project 365: days 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8

day 4: berry berry kix


Three years ago when we went all healthy and stuff, certain foods became comida non grata. This week I got a wild hair, so I thought I'd revisit an old favorite: Berry Berry Kix. I ate the whole box (yes, I surely did), and I'm still alive. Cool.

day 5: january sky


If that dark upper left corner is bothering you (too), that's the way God made the sky on this particular evening. Didn't want you to think I went all crazy with a one-cornered vignette.

day 6: my wingman


This child is amazing. Thoughtful, sweet, helpful without being asked. *sigh*

day 7: waiting for a grilled cheese sandwich

No seriously, I was standing at the sink, waiting for my grilled cheese sandwich to finish cooking. I grabbed my macro lens and snapped a few shots of water splashing on an upside down bowl. When I noticed the Tiny Tornado standing on the tray of her high chair, I had to wrap things up.

Hover (don't click) your mouse on the water drop picture above, and you will see attempt two that I tried the next day. Better, right? I like the little crown effect. But the first one was my actual picture on day 7, so I'm just keeping it real. ;-) Maybe I'll try it again for another day.

Seriously, go up and hover. The 2nd picture is better.

day 8: motion blur


Are you impressed with how clean my windshield is? Me too. ;-)

We've got a crazily busy weekend ahead, so please accept my apology in advance that I won't be able to do any blog visiting. I promised my family I'd be present. All weekend. ;-) Thank you in advance for your sweet comments! ♥


Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

OK those are all AMAZING!!!!

LOVING the last shot - WOW!!!!!

You are just too funny about the junk cereal. Glad you are still among the living! I would miss you :0)

Have a blast with your family and love them up good!

PS Don't forget to link up that water shot :-)

Ashley said...

I am always so excited to see your posts come up in my reader. Gorgeous pictures as always! Have a great weekend, we are off for a week vaca! I will look forward to catching up on your week of pics when I get back! xo

Audrey @ TheDailyWyatt.blogspot.com said...

I'm with Ashley, Love seeing your new post. loving the water (wanna try that.) but that TRAIN OMMMMMMGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!! can you say AWESOME? love love love it! ;) (thanks for all the advice your my fav blogger EVER! seriously EVER!)

Allie said...

Those are all AMAZING! :)

Deb said...

I love the motion blur train shot. Seriously amazing!

Brooke said...

I have so much to say - a whole box of cereal and you LIVED to tell about it! Oy. Your sky shot is lovely even with the one dark corner! And your helpful guy, can he give my guy lessons? PAID lessons??? :D
Oh and I actually like your original splash better, I think it is the bright blue. But, lets face it, they are both so SOOOO cool. I love your Macro work. I will stop rambling now - have a GREAT weekend

Amy said...

I LOVE your water droplets!!! Maybe I should fly out there and you can help me figure that out... The motion blur is pretty cool also!

Stacey said...

I feel like I'm repeating myself but....

Love these.
I need a Macro lens. (They are both great but the turquoise blue with the first shot...it was a bowl? Seriously?)
And you still need to tell me how you do that little hover trick.

Do I dare say it?? Inspiring! ;-) Have a great weekend, friend.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful photos. How do you do the hover photo thing? Have you shared before? I love them all. Have a great weekend.

Reading Allowed said...

I tell myself that the reason I can't take shots like that is because I don't have a macro lens, but you even made Kix look cool in a non-macro (I assume?) shot, so I don't think I can comfort myself that way anymore. You're just really, really good. Love all of these, great work! Have a great weekend!

Mandy said...

You are so dang creative!! I love ALL of these, especially that last one. Motion blur is awesome. I'm not good at it.

Uyen said...

These photos are fantastic!! WOW!!

Chelsey - The Paper Mama said...

The water drops are awesome! Love them both.

Barbara said...

Lovely images, I don't know what Berry Berry Kix are but the colours are wonderful.

Love Letters To China said...

