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Monday, March 8, 2010
Welcome to Mom n' Me Monday.
My new tradition.
Will I post this every Monday?
Most likely NOT!
But, I needed something to inspire me to git-r-done!
Because, way back in January, when I was making my New Year's resolutions,
I decided that I didn't have enough pictures with me and my lovely children together.
In fact, I could count the number on one hand.
O.K., maybe two hands.
But I like to exaggerate.
As many of you know, it is usually us moms who are standing behind the camera.
I decided to join a "52 weeks" mom's group on flickr, that focused on mommy and me photos.
They never invited me to join.
So, needless to say, it is now 56 days later, and I really only have 2 pictures.
They were in my last post.
And those were taken by my lovely sister, on a day when L-boy was not really in a picture kind of mood.
D-man never even considers taking pictures.
It just doesn't even cross his mind.
So, while at the park this weekend, I decided to shove the camera in his face and told him to take a picture of me and my baby!
This is the outcome.
I like it!
I like it, a lot!
I did a little photshopping on this picture. Just a few color adjustments, and a major crop!
See those wispy dark curls over on the right side edge of the picture.
There sat a lovely little girl.
Smiling like she was the star of the picture.
Only problem being that she had an old, dried blood trail creeping out of one nostril.
Not cute. And distracting I might add.
I would show you the picture but I feel I should protect her identity.
You will understand why when you see these next few shots.
I will just lead up to this by saying, if any of you have taken a photography class, you know that it is important to really keep the "focus" of the picture just that....the FOCUS.
You want to try and remove any extraneous objects that will distract from the FOCUS!
Am I right? Are you with me?
It will save a lot of energy and time.
Seriously, the better the picture to begin with, the less time you will have to spend on editing. And who has extra time and energy?
A wee bit distracting!
Oops, still there!
Obviously, D-man has not honed his photography skills. Wink wink
As I viewed the pictures, I asked in disbelief, "Didn't you see that little girl's derriere?"
To which he quickly responded, "I was completely focused on you, babe!"
As it should be!
And, babe...thanks for trying...practice makes perfect!
So, how about it! Are you inspired to take more picture of you and your spawn? I would love to see them! They don't even have to be staged. Real life is best, isn't it! Let's not even worry about how we look! Feel free to link back to me. But feel free NOT to also. This is not a Meme. In fact, I still haven't figured out who came up with that word. Very strange! How do you even pronounce it...MEE MEE, MEEM, MAY-MAY?
Edited 2/10/10- I will add a MckLinky with next Monday's post. So get your mom n' me picture ready!!
As much as L-boy would like to believe that he is the only child, I do have other children. :)