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Thursday, May 14, 2009


I love how this shot turned out of Brennen and Kenidi on the beach last weekend. It was just a candid moment between a brother and sister and I managed to capture it. Have I told you how much I love photography lately? If I haven't...then let me tell you how much I love photography. Ha ha! With the post processing, this looks like something out of an old Ernest Hemingway novel when he spent his time on the beaches of Key West. It's aged looking - love that part. It also has a bit of blown out highlights (in the hair area mainly) which is a 'no no' in photography. However, I still liked it. I'm sure it has something to do with the fact that they are my kids. Hee hee! The fact that photography allows you to capture a moment in time like this just swells my heart beyond huge.

These are just Brennen's boards. They get put to good use each and every time we are there. I just loved the bright coloring on them against the white sand and shells.

This shot above is of Naples from Bonita Beach. It was hazy because of the fires over in what they call "Aligator Alley." As we took off on the plane Sunday, you could look down below and see all of the brush burning and it was just so heartbreaking. I could barely stand to look. If the flight attendant would've let me get to my big ol' camera bag overhead, I would've tried to take a picture of it all. However, I didn't dare. Tamara had already gotten in enough trouble for all of us after trying to stand up and hit the restrooms while in flight before the fasten seat belt sign had been turned off. Right Tamara? On the flight there, she got caught rolling her eyes at a flight attendant and I quickly questioned whether or not we might be bailing her out of airport jail at some point before the night was over. HA! It gave us all a good laugh later. Well...all of us with the exception of the flight attendant anyhow. :)

Again, here are a couple more over and under exposed shots of Kenidi while on the beach one day. I am bound and determined to learn the art of taking pictures underneath a beach umbrella. Grrrr! Talk about testing my patience with proper exposure. Maybe if my hair would look as good as Kenidi's once all wind blown on the beach, everything in life would be just a bit better - a bit easier - even under exposured images. Wink. wink. ;)

And lastly, how fun was American Idol last night? Two of my favorite three picks made it to the finale/finals for next week. Do I know how to pick em' or what? I initially thought that Adam would always win it all. I'm beginning to wonder if Kris's fans will pull through again and give him the win. I think he has more fans than most people initially thought. I think it's his crooked smile. What do you think? Who knows what will happen at this point. I'd love to see Kris win but I'd be fine with Adam winning too. It should be an impeccable show down next week - that's fo' sho'! I can't wait to watch. Both of them are sooooo incredibly talented!

For now...I'm off to tackle the day. I hope your Thursday is amazing. Blessings, Angie

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Blogger Molly said...

Those pictures are BEAUTIFUL!! And shells?? I can hardly find any shells here on the NC coast. I would totally pay you for a handful of those shells :) Since I have been following your blog, your pictures have gotten better and better, not that they were bad before. But you can capture the perfect moment and they all look like they came out of a magazine. Beautiful, beautiful!! Have a great day!!! And I am serious about those shells!! :)
~Molly P

5/14/2009 10:04 AM  
Anonymous Christina Craven said...

Great pics Ang...LOVE that suit on Kenidi, where did you find that one?? Bella would LOVE it!!

Will catch up soon, i haven't told you lately, but someone else has, THANK YOU for bringing a smile to my face, everytime i read the are inspirational, funny, REAL, and i just wanted to say Thanks...

Have a great day, its almost friday!!
So Cal

5/14/2009 10:15 AM  
Blogger Angie Seaman said...

Awww...Molly...I just love you girl. Thanks so much for the sweet compliments. I truly appreciate it.

And Christina...the bathing suit Kenidi is wearing came from Von Maur here in Indiana. I got it back before our Christmas trip but they might still have some. Do you have a Von Maur there in CA?
Also, thanks for the sweet comments about the blog girl. You are too kind and so very welcome. THANK YOU!

Hugs, Angie

5/14/2009 10:25 AM  
Blogger Angie Seaman said...

PS...Molly...I can always send you some of those shells in the mail girl. Never a problem! We have a ton around our house that we have collected and brought back but I can also pick some up for you when there in a couple of weeks over the summer and mail them to you - straight from the beach. The kids would have a ball picking them for you - one by one. :)

Hugs sista'!

5/14/2009 10:27 AM  
Blogger PamperingBeki said...

I can't believe you didn't take me with you!

Beautiful pictures. :)

And I'm loving this song by Mat Kearney. I might have to swipe it. I totally dig his music.

5/14/2009 12:03 PM  
Anonymous Karen R said...

LOVE that "ticked-off" photo of Kenidi!! I think I've seen that look on her before! LOL

Auction next week?? Or DARE we make any plans!?!?! HA Yesterday was pretty miserable with the storms, but I got a couple good things.

Missin' ya!

5/14/2009 1:01 PM  
Anonymous Sheryl Watkins said...

Your making me reaaallly neeeeed a beach vacation :)
Meter off the cheek , that is my shade exposure trick- ok so I do it everywhere sun, shade, whatever, but it works everytime. SOmeone passed that info along to me so I thought I'd share (eventhough you didn't ask) :P

5/14/2009 2:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Molly - you're getting better and better!!!

Your pics are beautiful!

5/14/2009 3:03 PM  
Blogger Angie Seaman said...

Thanks Deb! You are so sweet! It's definitely a daily work in progress.

Karen - just emailed you back about the auction. Count me in.

PamperingBeki - oh yes...swipe it girl. Swipe it. I love his music. Especially this song in particular. Next time, come with! Two weeks from tomorrow. Be there! :)

And are such a dear! Thank you very much for the "cheek" tip. I'm definitely going to try that when back there in a couple of weeks. I'll send you a shot out when I do. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the help. Gosh knows I'll take all the help I can get. :)

Love ya girls...

5/14/2009 3:33 PM  
Anonymous Grandma Sue said...

I love all these pic's, but especially love Brennen and Kenidi, so cute! My second fav is 4th. down of Kenidi. If that isn't my little Angie when she was young, I don't know! She looks more like you every day and Brennen looks just like his daddy! Good looking family. xoxoxo

5/15/2009 7:33 PM  

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