6.01.2011

her middle name, and embracing the rebel

You guys certainly know how to put a huge smile on my face! Thanks so much for your sweet comments (and emails...because my comment box wasn't working for awhile yesterday). Thank you to those that let me know it wasn't working, and to Skye who helped me fix it! :-)

I got a few guesses by email yesterday about Livia's middle name. Sheri, you guessed it!! Livia's middle name is Soleil. (pronounced so-LAY) Doron used to call me Sunshine, and Soleil means "sun" in French. Clever, aren't we? :-)

Come to find out, Collin (my oldest) thought her name was spelled S-O-L-A (how's that for a phonetic spelling!?)...and he thought it was Spanish! LOL! Drew (my Kindergartner) knew the correct way to spell it. (Figures).

I'm really missing my camera which is off for repair, so I got out the Rebel and gave it a whirl. I thought I'd honor TT's request to "walk in-a water with-a green rainboots" ... so off we went.



I like it! :-)

Canon Rebel XSI
AV mode
Aperture: f/2.8 + 1 stop overexposed
Shutter speed: 1/640
ISO: 200

Happy Wednesday! :-)

36 comments:

Haynes said...

Lov ethe middle name and the picture is beautiful

Stacey said...

Too cute!

Mandy said...

What a beautiful middle name!! Very creative, and I love that there's a story behind it! :)

Just Jen said...

Her middle name is perfect for her! I love the picture!!

Tara said...

Beautiful shot, love her middle name!

Adeena said...

LOVE her middle name! :D Great story behind it, too.

YAY for an awesome picture with the Rebel! :D

Ashley Sisk said...

This picture is evidence that it's not the camera but the photographer - beautiful shot my friend!

Andrea said...

LOVE this photo. So cute!

Natalie said...

Wow! Woulda never guessed you weren't using your 'usual' camera! That is a beautiful shot! Love the water bokeh and the tones. And who DOESN'T LOVE rain boots! My son wears them year round :D

Liz said...

This is the same camera I just bought. I like mine.

Great shot.

Liz said...

oopps I mean the one I use to use.. till I upgraded to the rebel T2I.

Kaitlyn said...

I love that middle name! and i love that photo what a great capture!

inourseaoflove

grace said...

Oh my. I have loved that for a name for as long as I can remember since my momma and pops are both French Canadians.

http://gracelouisephotography.blogspot.com/

Sara said...

Love the name and the photo. And who doesn't love green rain boots??

Celine said...

This picture is awesome! I am looking into the Rebel XSi as a starter camera, and I was wondering if you used the basic 18-55 mm lens or a more advanced one of your own. Thanks!

Jill Samter Photography said...

Amen Ashley - this is proof it doesn't matter the equipment. You rocked this sweet shot of your beautiful SUNSHINE girl splashing in her ever so cute green boots!

Hugs and love!
Jill

Warren Baldwin said...

Great pictures ... great names. Great blog!

I've used another of your pictures for an article entitled "Systemic Anxiety." It is about how leaders, even parents, respond to anxiety-producing events. It is the first of what will be several articles on this over the next couple of months.

Here is the address: http://warrenbaldwin.blogspot.com/2011/06/systemic-anxiety.html

wb

Kristal said...

See - you are a photographer - different camera and still an amazing shot!

Michelle said...

Very pretty (and clever) name for little miss TT. :)

And really??? Wow, look at you rocking the rebel! Exactly what was said earlier: it's the PHOTOGRAPHER and not the equipment that makes/breaks the shot! WOW WOW WOW! Love it! The light, the perspective/angle, the actions! All that beautiful faerie dust/water bokeh! Love it!!

Did I mention I love this shot?

hehe
love and hugs,
Michelle

deb duty said...

Such a cute photo! I love the water drops in mid air.

Tenille said...

GREAT shot! You always inspire me to try and change the way/angles I take my pictures!
Thank you!!!

Karli said...

Thank you so much guys!! ♥♥

This comment is for Celine; I'm so sorry ... I tried to email you back but it wouldn't give me your address. For this picture, I used the 24-70mm f/2.8 L lens. That was a very good question, and I should have specified. Hope that helps! :-)

Tiffany said...

It looks amazing! I hope you get it back soon!

Courtney said...

LOVE her middle name! Great shot, Karli!

Celine said...

Thank you! Sorry about my email address- I am not sure why it is blocked. Anyway, it looks like the XSi will be my next camera purchase!

jess@notyouraveragemommy.com said...

Just beautiful. I love the boots! :)

Sarah said...

Great photo. I love her middle name. Hope you get your camera back soon, but glad you have a backup.

Angela said...

What a beautiful shot! Taylor used to wear rain boots all the time! Sometimes I'd have to wait for him to fall asleep and then take them off of him.

Naomi said...

love the middle name ( i took 4 years of french), love the shot, adorable! :)

Natalie said...

I adore this picture! I even adore it more knowing you took it with the same camera I use. There's hope for me. ;-) Super processing too. Okay. I just love everything about this one.

happy me said...

Karli! I can hear you in my head saying Livia Soleil _____ !!! in classic 'I'm using all 3 of your names so you KNOW I mean business' voice.

Also? I need this phenomenal shot for my 'Wall of the World' project. Please e-mail me the full res pronto. Thx!

YKILY

Carrie said...

I LOVE it! Gorgeous!

Katie said...

:) Love it!! Bummer about your camera, but we all know you'll knock our socks off with the rebel anyway!

I was scrolling through your latest posts and I have that same heron shot from your 365 post, just in b&w....there had to be at least one more, didn't there?! ;)

And those dandelions. WOWZA!!!! Absolutely stunning!

Brooke said...

Me likey the splashy and that amazing light! You nailed it! I missed a few posts... I had a ball going back and reading the past few posts. Hope your camera returns home soon!

SugarberrySensations said...

I love Livia's middle name! Yes, you two are clever! ;o) So you said he 'use' to call you Sunshine. Is this no longer true?

When do you get your camera back??
I think you should keep on shooting with your Rebel, the pictures are fabulous as always!

XOXOXO
♥Lori

Amy said...

Time for a new post!!! They're my favorite posts on my reader. Just to let you know. :-D What have you been up to?