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Sunday, April 06, 2008

Getting my kicks

I tend to go on kicks.

I suppose it keeps my life interesting, to have these little obsessions that I fall in and out of. I generally rotate between the same old stuff and very rarely add anything new into the mix. I go on scrapbooking kicks. I go on music kicks. I go on health kicks. I go on reading kicks.

In case you haven't already noticed, I am currently on a photography kick.

Which is good. I like this kick. And you all will just have to suffer through the photos I decide to post.

Most of the following pictures were taken today (well, yesterday I guess, since it's 12:24 am):

These I took at the park while Joel was at Priesthood session...Chloe in the first one and then Bria and my nephew Timmy in the second. I finally got some good sunflare with interesting subject matter.



I joined a photo a day group challenge on flickr (yeah, yeah...we'll see if I actually follow through). My challenge for this week is yellow. I took the picture of forsythia today while walking to the park and the bumble bee/dandelion yesterday in my yard.

Finally, I did a photoshoot of my niece after the 2nd session of General Conference today (loving Conference, by the way). The first one was what Bob Ross would call a "happy little accident." I had metered for the shot when the sun was hiding in the clouds, and then when I actually took the shot the sun decided to come out in all its glory and I totally blew the whole thing out. But...cool effect, no? I think she looks like a rock star. The others are just a few from the shoot that I really like. She's graduating from SUU next month...isn't she cute?



And now I best get me and my camera off to bed so I can actually stay awake during all the talks tomorrow.

Good night!

17 comments :

  1. Love them all as usual! I really love the yellow pictures. I get on kicks too, and I think mine is photography right now too. You have inspired me :) I have thought about joining a group too, and I know it would help with improvement. . . but committing. . . Although once again inspiration from you, if you can do it with three children and all of the other hectic things going on in your life I CAN DO IT!!!

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  2. LAra! They are really looking SO good. IM me what this week's challenge is, I'd really like to try!

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  3. Wow! I love the last one especially. Can I come take photography lessons from you?

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  4. Lara, those are stunning! What kind of camera do you have? I am in the market for a DSLR. How long have you had yours? Have you taken any classes, or are you self taught? I know I will enjoy this kick of yours right along with you!

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  5. Your amazing! There isn't anything wrong with being on a photography kick! I like to think that you can never have enough pictures of your kids..especially when they all can be store neatly in files on your computer or on a cd...love modern day technology!
    I'm with brooke, your such an inspiration and I love learning how to better my photography from you!

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  6. Wow--that bee one is so impressive. Crazy that you can take stuff like that in your own yard (not that bees in a yard are crazy, but being able to capture it is pretty cool). I really like the other pictures too.

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  7. I love your sunflares, Lara. I'm still too scared to try because I'm not sure how to meter it. Great pics of your niece, too. I love them all!

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  8. Lara.... BBBeeeeaaauuutttiiifffuuullll photographs.

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  9. LOVE the sun pics. I go on kicks too. I think it does keep life interesting.

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  10. Do you do lesson? You have a good eye love them.

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  11. These are really, really good. I enjoy your picture posts. Seriously you could sell prints!

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  12. Great pictures! I love the first one.

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  13. Oh, I love them all!! Hard to choose favorites, but if I had to, the first and the last. And the bee and the flowers and the one that's blown-out. :)

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  14. Amazing! Wow! I know my photography comments are not super witty or original, but I just love your pictures. Aly looks so beautiful! Love the headshot!

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  15. Gorgeous, GORGEOUS photos! Love the one on the gate & the one where you set up for clouds but the sun came out. So beautiful!

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  16. How did you set your camera to get the silhouette type shots at the park and also the picture of Chloe on your blog home page with her holding her hand out to show she's five years old?

    You should teach a photography course and Photoshop course online. I am sure that people would pay you for your lessons. I certainly would!

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