Night Sky Photography


I am very intrigued by night sky photography! I often stand in awe of the beauty the night sky holds. I grew up in Montana where the milky way is clear as day in the mountains! I remember as a young girl taking the 4 wheelers out after dark to the top of the mountain… looking up and being at a complete loss for words. Absolutely breathtaking! I can’t wait to get far away from ambient light and capture photos of the night sky!



All three of these photos were captured using a tripod in Manual mode, MF (manual focus), RAW, f/3.5, 18mm lense, focused to infinity, ISO 1600-3200 (I was playing around with these settings), 20″ for shutter speed and 2 sec timer.

Please comment with tips and advice! Will be heading to Galeton, PA this upcoming year and want to capture some beautiful, breathtaking photos!


November sunsets


I love sunsets and capturing it’s beauty! This is one of my first sunset photos using my Canon dslr… and the sky wasn’t even that extravagant! So I’m really looking forward to capturing more sunsets and playing with different settings. I was reading on how to take pictures of sunsets in Manual mode but since I was running out of time I just stuck with Av (aperture priority mode). Always looking for tips and advice!


Photography Beginner

I have always taken way too many pictures and annoyed way too many people over the years! I got my very first point and shoot camera in 2006 and carried it with me everywhere I went. Picture quality wasn’t so great but I still enjoyed playing around with it. My love for taking pictures has grown over the years and I thought it was about time that I learned how to properly take pictures. So here I am…. holding my early Christmas present from my very supportive husband… a canon rebel dslr T3. I am in LOVE with this camera. I sort of dove right in and started taking pictures using aperture priority  (Av) setting.


5 Easy Steps to Deal with Negative People

Very good read! So glad I ran into this post. You can’t always escape negativity… it’s everywhere! Learning how to handle it in a Godly way is key. A good reminder is always needed!



By Eric Charles, MA., PhD-c

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“You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.” ~Joyce Meyer

1. Recognize and accept their toxicity
First and foremost, it is important to identify and accept that someone we know is a negative person. This can be difficult, especially when the person is someone we care about. Either way, we must be careful not to allow their negativity to transfer onto us. We need to accept that negativity is toxic and will only breed more negativity. It is especially important to avoid complainers. People who complain have given up hope that their actions can make any difference. We must be careful not to enable complainers by always listening to their woes.

2. Stop playing savior and/or problem solver
As human beings, we are wired to connect. For most of us, it is in our nature to lend a compassionate ear to someone who is in need…

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Is that really Gluten-Free?!


About 4 years ago I found out that I have a wheat allergy. I left the doctors after hearing my blood results and was so incredibly bummed. Did I really have to change my entire diet?! I even went through a period of depression over it.. pathetic right? Well when you are out at a restaurant with all your friends and the only thing on the menu you can eat is a salad… well you’d probably be pretty bummed too! Well I can honestly say that gluten-free menus and ‘Gluten-Free’ labeled foods are really becoming more prevalent, which has made my diet change a whole heck of a lot easier! Check out these brownies in the link below.

How can I be bummed with a plate of those in front of me?!