Thursday, June 30, 2011

Quarterly Top Five Photos

Naptime Momtog

These three months have flown. I can't believe it's time to post our five favorites from April-May-June.

As I am sure it was for you, this was difficult. I don't think it's a coincidence that four of the five photos that made my favorites list were from June. I've only been really working on my photography since January (doing a 365 project, shooting in manual, etc.) There were other photos that didn't make the cut, mainly because they were too dark or not quite right technically in some way. The ones I've selected are definitely not perfect, but I'm happy with these as my favorites.

I think my next big project will be to learn photoshop or lightroom or something to help me do a little bit of processing. All of these photos are straight out of the camera, since I don't know how to do any of those fancy edits.

Anyway, here we go:
This is my youngest son, Imp, back in April. We were trying to feed the ducks, but the ducks were overfed and couldn't care less about bread. There were entire pieces of bread just lying there, untouched. My older two and my husband were spring skiiing this day, so yes, this was awhile ago.

Imp again, at the playground. I love the colors and his expression in this one.

Imp and Earnest at the farm. I like the softness of this one, but I'm bummed that Imp is out of focus a bit.

This one took my breath away in real life when I caught them snuggled like this on the couch. I guess they really do like each other, which is every mom's dream, right? I love it despite it not being super sharp--I think it gives it a bit of a dreamlike quality.

Obviously you don't know Trust in real life, but when I looked at this photo, I swear I can see what she's going to look like at age 14. Do you ever get shots of your kids like that, where they don't really look quite like what they look like now, and it makes you think that you've just seen the future a bit? I just shot this one three days ago.


  1. She does look so grown up in the last photo. And yes, I know exactly what you are talking about.

    The one of them snuggling is so, so sweet and the light is very lovely too.

    Thanks for linking up with us!!!

  2. Great photos. I love that second photo with the tires. So cute!! Thanks so much for linking up.

  3. Very fun entries. Adorable kids

  4. The one with them snuggling is precious!

  5. You sound like me last year :O) I started my 365 last year and by mid year I had a good handle on manual but wanted to learn about PP. I learned a little about Lightroom in the fall of last year but I decided this year would be my year to really tackle PP. I am now obsessed with LR!! I love the tire shot where you used the tires to frame your son! Well done! I know exactly what you mean by seeing what they will look like when they are older. Every now and then I find a photo like that of my oldest. I hope you frame the one of them snuggling on the couch! That is a wonderful moment to remember when they are arguing :O) Thanks for linking up with us!