My camera got a goooooooood workout this past weekend! Those of you who are friends with me on Facebook may have already seen these, but I just wanted to share in a Blog post as well. I had a lot of fun practicing and playing with edits… It helps when there are so many cute subjects around!! ;)
I went to the ball field Friday evening where the Quyon Flyers ladies team was playing in their finals, determined to get my “photo of the day” for my Project 365. The ball pictures weren’t possible due to my flash, unfortunately, so I scrambled trying to find something else to take a picture of. Suddenly, I saw St. Mary’s Catholic Church in the distance, with its steeple beautifully lit up (I think this is new? If it isn’t, I’d never noticed it before.) Capturing the beauty of it proved to be a challenge. Brenda and I played with many different settings, but nothing was working the way I wanted it to. I need a LOT more practice and tips if I hope to become an accomplished night-time photographer! This didn’t come across at all as lovely as it was in person, but I did like the way the clouds showed up as blue in behind it, and I tried cropping out the fence but preferred the look of it in.
I had mentioned to my friend Caryl several weeks ago how hard it was to find something new to photograph each day for Project 365, and she immediately invited me to her daughter Abby’s birthday party so that I would have some “subject matter” for that day. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon with yummy snacks and relaxing around her parents’ pool…and of course, taking 8 billion pictures!!
Happy 3rd Birthday Abby!!
On Sunday afternoon, we had a family gathering at my aunt & uncle’s place on the Ottawa River, as we had relatives visiting from out of town. We had a blast catching up with one another, playing in the water, enjoyed a delicious meal, and when my mom said the next morning, “I just want to do it all over again”, I couldn’t have agreed more!!
My niece Neve on the beach :)
The Next Generation! There are 9 little cousins now, the same number of cousins that I grew up with on this side of the family! Caden holding Noah, Danica holding Madison, Dillon, Ryla holding Brody, Neve (holding a doll lol), and Grace :)
I haven’t had my camera a whole month yet, so there’s still a lot of practicing and learning to do, but after this past weekend, I’ve decided my favourite subjects are adorable little kids. I’m so lucky to be surrounded by them, and have so many cuties in my life!!