Want to come over and share a glass of wine with me today?
Some people participate in virtual coffee or tea, but right now I'm drinking a glass of wine,
so if you were here with me I'd be happy to share.
Strike that... yes I do. Just took a picture.
You might think that I was being all artsy by taking the picture in black and white, but I wasn't.
That's just the setting I left it in and I didn't see any reason to fix it.
I guess I'm in a bit of a mood.
I don't know why... just am...
but I'm sure your company (comments) will help improve my mood.
I do enjoy hearing from all of you very wonderful people.
And I try to respond to your comments, I truly do,
at least in one form or another.
Anyhow... I was thinking today how much I really love and appreciate your comments
and how they make blogging worth every moment.
So... thank you.
I might be a little sad because yesterday marked the end of a photo project that I had been working on, Picture Winter.
I had such a great time with that one and will really miss the community that developed.
When I checked out everyone's final pictures and commented, it kind of felt like the last day of school with everyone signing each other's yearbooks.
If you ever get a chance to participate in one of Tracey Clark's classes, go for it!
(All of my picture winter shots)
Today is the beginning of a new project called the Joy of Love.
I'm looking forward to this one in particular because it's more focused on people
and sometimes I have a hard time taking portraits.
I get a little self conscious about it and don't know how to direct my models.
Or feel like I'm intruding on their space as I try to sneak a shot in,
so we'll see how this project works out for me.
Here's my first picture for the project.
Today's prompt was "what they do."
Catch your loved one doing "something."
Quincy is always doodling or drawing or painting, etc...
Oh... and I wasn't really trying to be artsy here either.
I was just attempting to hide the clutter behind her.
We spent the weekend in NY with my parents and sisters.
I got to hold my newest niece.
The kids got to spend their days sledding.
It was a good weekend.
I have 276 pictures of both the baby and the kids sledding that I need to go through.
I need to delete some and try to edit others.
(I love this one even though, or maybe because the exposure is all wrong.
It was only a test shot, but I love the action and the random poses of the kids on the hill.)
I'm not very good at editing and generally try to get the best I can straight out of the camera,
but I am learning to make the basic edits.
A crop here and there, some color and exposure adjustments.
Those little things make a world of difference.
As I attempted to take pictures of this adorable baby, I realized that I had a LOT to learn.
One of my sisters so kindly reminded me that I should have some sort of concept before I started to take the pictures.
I must confess that I had no concept and basically no clue.
Fortunately, with a model as cute as that one it's hard to screw up too badly.
Now it's time for me to get dinner on the table.
The chicken is starting to smell pretty good,
I have to check on the potatoes
and there is broccoli to get started.
Next month, I'm thinking of taking food pictures for my 365.
I am absolutely terrible at food photography, so I'm hoping I'll learn and improve.