Day 182: Shadow
Day 181: Milkweed
Day 180: Inspirational Speech
My son's football season ended today, not exactly on the frozen tundra, but certainly in the frigid rain. He had a tough game, with the opposing team's biggest player constantly lining up across from him. But despite getting repeatedly run over, he kept popping back up and taking another shot at it, without complaint. He won plenty of praise from the coaches today for toughness. And he's already looking forward to next season.
To say I'm proud of him is an understatement. We didn't encourage him to play football. He decided it all on his own. Actually, it was more like we had to slow him down. He's been watching the bigger kids practice at the park in town since he was two years old. Finally getting to join the team was a big deal for him. His only real complaint is that they don't get helmets at this level.
He's made huge progress during the course of the season. He's a much faster runner now and a lot more confident. And he made a ton of new friends. It's been a pleasure watching him develop a dream and tackle it, even at his very young age. I can't wait to see him take the next step.
Day 179: Overly Dramatic
Day 178: Captain Colin
This is the sort of photo that makes me very happy. The artsy part of my brain is delighted with the light, framing, angles and bokeh in the background. The other part of me is just loving how cute my kid looks in it. Win win.
This is an excellent example of why I was so excited to get a 50mm prime lens. The tack sharp detail on his face plus the dreamy out of focus background is a wonderful combination.
Day 177: Leafy Delight
Day 176: Ink Stains
Today I tried an idea that I'd read about a few times but never took seriously before. If you have a DSLR camera, take the lens off, turn it around and hold it in place. Instant macro lens. Now, because the lens is detached, you have no auto focus and no ability to control the aperture. So that's a problem. And the depth of field is at best about a millimeter, so focusing is tougher than nailing a politician down on policy details. But if you can get past all that, it's pretty damn impressive.
I was going to make this another mystery picture and have people guess but when I posted the same photo on Facebook, it took about five minutes for someone to figure it out. And once again, I had a hard time picking a photo. It was neck and neck between this one and our visiting pig.
Day 174: Still Going
It's been awhile since I've posted a flower photo but with the whole autumn thing going on, there just aren't that many about. Tack on a painfully dry year and you double the problem. But then it rained for about two weeks straight and suddenly things are growing again. Enjoy it. I don't know when there will be another one.
I'm also starting to hit a point where finding things of interest to photograph is getting pretty difficult. I spend huge chunks of my time in one rural block of space, so it's starting to feel repetitious for me. You can probably expect more set up shots in the near future. Maybe. I could just be whining and nothing will change. We'll see.
Day 173: He Could Go All The Way
Day 172: Dugout
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