day here if you so desire. My pal, TLC, (that's her reflection in the building) has a few on her flickr page as well. But, I know for a fact she took more than four. I guess she's busy. Newly engaged and all. I'm lucky I dragged her away long enough to go on a photo shoot with me!


(p.s. "Forward" is Wisconsin's motto. Even though we pretty much took a massive step backwards in 2011. However, it's much too late at night to get all political up in here.)

08 October 2011

beauty everywhere


bride and groom


Sorry to dump and run, and for neglecting all my blogging friends. I've got three tests to prepare for next week, and now two model shots this weekend. eep.

Currently, the sun is hitting the yellow leaves of our maple in the front yard as they blow off the tree, and geese are honking overhead. Makes my trigger finger quite itchy.

Hope you're having an equally beautiful weekend... :o)

07 October 2011

worldwide photo walk 2011

...on a madison bike!

blue on blue



Last Saturday, a friend and I attended Madison's chapter of Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photo Walk. Something I had foolishly signed up for a month and a half ago thinking I could squeeze it in when the time came. Sure! You'll notice I'm processing photos at two in the morning? But I don't have class tomorrow so I'm taking advantage of the fact I can sleep in.

Honestly, I still have photos from August to go through. Plus, it's hard not to keep shooting as autumn is in full swing and there's beautiful color everywhere! AND, we've been back in the 70ยบ this week! Woo hoo!! It's awfully hard to study outside with leaves littering your keyboard. I know, rough, huh? Hopefully I can get the rest of this series up this week as we have a model shoot this weekend.

I could get so much more done if I could just do without sleep.

Ok, quick story before I head to bed...

This morning I took the pugs in to the vet. It was still early so they hadn't pooped yet, which always means that when they get to the vet, they'll poop. So, they did their business last minute, I took them in, they got their shots, their nails trimmed, yadda, yadda. On our way out, they perused the yard again, then I put them in the car while I went back to clean up their poop from earlier. Me, being the good Samaritan, cleaned up three addition piles. Well, that'll be the last time because I gave a pug an extra  minute to find and hit the door lock button!

Yes, the keys were on the seat next to them.

I went back in to see if I could call my husband to run home and get our spare key, but he works around 18 miles away, so the pugs would have to sit it out for a while. But, the vet assistants just chimed in that one of them could drive me home, which is probably less than two miles from the vet office. So, we returned and freed my little criminals in about five!

Note to self, leave a few biscuits, a fifth of whiskey and a deck of cards in the back seat to preoccupy them, in case this should happen again.

02 October 2011

older stuff

little known facts

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this blog is my "live" photo album of sorts. occasionally, i'll throw in some art i've done or some work of my husband's as he's an artist as well. we have a nice yard in a quiet neighborhood with two pugs and a cat, all black. which most of my photos will attest too. ;) i'd love to hear from you, but happy for you to just browse. hope you find something to make you smile. b.