Archive for June, 2011

June 13, 2011

Going on a Blogging Hiatus

So this past weekend of non-blogging felt soooooo good.  A little too good in fact as it has made me not want to return to the blogging world anytime soon.

Now before you panic, I’m not abandoning this blog for good. I’m just taking a short time to relax and focus on enjoying life rather than recording it.  I’m thinking it will be a couple weeks or so.  A blogging vacation if you will.  For all I know, I could return next week.  I have a feeling I won’t be gone longer than a month.  Most likely returning after the 4th of July.

I just need a longer break to re-charge, and then hopefully when I return Daily Bailey will be even better than before :)

As far as my 365 project goes,  I’m not quitting.  It is just on pause.   I know that kinda breaks the “rules” of the project, but you know what?  I don’t care.  :P  When I return, I’ll pick back up with Day 90 and continue on.  While I have really enjoyed doing this project at times, I’m not going to let it rule my life, and all signs are telling me that I just need a break.

I may post photos now and then during my hiatus if I take any photos that I really really want to share or if I have any really exciting news.  But otherwise, this blog is officially on pause.  It will resume at an undetermined time in the future :)

p.s. For all of my blogging buddies, I will still be floating around the blogging world to comment on everyone’s entries.  I won’t let you forget me ;)

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June 10, 2011

Weekend Break from Blogging

Craig’s parents are up visiting this weekend which means our weekend will be filled with time spent over at Craig’s brothers house with his family.   Which means no time for blogging.

I’ll still take photos for each day, but the blog posts will be up late.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

June 9, 2011

Day 89: Capturing Expressions

I realized today that I use a lot of photos of Bailey where he is looking out of the side of one of his eyes.  It is one of my favorite expressions to capture of his.  I think the reason why I tend to prefer photos of him like this is because of his dark eyes.  Bailey’s eyes are very very dark brown, which normally just appear black in both photos and real life.  When I am able to capture that little bit of white in his eyes, I feel like it adds so much more expression and personality in his face.  It also makes him look a little mischievous.

Thanks for everyone’s comments on the new watermark/logo in yesterday’s post.  I’m torn between the new and the old.  The opinions in the previous thread seem to be split down the middle.  I agree with most everyones points about the two.  They are definitely different as well so there are ups and downs to each.  I liked my old one, but I felt like it was too obtrusive and bulky in photos.  However I am really liking the simplicity of the new one.  One problem that I ran into with the old watermark was that I had to place it in a corner because it would be too distracting anywhere else in the photo, and there wouldn’t always be room, or the right colored background for it in the corners, or it would throw off the overall composition of the photo.  The new one can pretty much go wherever in the photos without bringing too much attention away from the picture.  I’m leaning towards keeping this design for the photos, however still using the old design whenever I get off my butt and make/order business cards.

 

June 8, 2011

Day 88: Hot Hot Hot

The temperature has spiked, and it will be in the mid to high 90s both today and tomorrow (luckily cooling down a bit for the weekend).  I don’t do well with extreme heat.  Heck, I don’t do well with extreme weather of any kind.  I would be quite happy to live somewhere where it was 70 degrees all year round.

Bailey doesn’t really like the hot weather either.  I kinda wish that he liked to swim or enjoyed playing in water, so we could take him somewhere to swim or fill up a kiddie pool for him to splash in on days like these.  He hates being wet though.  In the summer, when we are down at Craig’s parents house on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland or at my parent’s house in North Carolina, we can sometimes get him to swim.  It normally involves us going in the water and him coming in to swim after us, because he wants to be near us.  He doesn’t do it because he actually enjoys it and wants to be in the water though.

So instead, since Bailey doesn’t enjoy water activities on hot days, he spends most of his days hanging out inside in the air condition.  Honestly, I don’t mind much though, because that is where I like to be as well.

p.s. I designed a new watermark today.  Much simpler and less bulky then the last one.  What do you think?  Opinions?  Like it better? Worse?

June 7, 2011

Day 87: Time Warp Tuesday #5

Return of Time Warp Tuesday this week!  A simple photo trying to re-create Bailey and some leaves in our garden.   I always imagined his thoughts in the original photo being like “Woah, these leaves are bigger than me!”  I like how his expression has changed from the original to today’s photo.  In the first photo it looks like Bailey is a little timid towards the leaves and unsure of them because they are so big.  In today’s photo, his head is held high and he’s like “psh you little leaves don’t scare me.”

The original:

I’ve been non-stop editing Costa Rica photos to try to catch up and finish them before Craig’s parents come up this weekend so that we can show them all of our photos.  I also promised a couple we met that I would send them the wildlife photos from a tour we went on so I needed to finish them up.  I’ll probably do a post soon with my favorite wildlife images from Costa Rica.  There are way too many to post them all.

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