My oldest went to a sweet sixteen party tonight, so the rest of us decided to have a night out too. My husband and I love bowling and we haven't been in such a long time; I can't even remember for sure when the last time was. My middle child got to bowl for the first time, and he had a blast. My youngest wanted to bowl too, but she is just too little to hold the ball. The sweet little thing.
I was inspired by a photo set on Flickr, entitled "Persona." It was done by a local photographer who obviously has some very interesting friends. I thought, "I have some interesting friends too. I also have interesting students. That I see every week. Heyyyy... I should do this with THEM! That would be soooo coooool."
There are so many things that I love to do. I love to take pictures. I love to read. I love to listen to music. I love to play music. I love to sing. I love to cook. I love to take long drives. The list goes on.
The best thing ever, I think, is simply doing nothing but hanging out with my family. Watching them interact with each other, hearing their voices, catching their eyes every now and then--each moment is so precious and won't ever happen again. Like this moment when I happened to catch my daughter looking at me over Daddy's shoulder. It's times like these when I wish (for the right reasons) that life had a "replay/repeat" button.
Digital Field Guide: page 87
Images: the work of Yeondoo Jung, specifically his "Wonderland" series. So creative, and such an awesome idea.
Okay. So there's nothing really exciting about this picture.
What was exciting (for me) was going in the camera store and testing out a few lenses. I got a better idea about what lenses I like and want to start budgeting for them. Not to mention eventually upgrading Niki.
Digital Field Guide: Read an article on my Nikon School app.
I can't wait to do my next canvas. I already know what I plan to do, and even have plans for others as well. I'll see if I can get my materials gathered (or at least START gathering them) next week. In the meantime, looking at this one has made me very happy.
This was taken with my iPhone and processed using CinemaFX.
Digital Field Guide: page 86
Images: I was so enthralled with Michael Wolf's work that I went back and checked out another collection of his. He has several! Today it was his "Transparent City" series, which I am convinced he took from the same hotel that I stayed in when I was in Chicago last year! Because I have some similar images of my own. So, that's cool.
We have a month left of school, and it's hitting me hard realizing just how fast the year has passed. Seeing how much bigger my daughter has gotten is what made me notice. It's bittersweet. In some ways the past school year has been rather difficult, but, on the other hand, there have also been many precious moments like this.
This came out a little darker than I wanted, but I was still glad I was able to get the detail. Besides, the sun had pretty much set. I don't think that helped.
As an aside, I had a pretty cool afternoon. I went over to Tasra Dawson's house and got to hang out with her and her husband, Ron, and assist them on one of their photo shoots. She got some awesome shots of her teen models, and I got to tag along and help out and observe and learn a lot, mostly about lighting. I walked away from it with a lot of ideas. It was so much fun.
I also got to meet her lovely children. Her son's a cutie and her daughter is quite a talented songwriter. I'm so glad I had the chance to spend time with all of them.
Digital Field Guide: read an article on my Nikon School app.
Images: Tasra showed me the images from today's teen photo shoot and the images from last week's shoot. They're amazing. I know the girls are gonna love them.
My sweet husband hates having his picture taken. Hates it. Totally. It makes him very uncomfortable. I had to do a lot of work to convince him that this one was really not that bad. I don't think I was successful.
The whole weekend has gone by and I have had nary a moment to sit at my computer for more than five minutes. Ergo, what looks like three posts in one day, although it is three different days of photos!
These aren't the front doors of our church. Our church is in an office building. I just thought these church doors were nice.
My husband's work is located not too far from an airport I guess, because I see planes going and coming every time I am over there. I have gotten several shots of planes while sitting in the parking lot, and they always look cool. My father liked taking pictures of planes too, whether they were taking off or landing or parked. I totally see why.
What is it about water towers that fascinates me? I can't really say, but they do fascinate me. They always have. I always have these random thoughts or questions run through my mind, like what if the tower broke? How far/fast would everyone have to drive/run to get away from the impending deluge of water, not to mention debris?
I chose a photo of these little Peeps not because it's candy or because I love Peeps, but because they are little baby chicks. Baby anything reminds me of newness, because babies are new. Brand new living things. I'm reminded of new life. Quite a significant thought in light of what today is all about. Quite significant.
I am reminded that I, too, am new. I am a new creation in Christ Jesus. My life is brand new, and it is in Him. (Galatians 2:20)
Thinking about that makes me happy. And yes, eating Peeps makes me happy.
I went trail-walking with some friends this morning at a beautiful park in Canton, Georgia. I had never been to this park, nor had I even paid attention to the sign. For all intents and purposes, I didn't know it existed. It was gorgeous.
Behind the park is a forest full of trails, and runners and hikers frequent them. There's also the lovely river. I think it's the Etowah River, but I am not sure. Anyway, it is so tranquil and pretty back there and I am glad I discovered it for myself.
Of course, I took tons of pictures. Including this one on the way up to the park. Just because I liked the car. I'm so glad I can point my camera aimlessly and end up with cool shots.
Yep, car photos two days in a row. And no, this is not going to be a series.