Link-ups to the rescue!
Back when Theme Thursday first started, I used it as encouragement to hone my photography skills. I mean you know how it can be with a house full of kids- you get so wrapped up in the corporal needs of small people that you forget that there are other sorts of non corporal needs and that you are a person with those needs too. I've always denied that I have any sort of artistic talent, but the camera lets me explore skills that I didn't know I could have and find beauty looking at the world in a way I didn't know I could.
Anyway, as with all things, I got lazy and started just trying to find something that fit in with that week's theme and gave up a little on the creative side. But the creativity is the very part I need to work on! That, and, like, using my brain. And appreciating that God made even regular things beautiful. So I'm gonna try a little today. Bear with me.
Theme Thursday: Bright
On the 4th of July we went over to our friends' house and ate some food and lit some cheap backyard fireworks and it was the perfect pace for two mamas with newborns attached to their torsos.
Taking pictures of sparkling, floaty lights is SUPER tricky. Who knew? The top shot up there I tried to focus on the fireworks themselves, and then on the second one focused on the foreground with the sparkly business as an afterthought. I think if I could've been closer to those super fancy fireworks, I would like the top shot better, but since I had to be behind everyone (aforementioned baby strapped to torso, lack of desire to set myself on fire, etc.) the bottom pic is probably better. What say you?
And now for some bright smiles, yes?
|watching the incredibly glorious show of fanciness|
|baby's first sparkler|
And finally this one, from a play these two starred in, directed by Lizzy.
|My shutter speed could have been faster, but then I'd have to crank up the ISO and then: ugly. Indoor photography is hard.|
Okay, how was that? Brain tired. Only 2/6 of people in this house is dressed. But it feels good. Yes, it feels really good.
Hop over to Clan Donaldson for more Bright to brighten up your day!
ETA: I forgot a baby picture! Shame on me. Just for you...
|Okay, baby is bored with all this photo taking. *huge yawn*|