Saturday, June 11, 2011

Happy Birthday to me.......




A few years back I started celebrating my birthday for the whole month of June. There were several reasons which I am unable to recall.... But it really works for me now.


Last year I upgraded my camera thinking that my pictures would automatically be much better. Some of them were.

After much research and e-mailing back and forth with some of my blogging friends, I decided on a 50mm lens (thank you Diane aka the Blue Ridge Gal). I have been playing for 2 days.



I love to take pictures of flowers and food. Close-ups with lots of detail are my favorites. Cropping is my new best friend and I am thrilled that Picasa and Picnik now work together.



Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me.....
June is a good birthday month!

22 comments:

From the Kitchen said...

Happy Birthday to you x 30!!!!! I, too, celebrate (in January) for an entire month. I have three dear friends who share the same birthday and we all celebrate for a month. Now we are talking about having celebrations in June as well because of the nicer weather. Do you think that might be overdoing it?

The photos are wonderful. I need to work on my camera skills asap!

Best,
Bonnie

Sandra said...

I sang Happy Birthday, be glad you can't hear me. LOL. a great idea to have it all month. hubby and I decide what we want for our BD and go get it and i love it. i always have a list, but he could not get what i wanted and I can't get his airplanes for him.

Sandra said...

forgot to say the flowers are beautiful and the lens is working great

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Great pics! Happy B-Day Carol, have fun:@)

Vee said...

Happy Birthday! Your pictures have always been wonderful and I know that you're going to have a blast with the new camera. You've changed the look here again...I almost didn't know where I was.

Claudia said...

Happy Birthday, Carol! A new camera with different lenses is on my wish list. Your photos are just lovely! I like the look of your blog as well.

xo
Claudia

podso said...

H a p p y B i r th d a y month! Have fun! Your photos are wonderful, and you always learn something new on blogs. I will have to check on that P/P relationship. Love your new blog look!

Snap said...

Many Happy Birthday Wishes to You! Lovely shots!

ShirleyC said...

Happy Birthday! Is today your birthday? Today is my birthday!

Snappy Di said...

Love your blog re-do today! It's young, snappy and cute looking. Happy Birthday to you and have fun with that newest lens!!

DI

Shirley said...

Happy Happy Birthday Carol. I don't dare say anything about celebrating all month long to my grandson or he would want to do that. We are celebrating his 12th today. His birthday is actually tomorrow, but it fit everybody schedule today. Younger generation. You have a very good month and I love your pictures. Your Missouri Friend.

Maggie said...

Wow, Carol! Love the new look blog, you are getting so creative with your flower shots, they are truly wonderful.
Happy Birthday my dear, we share June as our birth month so that's two reasons to celebrate!
Hugs
Maggie

Honey at 2805 said...

Happy Birthday Carol. Happy Birthday every day in June! Love your photography and editing! I am now your friend and follower.

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Carol, As my birthday is also in June it is an excellent month. I too purchased a new lens, but I got a 60 mm macro. Great shots, love the composition. Happy Birthday my friend.

Cozy Little House said...

Happy Birthday, dear friend! You should celebrate the whole month. I love to crop photos too.
Brenda

Olive Cooper said...

♫Happy Birthday♫ And why not celebrate the entire month? A new lens is a terrific way to go btw. I too love to photograph flowers. I have no idea how to capture food or people. I love your poppies in the header. May the celebration carry on....

KnitOne, PearlOnion said...

Happy Birthday, Ms. Carol....love the photos!
Joann

Atelier de Charo said...

Feliz CumpleaƱos! Happy Birthday!

Big Hugs
Charo

Jackie said...

Hi Carol, Happy birthday month, love the photographs, not too keen on the new text, harder to read unless I find my reading glasses, sorry!!

Hope your weekend is going well. Wet dull and cold here!! Love Jackie.

Pamela Gordon said...

Happy Birthday dear Carol! Your pics are beautiful and I guess your new lens is working well for you. Great job. I love Picassa and Picnik too. Blessings, Pamela

Natasha said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Good on you for celebrating for a whole month. I like that idea a lot!

I love your pictures and can't wait to see what fabulous photos you post. Thanks for the tip on blogsy in your most recent post too!

Best wishes always,
Natasha.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Happy Birthday to you, indeed, my friend. You know me...Birthdays are a big, whoppin' deal, and the longer the celebration, the better!
Hugs from me to you.
xoxo
Donna

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