the rule of thirds

In the photography class I’m taking this week we are  doing a series on summer.  I want to challenge myself and take at least one photo a day of something that says summer to me this week. 

gardenia 2

Gardenias do it for me all the time.  

gardenia 3

The flower of June.

The flowers I held when I got married. 

The flowers that remind me of my grandmother.  

table and gardenias

So, do  you wanna know what I have learned so far?  

table and gardenias crpped

To remember the rule of thirds.

For some reason I keep forgetting that one. 

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a little intimidated

I started taking a photography class online this week. To be totally honest. . . I find the whole thing kind of intimidating.     I mean, I have never had anyone really critique my photos before.  

Ever! 

eyes

 

The assignment for the week is summer.  It’s wide open.  

eyes 2

My first thought for this homework was to take lots of shots of the kids at the pool. After all, what says summer more then a pool? But then, a South Carolina thundershower came out of nowhere,  and these are what I ended up submitting for the day. 

After all – What says South Carolina Summers more then a thundershower coming out of nowhere? 

liz wet with puppy

 

I gotta tell ya. I see some really nice photos from these ladies in this class and I’m feeling a little like these two look.  

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I gotta tell ya. . .

 My top model is just doll. 

wind 5

Yesterday she wanted to stay with “the best Nana ever” for a little while.  But, the best nana wasn’t feeling well and wanted to lie down.  I told this girl of mine she had to come  home with me so  Nana could rest.  

wind 4

Well . . . if you can believe it – she was grumpy about the whole thing. 

wind 3

I then asked her if she wanted to blow  dandelion seeds around the yard while I took her photo – she put on a little tiny  smile and said,  “I guess so.” 

Wind B& W

and then she blew, and blew, and blew.  

wind and a big smile

Do  you want to know what happened next?

She laughed, and laughed,and laughed all the way home.  

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