March Best 9

We have been on a lovely spring break vacation over the past week and I forgot to post my favorite best 9 shots from March as well as my One Second Video. So, better late than never, right? ๐Ÿ˜€

March 2017 1 Sec from The Gaggle Photography on Vimeo.

February Best 9

Here are my favorite 9 photos of last month for both kids and non-humans. I also took part in a movie project last month where I shoot 1 second videos each day of the month. Well I increased it to 1.5 seconds instead and added in a few extra. So super fun and the kids really loved it too. We plan to try a new one each month this year.ย 

Feb 1 Second Movie Project from The Gaggle Photography on Vimeo.

January Best 9

As we are halfway through February already, I thought I would share my best 9 grids from January. My new yearly project is to collage 9 of my favorite photos per month. I am going to create two grids each month when I can, one for wildlife and one for my kiddos. In January I spent New Years at the lake nearby watching the bald eagles on a surprisingly warm day, we had a day of snow flurries and a small ice storm. We also adopted a new hamster, Mr Pickles, celebrated a birthday for dad, and started working on finishing our basement.

Macro Monday and Hanukkah

Hanukkah is upon us and we are having a great time lighting the candles, eating latkies and getting gifts. So for this week I thought I would play with some macro shots with the theme of Hanukkah.

I started with a few abstracts with my Lensbaby Velvet56.

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Then my macro lens for a shot of the headband my 9 year old made. ๐Ÿ™‚

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The kids’ menorah glasses.

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Some pretty Hanukkah candles.

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My most favorite decoration that stays out all year, a crystal dreidel.

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And lastly, the dreidel my youngest actually made out of clay.

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And now please head over to the wonderful Iris Nelson to see her Macro Monday shots this week.

Week 49/52

And winter is upon us. This week mother nature reminded us what cold felt like. Is it spring yet? ๐Ÿ˜€

Week 47 and 48/52

Last week we were on vacation which is the reason for the delay in posting week 47. We had some amazing weather for Thanksgiving week at the Outer Banks, NC. We spent time being tourists visiting the lighthouses, playing on the beach and seeing the Wright Brothers. It was a wonderful and needed get away.

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I am almost embarrassed to admit how many photos I brought back with me and I know it will take me most of the month to go through and edit them all. But at least I can relive the week and remember how much I love the beach. ๐Ÿ™‚


For week 48, however, we are back to our regular routines of homework help, looking outside for squirrels, and more homework with a little gaming thrown in. The kids enjoyed the break from school for a few days but are back to working hard.

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I can’t believe it’s December already and I only have 4 more weeks of this project. Thanks for following along with me.

Week 44/52

Its that time of year where the leaves are coming down in droves. ๐Ÿ™‚ This past week we were spoiled with some amazingly beautiful, warm, sunny weather for two afternoons so I took advantage and spent some time freelensing while the kids played in the sun.

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Week 43/52

My oldest daughter has recently found out about geocaching. She learned about it on a middle school field trip and had decided this fall she would like to try to find as many as she can. Well it just so happened that one of the locations was at the next door park so we set off to find it. They were very excited when the located it, signed the logย and put it back. It was a fun girls outing in some beautiful afternoon fall light.

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Week 42/52

Happiness is a new update to our favorite app, playing with the new filters and laughing at ourselves. I love the gorgeous autumn colors that she is playing under.

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Week 41/52

Because we all ride our scooters in the rain…wearing a tutu…singing with our iPods. ๐Ÿ˜€

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