Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Brush With Fame

That last post took a lot out of me.  I have to be real here, I am not a real writer.  Just in case any of you thought different.  It took a lot of effort to collect all the words to tell that last little story I spun.  Thankfully a friend invited me over for a fun afternoon.  It was just what I needed.
As I was leaving she called and asked if I would bring my camera.  I never want to bring my camera  when I get invited to people's houses unless I ask because I assume they all know if I bring my camera...they will be on the blog...and not everyone wants to be on a blog..really???

And every time I get to take pictures of other people and their kids I just wish I knew what I was doing.  I wish I was REALLY good.

And then sometimes you have a sweet little girl who runs outside, grabs some pink flowers, stops in front of some Azaleas and looks at me and smiles.

I will also tell you this sweet mama has 2 boys that would not come out when they saw my camera.  I love how boys just know they don't want to fool with smiling for no reason especially when there are "girls" outside doing it.

But in another life I would love to be really good at this and have all the toys to make taking a good picture simple.  When I first got my camera I had high hopes for where my Nikon could take me.

I started asking Pete for things like Photoshop ($600), a polarized filter ($200), a new lens ($1200) and maybe a class or two. 

Let's just say he was THRILLED when I began to get interested in knitting.  All of a sudden spending $30 for yarn was an easy pill to swallow.
But one day..I would like to learn to play at taking pictures but for now...I just love the fact that I get to practice with such fun people.
And in case you did not recognize who the sweet mama in the photos was The Betty Beguiles.


  1. These pictures are absolutely beautiful, and not just because the subjects are beautiful. Thank you for sharing! :)

  2. Beautiful! You are a terrific photographer. Will you share what the last photo is?