about me

coffee or tea: tea

wine or beer: wine

favorite activities: photography, reading and people-watching….and food!

why blog: great platform for sharing my love of photography (my hard drive is grateful too!)

blog title story: very random actually, who doesn’t love mango fruit? because i do and shenanigans just has a great ring to it when added to most words…hence mango.shenanigans

welcome and thank you for stopping by :~D)

i take a lot of photographs and i try to post as often as my schedule allows so come back often

i appreciate feedback, so feel free to comment. if you have inquiries or questions, you may also contact me via email: polyneted@gmail.com


256 thoughts on “about me

  1. Hey there, thanks for stopping by my Lupus site [http://thelupylady.com]. I’m glad you liked my quote picture, I thought it was great. You’re pictures are great! I look forward to following your blog!

  2. I always wanted to explain my behind the blog title story at one point on my page, but hesitated. I guess I love to leave people scratching their heads or give me the ‘what is she talking about’ response. 🙂 Any who, I am loving your blog already. And don’t even get me started with mangoes. 🙂

    • thank you so much!!
      i have been using a 50mm f/1.8 for all the photos on my blog
      such a versatile and inexpensive lens!!
      believe it or not, i have been using dpp (digital photo professional)
      canon’s basic photo editing software that came with the camera!!
      let me know if you have more specific post-processing questions…

  3. Thanks for stopping by and reading my post on the Chapman’s peak shenanigan ^^, Your photos are AMAZING to say the least! Would love to feature some of your work in a future blog if I may. One love.

  4. Haha funny shenanigans just adds something to most words, I have the same with Hernandez it makes things sound big like “the big Hernandez show”
    by the way I also love food that explains when i named my blog after my favorite food french fries, and you’re so right who doesn’t love mango fruit? They are yummy

  5. Hey there, amazing pictures you have.
    I am looking forward for the lens and the skill as yours.
    Thanks for visiting my blog XD

  6. Thanks for liking my blog on hummingbirds! Photography is one of my favorite things. Birds are too. Mangoes, for me, were an acquired taste but I like ’em now, too. Had a bad experience with my first. It was stringy and tasted like turpentine. It was a while before I tried them again. There are so many varieties. There’s a Trinidad song that lists some of the best ones: It starts: “I want a penny to buy mango long, mango sweet; gimme a penny to buy mango long, mango sweet…”

  7. Great pictures you have taken…now I am hungry. lol Thank you for stopping by Chancy’s blog you are always welcome. Hugs and nose kisses

  8. Thanks for visiting my blog. As you read in my last post, I am super busy getting the wedding dress finished for my daughter. I haven’t had time to cook!
    You take such clear photographs! Love looking at them!
    I’ll be back soon once this wedding takes place!

  9. Hello there, thank you for your like on my post. I like your blog, it’s very funny and mixed. Good thing!

  10. Hello! I think you’ve seen the award already, haven’t you? Well, this is just my simple appreciation to tell you that your posts have brought warmth and inspiration to me. Hence I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. http://wp.me/p2nm8L-p6 Thanks!

  11. Thanks for liking my blog “Christmas Stacking”, mango lover! Appreciate the hit and am enjoying your site as well, particularly the lovely dining room table set and the “stop action” bee in flight – gorgeous!. Keep up the great work!

  12. Thanks for stopping by Onelifethislife. I saw your blog’s name pop-up and I was intrigued! Great name by the way. Then I saw the photographs… and then came the follow. You are tremendously creative. I love your work!!!

  13. thanks for checking out my blog. as you see I enjoy photography too, though I’d choose coffee over tea and I agree on the wine over beer 🙂

  14. I never own an DSLR, but I have a compact camera Sigma DP2, and two of them in case one of them breaks down. I like to take photos and only recently photos has become part of my spiritual journey. I think photography, writing, even my badminton playing, has the same spiritual aspect =). Will come by to visit your blogs, and your photos, and I am sure with your passion, one day this blog is the greatest blog on photography!

    • awwww qiquan…
      such kind and thoughtful words!!
      i LOVE photography because it brings me such
      mental and spiritual reward…
      its comments like yours that keep me motivated
      to keep blogging/mango.shenanigans!
      mango ☺

  15. Thanks for checking out my blog! I love your pictures – I’m slowly trying to better my food photography. I love the way your pictures are focused close up and fuzzy in the background. I still can’t get that right!

  16. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and liking “Forsaken Friday”. I enjoyed viewing your photographs posted on your blog. Nice work and a keen eye! Please stop by my blog again soon!

  17. first of all, thanks for visiting and liking, I appreciate everyone who takes a look at my blog 🙂
    second, I just browsed through your blog and I’m really impressed. I especially liked the feature on “ComFest-ING”
    looking forward to more coming soon


  18. thanks for liking my recent post on my India Journal blog, and for bringing me here. After a quick look, it looks like I will enjoy much further exploring ehre as well. 🙂
    Namaste from Rishikesh

  19. thanks so much for checking out my blog. it’s still in it’s humble beginnings so thank you for your likes. please come visit again soon! and you photography is beautiful….i love the architectural ones.

  20. Thanks for stopping by my blog – this posting was the most photos I’ve ever put up. Usually I’m more text-heavy but, sometimes, photos just say it all…as you clearly know:) Still exploring, and enjoying, yours.

  21. Thanks for dropping in on my blog 🙂
    You have an interesting and very eclectic mix of images here whilst managing to keep an identifiable style – great stuff. I assume the smartphone shots have some sort of apps applied to them? I haven’t got one and don’t really know what they’re capable of! Do you do much processing with your DSLR work? Sorry about the questions – I’m interested in how people develop and produce they’re ‘signature’ look.

    • i love questions…like yours!
      my posts with smartphone shots were edited using a photo app from my phone..
      as for my dslr shots, i use photoshop cs5 for post-processing but not a whole lot; i prefer a more natural-look to my photos…as little distortion as i can manage lol
      as for ‘signature’ look, to be honest, i cannot confidently say that i have developed one distinctively…but i know that it comes with growth (comfort with lens/equipement/post-processing techniques) and your eye (individual/unique)
      sorry for the long response but i do hope i answered your questions!!

      • Thank you. I too prefer a more natural look …… plus I don’t want to spend too much time trapped at my computer 🙂 I look forward to seeing more of your work.

  22. Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog…much appreciated!

    Your stuff here is great! I am toying with the idea of getting a smartphone with a half decent camera..I only have about 5 Point and Shoots…lol

  23. From one mango lover to another, thank you for visiting and liking my post. My father was a professional photographer and oil painter. I am trying to discover my artistic outlet. You are blessed to have such a skill.

  24. Thank you so much for liking my page! You do well with flowers, but try to be careful with overexposing your subjects to too much light…it really diffuses the details of the pictures. This seems to happen sometimes when you take pictures of food. Working with natural light can be very tricky…time of day is everything. But keep going!

  25. Thanks for stopping by. Love your photos and will follow.
    Love coffee in the a.m., tea in the p.m. Love beer and wine, depends on the evening. Fav activities are the same as yours. Your blog title is great. Mine worked at the time, had to do with writing and letting stuff out.

  26. Hello and thank you for stopping by my little corner of the world and giving me the opportunity of getting to discover your photography. Wow, really amazing. I’ve never been really good with a camera, I guess I never had the patience for it but I enjoy beautiful pictures. You have found another follower. Thank you and see you soon with both our worlds collide again 🙂


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