Monday, July 9, 2012

Project 2012 -- Week 27

Project 2012 -- Week 27
July 1-7

Welcome to my Project 2012 weekly post!  This is my time for looking back over the past week, choosing my seven favorites images, and sharing them here with you.  If you have a project you're working on, please leave a comment so I can visit your blog and see what you're up to!

I took so, so, so many images last week!  Independence Day is a very special holiday; I am passionately excited about the birth of our nation, and about the ideals upon which it was founded.  With get-togethers, fireworks, friends, and other activities, it sure made for a busy week.  Here are my seven favorites from last week:

Danny brought my camera to church to document the sound system, since we'll be on vacation and we trained some new "recruits" to work the sound board during the service.  Danny very thoughtfully created a how-to manual for the sound system.  Since I had my camera at church, I took it outside and wandered the grounds at Naper Settlement, took a few shots, and then the girls came around.  Miss S (below) loved hamming it up for me.  :)

[183] Silly girl

Below is my friend's clematis; it's beautiful, don't you think?

[184] Purple clematis

Independence Day dawned bright and cloudless and hot.  Hot.  Did I mention hot?  It had hit 100+ on July 3, and on the 4th our car thermometer registered 104 degrees at 1:40pm when we reached our destination:  a back yard church Independence Day picnic.  One of the dads has a genuine Jeep; I took the opportunity to experiment with lens flare and sun stars.  I'm kinda proud of how the below image turned out.  :)

 [185] American

My friend's little boy seemed to enjoy the day, and especially the watermelon.  Isn't he just darling?  I think so, too.

[186] A day for watermelon

I'll have a whole separate post for the fireworks, which we actually went to on July 3.  We're so glad we did, too--I was feeling rather sick at the end of our Independence Day celebration, what with being out in the heat all afternoon and all.  We had gone to the fireworks with a bunch of friends the evening before in Naperville, and felt totally fine with skipping a second night of fireworks in Warrenville.  Below is from the fireworks finale.

[187] Fireworks finale

Aaand, even though it hit 104 degrees again on Friday, Frisbee was on the schedule and so we bravely drove to the designated Frisbee field.  The guys and girls decided to play on the smaller field so they wouldn't have to run as much, but they were still super sweaty and thirsty at the end of the evening.  Below, Thomas impeded Adam's chase of the Frisbee.  Adam is pretty hart to block, and we're all proud of Thomas "taking one" for his team.  ;)

[188] Blocking Adam

I brought my camera to the Frisbee game to practice taking action shots.  Not being a sports photographer, I think it's fun to try a different aspect of photography.  But, a baby came along and I kept switching between action shots (of Frisbee) and action shots (of little Keaton and his adoring family and fans).  Here he is below with his auntie.

[189] Adorable, adoring

I love babies.  I'm glad I have a camera to capture all the sweetness they give.  I hope you had a super week filled with memories!  Can't wait to see what you've been up to!

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  1. They are all such pretty pictures. I really like the fireworks shot. That is pretty hot for Naperville. I hope you've cooled down by now.

  2. Oh it was that hot here too. We went to fireworks that got rained out... like we got DUMPED on... and the parade the next day, I seriously never sweet so much.

    Love that baby shot! And nice fireworks!