I‘m getting lazy with the idea of the photo of a day thing. I’m still posting a new photograph every day, but I’ve taken to posting a few from the same day or session over the course of a couple of days. Some photos just deserve a day of their own! Also, taking a new picture every day? Is a lot of work. And, posting a bad picture for the sake of sticking to some arcane project rules that nobody is paying attention to but me anyway doesn’t seem to be of any benefit to anyone. So all of this week’s shots were actually taken on just four days — but those days were very photogenic indeed!
For example, we made our annual trip to the Gloucester Fair on Saturday with my mom, which is always fun for the boys and a photo bonanza for me.
Even after all those photos, I had forgotten entirely that I took this one with my iPhone, and I found it on Monday morning. I love the old-timey poster look of the processing — I’m thinking of getting one of those CanvasPop Instagram canvases made of this to hang on the wall.
Speaking of favourite summer family traditions, this week marked the return of Uno on the porch after dinner at our house. Colour me happy.
Hey, did you know there is a Mill in Manotick? This pretty little patch is right beside it. I am in love with this sign, pointing the way to the fisherman’s path.
Lucas indulged me in some posed shots. I got the wagon from a flea market recently (don’t you love it?) and I had the vague idea in my head for these shots ever since.
I still can’t decide which composition I like better.
On the same (very photogenic) day, Lucas and I walked up to the school to pick up “the brothers” as he still calls them, and we had fun taking pictures on the way home. Well, they walked and I just kind of followed along, snapping photos as I went.
(Oh my but they’re growing up quickly, aren’t they? Sometimes I can’t stand it!)
You know I like to marry up some of the photos with quotations. For this one, I chose “All things good are wild, and free.” ~ Henry David Thoreau.
I’m facing a unique new challenge with my camera this weekend — I’m doing portraits for a family with teenagers! Eek! You think my extensive repertoire knock-knock jokes will impress them? Stand by to find out!
Related posts (automatically generated):
- This week in pictures: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! It’s been a while since I posted the weekly picture round-up. I’ve been taking a photo most days, but especially through November there were a handful of days I skipped. I missed it, though, and though I should have finished my third 365 project tomorrow, I’m running about a week...
- This week in pictures: Winter and other diversions After a notable absence, winter has arrived with a vengeance in Ottawa recently. I can’t wait to get out and start taking pictures of the great snow dump we got yesterday — but I might wait until the temperatures warm up a bit beyond the current minus 30 with the...
- It’s baaaaaack – the return of Project 365! I feel like there should be theme music to this post, but I can’t decide if it’s a triumphant fanfare or something more ominous. Yes, it’s true, I’m back on the Project 365 bandwagon again. I’ve been considering it for a while. The Thousand Picture project was great, but there...
- Porch portraits with Karen’s family Going in to the portrait session with Karen and her family, I had mixed emotions. First, I was excited, because Karen and I had been having fun with our correspondence, and I was excited to meet her. She’s a hilariously loquacious blogger, and told me she only coerced her husband...
- This week in pictures: Postcards and iPhone shots Some weeks have time for planning a shot, bringing together elements intentionally and trying things from a few different angles and perspectives. And some weeks I just point my camera at the things around me as I find them and keep running on to the next thing on the list....