For today's happiness challenge...I am happy to have my camera. I feel like it is an extension of my arm. I love being able to take an ordinary scene and put my perspective on it. I love capturing special moments or really just moments in general. My husband bought me my first dslr (or "professional" camera) 3 years ago. It was the cheapest one available. I went through all of photography school with that camera. I know that camera inside and out and can figure out the settings in the dark. He bought me my higher end dslr for Christmas. I begged him to take it back because of the price. I am so glad he didn't though. It is so nice. I still don't know how to fully use it. That is why I try to pick up my camera every day. I try a new setting, they don't always work; but at least I tried. My love for photography started way before I got either one of my cameras. I remember having photo shoots with Elexis when she was two. I would take my film point and shoot camera and toddler to the park and just have a blast shooting her. Some of my favorite pictures from her childhood are those. I moved up to a regular digital camera as soon as we could afford it. I was spending a crap ton in developing costs with all the film I shot. Elexis is starting to take a small interest in photography. I am going to try to teach her a few things, if she will let me.
Here is a shot of baby toes that I took today. This is a quick rough edit. I love baby toes.
I did get to spend the day with one of my best friends. Here is a rare shot of me in front of the camera especially that I took with my big camera.
Photo Day 3: Red
Pretty ripe red tomato slices at the reunion today.
Here is a clip of Elexis (and the rest of the orchestra) playing Don't Stop Believin'. Part way through I forget I was taking video instead of taking pictures and I turn my phone sideways. oops.