I’m taking a documentary photography class and I love it! The first assignment went well and now that the first critique is over, I feel like I can breathe again. Here are the shots I turned in for that first critique:
This is the view tonight from our room in Savannah! We’re here for a few days while Jared attends a conference. I hope to take a lot of pictures of Savannah! It’s been a great vacation so far. The boys have both had swimming lessons, though Liam’s didn’t go as well as Porter’s lessons. Porter is swimming like a fish…he loves to go under water with his goggles! I’m so glad he’s learning to swim at an earlier age than I did. As proud as I am to have seen my boys in action swimming, it’s good to be with Jared in Savannah, just the two of us. This is where we went on our honeymoon and we’re both just a little more relaxed around each other when we’re here alone, away from the daily grind and remembering what it was like to be newlyweds. Sappy, I know… I just haven’t felt like writing lately. Maybe it’s because I’ve been in a good, moderately stable mood. My MIL taught me how to crochet a cute little twirly scarf, so crocheting has been the art of choice, along with photography, this trip. Oh, and I got my hair dyed a rusty-red […]
We’re in Washington visiting family and we’re having tons of fun! We’re taking it easy this morning after an action-packed Fourth of July. Someone remind me next time, though, to bring proper shoes for walking. The pair I brought were a bad, bad idea. Anyway, yesterday we went to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History…we all had a great time! Then, we stopped at the Sculpture Garden and the boys had fun with the reflecting pool close by: Of course, I had a great time taking pictures, too. Here are a couple of lamp posts by the Capitol that I was fascinated with: I found the lamp posts when we were on the way to find a place to watch the fireworks. I didn’t take any pictures of the fireworks themselves but here’s how close we were to the Capitol from our spot: It was such a pretty day to celebrate America’s birthday!
I went to Rockmart this morning to get some photography practice. As it turned out afterward, I like the following photos best in black and white: I get a little frustrated that more of the photos I take are not turning out very good, but Jared keeps telling me that it takes practice and that I should take more pictures and not worry so much about the perfect shot. I know he’s right, but as an example: it took me 23 shots around Rockmart to get the 6 pictures above that I really like. *sigh* Practice makes perfect, right?
There are some mysteries with this family history project I’m doing, specifically the pictures like ones in this post. I have no idea who this little girl above is, or how she may be related to me. The photos here are part of a scrapbook, affixed to very, very old pages. I’d love to investigate further, but not being trained in book studies, I’m afraid of destroying the pictures if we were to try to look on the back to see if anything is written. There must be 50-75 pictures like these, in the same scrapbook. I love the little boy’s ruffled outfit on the left in the photo above. A little research and it seems to be a variation of a Fauntleroy suit, which was popular in the late 1800s. The mystery may never be solved, but the pictures are beautiful as they are. I love her hat in the one below: I love the next one, too. Besides an awesome bonnet, it shows that she really must have loved animals: I just wish I knew who these people were!
Tonight we went to see “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax,” and then to the park. It was a fantastic family night, though I will say that my boys were on the fringe of being just old enough for “The Lorax.” At times, both of them thought it was a little scary. J gave me some good photography advice tonight. He said, “Just start snapping and get as many pictures as you can.” He’s right; I’ve been far too concerned about getting just the right pose. As a result, the boys get bored and look miserable in most of the pictures I take. I think tonight was much more enjoyable for all on the picture front at the park. Here are some of the better shots I got: a rare goofy shot of J I am in love with my little family, for sure.