By: Jennifer Murray

Novice Photography Skills in Action…

To celebrate Leap Day/Valentine’s Day/Brad’s Birthday/Our 5th Anniversary/We Survived our 1st Year with Quadruplets Brad and I were able to escape for our first weekend getaway post-kids. Our sincere thanks to our parents who took great care of the boys while we were away…I missed my boys like crazy, but it was great to be with my 1st boy and come back refreshed and rested.

I wanted to post some pictures from our weekend and hopefully my photography buddies (Drea, Sarah, Allison, Meg and others of you who know who you are) will gladly give their constructive criticism towards some of my shots. This was my first real chance to experiment with my new camera outdoors. And to answer Kristen’s question – I have a Nikon D40 – it’s a champ. I just can’t wait until I know it (my camera) better…but I think we’re gonna be pals.

Here’s some of my favorites….Props to the reader who can guess what city we visited. Leave your guess in the form of a comment!

19 Responses to “Novice Photography Skills in Action…”

  1. GibsonTwins
    March 9, 2008 at 10:07 am #

    At first glance, I would say South Bend (for those who don’t know, thats where Univ Notre Dame is). But just a guess! Great pics, glad you guys were able to get some time away- our twins are 16 months old and I still haven’t left them yet to get away. Hopefully soon though!

  2. Anonymous
    March 9, 2008 at 12:38 pm #

    Kierstin had her baby!! See link http://kierstinandterry.spaces.live.com/default.aspx

    It’s a boy! :)

    See you soon!
    Sarah Reaves

  3. Williams' bunch
    March 9, 2008 at 2:16 pm #

    I don’t have any guesses as to where you went, but the pictures look nice. I am glad you got to get away and spend some time w/your husband. :-)

  4. Tony & Jaimie
    March 9, 2008 at 5:35 pm #

    great pics little lady – i love the ceiling tiles…b-e-a-utiful :)

    jz

  5. Melissa Dovel
    March 9, 2008 at 7:22 pm #

    I am not the pic expert- but they look great to me! Im dyin’ over here (as I used to live in indianapolis). South Bend is prob. right but maybe Chesterton or French Lick Springs??? Not sure where you went but I will say if you have never been you must go to Brown County next fall. Thoes would be some Awesome pics:) Keep on shootin!

    Melissa

  6. Dawn
    March 9, 2008 at 7:56 pm #

    I want to live in that house in the last photo. LOVE it. I don’t live in the midwest anymore so my best guess is an old suburb of Chicago. It looks beautiful though! I love your photos…and I am a photo fanatic too!

    UNC NICU RN

  7. debi9kids
    March 9, 2008 at 8:56 pm #

    Wonderful pictures! I am in LOVE with your camera! Mine only takes halfway decent pictures at best. :(

    I have no idea where you visited. My first guess was Boston, but after seeing the other guesses, I would assume you live near IL, so Boston is probably out for a weekend get-away via a car…LOL

  8. Jilly
    March 9, 2008 at 9:51 pm #

    Hmmmm…I am guessing Philly or Pittsburgh. Congratulations on a fun and very much deserved weekend with your hubby!

  9. Barbara Manatee
    March 9, 2008 at 10:09 pm #

    No matter where you went, awesome architecture! We are planning our first get away here in the next month. Trying to make it somewhere good for my first time away from the kiddos! Glad you enjoyed yourselves!

  10. Emily
    March 9, 2008 at 10:24 pm #

    Not a clue of where it is…but I love the last picture on the post!

  11. Anonymous
    March 9, 2008 at 10:52 pm #

    My guess is St. Louis.

    Amy Cornell

  12. Stacie
    March 10, 2008 at 8:50 am #

    Have fun with the new camera! Remember the manual is your friend and manual mode is awesome.

  13. Krystyn
    March 10, 2008 at 10:33 am #

    No idea where you went.

    Thanks for posting your camera…it seems like everybody has the Nikon! And everybody seems to love it.

    It looks like you know your camera pretty well. Great pics.

  14. ASHENFELTERS
    March 10, 2008 at 10:59 am #

    I would also guess B and B in South Bend. Great photo’s!

  15. BethE
    March 10, 2008 at 11:08 am #

    I bet it’s Chicago!

  16. Sara
    March 10, 2008 at 1:09 pm #

    I am clueless…old town with beautiful homes somewhere.

  17. Cassie
    March 10, 2008 at 11:18 pm #

    Louisville, Ky. and i’m sad that i had so many midterms on monday that i couldn’t see you guys! glad you had fun in playin around in my stompin ground!

  18. Anonymous
    March 11, 2008 at 8:44 am #

    I guess Chicago — your pics are great! :) What awesome memories! Allyson (Kiesel) Long

  19. daniellexbox
    March 15, 2008 at 6:48 am #

    Evansville?

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