Saturday, March 24, 2012

A Saturday Morning Walk in Cedarbrook Park, Plainfield, NJ with my husband, dog, and camera.

A man (My Hubby) and his (Our) dog   ; )
What a Life...

Standing TALL

Minding his/her own business...
This tree stump looks like it's grown an autumn leaf in the center.

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Two 20 minute halves
5 minutes OT duration
15 minutes halftime
Court length 94'X50'
Lane size 12'X19"
3 point FG Distance 19' 9"
35 seconds Shot Clock
Shot Clock Reset - Field Goal attempt hit rim
Back Court Violation - 10 seconds
Game Clock Stops After Successful FG - Last Minute of second half and last minute of OT
Player Foul Limit - 5
Bonus Free Throw - 7th foul/half (one-and-one) 10th foul per half (two FTs)
Number of players permitted on free throw line - 6 (four defensive, two offensive)
Jump Ball - Teams alternate possession after opening tip-off
Legal Alley-Oop - YES
Touch Ball On/Above Cylinder - NO
Closely Guarded for 5 seconds - YES (While holding/dribbling ball)
Number of Referees - 3

Non-Televised Game - ( 4 )75-seconds and (2 )30 seconds per game
Televised Game - (1) 60 seconds, (4) 30 seconds per game; unused 60 seconds and max of 3 unused 30 seconds carry over to second half
Timeouts-OT - 1 additional 30 seconds timeout and unused second half 30 seconds timeouts carry over
Timeouts called by - Head coach or player in game
Size of Basketball - Maximum circumference 30" Seams 1/4" Max
Legal Jersey Numbers 00, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24,
25, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 50, 52, 53, 54, 55

Thursday, March 15, 2012

"Something Special"

Photographers Connection on FB is having a photo contest for the month of March entitled "Something Special."  They have wonderful vendors sponsoring them with wonderful prizes.  Above, is my "Something Special" entry in the contest.  His name is "Sir Madison."  There isn't a day that goes by that Madison...AKA Maddog, Mad, Maddy doesn't put a smile on your face...He truly is "something special."

Don't forget to visit Photographers Connection on Facebook.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


There is so much to absorb by being actively involved in the photog community; especially if you want to improve your photography skills.  There is immeasurable information pouring in from every angle - tutorial after tutorial, workshop after workshop, comment after comment,  photo after photo...and so on.  Being a part of the community has by far, become an  addiction for me...I want to learn so much ...I am going to have to go "COLD TURKEY"...I'm eating, sleeping, and breathing anything that has anything to do with photography!!!  I just can't seem to get enough!  :)

Photography "Challenges" and "Contests' have proven to be very invaluable tools for me.  They have provided me much FUN and they have been quite educational.  Just from my mere observation of the thousands of photos that are uploaded weekly, I have learned so much ...most of it comes from the comments on "competitors" entries, by professionals and amateurs, alike.  It's great to learn about what areas you need improvement  in...yet it's good to know you don't stand alone (SHOUT OUT to my fellow newbies).

 There was a time...not too long ago, that I didn't feel "up to par" to enter photography challenges/contests,  and  I would skirt right by them.  The competition just seemed too steep for me...Have you been there?  I have gotten over that obstacle and I have since learned that I do have something to offer... and I enter as many challenges/contests as I possibly can...feeling, I am "up to par."
I  want to say to you ; one newbie to another, that  if you are having  doubts about entering  photography challenges/contests...STOP your doubting and GO AHEAD and enter.  That person who is about to push the entry button at the same time you are, is probably feeling the same way...but they went ahead and entered.   Don't let the opportunity to express your "picture writing" pass you by...SOMeONe wants to read it and learn from it too...I DO!

                                Capturing Moments.  Creating Memories.  Causing Smiles.

iheartface "Beautiful B&W" Challenge - This entry is a capture of the beautiful bride of our very first wedding assignment. She was taking a break from "getting ready," and momentarily pondering on her new beginnings. We are very thankful that she trusted us enough to allow us to also experience our new beginnings, on her "Very Colorful Special Day."

This photo was entered in the I Heart Faces photo challenge -

Photo Challenge Submission

Thursday, March 1, 2012


 To Celebrate our FANS, who helped propel us to our first 100 +, we, Photography by Shutter D'Light, LLC and TaylorMade Hairbows & More have put together a package with 4 items to GIVE AWAY. 
This includes a Tabletop Easel, a Photo Frame, a  beautiful Hairbow and a beautiful Hairbow/Headband combination.

1) "LIKE"BOTH of our pages from your personal page.  
2) Comment on TaylorMade Hairbows & More FB page, that we sent you.
3) Share this giveaway on your business page.  
4) Post comment at the bottom of this page  that you have completed steps 1
   thru 3.

                              (One Winner per Item)


WINNERS WILL BE VERIFIED.                                       

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Metal Tabletop Easel

Black and silver 6 X 4 Photo Frame

Hair Bow by TaylorMade Hairbows & More

Hair Bow/Headband by TaylorMade Hairbows & More
Monogram can be changed