Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Picture of the Week-7/26/09-8/01/09


I can only imagine people sitting her as they wait for their train to approach the station. Maybe some passengers watched as several trains pass, knowing that their train has yet to arrive. I love the shadow work in this shot.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Vacation Numero Uno!

Excitement! Vacation number one for Andy and I is next week. I'm picking up Jacob, my 12 year old nephew Friday evening and my vacation starts from there! Andy has to work Saturday, so his vacation starts on Sunday. So far we don't have a lot of things planned. We are going to spend the day at the lake Monday, Thursday is the Albemarle County Fair, and then on Friday we are off to Dulles to visit the Udvar Hazy Museum. I guess the other time will be filled in with lounging around the house. We'll probably try to go bowling and maybe even setup the tent for the boys. I do have to babysit Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, but Jacob will go with me there, so I won't be but so bored. :-)

Only a little over a month for my second vacation to the beach! Yippee!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Walton's Mountain Visit

On Saturday, July 18, I visited Walton's Mountain Museum with some of my family. We had a blast! It was a beautiful day. Surprisingly, I have lived in Nelson County for most of my life, and I have never been inside this museum. I've always known where the location was, seen the house that "John Boy" grew up in and of course spent time in the area multiple times. I have just never taken the time to stop and enjoy it. Saturday I did. Above you'll see a picture of my brother, me and my youngest nephew. The second picture is the dam that provided water to the plant in the area.

Above are several more pictures from the visit. We visited the old rock church there. It is breathtaking! The ivy runs all over the church. Unfortunately, there was no way to get a great shot without the power line being involved, but I still think the picture is lovely. The white house is Earl Hamner Jr's home. It was the house depicted in the Walton's television series. I got a picture of a flower too. If you know me, you know that I can't go anywhere without some kind of flower shot. ha ha And the last photo is a piano that was on site at the museum. I just loved the DOF on this shot. Enjoy!!!

Picture of the Week-7/19/09-7/25/09

Blue Sky
This was taken in downtown Staunton, Virginia. I love the way the blue sky provides a colorful backdrop for this historic building.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

RJ & Crystal

I went on a photo shoot this weekend with my nephew RJ and his girlfriend Crystal. These two were SO sappy! ha ha Ahhh, young love. I've posted a few of my shots here (I took about 180!). Of course, in order to get most of the shots, I had to get them to quit kissing all the time! :-) They were fun to hang out and work with, and I think they really like their photos.

The "Un-Sexy" umbrella, as my nephew calls it. He was upset because it had a yellow stripe down the back of it. I loved it! I think the stripe brought some character to this frame.

I love this shot! The look on their faces! They were a little confused at first about how to compose themselves, but t hey got it.

This is the first photo of the day. Too bad the Blue Ridge Parkway was hazy. This picture was taken at the Raven's Roost overlook. It's also one of my favorite spots for pictures. Great session guys!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Picture of the Day-7/14/09


There is just something about a little dachshund running straight for you that I love! I caught Karlyee in mid-stride, and couldn't love this picture more! I know the background is not ideal for a "photographic" shot, but sometimes those make the best!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Picture of the Day-7/13/09


I couldn't resist adding this picture to my picture of the day collection. I'll add more from this photo shoot later. This is RJ & Crystal. I did a photo shoot with them over the weekend and they were too cute!

Picture of the Day-7/12/09

Iron Fence

Taken at the Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton, VA. I enjoy this park and do many photo shoots on location here. The duck pond is beautiful and they have many bridges and walkways that prove for a great shot.

Picture of the Day-7/11/09

Purple Bloom

This picture was taken at the JMU Arboretum in Harrisonburg, VA. They have beautiful flowers there. I would recommend to anyone to check on this little garden.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Picture of the Day-7/10/09

This is my new kitten and he's just too cute! I just couldn't resist taking a picture of him!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Picture of the Day-7/08/09

Noah's Tootsies

Noah. What a great subject! He's so loveable, and LOVES the camera! This is today's Picture of the Day. I hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Photo of the Week: 7/5/09 to 7/11/09

I have decided to post a photo of the week (as time permits) and hopefully work up to a photo of the month. So here is this week's photo. I hope you enjoy! This was taken along the street in Lexington, Virginia when Andy and I were visiting for the day. The flowers there were gorgeous!

**All photos are copyright of Waynesa Crawford Photography**

The 4th of July

Ahhhhh, celebrations! I love this time of year. Spending time with friends and family. Watching fireworks. Stuffing yourself silly. Who could ask for more?! The picture above is from fireworks that we set off Sunday night. I do not usually take pictures of fireworks, because, let's face it, I'm not good at it! But this one turned out really neat.

How was my fourth? Great! I was involved in a family yard sale Friday and Saturday. Then I headed off to a cookout with friends on Saturday night, only to cut the evening short because my nephew had to go to the Emergency Room for a fall! He's doing alright, by the way. Sunday it rained. What a perfect ending to a great weekend! The rain was very relaxing, and we didn't do much of anything all day! We did set off fireworks Sunday night. Loved it!

Back to the daily grind this week. Only three more weeks until I'm on vacation! Yipee!!