Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Did you see her flexibility skills? She is totally doing the splits. Wow, future yogi.
PS. Don't forget to enter the fascinator giveaway a few posts below. you have until Friday at midnight, and the best part is. . .there is no catch. just leave a comment and you are in the drawing :)
Saturday, May 21, 2011
These pictures look like summer:
Here is Family Z. Cute as can be.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Don't forget to enter the fascinator giveaway!
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Planting our garden
Blake is in Organic Chemistry
and also working WAY too many crazy shifts
J is getting married, tomorrow.
. . .
So here is a quick Tuesday Tip I have been saving for a night when I just don't have a lot of time to write :)
This tip is for those of us who own and love pets, but it works particularly well for dogs (not so much cats). I call it: Solitary Confinement--> sounds meaner than it is.
My dog is a busy one and getting her to hold still by my north facing window is a T-R-I-A-L. So I like to stick her on a table.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Here's some recent shots of my baby girl in her blessing gown(crocheted by my aunt), with her blessing blanket(crocheted by My Grandma), and wearing her 'blessing fascinator' (Hair piece made by me).
In our church we give little baby's a 'blessing' in the first few months of life. Little Girl had hers when she was 3 months old.
Here's a fun associated giveaway:
I made 2 of those fascinators (hair pieces)* so if you want my extra one, leave a comment with your email address in the comment section of this post. You may only enter once.
I will choose the winner via random.org.
You have until midnight on Friday May 27th to enter.
I will post the winner on this blog sometime on Saturday May 28th.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
There are a million things wrong with it, right?
There are remnants of red eye.
It was taken with frontal flash.
It's a scanned image of an old original that has scratches on the glossy finish.
etc. . .
There are two things that I love about this snap shot of my family as a child.
The first is the placement and expressions of all the people:
I really like the grouping, It's well balanced. The expressions on each face is unique, and if you know these people, those expressions and body language are indicative of their personalities. I am a little shy and awkward --- not thrilled with being photographed. My sister is cuddly and sweet. My brother, silly, rambunctious, only holding still because he is being squeezed between Dad's legs. My mom still has that same dynamite smile, and my dad is generally calm and more reserved.
The second thing I like about this picture is the way the surroundings are used to frame the subjects:
Isn't that cool?
I think that Is what makes this photo 'a favorite family photo.'
One thing to think about when you are taking pictures is how to use your surroundings in an interesting way. Framing your subject within a building, window, or with organic shapes found in nature will always increase the interest level in your pictures.
Here are some more examples of framing your subject:
These are all examples of architecture, or man made materials being used to frame the families or people in the images.
Nature also provides us ways to 'frame each other' (ha ha ha --- I'm funny, right). For example, the picture of my family is at the entrance of a cave. Also, Orchards provide a framed look to the image with it's trees on both sides and branches overhead.
Go out and FRAME someone already!
Happy Tuesday Night!