Color Story Orange. March 2017

I joined the Color Story Collaboration project back in June 2015 with the color blue, and I fell in love. Like most projects I started, I only lasted a few months. Back in December though, Meghan Hassold, who started the project in the first place, decided it was time to jump back in. March was interesting, and I did not realize how much orange I see in my everyday life. Also, it was a good excuse for Chinese food. Just sayin’… I hope you enjoy my March 2017 Orange!

-Jess

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{{.Project 52 – Week 1 & 2.}}

Week 1 – Self Portrait… Jan 1, 2017     f5.0 / 1/125 / ISO4000

Week 2 – Black and White… Jan 9, 2017    f3.5 // 1/125 // ISO200

project-52-week-1-2

 

This month I’ve also hopped back into the Color Story Collaboration Project. We’re going to do red for January. I know I already did red back in July 2015, but I’m hoping to complete an entire year.It will be fun to compare my summer red to my winter red as well.

Happy Friday!

{{.Frozen Bubbles, Finally!}}

After seeing an image of a frozen bubble I decided to give it a hand.

I see so many images in my newsfeeds on facebook and instagram that I am guilty of just scrolling by things. A frozen bubble stopped me in my tracks a few weeks ago. I couldn’t stop thinking about it for days. I wanted to see one for myself, in person. It took me three tries to get these shots, so I’ve decided to save you the frozen fingers, and, *gasp* tell you how I did it!

The first time I tried it was at night. It was 18* outside, and quite windy. I set up my cell phones flashlight on the railing of my front steps, and tried to get bubbles to land on the flat white railing in the light from my phone. After about 10 minutes outside with my 50mm, I couldn’t get the bubbles to land and freeze. My Love did a little research on his phone, and suggested I add a little dish soap to the mixture and let it sit outside for a little while to cool.

Failed Bubble January 21, 2016

Failed Bubble – January 21, 2016 – First attempt at photographing a frozen bubble – True LIfe Photography of MA

 

After eating a few bites of dinner, I went outside to try it again. While the mixture set well enough, it was too windy to be able to let the bubbles freeze without popping. My Love suggested I try to catch the bubble on the wand. As the bubbles freeze, they shrink slightly though, and when they started to shrink, they imploded.

Second Attempt Frozen Bubbles January 21, 2016

Not so frozen bubbles and the set up – January 21, 2016 – Second Attempt at a Frozen Bubble – True LIfe Photography of MA

 

This morning though, when I brought the kids out to the bus, it was 21* and the air was pretty still. I brought the bubbles out. The bus came before I could get any to land on the frost on my car, but I finally got them to cooperate!

Thrid times a charm frozen bubbles january 28, 2016

Finally Frozen Bubbles – January 28, 2016 – Third time’s a charm – True LIfe Photography of MA

This is my favorite image of the set, and here are the exact settings for it:

SOOC and Final Edit Frozen Bubbles January 28, 2016

Favorite Bubbles So Far – January 28, 2016 – Straight out of the camera, with my settings, etc // My final edit, out of Lightroom – True LIfe Photography of MA

xo, Jess

ps: Do you like the bubbles? You can order prints of them here: Here

365 – part 1 (Day 001-012)

So it’s been a while. I’ve successfully gotten through post 12.. After going back and counting the days all over again, last night I took a few minutes and wrote the day # on all my calendar pages, so now I can just look at todays date & see what post # I’m on. I’m not going by any pre-set themes or using anything like that, these are simply pictures of my life, and occasionally my clients. So far, I’m interested to see what/who/etc I pick at the end of the day. So far, 5/12 pics have my mini human in them, 3/12 have my Love, and 4/12 are of non humans or fur babies. Equally as interesting (to me) is that Miss Mia and myself have each been part of 1/12 pics.. I am not really picking them based on anything, but I’m interested to see how far I get. I can’t guarintee that my posts will be with regularity, or with any rhyme or reason, but I’ll try to pst often!

Days 001-012:
001/365 – Our Christmas Tree (Dec. 22, 2014)
002/365 – Nativity Scene (Dec. 23, 2014)
003/365 – Miss Mia (Dec. 24, 2014)
004/365 – Christmas Morning (Dec. 25, 2014)
005/365 – Cousins (Dec. 26, 2014)
006/365 – Date Night w/new JOBY GorillaPod (Dec. 27, 2014)
007/365 – My Mini Human (Dec. 28, 2014)
008/365 – Flowers (Dec.28, 2014)
009/365 – My Dad (Dec. 30, 2014)
010/365 – New Years Eve 2014 (Dec. 31, 2014)
011/365 – Christmas with my Love’s Maternal Side (Jan. 1, 2014)
012/365 – My Love’s Birthday Dinner (Jan. 2, 2014)

Here are some links to some other people playing along:

http://clickitupanotch.com/project-365-and-project-52-link-up/  ((Courtney from Click It Up A Notch))

http://thrujohnslens.blogspot.com/  ((Through John’s Lens))

https://wordpress.com/read/blog/id/80277447/  ((Jennifer MacCallum Photography))

http://mynmay365.blogspot.com/  ((Marissa aka: 365 Days of Mynmay))

Are you playing along too? Share your link in the comments! 😉

*edit: If you want to know more about my new JOBY GorilliaPod SLR-Zoom tripod (that I wrapped around a lamp post for my picture on 006/365, check it out!! It’s amazing & holds my EOS 70D without breaking a sweat! 😉