Saturday, August 27, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

I don't know what impact the hurricane and storms on the East Coast will have on this week's scavenger hunt or who that I "cyber know" is impacted, but I am praying; at this time there is nothing else I can do.  There have been so many weather tragedies recently; I feel deep sorrow for all those involved.  I feel like it is maybe wrong to go on with my life as normal, posting my hunt, but looking at the beauty in the world soothes my soul as I pray for the fright, weather, disaster, financial and physical loss of my fellow countrymen.

Old and New:

I had only had my camera for about a month and been shooting manual for 2 weeks when I took pictures of my friend's newborn.  I don't know what I was thinking!  Today I took pictures of all three of her children, including her 5 month old.  I don't know what I was thinking!  Actually, Mama was happy the first time~old:
I am hoping she will be happy this time, too.  I have improved, but it has taught me a couple things.  One, someday maybe I would like to make this a business.  Even knowing others can do better, I had so much fun taking pictures and somewhat AMAZINGLY to me, I enjoyed interacting with the children with the aid of the camera.  It was a lot of fun to be using what ability I do have to bless another family~I do have a LOT of pictures of my kids now.  Second, I have so much to learn!  Even knowing that I shouldn't chop off ears and should maybe shoot "loose," I still did things wrong.  I don't even know how much I don't know yet.  I didn't capture every image I envisioned, but I believe I got some photos mom will enjoy~and for now, her pleasure is my payment.
This isn't my best shot of the day, but it is one I enjoy; I hope mom does, too.

Night Photography:
So, I didn't get a chance to take pictures at night this week.  I know people will have some really cool ones, too.  This is my "son" turned away from me~ie it is "night."  Wait, the earth turns away from the sun.  Actually, it was almost my choice for sun, so I'm hoping extra sun shots make up for the lack of night shots, right?

Music:
This was at the farmer's market today.  Very heart refreshing to spend the day taking pictures of pretty flowers and fruit~now what do I do with them?

Cheesy:
Look at that cheesy smile!  I am also linking this up with SOOC Saturday over at Marvelous Mommy.  I'd forgotten how creamy my 50mm can be.  My friend reminded me with her beautiful photo of her son.



SOOC Saturday

Sun:

So many beautiful flowers at the Farmer's Market today and shooting them is free (though we did come home with one bouquet.

Happy Hunting!

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29 comments:

Kathy said...

I just love the creativity of shooting your son from behind in your one shot. I need to remember that :). Don't you just love farmer's markets? It is one of my faovite places to people watch as well as all the marvelous food and flowers. Great set of photos :)

Kathy

www.youllshootyoureyeout-kathy.blogspot.com

Stasha said...

Loving cheesy and night interpretations. Great set! I do hope you make this your carrier soon.
I know exactly what you mean about Irene. It is so weird to go about doing our thing when our families are in the basements, expecting the worst.

Shoni said...

Such pretty pictures! And I love the picture of the guitar. I wanted to take a picture of my guitar and never got to it. Oh well.

Enjoy your week. :)

Buckeroomama said...

That's such lovely bokeh in the first sun shot! I really love it! :)

Alison@Mama Wants This said...

I love your take on the night shot, so creative and beautifully shot!

rebekah said...

The flowers look fabulous! What vivid colours!
Your baby pictures are beautiful - children are so difficult to photograph - you've done a great job.

Head Ant said...

I love the last photo! Dahlias are so photogenic.

Tamar SB said...

Your music and sun pictures are just gorgeous! Love them!

Ashley Sisk said...

Love that cheesy smile and your sun shots...beautiful. I'm doing my first newborn session this morning. I'm so nervous!

My Photographic Eye by Irela said...

Cedar what a great set. Love your music and sun. And cheesy is totally precious.

Desirae R said...

These are just all wonderful. I love seeing your photo's week after week!

deb duty said...

Love that really cute cheesy smile and your sun photos are fabulous!

Mad Mind said...

The music shot is wonderful! And your SOOC photos are great!

Light Trigger said...

great shots! love the music photo! nice composition!
Light Trigger: OUR ENTRY

Dorian Susan said...

Isn't it true, there is so much to learn? We just keep trucking along I guess.
I really like your night (that isn't night) image. The sun you caught is beautiful on the waves of hair.
I've been shooting with my 50mm exclusively for about 3-4 weeks. It's working for me too. Love it.

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

Wow, your flower shots put mine to shame.

Love them!

Sarah said...

Oh, I love your take on "night". So good. And that cheesy grin and has me smiling from ear to ear. She's adorable!

Valeria said...

Cheesy is so cute. I love the Night Photography, one of my favorites, great composition.

kewkew said...

The first shot of the baby is awesome. The cheesy shot is cute too. I have to say I like the music shot too.
Thanks for your comment over on my blog. My night shots were taken last night at the Buffalo Bills game (I'd procrastinated). I was so fortunate to have some great sky to work with.

Ashley said...

Great job! I love all your shots but that last flower one is amazing!

Scott said...

Nice post. I too have been thinking about making this more than just a hobby. I think I have a ways to go yet but I am working on it. :)

Good luck.

Melanie said...

You're very talented! I can't belive you've only been shooting w/ your camera for such a short while! What kind of camera do ya have? I still only have a point & shoot, one of these days soon though...!

The 1st two are beautiful. I really LOVE your music shot too!

No Greater Love said...

I LOOOOVE that photo of the guitar. Wow. That is incredible.

:)

Mer

Sarah said...

WOW Cedar. These are awesome. I love that last shot. So pretty! Your night shot is great too.

Sara said...

Great set Cedar, love your music and cheesy shots. Your first sun shot is so beautiful too!

Seizing My Day said...

LOVE the music shot... love it!! and what a sweet baby!! ;) Blessings this week... I have been prayin for the East Coast too... we are lucky here on the West Coast to not see that kind of weather...

LINDYLOR said...

These are great shots, I love the Old and New

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

That 1st shot is too sweet, but I really love music, too. Wonderful choices this week, my friend!

Jessaca said...

Love the cheesy and music photos!! Great sun photo also!!
Enjoy your day!!