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The Photographers

So every weekend I take pictures for Fro Knows Photo’s Weekend theme- that’s what a lot of my photos are for. This weekend’s theme is “Reflections” and aside from all the obvious types of shots with water, mirrors, shadows, et al, I started drawing out ideas and kept coming back to the thought that pictures are just reflections in a camera. It just so happens my Mother bought me an old Brownie Six 20 as an early birthday present and I wanted to photograph it.  (I want to take photos *with* it too =P) So I told the kids to pick a camera from my three and pose for me. Tiarnan is wearing an old Velvet suit I’ve hauled around for years, but never worn. I loved it because of the awkward length on him, since they’re actually cropped pants on me.

The photographers

Anna looks so serious in this picture, and it’s not because she was unhappy with posing, it was because a fly kept landing on her leg!

Tiarnan and Ansco

Anna and Brownie

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Little Red

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In another painting vs photograph theme, I did Little Red Riding hood. I love trying to recreate fairy tales with my daughter, and it stemmed from this painting around Halloween last year.

Last October I did a few shots with Anna as Little Red, and didn’t really like them. The lighting was off and it was starting to rain. So I tried again this morning. Different lighting, different forest, and Anna has certainly changed since the first time as well!

Little Red Anna

Little Red

Run Little Red!

This photo shows the difference less than a year makes!
Anna as Little Red

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Chasing Fireflies!

catching fireflies

The fireflies are out! One of the best things (aside from owning our house, having chickens, no shootings…) of moving to this small Pennsylvania town, is the fireflies! Growing up in California, I never saw a firefly, so it’s not only thrilling to my children to go out and catch them, it’s thrilling to me. Well, ok I don’t actually touch them because they’re still bugs and that’s just not going to happen. Instead I sit and watch the kids run around, jump up, slowly and steadily reaching hands out to catch one. Then I request a few be put in a jar so I can try to photograph them. =P

Fireflies
We’re actually heading to a forest area this weekend to see the Synchronous Fireflies again, and I can’t wait! It’s the most awesome sight seeing them light up at the same time. Sitting around a low fire, listening to the water in the creek flow by, and watching the forest light up.

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Catching Fireflies
Ok, technically that’s glitter, but it was earlier this year and I needed to recreate fireflies. =P

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A Girl and her Chicken

Pet chicken

Ever have one of those nights when you’re on the verge of sleep, then an idea pops into your head? That was me last night. I had to jump out of bed and draw the idea out really quick, in case I forgot by the morning. These days I’m never really sure if the idea should be a painting or a photo. I’m going to try and do both, if possible.

Girl with a Chicken
There is a painting in the works, and I’m sure I’ll find a way to squeeze a cat into it, someplace. =)

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Forest Tea Party

Forest Tea Party
Every now and then I like to try to recreate my paintings in real life. This time, however, I wasn’t going to bring the cats to the forest, so I used my daughter and her giant teddy bear.  They enjoyed a nice little tea party in the forest.
Enjoying a cuppa