Our 30 minute Minneopa Park Hike with a surprise!

Guess what we saw after a fruitless drive through the bison range! Last week, when it was gloriously warm, we met a friend to see the bison. We drove through the range but the hill to the mill was closed so we couldn’t hike down to where we thought we could see the bison from…

One Setup Photographed Two Ways

My take on a photograph by Zack Arias. One setup, two photographs. The first one is ambient window light camera left and a v-flat for fill on camera right. Second photo is v-flat on camera left with flash shot into it and ambient cut with shutter speed. Different angle for each one. I think I…

Keeping up with the Fun at the Children’s Museum

With the cold weather we were having last week, we all were feeling a bit of the cabin fever. Late January and early February are always a bit blah for me. So I’ve been trying to get out of the house for more fun things, rather than just expected commitments. So out to the children’s…

A Photo Gift for Mother’s Day

I think I just figured out my Mother’s Day gift for this year. An awesome photo composite! Twenty some years ago my parents moved into a house that had an old ladder in the garage. My dad, keeper of all the useful things, has kept all these years.  My mom used the ladder to paint most of…

Goals and Planning

It’s the middle of January already. That was fast! Even though I don’t like winter, I like January. There’s a little more light in the day, the mood of new beginnings is in the air and there’s organizing to do. I try to make improvements in my life in January just like everyone else. But…

Getting to know me, a game of 20 Questions

I’m participating in a Getting-to-Know-You game of 20 Questions with Kris (With a K) from the With A K Writing Academy .  I’m excited to get to know my own blog-readers better & to find other bloggers to play with too. You know – friends who just get it. If you want to participate, you can too!…

Children's Museum of Southern MN

Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota

My family has been going to the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota for nearly six years. We’ve watched it grow from a small exhibit in a mall storefront to traveling exhibits at events around town. When the museum opened it’s play lab, the children, and their friends loved playing on the TapeScape. When it was…

Mankato-Photographer-Drone-Carla-Mills

Drones photography & videography

Photography and Videography May Have Sensible Drone Rules. Professionals looking to use drones in their photography or videography businesses may have some sensible rules to follow according to this press release from the FAA. The proposed rules are open for public comment for 60 days at www.regulations.gov. There is mention splitting drones into two categories, small for under 50lbs and…

Mankato Diffused Light Photography

Photographic Light Study – Diffused Light

Clickin Moms Forum Photographic Light Study Over on the Clickin Mom forum there is a photographic light study running. Since we are all cooped up in the house because of the cold, wind and snow at least we can take advantage of the diffused light coming into our windows. I’m a bit lucky in that we…

Fine Art Photography in Mankato

Huzzah, finals are done!

Free from finals I handed in my final projects for my classes today so I am now free from school work for a bit. I’ve been getting twitchy not having much free time to take photos and play with my images. Had a quick idea pop into my head so I grabbed the kids and…