Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Fun Mode Camera Setting

When the kids are jumping on the trampoline laughing, being goofy, and showing off their best tricks and the dogs are romping around in the leaves playing cat and mouse, thats when you grab your camera and set it to continous shoot.

Continous Shooting is a technique that allows you to hold down the shutter button while the camera continuously captures your moving objects.  On high-speed, my camera takes 6.5 shots in a second and on low-speed 3 shots in a second.

This type of shooting really gives you the "big picture" capturing every detail and exact movements of your object.  This is my "fun" mode.  I never know what I'm going to get.

Here are some of my "fun" shots.




Nyati was in slow motion so it was easy to keep him focused.



This little booger is always in fast motion.  My camera settings were off because it focused on the ground, not Darla.  But, it was still fun "trying" to photograph her running to me.



Guess I need more practice.  ; )

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

RVR



River Valley Ranch (RVR) is a christian summer camp located in the rolling lush hills of Carroll County.  Every summer they have special events for the entire family.  You can spend all day swimming, picnicking or watching a nail bitting, clinched fist, jaw dropping rodeo for a bucking good time!

Pictures of the opening ceremonies.  




Here comes the bulls!!  

Wish the fence wasn’t obstructing the intense ride of this bull rider.

An on-looking cowboy



Stilt Walkers and pony rides made two little girls very happy.




RVR also puts on an awesome firework display that we were lucky enough to catch this year.




Our gang





Monday, May 5, 2014

City Tour

It’s always a thrill to plan a trip to NYC.  So much to see.  So much to do.  This time, our plans were to take Big Bus Tours, which includes tours of downtown and uptown, with 30 different hop on hop off stops, go over and walk on the historic High Line in the Chelsea neighborhood, have a great dinner with drinks at Americano Restaurant, and then back to the bus to head home.

The bus tour was really nice and I highly recommend it.  It’s easy, relaxing, and gives you a chance to learn and see the city from a birds eye view.  We saw where celebrities live and the crazy insane price tags they paid, churches that held famous weddings, and points of interest where legendary movies were shot.

Here are a few pics from my trip.

Kelly and I started our day off with shopping in SoHo


 This cemetery was adorned with colorful tulips and Cherry Trees.


Anyone familiar with Watchtower?  This is home to Jehovah Witnesses where the Watchtower Magazine is produced for publication and distributed door to door.

During our walk on the High Line, we passed this vibrant infamous painting


Our last stop for the day.  A pub right off the High Line.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Joys of Spring

Yesterday, my friend Jen, hosted a wonderful tea party at her house.  There was 8 very excited little girls in attendance.  

Our party began with a delicious lunch of creamy rice and chicken soup, peanut butter and jelly or chicken salad sandwiches, cheese and crackers, and chocolate covered strawberries.  The girls sat there for about an hour and then the wiggles over came them.  They were anxious to go outside and get started with an Easter egg hunt and to show off their tricks on the trampoline.

The awesome weather provided great picture taking opportunities.  Here are a few from our day.









Thursday, March 27, 2014

Destressing

As the yearbook photographer for the girls school, I have the privilege to bring in my camera any day of the week and snap away (unless I’m specifically told not to photograph a student because of confidentiality issues).

I’m known as Gabby’s Mom, Yearbook Lady, and sometimes Mrs. Ozsvath.  When they see me coming with my camera, they make sure they are seen.  In an instant, they go from sitting quietly to making silly faces or a striking a pose.  I usually cause “some” disruption wherever I go...and I love it!  The kids love it!!

Today, I took some candid shots of some very happy kids outside on the playground.  They have been working hard all week on Pennsylvania School System of Assesments (PSSA) and finally, they finished for the week.  Their teachers rewarded them with some “free” time outside.









This is guy LOVES reptiles.  He has been over to our house to see the snakes and fish and was thrilled to handle just about every snake he was shown.  When I see him at school he makes sure to tell me about reptile ads on Craigslist or sales at Petco that I might be interested in.  I just nod and say “Wow” a lot.  He’s a great kid with a huge personality...as you can tell.