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, April 28, 2008

POTD - Week 18: Water

This week's theme has kept a poem running through my head all weekend - Shel Silverstein's "Lazy Jane".


Image from a NY Times post here

My kids love this poem and it is driving me nuts!!!

Anyway, here is my take on the theme water:

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"Oh my bleeding heart, my achy bleading heart..." Sorry, bit of a word change-up there, but thanks to a certain thread on 2P's another annoying phrase keeps running through my head!

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Bit of shutter speed fun.

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Bit of shutter speed and zoom fun. (Tryin' to get into that creative zone.)

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Bit of childhood fun - who doesn't love to blow those "wishy flowers" as my son calls them.

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What, oh what, could he possibly be wishing for? He certainly wouldn't tell me for great fear it won't come true. Great, now I gotta play detective so he isn't crushed when the wishy flower fairy doesn't grant his wish!

21 comments:

Gypsy Girl said...

These are all so beautiful. Great color. The bleeding heart flower is amazing.

It's These Little Moments said...

bleeding hearts are so pretty!

amazing grace said...

GORGEOUS shots!!! love the bleeding heart and the zoomed/panned shot!

leah

pat said...

Ok, that sound you hear is my socks being blown off. LOVE ALL of these! The macro of the bleeding heart blossom, the silken water fall, the zooming--very cool, and those wonderful shots of your DS. Bow, Bow.

Nicole said...

Wow those are amazing. I love the zoom one. I've got to try that.

dynamomomof2 said...

the last photo is so perfect

Kristie's Photography Blog said...

WOW! Stunning shots. I love bleeding hearts

Jess said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love that poem... Shel Silverstein is my favorite children's poet- I have all his books and now I read them to my own kids!

Kristina said...

These are all gorgeous! I love how you played with the zoom...looks like a Bryan Peterson photo! These have such a dreamy effect.

Tricia said...

WOW, these are all beautiful.

Mom2Drew said...

Gosh all of these are so different and lovely. Each one speaks something so different. I do love your play with the shutter speed and zoom for a bit of creative fun!

Christine said...

LOVELY!!! Such beautiful shots and color. That "bleeding heart" is such a cool one!

Jen said...

That first one is just amazing! The others are awesome as well... but that first one... WOW!

Becky said...

These are all beautiful but I absolutely LOVE that bleeding heart one. Perfect. Ten years later I'm still wishing I had dug up my bleeding heart and brought it with me when I moved. I really should plant another one. :-)

Mandy said...

Oh my word these shots are breathtaking. I cannot get over how great teh colors are...the effects make them seem (and they really are) as if they are a fantasy or dream. Your photography is growing so much.

summerbl4ck said...

ooh i love the zoom effect. and i love bleeding hearts

Tori said...

These are beautiful shots! I don't think I could pick a favorite!

Bobbi said...

I love SHel Siverstein! These are crazy cool creative shots, love them.

Amy said...

These are just GORGEOUS!!! I especially love that first one of the flower, so pretty!

--sme said...

These are wonderful shots. I love the bleeding heart one!!!

Sharon said...

Love the bleeding heart! The creek captures looks great.