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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Preview

I would've preferred a photo with their hands and arms NOT hiding their faces... but sometimes I just have to take what I can get.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Purple & Gold = Royal Sunset

Another beautiful sunset here in Tucson.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Painting Pumpkins, A Halloween Tradition

Brunette family tradition of painting character pumpkins for Halloween is probably the coolest and longest running tradition we have.  "Ghostbusters" was the theme that won the vote this year.




 Ray, Slimer and Peter...

...Stay-Puff Marshmallow Man and Egon all decorate our front porch.

See past Brunette Halloween fun HERE and HERE 
HERE ... HERE ... HERE ...  HERE and lastly, HERE.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Buggy's First "Pyramid"

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I've never posted a video on the blog before... so I hope this works.  This is a clip I took with my phone of our little cheer Bug doing her first pyramid at a game about a month ago.  She has since moved up to "flier" - which she HATED at first, but now doesn't mind being tossed in the air... it's practically all she talks about, haha!

More Rays of Sunshine


Friday, October 19, 2012

Recent Spanish Sky Photography Work

Check out these Spanish Sky Photography blog posts. Just click on the links below each set of images...

{Fun At The Park}

 {Chris - Class of 2013}

{SO in LOVE}

{Sweet Senior Sherry}
{Stand Out This Fall}

{U of A family session}

And this last one...
Oh. My. Goodness!!! She reminds me so much of my own second-born.  See that look on her face in the image on the left?  My little stinker had (and still has) that same devious little grin.  Her mom is expecting baby #3 in February (Yay!!!) and I can only imagine (from my own personal experiences) what her days must be like, haha!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sunset Over Pima Mine

I know it's not the 'best' shot when it comes to all things photography, but I thought it was worth snapping this shot as I was driving home from a recent photo shoot.  I read somewhere in the Arizona Highways magazine that the southern Arizona sky has some of the best colors at sunset in the country... and I agree.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

For. Real.

It's been a week of "photography" highs and lows... *High* My very sweet hubby surprised me with a compact on + off camera flash - such an awesome gift!  *Low* On the very day that my new reflector arrived, I snapped the ring trying to fold it up - grrr!!!  *High* I am loving my Canon 1.4 and am working my way through the fact that it has no zoom capabilities.  *Low* As mentioned in an earlier post this week, I took a tumble while photographing our Jeep adventure.  My lower back and entire right side is black and blue and so so tender.  And I'm not sure if this last one is a high or low, but I've somehow managed to schedule 2 photography appointments every day this week... I'm happy to be busy but sometimes I think this is TOO busy!  Happy Wednesday friends!!


Monday, October 8, 2012

Chiva Pools - Southern Arizona Jeep Trails



Here's some of the images from our Jeep ride out to Chiva Falls this morning... didn't make it to Chiva Falls but stopped at the pools just below instead.  The kids had a blast climbing the cliffs and looking for frogs and lizards.  Dad found a turtle - he was a fast little bugger.



Reddington Pass Jeep Trails - Southern Arizona

Military Man had the day off work so he took the family on a Jeep trail through the Coronado National Forest first thing this morning.  We had plans to take Reddington Pass and turn off towards Chiva Falls... we didn't quite make it to the falls but we found the Chiva Pools.  It was very cool.  The kids and 'big boys' loved it!  I nearly broke my neck to get some of these shots... climbing on the unstable rock topped with rubble... slipped and went down.  I got pretty banged up but I'm okay - I saved my camera from the shock of the fall but I got a chip in the glass part of my favorite lens :(  boohoo!  So, I guess I'll be seeing how much a repair job will be - and I'll be taking extra care where I step next time I decide to go hiking with camera in hand.  More Chiva Pools images will be up soon.  Have a fabulous Monday friends!







Sunday, October 7, 2012

I LOVE October

 ♥ Conference, football, apples & spices, pumpkin-everything, changing leaves, cool morning air, crock-pot soups, Halloween costumes, CANDY, warm sunflares, sweaters and knee-high boots... I just LOVE that it is finally OCTOBER!!! ♥

P.S. I trusted Buggy with my camera for about 5 seconds - holding my breath the whole time - while she snapped the last three images.  I had been teaching her how to manually focus, and what shutter speed and aperture settings are used for.  I think she did a pretty good job.