So - onto camera day! I love getting out the camera - I took an obscene about of pictures tonight! To narrow it down to like 45 isn't bad. Tonight I was playing with perspective. I was trying new settings and putting the camera in a perspective that I don't normally shoot at - on the ground - and then playing with the focal length.
Here are the first two I took tonight. I pretty much shot blind and put the camera on the grass.
I really like this one - my middle holding her Lie Lie (lion) very mysterious.
One of my favorite from the night. He looks so small in the big world. The exposure was really good - getting the blue sky and clouds, the greens are good too.
This perspective was a little different than most of them - but this one was fun - I shot it at 18mm at my head. I know you don't normally shoot someone so close at 18mm because it distorts them - but - I kind of like that he looks distorted - adds to the charm.
The one on the left I think is fun - Mikey is out of focus in the far right hand corner. The wrong thing is in focus - I like it.
This is fun too - at first I was upset that the corner of the picnic table was in the picture - but it gives the picture depth - I like....
Adding perspective with my kids at this age shows a big picture - makes them look so small in this big world.
I like this one - it's a lot closer - it was probably at 105mm from where I was vs. the 18-35mm that I was shooting at most of the time. But - it gives yet another perspective.
Don't ask - I really love feet. I like that the grass up close is in focus - and she is slightly out of focus.
This to me shows how small and crazy my little munchkins are!
This looks dreamy to me - the tree's framing our free curb side swing. She is tucking in her lie lie (lion stuffed animal). So sweet - innocent.
On to the swingset! I have a ton of pictures of them on the swings - but not from this vantage point.
The one on the right seems so pure to me....
At one point he was sitting in the truck - I missed this shot though.
This one makes me smile - I kind of like the totally out of focus of everything but the grass in front.
A lost army man found in the sandbox.
This one if you don't look close - you'd miss my little man - but here's there - tiny in this big world!
I am having a lot of fun playing with my camera. And I got a new lens - coming in the mail soon!!!
This spontaneous exercise really taught me to stop - and look at things from a different angle. Not just with a camera in my hand - but with life in general.