An Early Flight

I know this picture is terrible. It’s just not good at all: the lighting, that I couldn’t get right, the angle, even Stephen’s hair is a mess. But, it is my favorite photo of the week. 

 ~ My little boys ~ 
Looking at them makes me happy I held them as much as I did. I believe in waking a sleeping baby just to hold them. After all, they grow up so fast and what’s a few hours of lost sleep when the years just fly bye. 
 Anyway ~ Matthew, Stephen, Liz and I jumped in the car early Tuesday morning,  at 3:45 a.m., to beat it down to Atlanta so these guys could meet an 8 o’clock plane. 
We had to be at the airport by 7. 
Long story short ~ They went to Michigan to an Acton Institute conference for a week long study of religion, liberty and economics. 

It all makes me wonder. . . Who are these kids. . . and how in the world did they  become so fantastic get so boring!!!  



NOT!!!

Until Next time. . . 

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 Our World Tuesday  ::My 3 Boybarians 

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The South

The South 
/thə ‘ sau’th/, noun 

The place where. . .1.) Tea and accents are sweeter  2.) Summer starts in April.   3.) Macaroni and Cheese is a vegetable 4.) Front porches are wide and words are long.  5.) Pecan Pie is a staple  6.)  Y’all is the proper noun. 7.) Chicken is fried and biscuits come with gravy. 8.) Everything is Darlin’  &  9.) Someone’s heart is always being blessed. 

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Playing along with Ni hao Y’all ~  this photo was taken with natural light on a Fujifilm S1000

Under a cloudy sky. . .

I think I told you last week that I am reading this book on photography and light. I told you I read how the human eye looks toward the brightest part of a picture. 



and we all agreed that was true. 

So the past few weeks I have been concentrating on light and the direction of the sun. Infact whenever I see that something is light up by the sun, I grab my camera and take a picture of it. 

This week I read you could minimize sun flares by cupping your hand  around the lens to shade the sun from flaring into your photograph.  But, most of the time I like the sun flares ~ so I leave them. 


 I also learned . . .when clouds roll in and 



  the sky turns dark in one area and bright in the other


 that is the time to point your camera to the things on the ground.  You just may discover birds have made a home in the your  front yard. 



AND 



Your flowers look great under a cloudy sky because there aren’t any shadows from the sun.


and if . . .


the sky gets really nasty –


 it may just be a great time to shot the sky it’s self.  

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Playing along with Ni hao Y’all ~ all of these photos are unedited and taken with natural light on a Fujifilm S1000