Thursday, October 18, 2007

Wholly Visitors Batman!

Yesterday I put in a new site meter thanks to the help of Lucy from Life in YK Delta! My old meter was not working properly. I didn't think I was getting that many visitors to the site, but since yesterday morning I have gotten over 140 to the site! Now half of those might be from Tina at Just Below 63 seeing if I have posted anything new yet! hehehe So who are the rest of you?!?

I have a question for you camera people out there. I have a canon rebel xt and I am wondering how to take better pictures inside my house of Hunter. If you have any tips, please pass them on.

And talk about a growing boy! Hunter is just shy of 4 months old and he is already over 25 inches long. Pretty hard to measure a wiggly boy though!



16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Kara. I'm one of the people who check frequently. I used to post with you on the NS board. Life in the north is very interesting to me. I've been to the Arctic Circle, in July. My brother and his family are in Anchorage, so I've made 6 trips, some in winter. Not as cold, lots of mountains, but cold to me. I really appreciate your blog and seeing your life. You have a wonderful family and seem very happy. All the best to you and yours, Susan (Kayah)

Kara and Matt said...

Hi Kayah! I remember talking to you lots! How are you doing? Did you enjoy your last trip north?

aida said...

i'd say a few of them would be from me! seeing if you post something! :-)

i'll ask Frank about taking pictures in the house!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kara - I am one of the others too. I have friends in Rankin - and their blog led me to another blog which led me to yours. You update much more frequently then the other two - so I feel I know what is going on up there better. Plus - I really find your blog entertaining - and enjoy your pictures. Keep enjoying your spawn - from what I see he is growing fast! Shanlee

Anonymous said...

Hi Kara,

We have friends in Kug & actually met Matt on the quad when the barg came in this summer when we were visiting. I like to keep up to the goings on with your great blogg.

Anonymous said...

Kara,

When are you guys going to be in Edmonton??? Maybe I need to take a drive and come visit you!

on another note . . . have you found a rock from the Yukon yet? We could ask kristin to send one in an express post envelope.

Anyways, say hi to Hunter (he is so big!) and Matt for me. I am off to play with more fish guts (I am in Hinton . . .) See ya.

Lana

c'est moi said...

Hi Kara,

To take better pictures in the house get a Nikon ;-0 just kidding.
if it is the wee spawn you want to shoot (figuratively and not literally) the best way to increase light is to use a white sheet or blanket. Have Matt hold the blanket to the side of the picture, outside of the frame of the picture, to help direct the light back onto Hunter from the flash. If he holds one side of the sheet in his hands and puts the sheet under his feet, he can angle the light from the flash onto the wee spawn as Hunter writhes about in wonder and bewilderment, checking out his wierd parents as they play some neat peek-a-boo game. Dad is obviously trying to hide behind the blanky but who does mom think she is fooling trying to hide behind that little box with the ugly little flashing light?! Also, picking up an external flash (if your rig supports it) would help. Finally, a flashlight, especially those new fangled ones with the white light bulbs, a lamp with the shade off, or the shade directing additional light unto the subject can do as spot lights. The shade off with a higher end compact flourescent is how I got those family photos last spring. Hope it helps.

Leanne said...

Kara and Matt (and baby Hunter) I too am one of those frequent visitors. I love to keep up with your lives up in the "Frozen North". I'll have to post more on my blog, especially since everyone keeps asking for photos of Scott and I's trip to London/Paris.

Rob & Tina said...

I have a Canon Rebel! I LOVE it! I'll send ya my "hits and misses" with it. Northern Lights are out tonight so I gotta go set up the tripod! And yes, maybe 1 or 2 or 20 of those hits might have been me. :)

Kayah said...

Unfortunately I didn't get to go this year. I had to have a surgery instead of a vacation. Pretty sad, but I'm mended and feeling quite better. My son and daughter of the heart had my third grand baby in February. His name is Trevor. He and Hunter would be great pals. Both enjoy their food and are growing fast it would seem.

oust said...

Hi Kara and Matt, I ck on you pretty often. I haven't written but I still adore your pictures and am thrilled to see Hunter growing so much. Remember telling me you wanted to start your family about year and half ago? Girl you out did your self. I love your hair. You and your family are such an inspiration. I was lucky enough to get to go back to visit Alaska this summer. I miss talking to you. But I know you are really busy. Will you be going back to school? I know you enjoy being a mom so much. I don't know if you remember but I live in Nashville, Tennessee so we have so very much different worlds. I love to visit yours through your eyes. I hope you don't mind my sharing your life. I am one of your regular visitors on your counter. Drop me a note anytime you can. Did you get the pictures I sent you? If you want to write, I have changed my email to oustplay@yahoo.com. Write if you can. Have a really great life. Your friend, Gwen (oust from NS)

Jen said...

I PING you all the time! LOL

Ok here is my camera TWO cents! I like what Ces't Moi says "GET A NIKON" LOL! Sometimes I find shooting with a flash too harsh, here is a nifty tip. Get Hunter up next to a window (during day light hours), PUMP up your ISO to 800 (if too blurry go up to 1600), shoot. True it gets a little more grainy up in the high ISO territory, but the lighting will be much softer. P.S When hunter is near the window, don't shoot into the window, don't get any part of the window in the picture, you are just using the light from it.

Rob & Tina said...

NO NO NO! Don't listen to them! Be faithful to your Canon! LOL. I agree with Jen about using daylight whenever possible, I hardly ever use my flash. I haven't tried adjusting the ISO, but I will to see the difference. I use the portrait setting a lot when shooting the kids, I like the sharpness of the kids while blurring out the backround. I have a HUGE front window so I try to take most of my shots then. The BW pics I did of Joey a while back (the naked bum) where shot parallel to the window using the sunlight. The ones I just posted of the Colby where done with the window behind me, you just have to be careful of shadows. LONG LIVE CANON!

Frances said...

Hey Kara....okay I check every few days just to see what you guys are up to! Love the pictures and the little stories. Hunter is sure getting big, Jacob is too making me a little sad. He has four teeth now!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kara, I also check out your blog quite often. I am a friend of Leanne's. I would like to move up North at some point. We will probably wait until the kids have moved out of the house. I love looking at your pictures and your little guys is so cute. Take care. Lori Ann

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