it has been a trend in my life for several years that i just stopping taking photos in january. i think i noticed it first back in 2009. it used to bother me. now i just roll with it. it should be the month i plan on getting my camera cleaned, which i have yet to do since its purchase in august 2010.
and while i have been keeping the camera at the ready more this month, it has been a rolling start. yesterday, between a morning full with my root canal and enzo's speech therapy and an evening of hosting home fellowship discussion and folding 4 loads of laundry, i announced to the littles we would be having an impromptu photo shoot. the light was just right. their moods were even better. it was a seize the moment kind of afternoon.
and we ended with one tired two year old needing a break.
for the most part, all of these photos are straight OOTC (out of the camera) - meaning little to no editing. i did crop a bit and adjust the contrast here and there. since taking ashley ann's snapshop course, i have been taking all of my photos in manual mode (with auto focus). it has been a lot of trial and error, but the results are neat. capturing the shot the way i want the first time without the timely editing process is so worth it. there is still a lot of room for growth. believe me, i know. but honing my skill is so satisfying.
all that to say, i am getting back in to the photography swing of things.
and it feels good.
plus these photos just make my heart melt.