Photography

Photos: Spring Mill State Park

Hi all!  It’s been quite a while since I’ve made a post and I’m sorry about that.  I have been so busy with my job… my blog has taken a backseat.  I am happy that my work has picked up though!  = )  I did get an opportunity to take some time and go to this wonderful state park I love.  There are caves (unfortunately all but one closed to public due to white-nose syndrome for bats), lots of natural areas and trails to walk and see, campground, picnic areas, nature center and a pioneer village with an operating grist mill that makes corn meal every hour.  I grew up going here and still love it today and so do my kids.  Here are some photos I took recently while I was there.  (there may be more than one post of these photos as I took some of the village and some of wildlife).

Grist Mill ©MichelleK 2012

In this photo below you can see the flumes that bring water to the wheel of the mill and in the right portion is a little bit of the saw mill.  The water comes from a cave back in the woods behind here.  It feeds the mill and also forms a creek that runs through the village.

 

Flumes and saw mill ©Michelle K 2012

Apothecary and Mercantile ©Michelle K 2012

Blacksmith Shop ©Michelle K 2012

Gardeners Cabin ©Michelle K. 2012

 

Meeting House ©Michelle K. 2012

This is not even all of the buildings you can see at this village.  These are open during the day (9 to 5 EST) with interpreters dressed to period telling you about each house and the family who would have lived there.  Here is a link to the Parks website..  http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2968.htm

They also have an Inn that you can stay at on your visit if you like…http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/inns/springmill/

 

Enjoy!

~Michelle

 


Photo Post – Happy 4th of July!

Ok… so I’m pretty stoked about this post!  I have been wanting to try to take firework pictures for a few years but have never done it… until this year!  Since this was my first attempt there were some shaky ones and ones that didn’t turn out very good but by the end I had some decent shots I was happy with.  I did learn that I definitely want to get a remote for long shots to help with eliminating camera shake but overall I’m really happy with my first attempt.  Find a few of my favorites below!

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This last one is my personal favorite of the night!  Feel free to leave comments.  Enjoy!

~Michelle


Photo Post – River boating

I wanted to post a new photo post for you all.  We recently took a little boat trip out on a nearby river and here are just a few shots I took.  It was very peaceful and we were able to spend quite a few hours out on the water.  Though right now in my area it is way too hot unless you’re getting in the water or you go out really early!  I’ve got a few shots here of a bridge we came upon and went under then just some general shots of landscapes as we cruised along.

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Feel free to leave comments.

Enjoy!

~Michelle


Photo Post – Making a splash

Over the past weekend I got together with some family and friends.  We were invited to a pool party/fish fry at a friend’s house.  We all had a great time and gave me a great opportunity to capture some neat photos.  The only down side was the temperatures dropped in our area a few days before which made the pool water so cold.  Of course, you can’t keep the kids out of the water no matter how cold.  lol    You just had to jump in because there was no easing into it. 🙂  Here are some action shots and big splashes I captured.

Cannonball!

and the aftermath!  Gotcha = )

 

 

The last two of the splashes, I made a little larger because they seem distorted and didn’t look right to me when I put them in the post.  Plus you can really the see the detail better when they are enlarged.  I loved capturing the splashes because every one was so different.  Feel free to leave comments.

Enjoy!

~Michelle


Photos-Basketball Dog

I’ve got another photo post I wanted to put up.  I saw a photo contest for a local store and you could enter into different categories… one happened to be best dressed.  My poor dog, Bandit, was my model for this photo shoot.  I personally think he is super cute and here are a few of the shots I got.  I still don’t know what I’ll choose for the contest and I actually have more shots to go through but here are a few I’ve chosen to share with you all. 🙂

This first one I actually edited to black and white and came back in and added spots of color to make it pop (I love to do that and use it for my kids photos as well).

This next one… since he is wearing a basketball jersey… to me says “Coach, put me in!”  People get such a kick out of him because he stands up like a person sometimes when he is watching stuff.

Last one for this post… Finally I got the ball!

He is so funny to watch.  He actually kicks it around more like a soccer ball.  My husband and kids love to roll the ball towards him and watch him move it around the yard.

Feel free to leave your comments!

Enjoy!

~Michelle

 

 

 


Photos – Hindostan Falls

Its been quite a while since I’ve done a photo post… so I thought it was time to get back and do another posting.   I love photography but just can’t always make the time between work and family.

This set of photos is from a day we went to a place called Hindostan Falls.  It is in Martin County, Indiana.  There are a set of rock falls here but the water was up a little high this day so I didn’t get a good picture of the falls but I did capture some other shots I really liked.

This first one is at the end of our trip.  The sun was just starting to set.  In the middle of the picture you can see some ripples in the water which is part of the rocks of the fall that are underwater at the time of this picture.

©MichelleK.

Waiting for a fish

©MichelleK.

This one is a shell I found while walking along the side of the river.  It just looked old and interesting to me.

©MichelleK.

The last one in this post is some roots along the bank.  Time and the rising and falling of the river has revealed this tangle of roots.

©MichelleK.

I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do.  Feel free to leave feedback! 🙂

~Michelle


Free (25) 4X6 Prints from Walgreens (4/5)

Anyone need to print some photos?  Well today you can get 25 prints (4X6 size) for free at Walgreens.  I have used Walgreens before and get nice quality glossy prints, so this deal is great for me.  I always have pictures of the kids, horses, etc. to print so I love it when they do free prints.  I already have a photo account set up with them, but if you don’t you can do it pretty quickly.  Then upload your pictures you want to print, add them to your cart.  Then where it asks you for a coupon code use  this one – FREEDEAL – to get your 25 prints free.  It will take $4.75 off your total.  I actually ordered 27 prints and so I will get all 27 for just $0.41 after tax.  You will also want to select to pick them up in store so you won’t have any shipping fees.  Below I copied part of the print order confirmation so that you can see how it worked!  Now go grab your free pics!

http://photo2.walgreens.com/walgreens/

~Michelle

 

Print Order Confirmation

Quantity         Item Total  
27   4×6 print(s)    $5.13  
27   glossy finish    $0.00  
Item Total   $5.13  
Coupon Code (FREEDEAL)   -$4.75  
Subtotal   $0.38  
Tax*   $0.03  
Total   $0.41