New to your blog. Found you from one of Jill's posts. Your photography is amazing. Love the fact you share your ideas and techniques. I'm loving the bowl of cereal. My wish for Christmas was to get a macro 100mm 2.8 lens. Santa missed that one this year so I'm working on saving up myself. I LOVE all of your up-close-and-personal shots.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!


Mom of M&Ms said...

You rock!! so glad you added the shot ( if I hover) to the line up...I thought it rocked!

I am off this weekend too!!!Love that time with family..

Jessaca said...

Great waterdrop photo and love the zoominess of the train!!!!

Carrie said...

WOW! I'm speechless! These are so cool. I like BOTH water drop pictures.

SarahinSC said...

That train shot is stunning! You go girl!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING..... every last photo!! I love both of the water drop pictures, the blue color of the bowl really made that first one POP!!

Karli, you have an incredible gift behind the lens..... I love your creativity and your eye for a beautiful composed photo!

Happy New Year to you and your family! I look forward to following your 365 project!



btw, I just wanted you to know how much I adore your Mom. What a special lady with an giant heart.

Lexi said...

Amazing pictures as always! Love the water drop shots!! Glad you are still alive after eating the whole berry berry kix box. Looked yummy. =)


Ashley Sisk said...

You're a genius - those last 2 shots especially. The water droplets... "yeah, I was just snapping a few photos." I need a colorful plate or dish or something so I can get cool shots like that! Jealous!

Kayla said...

I love your picture, I especially love the motion blur and the water pictures. I attempted the water pictures last night as well.

Feel free to check them out.

The Clip Cafe said...

You are so good! I LOVE them all :-) Stop by if you get a minute http://flowerphotography1.blogspot.com/

cooperl788 said...

I love the motion blur of the train - it's so neat. Isn't it funny how we can get caught up (even for a minute) and when we turn around, chaos is ensuing in the background? I was photographing some food for an upcoming post (seriously, just for a second) and when I turned around, Georgia had opened the pantry, grabbed her goldfish from the wrong end, and then was eating them off the floor. Sigh, I suppose that's 2 years old for you..
Have a wonderful weekend with the family!

happy me said...

Stop It With The Cool Gorgeous Shots!
Do you have any idea of how long my 'Try To Copy Karli' list is?!
And thanks a lot; I just added Fruit Loops to my grocery list. (MAN! I <3 those things!).

<3 & :),

Adeena said...

The water droplets are so cool!!

And the train?? Yowza! Your windshield is freakishly clean. ;)

I heart the look on Collin's face. :D And his hair. It rocks. Make sure you tell him. ;)

Anonymous said...

Those are all amazing shots! The water drop so confused me because I was scrolling down and it kept changing. I thought I was going crazy and then I finished reading LOL!

Bethany said...

I just wanted to pop in and say HELLO! I am new to your blog via A Cherry on Top and wanted to say that I just love it!! Your images. Your writing. All of it!! It's such a happy place!!

That motion blur shot? AH-MA-ZING!!! I think I need to whip out my Understanding Exposure book and read up on that!! Great, great work!!

Skye said...

Oooh I loved Kix as a kid! haha! Great photo! :) And I love the train

Anna said...

These are incredible, Karli--love, love, love!! I'm SO amazed at the water droplet pics. WOW is all I can say.

Natalie said...

Definitely will have to try the "Drip" photo with my macro ;) maybe tomorrow's project? We shall see! LOVE that you shared you ate the whole box of kix cereal because i do things like that too and I'm still alive so it's like well..let's engorge ourselves some more! ;) Have a happy weekend friend!

Michelle said...

Just wow! Look at all these! Each one became my favorite as I scrolled down (or over)!

You sound like you do have an awesome wingman!

And check out those water drops!!! Ok. It's official - I must redo mine and improve! I look like a slacker compared to the rest of you all!

Katie said...

Beautiful - every one. And those water drops!!! *gasp*

Anonymous said...

Okay that motion blur is fantastic!!!!!
And I was reading your 'about me' section and i can relate to SOOO many things on your list! You are a doll and I am so glad to be following your blog!

julie said...

STUNNING!!! All of them, every last one...you are SSSSOOOOOO creative! :)