7.16.2012

what we've been up to

The alternate title to this post is 'the post where I share a ridiculous number of photos and you're afraid to ever visit me again.' Well I don't want that to happen, so this will make up for me being MIA for 2 weeks... and it will get us through the end of July. Deal?

OK, let's begin with fireworks. We've all seen fireworks shots that blow these away, but I'm sharing just a couple because I took them with my new camera, and I was amazed at its ability to shoot at such a high ISO. Since we didn't go to a big fireworks show, I didn't want to be the dork with a tripod on my driveway. I handheld these shots, and they were taken between an 8,000-12,800 ISO. No noise reduction in post. I was just walking around aiming at the sky. (I'm not knocking tripods, by the way. If we went to a big fireworks production, I would have totally taken my tripod!) :-)





We've also been doing a bit of this...


And a LOT of this.








Are you watching the light changing in these photos? (all taken at the same game) Yes, that happens when double headers last from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. It gets dark.


And then there was the photo session that never got blogged (aka 'the photo session where you'd swear I'd never used a camera before in my life...') Anything I could have done wrong technically, I did! Geez.


Don't blink!! You might miss this rare sighting by brother #2... everyone wave hi to Drew's back! :-)




The whole point of this little trip to the park was for Livia to model the new headband I made her. Stay tuned for a headband re-do.


I have posted (and subsequently deleted) a million more photos for this post, but I'm guessing you're experiencing a bit of an overload. So I will end here. Hope you all have a wonderful week! xo

34 comments:

Adeena said...

I'm pretty sure there have been posts with more pictures than this one. :D

AWESOME firework shots! We've been at a LOT of baseball games this summer, too. Three boys in three different leagues. Yep. Lots. ;) Love the set of Collin sliding into the base!

*Waving* Hi Drew's back! :D :D

Okay, TT is getting SO BIG. That second-last shot... she's totally lost the toddler look. Such a beautiful girl. ♥♥

happy me said...

Karli! 8000 ISO?!? Holy Moly! Love these photos! And is it just me, or does Livia have a different look to her face?

YKILYLAS!

Natalie said...

The pictures of TT are beautiful!

Totally wanting your new camera now! I get frustrated with ISO issues. I can't believe you hand-held those fireworks shots.

Missed your posts, so keep them coming!

elizabeth said...

Ok so is it safe to assume you now own mark 3? Fill me in please can't wait to hear about your thoughts on it

I was actually thinking of getting a supplemental book to learn all that little sucker can do

By the way your kids are getting so so big
And more beautiful each day!

Celine said...

What kind of camera did you get? The Mark III?

Just Jen said...

I also must know what camera you decided on! We are finally finished with baseball..... Until August when Fall Ball starts.

Eva said...

I love all of these! The fireworks. Baseball. TT. :)

I had to chuckle at the baseball photos. We're not playing double headers yet, but I can totally relate to drastically different lighting situations from the beginning of the game to the end. lol.

Kristal said...

LOL on Adeena's comment...

Double headers - never had those, but man baseball is LONG... glad my son decided to go back to soccer.

Can't wait to see the headband redo.

Hi Drew!

Liz said...

we love all the photos!!!! and want more.... this is a photography blog, so more the merrier!!!!! A new camera?!!!! What one did you get?

Love TT`s shots!

Naomi said...

Awesome photos as always. That first fireworks shot is SO COOL! And TT....well she is precious, as always :)

Mom of M&Ms said...

Hi Drew's back!!!!! so nice to see you...


and softball looks a lot like bseball with double heaers and all!

and I rarely use my tripod but often shoot a super high ISO.. gotta love that capability!

Andee said...

Such fun pictures. I had a fun visit here.

Life with Kaishon said...

I love posts with lots of pictures. Livia is the cutest little girl ever in the world!

Karli @ The Bonnie 5 said...

Hello it's me! :-) This comment is for Celine - so sorry but your email isn't showing up for me so hopefully you'll check back here. Yes, the Mark III. My mom got it for me a couple months ago. <3

The Shades of Pink said...

Awww!! So glad to see an update AND Drew's back! Wahoo!

Tracey said...

love your fireworks shots! Wondering if your mom would like to adopt me? I'd like a Mark III. I'm so sick of the focusing issue on the Mark II that I've almost thrown it into the ocean a few times.

Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

ROFL! You a dork??? Tripod or no tripod, that is impossible Ms. Karli!

