Thursday, June 9, 2011

Better late than never, huh?

Sorry I'm so late today! Jared forgot a meeting he had this morning, so I had to drive him... and then stick around to bring him back home. Which wasn't so bad, except that I am so late blogging today.

Remember when I wrote this yesterday? "One of these days I need to stay home and get some projects done. (sigh) At least it is warm & sunny outside & I have great excuses to get me out in it! :)"

So I got out in it... and got stung. And I'm allergic to bee stings. So really, I spent yesterday in the ER. Bah.

But today, I'm fine. And the day was B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! and I was out in it... running errands, but that counts, right?

Last night was my first photography class. I really was so sleepy and out of it (because of the antihistamine from the ER), but I took lots of good notes and went back over them today and made sense of them.

The assignment for this week was to take pics that:
1 - freeze motion
2 - show motion
3 - panning

So, for freeze motion I had Jared jump:

Showing motion (do you see the blur in the middle of the photo? It was a little girl & Matt swinging):

I don't like that one very well; the exposure isn't just right, so I'll be trying that one again.

Then, for panning, I had the kids swing:

I'll be playing some more in the next few days and then I email the best ones to my instructor.

So how are you all? I didn't get to go visit blogs today, but I'm going to try to stop by a little bit tonight. I might have to catch up with them on Saturday though. :/

Have a great rest of your day!!


  1. Fun pictures! I loved running into you today :)

  2. sorry about your sting, but impressed you went to class. Never say die! That's our motto!:)

  3. April: I'm glad they turned out as well as they did (and impressed too, if I may say so myself! haha! Those were tricky!!)

    It was GREAT to run into your today! Sorry I was preoccupied with taking the pics; we'll have to take our kids to the park & just visit one of these days. :)

    Maren: I can't stand wasting money! And I have looked forward to it for such a long time, I just couldn't miss it. I'm just so glad that Steve drove me, because I don't think I would have made a very careful driver. :/

  4. I'm sorry about your sting, too! oof.

    Have so much fun with your class! I should probably take some sort of photography class at least once in my life. :) (Get some idea of 'should' instead of just 'what I like'.) :/


  5. Thanks. It really stunk. I had better things to do! ;)

    I really am liking my class, but the action shots are lots harder than I thought they'd be.