To get the shot you want! Last night my DH, Adam, and I spent some time working on shutter speed, aperture, time exposure & sparklers! :) After a few failed attempts I finally was able to write the word "love" backwards and the timing was right, the aperture was right and I love the way the photo turned out! I did of course learn a few things, and will be trying this out again, but for today...I like last nights shot! :)
Many of you already follow my blog Pink Lemonade so this is a rerun photo for you. But I thought it was a good idea to make note of what all I like to do and so this card was just too fun not to make a note of. I loved the colors, the contrasts, the embellishments...so this was my photo for Wednesday, September 7th.
Capturing the joy on my children's faces while they play together is something that I love to do. This is just the epitome of a night spent on the swingset, kids laughing and having a great time! I can still hear Em's giggles ring in my ears....
I have always been a huge fan of macro photography. I have loved to see how amazing it is to capture the very smallest details of God's beautiful handiwork. I don't have a macro lens (another goal I guess! LOL) but I do have a neat little point n shoot Canon Powershot that allowed me to capture this busy little bee - fuzzy body and all!
This photo was shot kinda "off the cuff" when I looked over at my girlfriend's daughter swinging lazily on our back patio swing. Just the color in her outfit, the richness of the cocoa tones in her skin and the great contrast between the green green grass and the kakhi taupe of the swing cushion made me RUN for my camera...then she grinned sweetly and CLICK! - I had my shot for the day!
Today I share a photo of a personal goal. Many years ago I worked very hard to earn piano lessons. I was young (14-15 perhaps?) and wanted lessons. Being the second oldest in a rather large family there was really not the spare $$ to spend on piano lessons, yet my parents had trained me to work well and I bartered with a wonderful piano teacher to earn my lessons. I would either clean her house for an hour and a half or babysit her two little children for three hours, in exchange she would give me one half hour lesson. It was a wonderful arrangement for a kid who wanted lessons and for a mom of two small kids. :) We suffered a house fire not long after I had started and the only real "loss" from the fire was my beautiful antique piano. The weather and ensuing humidity/temperature fluxuations caused irrepairable damage to my piano...that was a hard blow to me and I never really wanted to play after that...here and there I would stroke the ivory keys of someone elses piano but I lost the desire to run after piano proficency...well here we are now, nearly twenty years later and raising kids of my own who show the same interest and natural ability I once had...and so I hope to some day soon take lessons once again.
So today, I have set a personal goal of once again being able to play Fur Elise start to finish with gusto and confidence. My photo today will remind me of that goal as I go about my daily stuff, and remind me to pursue my goals and set my sights high. :)