WEEK 2:: Smile
My husband made arrangements for a friend to take our family tubing Friday night. It was the kids first time and they were so excited it, it was all I could do to keep them from wearing their life jackets all day long. The weather was amazing … something I never would have thought possible given the triple digit heat we’ve had for weeks on end this summer. We had a blast, and I got to photograph it all, or attempt that is.
“Sports” photograph is one of my weak areas. For a mother who spends most of her fall and spring Saturdays on the soccer fields and who has spent her fair share of hot sweaty summer evenings in bleachers, I should have no excuses, except that sports photography is my husbands domain. It’s one of his hobbies and he’s good at it. But you can’t very well photograph yourself tubing, and so I got his camera and his lens … and my picture for this weeks challenge. Of all the pictures I took, a dozen or so are really good (in focus, facial expression is good, nice composition, etc.), but this shot, taken near the end of the evening, is one of my favorites … I love the facial expressions and the story they tell all by themselves.
Week 2 — What makes you smile?
I’m going to play with this beast of a lens more, both for sports photos as well as portraits. I have so much to learn!
Week 3’s challenge:: bold colors. I have some ideas up my sleeve already for this one, along with a couple fun party ideas to share.
Hopefully I can show you a picture or two shot with the beast. We shall see.