Thursday, May 28, 2009

Ladybug


taken by my daughter, Nikon D40x Sigma 30mm lens

Yeah we made the Shutter Sisters Daily Click yesterday. T took this photo the other day at our little photoshoot in the grasses. While taking some images of me she got distracted with this little lady bug and changed her focus. I rather like the fact that I'm out of focus. That grass is now gone - cut to the ground.  It makes me sad because I wanted to go back and shoot some more. I wasn't completely pleased with the images we got, mainly of me. I tried to look sort of forlorn in many of the shots, but didn't pull it off.  Instead I just look angry. I wasn't – quite the contrary. I was having a great time – loving that we had a sunny moment in the day. The ground wasn't soggy, the bugs weren't biting – it was just us, alone, with our cameras, talking and laughing, and I'm sure, looking somewhat silly if anyone was watching. But what was great is we didn't care – it felt like our own little world down there. 



The problem is, I don't know how to pose at all. T does. She is a great in front of the camera – has the long lean body and beautiful red hair that catches the light just right. She is aware of her best side and knows just how to turn her body and what to do with her arms and legs, etc. I'm not sure where she learned this. But whatever she does works – she rarely takes a bad photo. Or maybe it's just a mother speaking. anyway. here are some that we got that day.










I call this one "tut tut, it looks like rain"

and of course we always try to get a photo of the jeep, props and situation we entered. As we were walking back up to the car, she was carrying her pink chair and said, "I love my car!" Look it's camouflaged, well sort of. I bought that jeep in 1996 and loved the color. People either love it or hate it, but I can't tell you how many times I had people roll down their windows and comment on it's uniqueness. Since that time I have seen maybe a total of 3 on the road, ever. You can't hide in it. When she pulled her car down there I said, "you know everyone will know it's you down there up to something?" She said, "yeah, there's that photography girl up to one of her crazy photoshoots."

all images are unedited excepted for a little cropping on a few. I'd like to see what T does with them.

9 comments:

Char said...

love this - you know i have a love of a field and a chair. beautiful shots and the ones of you are just as good sweets. don't put yourself down.

Gayle at Planet M Files said...

Leslye, these photos are wonderful! I like the ones of you also. I love reading about yours and T's photo shoots!

How cool that the word verification for this comment is "pride"! Usually the word isn't a real word.

elk said...

how did i miss this fun series...you two are really creative!

Tara Thayer said...

Hi! I wanted to thank you for your comments today, but can't find your e-mail...so here goes. Thanks! And I love the idea of you & your daughter taking pictures for your blog; obviously you each "spread your wings" farther from each other than Callie and I do (she's only twelve) so the connection made by your photos have greater significance. This blog is lovely. When I've gotten everyone napping I'll come back and read some more. Nice to meet you! tt

Jewels said...

I love this adventure! Your jeep is awesome and yes, a chair in a field is so cool.

Meri said...

The mother-daughter love is palpable. That's a special treasure. (Found you via Elk).

myinspired♥{sandra} said...

love this! that pink chair is awesome and the field was the perfect place for it! really great shots, you two!

Vanessa said...

what a fun photo shoot! love the first one the most! great idea!

bermudabluez said...

These photos are terrific! What an eye your daughter has!! Love the chair and the Jeep!