Friday, December 08, 2006

It's trivia time again!

In the spirit of the Holidays...here's the question! =) In the song the "12 Days of Christmas", what are the gifts that my true love gave to me on the 12th, 8th, 6th, 4th and 2nd day? First one to answer correctly gets my action set. =)
And am I the only one that thinks the gifts are a little out wonky? Why not a IPod, a new lens, a Pottery Barn gift certificate? LOL!!

Now onto the yucky inside lighting photos of Gracie's first official school program:

This is her BFF in class....they are 2 peas in a pod and I just get the biggest kick listening to them talk to each other! LOL!! God bless the boys that they like...they are high maintance girls! =)

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And here's Gracie's main squeeze! Look at her face....she's sooo giddy! =)

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It was such a cute program! And get this, her last school program will be in 2019! SCARY!!
Have a great weekend everyone!
Bren

16 Comments:

Anonymous Elma said...

The 2nd day was 2 turtle doves, 4th day was 4 calling birds, 6th day was 6 geese a laying, 8th day was 8 maids a milking, 12th day was 12 drummers drumming!

Now I will be singing this all day! LOL Great pics Brenda! Be glad you are a good photographer while your kids are young - memories like this are precious! Great stuff once again!

11:05 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Awe, darn....Second one to comment ;)
I love those pictures Brenda! I like the last one of them all singing!

11:22 AM  
Blogger jsbebe said...

bummer....

But, what great pictures of the class! Every light at my kids school are those icky florescent ones... Don't they know how awful they look in pictures???

11:45 AM  
Anonymous joy said...

Brenda - were those singing photos in the school gym? HOW did you get such nice pix?! Soooo CUTE!

12:05 PM  
Blogger julianna said...

Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing them. Can you please share your tips on how you took these pictures. I always have so much trouble when shooting indoors with that type of lighting. Did you use on camera flash or off to the side? I was also wondering do you shoot all manual.

12:25 PM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

This is yucky lighthing for you?!?! the pictures look awesome, brenda. Gracie look so wonderful. Brenda, teach us how to do school program pictures with bad lighting, your pictures look great!!! (As Always!)

1:02 PM  
Blogger -posted by cricket said...

:) These are just absolutely beautiful! I have never seen such good school pictures---the lighting is awful in our school multi purpose room! I am so loving the reindeer hands/foot shirts!! Precious! Gracie is as cute as ever!

1:42 PM  
Anonymous jenny ress said...

Adorable Brenda!

I can't even tell you had "horrible" lighting conditions to work with.

You continue to amaze me. :)

P.S. Consider the boycott of Winkflash to have begun! LOL

1:53 PM  
Anonymous Jesse said...

OMG, that last one is just too CUTE for this world - little Gracie singing ♥
You´ve got some really SWEET captures of your BEAUTIFUL girl and her friends and as usual am blown away by your YUMMYNESS of tones :) Gracie looks like she really enjoys school *sends hugs*

Dang I´ve missed your game again *sigh*

2:59 PM  
Blogger Tina Parker said...

I'm not reading the answers LOL- I don't want that stuck in my head all day ;)
The photo look wonderful Brenda, the shirts are cute too!!
Tina

3:25 PM  
Anonymous D.Lauren said...

Sooo cute...the early elementary years are my fav. I love the one of them singing...they look like little angels.

4:06 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Thank you everyone! =)

Elma...email me at Bleann@msn.com and I'll send you the actions! I have to confess...I was trying to remember the song the other day and forgot it...I had to look it up! LOL!!

And the photos....the lighting was the worse....yellow fluorescent...YUCK! I shot in RAW so I could adjust if I needed too. I think my ss was at 1/125 and my aps were around 2.8-3.2 (in manual) My ISO was at 200 and I set my WB too Tungsten and no flash...I never use a flash. =) Your WB is the key when it comes to fluorescent lighting and switching to Tungsten takes away that nasty yellow cast that you get from the lights. I figured they wouldn't be moving much so I was safe with my ss at 1/125, I know that that's the lowest I can go and not get camera shake and with my ISO....I like to stay between 200 to 400. =) I hope this helps you guys out some...next week we have her ballet recital...I'll probably blow all the photos then! LOL!!

Jenny....good! And get this....I got my last client cards today and thank goodness they were the right ones, but they stiffed me on some of the envelopes. And of course I haven't heard back from them....I emailed them telling them their policies stink and that they should really consider changing them. My order still says "printing." I'm going to be a mad woman getting them out! LOL!!

Jesse,
Thanks sweetie! I need to have a different trivia game for you guys on a different time zone. =)

Lauren....Oh they do...how cute! =)

4:24 PM  
Anonymous maureenw said...

oh man....I missed it.
pooooooo.
maureen

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Suzanne said...

I come to your blog so often and love seeing your beautiful pics! I am SO impressed with your indoor shots!! I haven't ventured into RAW but this certainly inspires me! :-) Those shirts are aDORable!!!

6:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HI I am just like everyone else I would love to have those shots in any kind of light!!
Kellyn

8:27 PM  
Anonymous haylee said...

uhh....wish i could take that great of pictures with bad lighting....what a pro! I LOOOOVVEE the last one.....too cute for words!

12:04 PM  

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