Month: December 2013

Night Pictures of the Snow

I’ve never taken pictures of the snow at night! I couldn’t believe how bright it was, the lights from the houses and streets were bouncing off the snow and it never really got that dark! I was trying a few different things, I’m not sure if any of them are that good, but it was fun 🙂

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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Stevie’s First Snow Adventure!

Our cat Stevie is a Southern California cat who has never been in the snow. Of course, having my trusty Canon (Frank) by my side, I knew I had to capture his first snow adventure! I think it was more for me than for him, he didn’t like it one bit HAHA! Later I had to brush all the snow from his fur because it just stuck to him and wouldn’t fall off! 

ANNOUNCEMENT! I just recently started my own Broken Window Photography Facebook page! Please check it out! I’ll be adding more soon, I just opened it so it’s still new looking lol! If any of you have a Facebook I’d love it if you’d follow my Photography Facebook page 🙂 

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As you can see, everyone was excited to see his reaction lol!

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P.S. Yes, my husband is crazy for wearing shorts in the snow, lol! I already gave him a hard time about it

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Waking Up To Snow

I’m so sorry to everyone that I haven’t been to any of your blogs in quite a while! My husband William is transitioning into a new contract job and we are just trying to get everything done. I have been able to still take pictures thank goodness, and I have so many to share with you!

We woke up to snow Friday morning and we don’t get snow quite like this usually, so it was a fun couple of days. Being from southern California, we really aren’t used to snow at all, when we do see it, it’s usually only for a few days. This snow is so cold and powdery and will probably stick around for a least a week haha! I’m sure all of you are laughing at me right now, but this is all very new to us! HAHA! These are the first couple of shots I got of around our yard, I tried to do more artsy ones. I have a lot more to show but this is all I have for now 🙂

I hope to be posting soon!

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Albany’s Historical Carousel Part 3

First off, I hope everyone who celebrates it had a great thanksgiving! It was crazy here, as it is every year lol! I have some fun pictures to share with you all as soon as I’m finished with them 🙂

This is the final post on the Albany Historical Carousel Museum, the last two posts of mine have more pictures of the carvers and their beautiful designs, now this post is the museum part of it. After we walked through the whole place we stepped into the gift shop/museum where there was a gentleman who explained what their goal was and how they were able to start it up. Here’s are a few quotes from their website that go with some of the photos I took while I was there! 

“Marianne A. Stevens, often referred to as “the Grand Dame of wooden carousels”, kindly gifted this treasured and Autographed Gustav A. Dentzel carousel animal to our growing collection.  As a matter of fact this is the first Dentzel animal donated to our museum.”

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“The Dentzel family has also loaned a number of beautiful and unique pieces of American carousel history to our project.  The centerpiece of this is a 1923 miniature carousel.  The Dentzel’s carved two of these, which were Christmas tree stands used in their homes!”

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“The Dentzels were the first manufacturer of carousels in America, opening their business in Philadelphia, PA back in 1870.  They are a vastly important link to carousels in America and we are fortunate to have their kind support.”

“These animals are from 1895, 1905, and 1885 and represent some of the detail the Dentzels put into their work.  The painted panel, featuring a variety of scenes, were used to adorn their carousels.”

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I hope you enjoyed this little glimpse of history with me 🙂 It was an amazing experience and a place I will be visiting again soon! If you would like to read more on this amazing place and the people who run it check out their website! 

http://albanycarousel.com/WP/museum/