Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I'm so excited...have to share!

There's an online website that holds a monthly photograhy contest. I've been a member for quite awhile, and frequently upload my photos, and enter the contest. The site has members from all over the there's some pretty amazing work there. The theme for October was connections...and it just so happenned that I'd had a fantastic shoot with two of the most adorable sisters ever, and thought I had a good photo to put into this category. I can't quite describe how excited I was when I got the email saying I was a finalist...out of 38700 entries (this is for all thems together...of course!). And friend Shannon - who's also addicted to photograhy - called to tell me I'd gotten a second place...SWEET! So...I'm attaching the email they sent me that they suggest I send to the local newspaper, as well as the photo...

*** Press Release ***


11/27/2007 Photographer Laureen M. Carruthers of Williams Lake, British Columbia, has won Second Place for October in the prestigious photography contest sponsored by, the site's founder, Jim Miotke, announced Tuesday.

More than 37800 entries were submitted to the online photography contest, which attracted contestants from around the world and featured 10 separate categories.

Carruthers's stunning image, "connection...", garnered top honors after being submitted in the Monthly Theme category.

All of the winning images can be viewed at's contest page:

The contest is conducted each month. Categories include Nature and Landscapes, Animals, People, Elements of Design, Digital Darkroom, Travel and Place, Flowers, Details and Macro, Catch-All, and Monthly Theme. Judging is performed by a panel of professional photographers.

Besides its free, popular photo contest, also offers a variety of services: digital camera reviews, online photo courses, free newsletters, a discussion forum, Web sites for photographers, question-and-answer section, how-to articles, photo galleries, and more.

Photographers can enter this month's contest and learn more about photography at:

Monday, November 19, 2007

my Abercrombie boys!

I told them to give me their "cool" look...and this is what I got. I think it works?!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

fall or winter?

We spent an afternoon at our cabin yesterday - got some fall"ish" looking photos, but also managed to get in a snowball fight, and some gt racing down the driveway - in the snow!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

A Big Hike!!!

My other photography crazed friend and I decided today would be a great day to hike up the backside of a mountain for some photos of our boys! They got there way ahead of us...but we had a great time, and the view was amazing!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Lest We Forget...

We took the boys to the Remembrance Day ceremonies yesterday. It's always such a humbling experience - as a mother, I can't imagine ever having to send one of my boys off to war. Thanks so much to those who did...for our freedom.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

the swimmers!

Parker & Keats had their first meet of the year today...both did really well! Keaton amazed us with his flip turns during the 100m breaststroke - we'd never seen him do flip turns before. Shame though, that flip turns aren't allowed in breaststroke, and he was disqualified! Next time...