Today, I have a guest blogger: Holden.
As I realized that I had walked out the door with a bag full of lenses sans camera body and then lamented with great disdain and self-depracating comments like, “oh gosh I’m an IDIOT!” on the car ride to our special adventure today, Holden said, “It’s okay Mom, I brought my camera.”
You know what? He taught me life lesson #7634: LEAVE YOUR CAMERA AT HOME AND SPEND TIME IN THE COMPANY OF YOUR CHILDREN FOR PETE’S SAKE WHYDONCHA?
Thank you, life lesson, and thank you, Holden.
And this is life, through the eyes and words of our boy (with post-processing brought to you under the direction of him, as well).
It was pretty hard to take this picture. I thought he was gonna jump away. I squatted down and got my lens close to him and zoomed out and took a picture.
Mom found this rock. I took a picture of it; it was easy because it was staying still.
I chose this rock because it was gonna be a good rock to practice on. It took a while to figure out which level it should be zoomed in. I like this picture.
This is a cut down tree. I had to find a certain spot to make it look like this. I zoomed in a little even though I was close. I like this picture because it looks pretty twisty, it looks cool, and it’s a tree.
These next few pictures, I like them all because they’re mostly trees. I wouldn’t do anything different to these pictures; I’d leave them how they were.
I had to put my camera straight up to get this picture. I had to do it at a certain time, the sun had to be shining through the clouds to brighten the edges of the clouds. If the sun wasn’t in that spot, I wouldn’t be able to get this picture.
This is kind of a pig-dragon. This one, I had to use my eye to find the shape. The shape was pretty hard to find. I had to form it out.
This is my brother’s arm, I was standing close to him and I zoomed in so far and that’s why his arm is so big.
This is me. I was walking along and I looked down and I wanted to get a picture of my shadow. It looks like my arms are cut off and you can’t see the top of my head and my hair looks like it’s puffing out and you can see about to my waist.
This picture is the first time I used my flash. It warmed up their skin tone. My brother was hot, and if you look in the right side of Mommy’s glasses, you can see me!
This is Mommy’s and my brother’s shadow. My brother was being carried by my Mom and that’s why they look connected. This picture was pretty hard because Mom was walking and I was going behind her slower.
This is Mom walking down the trail and my brother’s being carried. I was trying to get the picture of her back. I was about 14′ behind her. I loved this hike.
This is the ride home. I was trying to get a picture of the mountains, but I moved my camera and we were going back home too fast. I got a good picture of it, and you can see the mountains. You can also see the car is a little bit in the picture.
I was happy of my first time taking pictures. It was fun, the hike was fun, too. I did get exhausted, though. It was very hot.
Thank you for my reading my blog,
Awesome guest blogger! Holden, you did a fabulous job! And, your pictures are really, really good. I’m glad that you explained what you were doing and thinking when you took them. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your work!
Love you so much — Aunt Donna
donna~ he said, “how long has the blog been up? like 5 minutes? and somebody already read it?” and then he smiled real big and farted.
I love this post on about a million different levels! I am buying my kids cameras and we will have picture taking days then journal writing time. The end.
DO IT. their perspective is amazing and they will BEAM. both holden’s kindergarten and 1st grade teachers have mentioned the blog and complemented him on it, our friends have talked to him about it, my sister has commented here to him. he feel so rockin’ awesome – and he is – and he did all himself. you’ll have so much fun with them!