If you have visited here before, you can probably see that I have changed the name of the blog again. I started blogging at 4URuthie to tell the story of our journey to adopt our 1st daughter. I changed it to Mountains for Maggie when we were praying for God to move mountains on behalf of our 2nd daughter. Well now it is no longer just Ruthie’s or Maggie’s stories. It is now our family's story, and the stories of those we share life with, as we Conquer Mountains together. Both ConqueringMountains.net and 4URuthie.blogspot will lead here.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Step 2: Look really cute when you get there so dad can get some good pictures since mom and the other 2 couldn't go.
Monday, July 26, 2010
A stable environment encourages learning. A child who lives in a home is three times more likely to attend school, plus they continue their education for an average of two more years.
Eliminating dirt floors and exposure to the elements improves their overall quality of life and reduces sickness. Having a concrete floor alone reduces incidence of recurring diarrhea by more than 40%.
Social & Emotional Impact
The emotional well-being of family members stabilizes as basic issues of survival are eliminated. The marriage and the family’s home life is strengthened, and they can start thinking about the future.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
If Jesus is my obsession then everything else will fall under His authority and be used for His glory.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
After doing one candle in each ear, the scientist in me came out and I decided to do the 3rd one in my hand and see what I got.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
1. Be patient and wait for the right light outdoors. Sunrise and sunset are good time to shoot
2.Take lots of pictures and get up close
3.Focus on the eyes. It helps highlight the emotion and really draws in the viewers eye
4.I agree, need nice sunset (or sunrise) light...editing-not too much
5. Learn to use CS5 for editing. Layers, layer masks, & working with levels can make a world of difference.
6. I've used Photoshop for the past 22 years. My Advice when Using Photoshop - for quick color correction. I use the curves adjustments. Always make a duplicate layer of your original. Use the history palette - with that you can go back to where you liked your photo adjustments before you went beyond the best
7.Take lots of pictures...the more you take, the more likely there will be what I call "ahhh" pictures! You know, when your scrolling through the pics and you get to one that makes you pause because it's magic~just the right light, just the right expressions, just the right exposure, just the right picture....oh, and like others have said, get close
8. Head to the solid shade when outside. and look into your subjects eyes and walk around them see where the "catchlights" come out to play. that spark in their eyes that makes them look lively.
9. Rule of 1/3s when shooting pics! Play, play, play! Everyone has their own techniques in Photoshop.
Now for my part:
Monday, July 19, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
I have been thinking a lot lately about what it looks like to pursue healthy relationships. Like what if every relationship I was in could...
We are in the cardiac ICU with Maggie. We were admitted on Monday after a 2nd trip to the ER with fever, vomiting, and left side joint pain...
(this was taken by the mom who has a baby in the bed next to us. It pretty much sums up our day) It's been a night. I think I jin...