When something out of the ordinary happens in the house we asked the boys, “Who did this?” There’s been a few incidents lately. Someone left a puddle on the bathroom floor, dirty laundry is scattered throughout the house, or garbage (mostly paper) is removed from the trash can in the office.
No one confesses. It’s usually their body language that gives them away. I don’t believe in discipline after the crime. Each incident is turned into a educational moment for everyone. As the mess is being cleaned up, I’m explaining how this type of behavior is a big “no no”. Then everything returns back to normal. Chaos and all.
For those of you with (fur) kids, I’m sure this sounds familiar.
P.S. The photo above is from last Fall. Makes me think of the cool nights and colorful leaves. Almost ready for the season.
I’m taking big steps with my photography in regards to my DSLR camera. I decided to experiment with the sports setting using my dogs. My comfort zone is with auto, so we’ll see how this goes.
I’m aware that there may be a shutter priority setting on my camera. Which will remove more of the blur. Figuring out how to use that feature is another topic. I’m pleased on how these shots turned out today.
You’ll see that Disco loves to jump off the deck. He even taught House how to do it. We don’t promote it by any means in fear they might injure a leg or two, but once that door opens…Our next deck will have extra boards strategically placed to prevent this.
*Bonus: The boys burned off a lot of energy and took an early nap.
You can take great pictures with natural light. No extra equipment is required, just your camera and chosen subject. I tend to navigate towards this type of setting. It’s my comfort zone. There is no doubt that nature provides the best light.
Overcast days are good for natural light photography. The cloud cover acts as a diffuser. I crave these kind of days.
The other day (you guessed it, overcast) I had every intention on raking the yard, cleaning out the flower beds, and weeding the garden. The boys were running around the yard enjoying the fresh air. Within five minutes, I dropped the rake and picked up the camera. No regrets, the yard work will still be there, the moment may not.
Three photos of the boys that were taken the day I got my new camera. That was back in January. I finally took the time to sit down and teach myself how to transfer them to the computer. This may sound like a simple task to you, but coming from someone who’s been dependent on a point shoot for years, it was a huge accomplishment.
This camera continues to amaze me at the images it captures. Funny expressions and all.
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