Monday, August 1, 2011

365 Project -- #204-210

This is the time in my week when I have the opportunity to look back
at the images I've captured the week before, and choose my seven favorites.
These seven--one for each day of the week--are featured below.

A week ago, the Chicagoland area went from an almost-record "driest July" to an almost record "wettest July."  This happened in just three days.  Unfortunately, the blossom-end rot in my ripening tomatoes is testament to the deluge.  I refuse to take any pictures of sad-looking tomatoes!  The rain did give me inspiration to create a "water" theme for the photos for the week.  I managed to include "water" in four--five if I'm creative--out of seven photos.  Not too bad, I guess.  It was harder than I thought it would be.

Here we go...

"Threat of Water" shot.  One of the incoming morning storms we had.  This one dumped buckets and buckets of rain on us.

[204] July 23 -- Incoming storm

"No Explanation Needed" water shot.

[205] July 24 -- Pool fun

This was the better of the two good shots I got of this guy; the other shot showed a droplet of water clinging to his back leg!  So this one is not part of my "water shot" total.

[206] July 25 -- Grasshopper on the house

"Water on Petals" water shot.  I splurged (with Fernando's blessing) at our weekly farmer's market.  A local nursery was displaying their gorgeous plants and flowers.  Below is my "moment of weakness" purchase, a new variety of coneflower (echinacea).  This shot is pretty much SOOC (no kidding-- see all the photos of these beauties here), just after I watered it.

[207] July 26 -- Powwow Very Berry

"Water on Leaf" water shot.  After planting my Powwow Very Berry, I watered it and got both the above shot and the below.

[208] July 27 -- Water drops on leaf

"Sweat = Water" water shot (my creative water shot).  Almost every Friday from May through October, we get together with a huge amount of homeschool families to play/watch Ultimate Frisbee.  There are usually three fields (for level/skill/age of players) of kids playing.  I got the below shot close to 9pm and it was dark.  ISO at 1200, widest aperture possible (probably f5.6), but I had to zoom in to 300mm to get this down-the-field shot.  I added grain, since it had a lot, anyway.  She looks like she's dancing!  Danny (my 18yo) was chasing her down.

[209] July 28 -- Friday Frisbee action

The below shot is one I took at an "official" mini photo shoot.  I say official because I got more than five images of this darling three-year-old who plopped down beside me, "helped" me take pictures, then consented to being photographed--though not smiling or looking anywhere near the camera lens except once.  I'd say three minutes was all it took for my enchantment to be complete.  Little girls = sweetness!

[210] July 29 -- Sweet Megan

I hope your week is filled with captured memories of this wonderful season of life!

Capturing the moments of life.


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  1. there is a group here that plays ultimate frisbee and I was just thinking today that I should go take pictures!

    Love the new flowers and the little girl is so sweet!

  2. I love all of the water shots. That pool water looks so refreshing. I saw that same sky that night. I swear. Great shot. That little girl is precious. I have a few ? for you about photography. Can you email me Thanks!

  3. That water on the leaf looks great.