gifts of the garden…

January 3rd, 2012 michelle Posted in digital collage, food

Painter’s Canvas Photo Art Blends 5, Positive Vibe (word art)

Each year I am gifted with organic produce from a neighbor in exchange for photographing his bounty. What a blessing to our family he is!

Nature’s Sketchbook Photo Art Blends 3, Scrap.Templates 36

Nature’s Sketchbook Photo Art Blends 3

See my blog post on making wall art out of these images on our Cottage Arts’ blog here.

And, here are some favorite garden shots from this year. All shot with Canon 7D and most with Canon 50/1.8 lens.

the colors of christmas

January 13th, 2011 michelle Posted in food, nature, personal

Canon 7D, Canon 50mm/1.8, ISO 400, 1/200 second, +.67 exposure compensation, custom portrait mode

Just a few favorite images from our holiday break in December…hope to get the January holiday shots posted soon, too!

Canon 7D, Canon 50mm/1.8, f/2.8, ISO 400, 1/160 second, custom portrait mode

Canon 7D, Canon 50mm/1.8, ISO 100, 1/1250 second, +.67 exposure compensation

Canon 7D, Tamron 28-75/2.8, f/4.0, ISO 400, 1/60 second, 580EX speedlight (dragged the shutter)

All photos shot with a Canon 7D, Canon 85 mm/1.8, Canon 50/1.8 or Tamron 28-75mm/2.8. When flash was needed, I dragged the shutter with a Canon 580EX speedlight bounced off a white ceiling.

taste of st. cloud

July 13th, 2010 michelle Posted in food Comments Off

Hello! Recently I had the treat of photographing the Taste of St. Cloud charity event for the Franciscan Sisters, featuring some of St. Cloud’s most delicious eats.

I believe it was more of a success than ever anticipated based on the crowds and over-full parking lot at the beautiful Coyote Moon Grille.