So, I've not been to your blog for a bit, but I was sort of thinking that the reason I come to visit is to see what amazing photos you've recently posted! LOL! You could post multiple pages and I would scroll through each and every one of them. I'm lame, so I could have completely misunderstood your purpose for blogging!!! He, he ... NOT!

I follow a couple of professional photographers and I am known to mention your talent to my better half each time I'm wowed by what I see saying, "Karli has such a natural talent and an incredible eye for taking breathtaking photographs honey! She truly blows the professionals away!" I am not saying that they are not good, they are, however, there is just something about your style that is unique and that beckons me to keep coming back for more! So, please, don't hold back on posting lots of photos on my account! *wink, wink*

I truly do find myself asking how you would see what is on the other side of my viewfinder a la mobile phone screen before snapping. What I am finding is that we are surrounded by so many trees that I find it difficult to snap a photo with much negative space and you've got me hooked on trying to do so! ROFL!

Hi Drew's back and Miss Livia, you are quite the lovely young lady and a most delightful model for your uber-talented Mommy! Touche' for Collin getting his game on, not just once, but twice in one evening!

As always, It is sheer delight to come and gander upon your beautiful family and fabulous captures lovely lady! Have an amazing week and may it be a snap-happy one at that! XOXO

Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

Oh yeah, I am up for adoption too! He, he ... Seriously, I admire your mother for acknowledging her daughter's amazing talent and abilities and for thoughtfully contributing to them by enabling, encouraging and helping her to take it to the next step. Positively enabling I say! :)

Elena said...

Gorgeous pics! Those firework shots are amazing! I take it you're lovin' the new camera eh?! How exciting!

Amarie said...

They're all beautiful! :)

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

You could post a million & I would be just so happy. I could sit here & look for hours. LOVE these!!!!

I have heard about the awesomeness of the ISO on that camera. That is one reason why that is the one I have chosen when my upgrade happens. Though I'm sure it will be years before that happens since I just got this one a year ago.

Hugs my friend- LOVE ya to pieces!

Angela said...

Looks like you've been having a fantastic summer! I always think summer will be slower, but it never is :-(

You can never post too many pictures!!!

Andrea said...

Oh TT...she is so pretty...I always wanted a lovely little girl (not that I don't love Max...but you know.)
That first fireworks shot is amazing! That's quite the ISO range you've got on that camera!

Jeska said...

Are you kidding me, I love that first shot!! The bokeh AND fireworks, awesome! And All the baseball shots are perfect!

Marvett Smith said...

So glad you're having an awesome summer! Love your firework shots, and the baseball images. Beautiful work! The Mark III? I'm so jealous!

Brooke said...

Ooohh, I love all of your pictures! Your firework pictures are AMAZING, and there is no such thing as picture overload on your blog! :) I hope all is well with you these days!

Skye said...

Seriously? 8000-12,000 ISO?! LMAO.. My lame lil' t2i sucks bad at anything over 1600! haha! But hey. I am sure whatever you got costs a pretty penny! So.... WHAT kind of camera did you get!? Do tell!

I would have been happy seeing 50 more photos by the way! Love the sprinkler shot - very summery if there is a word!

ANd TT's headband.... super awesome. I love girly hair accessories. Thank the lord my daughter loves them too now and I can do whatever I want with her hair. Makes this mom happy! Weeee!

Ashley said...

As always your pics are amazing! Isn't the Mark III insane?? I was shooting at night with it at 12800 too and it's clearer than my 7d at 400! Can't believe how big TT is getting! xo

stacey said...

I have Canon Mark III envy. And I'm a Nikon girl. 12,000 ISO?? Insane and awesome and those fireworks shots are just crazy good, Karli.

You crack me up and I wish we could go out for coffee sometime.

Sarah Halstead said...

I love every single one!! I really love the baseball ones and the last few. Awesome photos. You are way to hard on yourself.

Sarah Halstead said...

Those firewors are awesome for being handheld. I forgot to do bokeh. What camera did you get?

Danelle said...

Not even close to photo overload. :) Looks like you're having a fun summer. And I don't know what kind of new camera you have, but those fireworks shots are amazing!

Tiffany said...

Looks like a fun and busy time! She has gotten so big and gorgeous!

Natalie said...

Just so you know - I miss seeing your creative photos. This post was only supposed to hold me through July. ;-)
Hope you're enjoying the start to your school year!