365 Photo challenge
Second week in a row of feeling blah.
Okay, not so much of feeling ‘blah’ as just feeling like life is rising up and I’m trying to meet her where she lands and I trip and fall on my face.
Lots going on with this particular photo week – introspection from birthdays, over-thinking absolutely everything (it’s what I do best), and burning bacon to a charred crisp.
Check it out:
“see, Mommy, you want to put the apple slices like this”. Mikey’s Mom was visiting and taught Micah how to make open-faced apple pie. Raised on the electronic breast of Julia Child and Jacques Pepin – with splashes of Andrew Zimmern, Tony Bourdain, Nick Stellino and America’s Test Kitchen, he was completely, utterly thrilled.
ISO 6400 52mm 1/250 sec at f4.0 Nikon D750 with 24-85mm f/2.8 lens
Home, sweet hammock. We bought that hammock in the Yucatan – Mikey bargaining while I tried to wrangle the kids while using crutches and having a terribly broken foot. This old guy wanted to talk to me – I told him I didn’t speak Spanish and he smiled and kept trying to talk. I love old people. He patted my hand in the end and while I have no idea what he said, the gentle kindness and warmth that came from him made me all gooey on a day that was hard.
I think of this when I see that hammock.
And it makes me happy.
ISO 900 35mm 1/800 sec at f4.0 Nikon D750 with 24-85mm f/2.8 lens
He can’t really say “rock” yet, but he makes himself understood. This is the river that flows through the valley we live in – it reminds me so much of the river that we visited in the Ocosingo valley in Chiapas (see? check it out)
ISO 220 35mm 1/800 sec at f4.0 Nikon D750 with 24-85mm f/2.8 lens
These are growing wild at our place now. All over, so lovely, and they smell divine. They make life itself feel romantic.
ISO 100 85mm 1/2520 sec at f4.0 Nikon D750 with 24-85mm f/2.8 lens
Gulp. Fresh picked, fresh steamed. He’s going for the heart.
We picked and ate the 2 artichokes that we grew ourselves. This came from a local farmer. He emailed me back after I expressed interest in buying some from him, told me to go in through his gate, I’d find the artichokes in a tub, choose what I like, leave the money in an envelope under another tub.
ISO 6400 85mm 1/40 sec at f4.0 Nikon D750 with 24-85mm f/2.8 lens
It was my birthday and I was hell bent on using the remote control and timer. Obviously, I had a little trouble – okay, more than “a little”. Maybe next year I’ll get it the way I visualized – but in the meantime, I like this because it’s exactly what my life right now feels like.
ISO 6400 35mm 1/30 sec at f4.0 Nikon D750 with 24-85mm f/2.8 lens
“Moxie, ready to ride the horse?”
We’re back at horse therapy!!
ISO 360 70mm 1/800 sec at f4.5 Nikon D750 with 24-85mm f/2.8 lens
It was Mikey’s birthday and I was trying to make him grilled things that he likes. Only problem? I was a using a grill I was completely unfamiliar with. Somehow the bacon fat caught fire and spread and… sigh.
ISO 500 45mm 1/800 sec at f4.5 Nikon D750 with 24-85mm f/2.8 lens
On my shelf right now – but the only book I touched this week was Nikon D750
- Nikon D750 by Rob Sylvan
- Nikon Lenses by Jarod Foster
- the camera manual
- Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson
what are you reading? Any good tips? Also – if any deaf photo enthusiasts are reading this – or people who just like captioning – I’d really appreciate info on captioned classes in photoshop… Like, a solid program and not just YouTube videos on bits and pieces