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The Reader

My son has been wanting to participate more in front of the camera, as opposed to behind the scenes helping out. He’s at an age where I’m cautious about making him appear too young, or too goofy in a not-on-purpose way.  So the obvious option was something to do with books. He’s a serious reader. He inherited my problem of not being able to put down a book. There’s no ‘savoring’ of stories, there’s only, “OH MAN! What happens next?!” Then you realize a day has passed and you’ve finished the book.

The Reader

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I Want to Ride My Bicycle

Spring is definitely on it’s way in! Today was glorious with blue skies and ample sun. It was still a bit cold, but not eyeball-freezingly-cold. I’m excited for spring! We’ve got two flats of seedlings germinating inside, two ducklings growing in the basement, and a brood of hens ready for sunshine and warmth. Not to mention, I’ve got two children eagerly awaiting riding their Christmas bicycles! My son has been wanting to participate in having his photo taken, and I admittedly have been having a hard time of thinking of “boyish” things, not that he needs to be “boyish” per se, but I thought, “Hey, what about we take some photos with your red bike?!” He seemed up for the idea. We decided on shooting in front of the wasting-away Art Deco Drake Theater (it’s for sale if anyone wants to buy it…almost a whole city block…)

The Fallout Shelter
He particularly liked the fallout shelter sign, no surprise since he likes the game Fallout.

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Tiarnan and his bicycle

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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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