The other night, I took Jude up to my room to nurse him to sleep. I pull back the covers of my bed, and I see this.
At first, I thought they were trees. Maybe leaves. Then....ah yes, of course, balloons...in ink. I quietly grabbed Joe. We had to sleuth it out and figure out who did this. I figured it had to be one of the older boys, because these are pretty well drawn balloons. I just knew they would try to pin it on Peter, so we had to be sly. We called Joey in the room first. Wasn't Joey. We called Paul in the room. Wasn't Paul. We had our doubts. We called Peter in the room. Pete gets on the bed, tells us they are balloons, and shows us which balloon belonged to which brother. It *was* Peter! When we told him (again by the way) that he could only draw on paper, nothing else, he says, "I wanted to turn it into paper." Pete, that does not fly, bud. After a good tongue lashing(okay, not really, more like, Honey do not do that again. Only draw on paper. These are pretty balloons), Joe and I just smiled and laughed when the kids were not looking.
I love my new balloon sheets. I hope the ink is colorfast.
Then I had a little re-shoot with Jude on the blanket.
Trying to get him to actually LOOK at me and SMILE.
Smile? Check. Look at me? Uh, not so much...can't tell to be honest.
Look at me? Check. Smile. Nah.
Look at me? Check. Smile? Almost!
I have been thinking about this photography thing. Where am I going with this? What are my goals? When I first bought my dslr my one goal was to take better pics of my kids, to capture the beauty I saw in my mind's eye but could not reproduce in jpeg format. I wanted to take pics at home that were professional quality. I think I have acheived that goal. Sure, there is always, always, more to learn, and I am far from perfect, but yes, that goal has been met. Yet, I want to keep growing. I want to get better. I keep raising the bar on the standards I set for myself. This is a consuming hobby, lemme tell you. Where am I going with this now? Specifically? Presently, I want to get better with post processing. I might try Lightroom. We'll see. ;) I want to try Off Camera Flash. I want to shoot some new faces in new places. I cannot wait for the trees to green up and play around with some greenery bokeh. :) I might give my blog a little face lift.
What are your goals?
What are your goals?