My oldest turned 12 this week so I decided to do a quick "birthday" session with him and use one of those for this week's theme. I found a new location to use as well so I am pretty excited about this photo. The people that own the spot were super nice and made me feel like they had known me forever! I love all the vintage metal signs and thought they went well with his new Beatles shirt he got for his birthday.
Goodness how I love this kid and his uniqueness. He is a smart, funny, caring, and amazing child. I might be a little biased since I'm mom but he truly amazes me. I am so lucky to be his mom and thankful God has given him to us.
I stepped outside and started to walk around our yard looking for something small to capture. Now I will admit I am loving the fact that I can do this without having to bundle up. I'm so excited that warmer weather has started showing up here in Indiana. I am not a fan of winter. Well I can handle a couple of days of snow when I have no where to go, so my boys can play in the snow. Other than those days, I prefer at least 50 as a minimum. Anyway, it got into the 60s today so I walked out to see what I could find. I decided to check out our little pine trees to see if any bugs had started to venture out yet. I didn't find any bugs but I did come upon some very small pine cones just starting to peek out and appreciate this lovely weather. So guess what I turned my camera to. That's right, the small cones!
Vintage is not a word I would use to describe my photography style or my everyday life. When I thought of this week's theme, I was stumped as to what I was going to use. I decided to go for a drive and take my camera. I drove through the country hoping I would find an old car, tractor or something else that I liked. I came across this wind mill. I don't know how old it is but I know it is the style of the older wind mills vs the newer ones used on the wind farms. I decided for me this would be perfect. It isn't something that is a part of my personal life but it is something that is old or vintage.
Texture. Again I find myself thinking beyond the idea of several different items with different looks, laying nicely next to each other or even intertwined. I was driving down a country road, camera beside me, and came across a corn field with three deer standing in it. I stopped my car and rolled my window down while I got my camera ready. Two of the deer decided to turn and run but one of them decided to wait and see what I was up to. I decided to stay in my car and just shoot through my rolled down window. Now you might ask how in the world a photo of a deer has anything to do with the word texture. Stay with me here as I explain my take on it. The dead corn field is one texture. The slowly melting snow is another. There is also the wooded area behind the field where the other two, more skittish deer, ran. Then finally you have the deer itself. So there you go. My loosely interpreted idea of texture. Oh yeah, I also added a little "grit" to the photo when I was editing it. So I just described five different textures within this photo of this curious deer.
Go take a look at my friend Megan's photo of texture!
Three. I don't have a three year old to do a cute photo of and my three men didn't want to be my models so I had to come up with something else. There are some sunflowers, leftover from our summer garden, that are still standing. They aren't bright and pretty and their heads are hanging low covered with snow. I still think they are beautiful. They haven't given up even though this winter is not the time of year that they shine. I have been watching them all season, just waiting to see if they are going to break with the wind or under the pressure of the snow. They have stood strong weathering the harshness of winter. It's amazing how something so simple can be inspiring. So here they are in all of their withered, weathered glory. Not their usual colorful face to the sun selves but they are still standing anyway.
I think I might like to be a little like a sunflower!
Check out my friend Brandi's three image!