Yesterday there was this. We took a boat tour along the Chicago River and lakefront. The clouds really were this awesome. I said to my husband, "Take a picture of those clouds with your iPhone and it will blow up. The light is that amazing." I said it because I'm a dork and because ... would you look at that sky???
I've been taking the "break" in August Break really seriously the last few days. I'm not going to allow myself to be sorry. It's been good for me.
She planted this sunflower at our library's first storytime of the season. We never got around to planting it outside, but it looks to be doing pretty well right here in our sunroom.
"Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe,
a moment that will never be again. And what do we teach our children?
We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France.
When will we also teach them what they are?
We should say to each of them:
Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique.
In all the years that have passed,
there has never been another child like you.
Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move.
You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven.
You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel.
And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel?
You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children."
— Pablo Picasso
If you follow me on twitter, you already know I didn't pick up a camera today until after 6pm. I had already given up with no plans to do any shooting when my husband pretty much said go take some pictures you are not quitting on day 2. He was right. I couldn't do that.
I skipped the after dinner clean up and drove to this old building. I've been dreaming about using these colorful walls as a portrait shoot background ever since we moved. Was it a dream come true? Not so much. I took 28 pictures that I don't particularly like. Today just wasn't my day.
Here's to a better tomorrow!
August Break Day 1 has come and gone. My girl has a cold which means I'm doing the run to her every time she sneezes thing to make certain things haven't gone ugly. I'll keep the other details to myself.
I snuck this photograph in first thing this morning right after I opened the curtains in our sunroom and noticed the pretty light. I mean, come on, how could I not grab a camera and create a few pictures of this delicate scene?
On our recent vacation to Washington DC, we took a drive to Great Falls National Park. I think I said, "Wow!" or "This is amazing!" close to a hundred times. I meant it. The place is awesome. We lingered a bit and had the pleasure of watching these daring kayakers.
Photographer Tip → Once you get the picture you want, use your camera to explore how subtle body shifts at the same location can impact your next photograph. It's usually worth the extra bit of exercise.