Parents, if you want wonderful pictures of your children, never teach them to say "cheese"! Please learn from my mistake or you will have thousands of photos just like mine - squinted eyes, scrunched up noses, clenched teeth, and an image that just screams "say cheez!!!". Join me while I search for that one perfect shot that doesn't conjure up images of dairy products. Oh, and unless you like that *messy* look, you'll probably want to clean their faces before you snap away. I never seem to remember myself.

An imporant sidenote is to make sure you document your life! Recording the little details of the who, what, where, when, & why makes for wonderful stories and captures your life for years to come. Because if you are like me, you'll forget it all 5 minutes later!

Monday, January 28, 2008

POTD - Week 5: Vertical vs. Horizontal

Sometimes you get an image in your head that you really want to capture. Well, I have that image in my head for this week's theme and it has been totally bugging me that I can't capture it! It has been too cold for me to go on a photo excursion trying to find said image. Oh well. Fortunately, the cold has allowed the lake that we live on to form a nice ice and the kids got to go skating for the first time this winter. Here are a couple that I got that apply to this theme. But I'm still going to keep searching for that image in my head! :-)





Both taken with the Canon EF-S 10-22mm lens at 10mm, ISO 100, f/6.3. Top at 1/500, bottom at 1/800. I think I was using AV mode.

27 comments:

Kristi said...

These are incredible! That blue sky is insane!!! Love these!

ktinnc07 said...

OMG...these are fantastic!!!! i love love love the sky in them....

Oh and congrats on being preggo!!

Toni said...

Wow,, the first looks like the sky is moving in full motion. Such a cool capture..

Amy said...

Gorgeous! That second one is amazing!

Sharon said...

Beautiful! Why is that the sky is so blue when it's freezin' cold?

cari said...

WOW especially the last one...gosh is that sky wonderful!
cari

Jess said...

These are AMAZING! The blue sky is so surreal, and that last shot just BLOWS ME AWAY!

Sarah Phipps said...

That picture makes me want to be there. I love the sky.. great job.

Mom2Drew said...

Oh, that first one is just amazing...the blue is so vibrant!

Margaret said...

Amazing shots! That sky! Wow!

Nicole said...

Wow, those are breathtaking. that second one is just awesome!

~JustJulie~ said...

BEAUTIFUL photos. WOW! The blue sky is amazing and I love the reflection too.

Michelle said...

oh my! those skies! incredible! the blues are so saturated.

betsy said...

Incredible photos!

HLIP said...

I love the 2nd shot! The color is great.

laulley

Donnah C said...

Stunning is the only word I can think of to describe your images. I love the bottom one.

Chell said...

WOW these are incredible. I love the first one but they are both great.

Krista P said...

Ooh my, you nailed those colors! They're beautiful.

pat said...

Oh my goodness--these are wonderful! SUCH a blue sky! Love the 2nd shot with the person out on the ice.

Kari said...

These are AMAZING! You could sell these as stock or wall art. Think about it. They're wonderful!

Liz said...

These are gorgeous!!!! The sky is amazing and the sun is totally awesome. WOW!!!!!

Mandy said...

THESE ARE SOOOOOOO AWESOME. (I used big letters because they are THAT great). I just love them both. Your color, focus, and everything just above reproach.

Becky said...

Beautiful! I especially love the second one.

Anonymous said...

OMG these are so nice I love the one with him on the ice

Scrapper88 said...

Oh wow, such an amazing sky!! TFS!

Scrapper88 said...

Oh wow, such an amazing sky!! TFS!

Val said...

Wow. Amazingly beautiful!