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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Sunday Scavenger Hunt [05-01-2011]

It's been a busy week but I still managed to have my camera by my side since after 5 long weeks, my new lens finally arrived in the mail! I ordered the Canon 24-105 f/4 L lens and have been patiently waiting for it to ship and it arrived on Thursday. I have felt like a kid in a candy store ever since and I think it's going to be my new BFF. I am going on a photo safari all day Sunday with a camera club I belong to but most importantly my friend Brooke from My [Boys]terous Life will be my sidekick. We will be seeing the City of Chicago through our camera lens all day and we are both uber-excited. We start out at the zoo and will hit many of the fun sites throughout the day. It will be nice to be with so many photographers and I won't be shy about asking questions, I have a long way to go but I'm an eager learner. Can you imagine a full day of shooting with no one saying "hurry up" or sighing because you are taking pictures of things that others think are not good photo subjects?! It's going to be a fun day and I hope the 20% rain stays at bay. Cross your fingers for a successful photo shoot kind of day. I'm sure I'll post a few shots from the day during our next Scavenger Hunt with Ashley. But I shouldn't get ahead of myself, below are the Sunday Scavenger Hunt items from this week.

Architecture
This is a shot from the bottom of a 5 story spiral staircase at work. I work in an all glass building that has some beautiful architecture and it's a beautiful place to take pictures in my spare time - lol.....

 Rimmed with Light
I had my first newborn photo shoot on Friday with my friend's 9 day old newborn. I was unfamiliar with the concept "rimmed with light" until I read Kat's blog which was very helpful. I love the side lighting here.

Toes or Feet
You probably guessed it, what's sweeter than a newborns feet?!?! I took many shots of her feet and had a hard time choosing one since chubby baby feet are just the cutest. 

This is my favorite
shot from my newborn session on Friday.
I just love the lighting and how peaceful she looks in this picture.
She did a great job posing with her hands for this shot too.

Shades
or blinds. Not so creative but I ran out of shooting time thanks for the thunderstorm coming our way.
Even though they are simply blinds I love the lines and how interesting something so simple looks.

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27 comments:

Marla said...

Great shots. That baby looks so cute. :)

Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Wonderful shots, Melissa! LOVE those sweet toes.

Buckeroomama said...

Oh, those baby shots.... awwww! Beautiful! :)

fairchildstreet said...

Beautiful photos.

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness. Wow! Love the first one and all the baby shots!

Halie said...

The first photo is gorgeous. The baby, ADORABLE! Visitng from Exploring with a Camera

Cat @ No Wooden Spoons said...

love all the baby shots, especially those cute little feet! Babies really do have the cutest feet and toes!

mommy of Five said...

can i saw, your baby shots just makes me want another one..you can almost smell the newborn!!
your finds rock this week!

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

Melissa those baby shots are wonderful.

Melissa said...

aww she looks like a little baby doll! And that staircase is awesome!

Brooke said...

Melissa! I can't wait to see more from that newborn shoot - you did a fab job ;D And your shades shot turned out great - love the perspective!

rebekah said...

Wow! Your newborn shoot is delightful! You're right, there's nothing better!

Carla Hutchins said...

Great job for a first timer!!! Your favorite is my favorite too...Love it!

Leslie said...

I love all of the baby pictures :)

deb duty said...

It's always so fun to get a new lens to play with! I'm sure your photowalk is going to be fabulous! Your newborn photos are beautiful. Your favorite is mine too!

Linda R. said...

Your photos look wonderful.. Those baby shots are amazing.. Have fun with that new lens.. I'm jealous..

Lizzy said...

I love the architecture shot, what a fun building to work in and of course the baby is adorable.

Tara said...

Love all these shots! :) Cute baby toes!

Jenn said...

Love all your newborn shots! So sweet! Great job!

Ashley Sisk said...

Really great job on your shots this week - I love those sweet shots of the newborn. I am excited about your new lens and can't wait to see your photos next week!

misc.alaina said...

What a precious baby - wonderful shots!! Also love the architecture shot!

Jen said...

AHHHH....love the newborn shots! great job!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

These are all AMAZING! Love the stairs & then those baby shots are just so very sweet. Gotta say- totally jealous that you are going to have so much fun with Brook. Can't wait to see what the two of you capture!

Seizing My Day said...

beautiful baby shots!! ;) oh I need a better camera and a baby... lol!! =) love the stair case at your work... so cool!

Through the Lens of Kimberly Gauthier said...

The baby shots are adorable. The architecture shot blew my mind.

Kimberly from "bugaboo" said...

What gorgeous baby shots! That's one lucky mama, with photos like those to moon over! I really like your architecture shot and I almost used my blinds for "shades" too!
I've got a snapshot linky open all week if you'd like to check it out!
bugaboo, mini, mr & me

Kat Sloma said...

Beautiful shots of that newborn! What a fun thing to do. I love that 24-105mm lens, I've been using it myself for about 6 months now. A great all-around lens. Thanks so much for linking in to Exploring with a Camera. I love how the side light highlights the gentle curves of the baby's back.