Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: My Photography Journey

One Saturday back in 2015, two of my daughters and my mother asked me for my spaghetti recipe. I’m an OK cook if there’s a recipe to follow and with my family’s requests for my recipe, I decided to do a food blog so I could share all my recipes. It wasn’t long before I realized that good photos were a necessity for a food blog and photos taken with my cell phone weren’t up to the job.

So I went back to school taking several photography classes at the local tech school with my new Nikon 3300. And it was never on Auto thanks to a wonderful teacher. And my food pictures started looking like food you would want to eat.

For more than 40 years, I did cross stitch, crochet and knit but had to quit when I could no longer see to thread a needle. So finding a new hobby – no, make that a new passion – has meant the world to me and I now take my camera everywhere I go. My Nikon D3300 has graduated to a D7100 and now a D750.

I’m very lucky to have so many wonderful places and subjects to photograph – from Brookgreen Gardens to Huntington Beach State Park, Boneyard Beach to Charleston and all the beaches along the way.

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Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists – Delicious

This week Patti has asked us to share what “delicious” means to us.

Ham and Swiss Sliders

Ham and Swiss SlidersPeanut Butter Mousse Cheesecake

Peanut Butter Cheesecake


Several years ago, I started a food blog – Mom Asked Me For a Recipe!  I’m not a great cook but I was experimenting with new recipes and wanted to share.  But you can’t have a great food blog if you don’t have great food pictures and my photos were…well let’s just say they were bad and leave it at that.  

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle SoupPeanut Butter Cheese Cake Minis 4

So I took a photography class and then another and then another and the rest is history.  Unfortunately I had to put “Mom” on the back burner about a year ago but surprisingly it still gets a couple of “likes” each week on Facebook.

Beef Lasagna

Beef LasagnaGrilled Peaches with Ice Cream

Grilled Peaches and Ice Cream

So if these pictures have your mouth watering, head over to Mom Asked Me For A Recipe! for the recipe.

Caribbean Jerk Chicken

Caribbean Jerk ChickenEsther's Mac and Cheese 1

Esther’s Mac and Cheese

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Photo Challenge – Sweet

This week we are asked to share something sweet.

Welcome to Mom Asked Me For A Recipe!  “Mom” is my first blog and it’s what got me interested in photography.  After all, we eat with our eyes as well as our other senses so a pretty plate is the start of a great meal.

Fudge Cake 1

For better or worse, life has gotten hectic lately and I’ve had to cut back on some activities.  “Mom” took a lot of time for each post so I haven’t posted on it in a while.


But now that I’ve looked back on some of my “sweet” creations, I may rethink that decision so watch for another post soon.

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Photo Challenge – Earth

This week we are asked to share our vision of Mother Earth.


Lighthouse Project

Every year my employer supports our Lighthouse Project where each office is encouraged to give back to our community.  This year my office chose the local Food Bank as our project.  We bagged up apples, oranges, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, squash and canned goods donated by local stores and spent a day distributing the food to people in need.  We are truly the land of plenty and no one on Mother Earth should go hungry.


Pink P

These photos are my homework for a photography class I’m taking.  We were asked to pick one color and one letter of the alphabet.  The subject of our photos had to be our color and its first letter had to be the letter we picked.  I chose the color pink and the letter P.

Pink Pearls

Pink Pearls

Pink Petals

Pink Petals

Pink Plate

Pink Plate

Pink Popsicle and Pneapple

Pink Popsicle and Pink Pineapple

Pink Punch and Paper Straws

Pink Punch

Pink Puppy Present

Pink Puppy Present

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Blue and White

Blueberry Pancakes 3-2

Blue Berry Pancakes

My blueberry pancake recipe posted this week so I decided to use it for Cee’s challenge also.