LA Ingram Photography

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Welcome to LA Ingram Photography which is now located in Bloomington, Indiana. Photography is something I greatly enjoy and I hope to convey that in all my photos. I just love being as creative as I can with a camera, some Photoshop & graphic use thrown in too. Oh, and I LOVE color! You may see samples of my work listed on the right side of the webpage under "Link Favs".
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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Little Rocky

A few shots of Rocky in the yard today...

Baby cardinals today

Baby cardinals today and four days earlier. By looking at the size difference, the third bird doesn't seem to be getting the same amount of nurishment that the other two have been getting. Poor little guy...

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Rainbow in the sky tonight

I caught this pic on my phone wished I had brought my SLR with me this evening!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Reflections in a Birdbath

The sun decided to make an appearance today. It seems like all it has done is rain...we really need to dry out! The reflection of the trees with the sun shining through them caught my eye today...just wish the breeze would have stopped for a better pic, but here it is.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Not a good day

I had lots to do today, but I came down with the flu Sunday morning and spent a good part of today in bed. I managed to get through the entire winter without even a cold and end up sick now...bummer. Now you know the inspiration behind today's pic. ;)

Some natural light and my nifty 50mm lens at f2.8, 1/30sec. ISO 400 for this one shot in Manual exposure mode.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

A visit to the country

I visited the Usnick's horse barn last night so I thought I'd post a pic for today's daily photo. This is one of the Belgians who stands at 18.3 hands high! You can see how tall she is standing next to my son who is 6'2". Beautiful horses! I hope my next trip is a day visit which would make much better pics.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Hatched Baby Cardinals!

We came home from our trip to Indiana this afternoon and found the cardinals had hatched while we were gone! I only saw three...not sure if the fourth egg is still in the nest and the babies are just laying on it as it was just last about a week and a half ago. Maybe one of the parents rolled it out of the nest...not sure yet.

Friday, April 22, 2011

The Birthday Girl

Today is my baby's 22nd birthday and we celebrated with a BIG chocolate chip cookie! Yum!

Used my nifty fifty lens with no flash for these. 

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Today we went to the Oliver Winery in Bloomington, Indiana. The landscape was gorgeous with color! This is one of my favorite pics taken today of my sweet grandson, Jonah.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I'm in Indiana with my daughter and her family for a few days and while staying in the spare bedroom I caught a smiley face mouse pad and no, I didn't leave him and white pics are sometimes just better than color. Gotta love the smiley face! =)

Tuesday, April 19th ~ The Fridge

Katie and Cody "made the fridge" last week...Katie was very excited! ;)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Azaleas in Bloom!

One of my favorite spring perennials are in bloom in front of my house...the azalea! I have three gorgeous shades...light pink, fushia (almost reddish in tone) & white. The fushia and light pink are just now opening up with the white coming on when the others are going out. Such a gorgeous plant...everyone should have some of these in their yard!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Playing in PS5

I finally found the gradient tool! Grrr! I went through some of Sarah's pic taken last June and for some reason I didn't edit either one of these pics. I had so many pics from the three days of shooting that many I never edited. Anyway, here is one I played with brushes tonight.

PS5 Action Freebies!

Cool Freebies Here!

Colorful Jelly Beans

Time to buy more jelly beans before they are gone for the least the Starburst variety.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Weenie dogs are hard on toys

Little Snickers came along while I was taking a pic of his toys on the floor this evening. Dachshunds are so destructive with their toys! They love to take the stuffing out of any stuffed shown below.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Gorgeous Coleus!

Since it was such a gorgeous warm & sunny day, I decided to buy some annuals for some of the pots on my patio. This year, I went with coleus instead of petunias as I may be gone some of the summer to Indiana to visit my kids and I don't want to have to worry about someone watering those darn things. The coleus is a gorgeous plant and it is easy to start a new plant...just break of a piece and add it to water. Once roots have taken off, then just put in some soil.

I also purchased some green (big bertha) pepper, sweet banana peppers & some Celebrity tomatoes.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Violets in Bloom

I worked a half day today and when I came home, I found these beautiful violets blooming in the backyard. It was such a gorgeous, sunny day...the pups enjoyed it greatly too. I love spring!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Green Grass Grows

No update on the cardinals in my front yard today...still four eggs. While I was in the backyard, I noticed how green the grass is getting and how much the seed planted last fall is starting to fill in the bare spots. The oak trees have really done a number on our grass with all the junk they spew each season! Snickers and Oreo can be seen the background.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Another egg in the cardinal nest today!

Day two produced a fourth egg with daddy cardinal close by the nest. Mom was letting her presence be known also. Gorgeous birds!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Cardinal Nest

As my son was coming out our front door, he was startled by a female cardinal as she flew out of a large bush. When I looked into the shrub, this is what we found...a nest with three little eggs. I see more pics on this subject in the days/weeks to come. =)

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Teal Lake, Mexico, Missouri

I took some pics this winter of Teal Lake and now that spring has arrived I thought I'd snap a few today. I was quickly reminded of what warmer weather brings to lake areas when a water moccasin slithered in the grass just below my feet down to the can make his body out and a small part of his head. It's hard to focus in so much brush, but you get the point. He went his way...and I went mine.

Friday, April 08, 2011

I love Fridays!

Today my husband and I went to Columbia, home of the amazing Tigers, to eat at Red Lobster and catch a movie. The movie was "Hanna" which was a disappointment to me as I thought it was an action flick in the strain of "Salt"...NOT. It was more of a psychological thriller and slow in parts...the lunch was amazing though! We even went to Best Buy to spend a $25 certificate and I got the pleasure of drooling over the Mac desktop and notebooks which I do every time I go! Man, I want one of those!! lol! All in all, it was a great day!

The Look of Spring

Our bradford pear tree in the front yard is in bloom...and so very pretty!

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

New Growth

Some new growth on my old fashioned rose bush today...I love the colors of spring!

Monday, April 04, 2011

Great article for photographers to read...

Back to school

Barak went back to school this evening and Snickers got a little cozy in his hoodie before he left.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Our summer spring day in Mexico, Missouri

In north central Missouri today, it was 89 degrees! I think we went from winter right into summer...which I am not a fan of in the least. Anyhoo, I snapped a few images of "spring" on our summer like day and this is one of some blooming vinca vines.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Moped Kids

I snapped this pic of my son and his friend, Pat, this evening. It was getting dark so the quality isn't the best, but it is the best my 50mm lens could get as it is my fastest lens. I don't think it came out too badly. I just hate to use loose so much in a pic with artificial lighting.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Weenies in the Sunshine

Our miniature dachshunds were found laying in the sun this afternoon. Snickers looked so cute using Rocky as his pillow...luckily I had my camera to catch him as he does not like a camera in his face. He has, on occasion, growled a bit when I get too close to him to take his picture. My son says he is afraid of technology. I say that he is just a crazy weenie! lol!