I have my work cut out for me today -- lots of photos to process from various shoots, projects to complete, portraits to deliver; laundry and "day off" around-the-house stuff; and a graduation tonight! Even though I've known all year long that Maddy was a senior, the fact that she'd actually graduate and be finished -- that I would have NO MORE CHILDREN in the local school district in any capacity at all -- just kind of slammed me the other day. I'm still catching my breath and shaking my head! Wow.
I'm just popping in with another quickie this morning...
I love a quirky photo. These are two of my favorites (so far) from Friday evening's shoot with my sister's family. This is not your standard "say cheese," look-this-way, color-coordinated family and that's the last type of photograph they'd want. I wouldn't even be able to take a photo like that with these people.
The photo above is taken shooting down from the deck off the kitchen at the rear of the house. The yard slopes down quite a ways, too. I processed it using a technique that mimics the use of a "tilt-shift" lens -- making the subjects appear miniature and (sometimes) as if they're part of a model. I love how the chairs make it pop... there sure is a lot of green, otherwise, isn't there!?!
I knew I'd love this one the second I shot it! It's all about stance, posture, body language, relationship, footwear (coveting those Keens!)... I especially love the discarded toy, but truth be told, the garden hose totally makes it. Heh, it just wouldn't be the same without it! I love this more than I should.
Have a terrific Wednesday.
Cross-blogged at Victoria-Pictoria.