Blog Circle: 10 on 10 | June 2013

I can't believe it's time for another 10 on 10 post.  Time flies.

It hasn't been a terribly exciting month.  It's an in between month and I am waiting (impatiently) for the next chapters.  I really try not to wish away any part of my life, but this has definitely been a month that I've found myself doing just that.  I had a REALLY hard time getting down to 10 images this month, so I'm stretching the rules a bit - collages only count as one, right?? :)

Anyways, here's a bit of what I've been up to.

During the last week of the regular school year, I brought my camera to capture some shots of my kiddos in action.  I'm not allowed to share recognizable photos of my students online, so that's why I've blurred out a couple of faces.  But I'm so thankful to have these photos.

When I was in college, there was a huge Christian music festival not very far away, in Sioux Falls, SD, called Lifelight.  We went every year, camped there and the whole bit.  Some of my very favorite memories happened there!  So when Lifelight announced that they were having a festival in Sherman, TX - just an hour and a half away from me, I was so excited!!  It only worked out for us to go for one of the three days, but it was still fun!  We saw lots of bands, the most notable were the Newsboys and The Afters.
And of course, I brought my camera along and tried my hand at concert photography.  It was hard, with all the crazy lighting and people's heads in the way, but I got a few shots that I'm proud of! Oh, and I totally used my kit lens (18-55mm) for these because I decided that a zoom is absolutely necessary and that the only one I have, so here's proof that the poor kit lens is not worthless!

It totally broke out in a thunderstorm at one point and they told us all to go back to our cars for a while, but it passed quickly and ended up resulting in an awesome rainbow and a beautiful sunset, so totally worth it!

And, my sister got a new kitten that I've had such fun playing with!  I haven't even attempted to photograph her because she is SO fast, but last night was such a perfect summer night, she brought the kitty over to play and we sat on the porch, so I got the camera out.  It was just as hard as I expected and I think my shutter speed was something like 1/1000 of a second, but the little guy is just so cute!

Now, please head over to my friend Colie's blog to see what she has to show us this month!