Monday, March 16, 2009

The brown one in the middle

That’s the best way to describe how my son looks at his daycare. He is the only brunette boy in a sea of blonde. I shouldn’t complain because at least daycare is on site and should I get into shape I can walk up the hill and around the block to where he is. Kidding! Sort of. There is a shortcut that I can take.

Today I am so thankful for sunshine. We spent a couple of hours at the park yesterday with Spud’s Auntie Jerri. I’m trying to get him used to being outdoors because I think it is a foreign concept for him. He’d rather eat grass and he is very subtle in the way he tries to sneak it in his diet.

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Jerri said I couldn’t post on FB, but she didn’t say anything about my blog! Ok, Jerri, if you don’t like it I will take it down but this is the sweetest photo I took yesterday.

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And today…

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Spud loves his bottles! Daycare may want to start him on sippy cups, but he hit the bottle just as soon as we were home.

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This is my favorite photo. I love the expression of his face on the cherry table.

With the exception of the first photo I haven’t done any editing beyond some minor color corrections. I would do more, but I am too tired to care tonight.

I worked entirely in AV mode this evening which is why my photos are a little too soft. I had the f stop as far south as it would go, but until I get 50mm lens I am kind of stuck. I have grand plans for a lower end 50mm or a good used one. I’d also like a telephoto lens at some point, but I am not rushing on that end.

If people have some feedback on ways I can improve I would love to hear from you. I’m not doing this to make money. I simply wanted to document my son’s life to the best of my ability and enjoy a hobby (hard to believe that “adoption” has been hobby for the last few years).


3 comments:

Rachel March 16, 2009 at 10:21 PM  

so cute. I love that one with him at the table.

I have absolutely nothing for you on the photo front. Some day (probably this summer when the weather is warm enough to be outside with good light), I will learn how to take better pictures, but until then...I look forward to reading what people suggest to you :)

Kelli March 17, 2009 at 10:00 PM  

hmmm...I was looking at 50mm lens online yesterday. That may be my tax treat! I read this first at work and laughed out loud at your shortcut comment. Great pictures! I wish I had some constructive advice but I am learning myself. I recently started trying to use the power of 3 more rather than centering every photo- it looks like you have that down!

Anonymous March 22, 2009 at 2:35 PM  

Catherine loves Duc videos! Keep them coming. And narrate! When she hears your voice, she says "Auntie Erica!"

Catherine asks that you give Duc a big hug for her. (me too)

K

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