So as I've been editing pics I've been sending MIL and SIL some photos.
I got a lovely mail from SIL about how awesome my pics are (here's one) and then MIL phoned D.
MIL Please thank Marsh for the pics but D, my mouth is open in all the pics
Me to D That's called laughing!
D and I looked through the pics I sent and granted, in a good % of them she is laughing but come on, I like natural pics and she's always laughing with the kids.
Speaking of which, can I tell you a pet photography peeve?
When people say, "take a pic of that" and I am just Not Inspired by whatever it is. I used to just take the pic, it was typically awful (unemotional) and I'd delete it anyway.
E.g. Random flowers.
I said to MIL the other day, "I'm just not seeing what you are"
Oh, but it's a beautiful _____ bush (am useless with flowers).
Me (later) ooohh, now THAT's a beautiful flower (some lonesome little flower!)
I'm resolving to hand over my camera so they can capture their vision.
What are your photography pet peeves?
And then, I think I lost my Superhero Photo mojo.
I could do the low f-stop pics so nicely and now, nothing.
I spent about 5 minutes the other day TRYING to take nice blurry background pics and it would not focus on the flower but only on the blurry background.
Then I give up and just switch the camera to its macro setting (little flower).
Am I trying to focus too close?
That poor little lens goes jsh jsh jsh jsh jsh jsh as it tries to focus its little heart out. Poor thing.
One more thing...
Mark your diaries
Sat 9 Feb
Our next photo challenge is self-portraits.
5 pics - one each of your face, hands, doing something you love, feet, wearing something
Are you in? Start snapping away!