Thursday, July 21, 2011

Motion

You would think, since my children are constantly in motion, that I would have lots of incredible captures to share--or at least one incredible capture.  Alas, it was not to be.  However, I am a firm believer in quantity making up for quality.  Yep, yep, I am.
I am starting to rethink my belief that children who can dress themselves should.  I decolorized this so the clashing pink and teal aren't as noticeable, but the flowers and stripes are still there.
SnapDragon was the most cooperative at running for motion shots.  He is very interested in photography and what I'm posting on my blog.
This day we were gone from home all day so she didn't have a chance to change and change and mismatch what Daddy originally picked out in the morning.
I do actually love this picture of my kids, though I'm now realizing I have no forward facing pictures of Huckleberry in this set.  After a long week at camp he was very reluctant to run and jump for my camera.  (The black and white solved the pink, orange, and green shirts present amongst my children.)
I'm not sure she is actually in motion in this shot, but she is certainly warning her brothers of her plan to attack.
He ran back and forth, back and forth.  Yet I was not successful in capturing exactly what I envisioned.  Still, this shot is fun and I have 100 50 more similar ones I cannot quite bear to delete.
Seriously, who lets these kids out of the house dressed like this?  We are at a public park!  I used my 55-200mm zoomed out to 200mm because they just ran that far, but I do prefer the images I get with my 50mm.  It feels like I have to do so much more to the 55-200mm images just to get the colors right--though maybe I shouldn't have been so true to the original colors here.

But before I got my 50mm, I loved my long lens.  I want to love it again.  Sometimes the distance just needs a longer lens.  Here is an image I took weeks ago, long before my new lens and I didn't do anything to it (except size and resharpen for web).
There is just something about this image I love though when I try to figure out what all I see are the things wrong with it. But I don't mean to sound discouraged.  The weather discourages me, not capturing exactly what I intended does sometimes disappoint, but I know I am learning and improving and that is what matters. 

So those are my captures for Crazy Days of Summer Motion theme.  Be sure to check out the other posts linking up.  There are some talented photographers out there and motion can mean so many fun and different things.


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19 comments:

Stasha said...

What lovely set. Cedar you never disappoint :)

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

These were so great! First of all, I love that last shot. The expression on her face is just so adorable and he hair being gently blown by the wind? Love it! I also loved your daughter's choice of outfits. lol Sounds familiar. I have a flashy dresser here in my house too. The black and white shot of your kids going around in a circle is so cute and I also love the one of your daughter screaming her lungs off. lol
Thanks for being such a faithful participant in the Crazy Days of Summer Photo Challenge. I've enjoyed looking at your pics and can't wait to see what you come up with next week when we move on to...bubbles! Have a great day, Cedar. :)

Kids Educational Resources said...

Lovely pictures and awesome photography. I really loved the color, background and feel of look in the photos.

DaenelT said...

Every picture made me laugh (I also learned not to let my kids dress themselves when they were young). I really need little people to practice with, teens just aren't as much fun...

Barb said...

Terrific! I really love how you desaturated some of the images to tone down your little girls outfit - it makes for a stunning shot!

aimee said...

These are awesome captures! I love the last picture too! I actually love them all!

thatgirlblogs said...

I love using a long lens at the park. I use a 70-300

Jennifer said...

Oh my, thanks for writing my blog post for me! ha ha ha These are all the same things I am feeling over at my place. Quality/quantity, not capturing my vision, loving my 50mm but knowing it must come off of my camera, and loving an image despite its flaws.
I think maybe as long as we are shooting all the time and working on improving we are probably right on track with the ups and downs!!
I will shoot with my long lens today in honor of you!!!

Susan said...

Great post and hilarious commentary. I really don't think the colors are that bad, it shows they're creative. :-)

I love the shot of SnapDragon running across the park; the blur creates a great sense of motion.

deb duty said...

The pics of your kids running around are so fun! I especially love the one of them running in circles! Very sweet photos!

Tricia said...

Great Shots! My favorite is the last one. There is something so sweet about it!

Jane said...

I looked at that last photo and loved it before I read your words on it - it just is a lovely photo! My daughter insists on dressing herself every day now but does a better job of it than I ever could - I am the uncoordinated one :-)

Scott said...

My two year old wants to pick out her clothes every day. My three year son does not really care.

These photos are great. They look like they are having a lot of fun.

~ Noelle said...

love the motion capture!!!!

Kimberley said...

What a great set! I love the last one, it's really amazing! Thanks so much for sharing.

Kimberley

alicia said...

Great job capturing your kiddos in motion. And that last pic is gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing and linking up to the Crazy Days of Summer Photo Challenge!

alicia

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Oh- I think I love the 3rd one the best- all that movement in the hair & dress is fantastic!

mamaof2gymnasts said...

My husband got me my 50mm lens for Christmas this year and I am in love with it! Your pictures are fantastic. The kids all look like they are having so much fun! You captured it so well!

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