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Monday, April 26, 2010

Hornet Night 2010

I wanted to take a minute and share some photos from Lauren's school pagaent. I was amazed at how serious they were abot this. It was definitely not like the Beauty Walks that Holt High School had back in my day. Then we just walked out told the judges about ourselves (prior to the audience arriving) and then walked the stage after the audience arrived. That however is far from what was done for Hornet Night.

For week the girls met 1-2 days a week to practice the opening dance, walking, talking, interviews and their talent. A pagaent coach came in and gave them advice about interviewing, walking, what to wear and hair and makeup. I think it was a good experience for Lauren. She doesn't always like to put herself out there on her own. I was so proud of her that night. She was so poised and beautiful and she rocked the house with her hip hop routine. All of the girls were lovely and so talented. In the end a senior named Shelby won. You could tell she completely didn't expect it and was beyond happy about winning. She deserved it. A sweet girl. Lauren was happy for her and had so much fun preparing and spending time with friends.

Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure....Oh and my camera will be here in my hands on Wednesday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am sooooooooooooooooo excited I can't stand it!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

YEAH! This baby is on it's way to me!

The night of Lauren's junior prom I picked up camera to take pictures and horror of horrors t shutter release button was gone. Disappeared. Never to be seen again. Luckily I had Josey's little Canon A470 with me and used it. It was a little disappointing though. I love my camera. That Sony DSC H2 has been an amazing little camera. I love the built in optical zoom that was equivalent to a 435mm zoom when racked out. I loved the options and the image quality was good. My heart did still long for a DSLR but I do not for see that anytime soon. While researching which camera to buy I ran across this amazing bridge camera. The Fujifilm Finepix HS10 just came out last month or early this month and the internet is abuzz with good reviews and people posting pictures on flckr and everywhere. This baby does everything and more!!!! It has a 30x optical zoom; that is equivalent to having a 26mm-720mm zoom lens built right in. It accepts add on lenses too and filters for added fun. It is 10.3 MP and shoots Full HD video at 1080p..Craig was impressed by that. Check out this link...

It should arrive here on Wednesday of this week and I do believe that Thursday will be used for a little photo tour of Mobile. Nothing will escape the zoom on my lens. I have already warned the kids at church to be on the look out for Wed. night as I will be taking their picture!! Watch out you may be next!