I can see clearly now

Happy Valentine’s Day. This is the latest addition to Julia’s equipment list…

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens

Featuring the latest 3-stop Image Stabilizer for outstanding camera shake reduction, the new EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM zoom lens also features super responsive autofocus. Replacing the popular EF 75-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM, the world’s first interchangeable lens with Image Stabilizer (IS), the lens is expected to appeal to serious amateur nature and sports photographers looking to achieve outstanding results while shooting hand held.

Image Stabilizer
IS dramatically reduces image blur caused by camera shake. The EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM features Canon’s latest 3-stop IS, a one-stop improvement over its predecessor. This allows shutter speeds up to three stops slower than would otherwise be possible, with no perceptible increase in image blur. Photographers normally shooting a 300mm frame handheld at 1/500 second can obtain the equivalent result with a shutter speed of just 1/60 second, vastly extending options in low-light conditions.

Planet Bump

PlanetBump (now a cord blood bank) is all about the celebration of change. No more maternity moo moos and polyester paneled pants. They say, bare your belly. Accessorize and Accentuate. Eschew convention and join other hipster moms and dads in exploring urban pregnancy and impending parenthood.

Family074One of our good friends who honored us with the opportunity to photograph her pregnancy has submitted one of the photos to PlanetBumb’s photo contest. If you would like to submit a photo, follow the link at the top. If you’re interested in a photo shoot of your own, let us know by leaving a comment to this post.

About the BUMP photo contest:

We know that Demi and Britney have nothing on you. So we invite you share your favorite pregnancy pose and qualify to win a JOGGING STROLLER! Just e-mail us a photo to enter and your glamour shot will be featured here on PlanetBump.com. Visit our website often to see other approved photo submissions. The photo that our judges determine to be the most attractive and innovative way to feature your bump will win a JOGGING STROLLER.

– This contest has ended.

30 Days of Earth Shots

Earth Shots is a Photo of the Day contest celebrating the beauty and diversity of our planet. Everyday we feature the best photograph submitted by our visitors.

I recently signed up for a new photo site called Earth Shots where you submit your picture in hopes of winning “Photo of the Day” which leads to more visitors and greater exposure for your craft. If nothing else, it’s nice to see some of the work done by others.

For those of you looking for a more casual, friendly challenge then head on over to ph.otogra.ph and check out the weekly photo assignment.

This website is an interactive photography project. Every week brings a new theme to challenge the creativity in all of us. The themes are based on a noun, verb or adjective. For example, this week the theme is adjective: broken. Participants upload one photograph each week to fit the theme. Everything should be this fun.


Greetings From Seattle


Check out some of these great shots from Seattle. We arrived on Oct. 20th and will be returning home Oct. 30th. So far we have seen lots of wonderfull places like Snoqualmie Falls, Fremont Troll and the Pacific Science Center. We’ve been to Kirkland, Seattle, Poulsbo, and Mt. Saint Helens


Some things to know about Seattle – it doesn’t rain all the time. In fact, it’s hardly rained at all. Also, Subaru seems to be the car of choice around here. I’m guessing it’s the all-wheel drive that makes it so appealling. Starbucks coffee is actually competing against Tully’s coffee but Seattle’s Best truly is the best.

Anyway, cruise aroud the gallery to see what’s new and be sure and leave a comment here, or in the gallery or both. And be sure to vote for your favorite pictures.

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