Photography Practice

During camp, I volunteered to take pictures of the weekends.  Megan came with me and we really enjoyed trying to get pictures that were more than just pictures.  I don’t think I did very well the first weekend, though I do have a few pictures that were what I was hoping for.

The second weekend had fewer campers and I was called “Mrs. Photographer” a few times.  I was able to talk with some of the campers, getting to know them a little. I was surprised to have a few kids ask me to take pictures of them or their groups too.

Of course, I practiced on the my kids too.  While they knew I had the camera-they seem to think I always have a camera-I tried to get pictures while they were not paying attention to me or the camera.

I am more comfortable with taking pictures of strangers, but still need a lot of practice!

Today’s Guest Cook

Today for lunch, Adrian learned how to cook hard boiled eggs.  Master chief Adrian will tell you his secret recipe!  Shhh…don’t tell, it is a secret!

First you find an egg, but not duck eggs. You put six in a small pot and add cold water.  Until it is on the tip top of the eggs. Then you start cooking it until the water boils. Set the timer from 10 to 15 minutes. (Momma said we like them at 13 minutes) Turn off the heat and cover the pan. When the timer beeps, take out an egg and put it in a small bowl. Put it in cold water and wait until the egg cools down a little. Then open it up and if the egg yolk is hard, do the same thing to the other eggs, but don’t cut them open.  Put in refrigerator until ready to eat.  If you like pepper on eggs, you can put some pepper on when you start eating it.  Enjoy!

Hay Loft Pictures

On Saturday, we borrowed the neighbors hay loft to use as a photo studio.  My goal was to get Megan’s two year old picture, but she was not liking being in the loft.

While I still need a lot of practice using-and hiding-an external flash, I think these turned out very well.

Butterfly Camp

While getting a tour at camp Patmos, I was shown a garden and told, “during the day, there are lots of butterflies there”.  So, of course, I needed to try to capture some of them.

If you click on a thumbnail, you can view a slide show of enlarged pictures.

One, Two!

 Megan is two years old now. We celebrated her birthday while at camp. It was a very unique birthday for her!

She got to do some of her favorite camp activities; ride a bike and explore the rocks by the water.  Because camp was over and the pop house wanted to share leftovers instead of throwing them away, she also able to pick her own lunch, which turned out to be ice cream, nacho chips, a slushy, and a cone without ice cream. I discovered what all she ate after she enjoyed them and when she refused to eat a “normal” lunch.

Megan is starting to talk more.  She is starting two word sentences, but knows only one two syllable word – ice cream.  She is also learning to count.  She surprised us on the ferry counting cars, and getting to five! She knows a few colors and loves to ask what color she is coloring with.

Happy Birthday Megan.  You are a wonderful little girl.  I love you very much!