How was y'alls Memorial Day Weekend? Do anything fun? Or did you just spend the long weekend relaxing? That's we did. Weekends with no plans are my favorite! Especially after a weekend of travel.
I know I have been slacking on the Scavenger Hunt blog posts. I went a while there without really taking any photos and to be honest lost a little interest in it. However, with some changes in my life that I have decided to make and the warmer weather seemingly here to stay, I feel rejuvenated and am taking photos again.
1. Capturing Movement
Here is my husband swimming in his second triathlon on Saturday. Blurry, I know but I like how you can see him taking breath as he continues to swim. I would let you know he finished but I am not sure he would too happy if I shared. Apparently he has turned into a little triathlon snob:-P
3. Beneath Your Feet
Concrete floor on our front porch while I was swinging on our porch swing enjoying the warm Memorial Day afternoon and sunshine. I didn't realize how dirty my feet were until I saw the photo enlarged. Oops! Prior to this, I cleaned my car and grass stuck to my feet. I thought I got everything. Apparently not.
4. Face Your Fears
I love street photography. I have been wanting to walk around and capture the different people and culture but have been hesitant because it is apparently rude (who knew right - sense the sarcasm?) to photograph someone without asking for their permission first. Being the timid and shy gal that I am this has been keeping me from doing what I would like to one day capture. I asked this sweet man as I walked around Beaver after work if I could take his photo. At first he asked me I would want to get a photo of him and I told him for my blog. He asked me what my blog was about and I told him photography. He agreed. And I thanked him profusely. Before him I had asked three other people and was turned down by all of them. One lady was really nice but the second two were kinda rude and looked at me as if I had something growing out of my head. I knew I wanted to do this for Face Your Fears as soon as I read the categories from last week's Scavenger Hunt but kept putting it off (hence me waiting until Tuesday to capture this) because it made me uncomfortable. It was not until I was looking through my Twitter feed this morning when I came across this article on tips on shooting street portraits. If that wasn't a sign, I am not sure what is. Next time I do this - and there will be a next time - I will bring my business cards with me with my blog information on it so they can visit the site if they so choose. Thanks again, sweet man. I appreciate it! Just another step to getting comfortable with the uncomfortable.
I was not really sure how to capture Currently. Currently to me means being in the moment. And one of my favorite moments from the weekend was sitting on the front porch with my husband, playing Yahtzee and listening to the wind chimes. Makes me happy. This was taken last night (via Instagram) while we were winding down after dinner and from a wonderful long weekend.
Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend as much as we did! Have a great week! At least it's a short one, right?
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