Well, August flew by much faster than I was expecting! That shouldn't surprise me, as all time seems to move at a break neck pace now that I am a Mommy. Although from about 4:30-6:30 pm manage to drag by very slowly each day- maybe I should aim to take more pictures then!
Anyway, I think I did alright for my first month long photo challenge. I love about half of the pictures, and while some aren't exactly what I would've chosen if I had unlimited time, I'm happy with all of them. Here's a link to the set on flickr if you want to view them larger.
#1: Flag that represents you
I hate to start off with my lamest picture, but I didn't get around to taking a flag pic. So this is a pic that looks like Maddie "flagging" down a cab. Keep looking, they get better.
I think some of the greatest things in life are the relationships that just makes you feel comfortable. This is my sister and one of her best friends, and I love how happy and relaxed they were when I was shooting them.
#3: Something in Season
My mom is a master gardener (for real- like that is her title), and she has a great little vegetable garden in the backyard. There is never a shortage of tomatoes at her house!
Love, love love Maddie's hip little toddler Converse hi-tops!
When we were out shooting Maddie's 2 year pictures, I found this really cool bridge and decided it fit the category perfectly!
#6: Culture or Ethnicity
I struggled with this one, and though I had some ideas on what I wanted to shoot, I never got around to it. So this is one from my archives, taken a few months ago when my mom was visiting and made us ice cream. Something about it feels very traditionally Southern to me.
I love this shot- Mads couldn't figure out why this man wouldn't talk to her! I think the contrast is pretty self-explanatory here :).
This photo was taken at Krispy Kreme. If you've never had a Krispy Kreme doughnut, you are missing out! I wish I had gotten more of the sign in, but those are the pitfalls of shooting with a 50 mm lens. Plus, it's a little more artsy and abstract this way...so there :P.
#9: Macro or Close up
I loved the colors of this tomato (although my mom was so embarassed that I took a photo of it- apparently it isn't supposed to be that color, it was a sickly tomato, lol!) and the water dripping off of it.
Mike borrowed a power washer from a friend to wash our fence and deck, and when I saw it sitting on the sidewalk I thought it looked pretty manly!
The flowers, the dress, the light...I think all of those contribute to the feminine feel of this photo!
When we were driving home from Charlotte a few weeks ago, the sky was just gorgeous. It had been raining all day, but the sun was trying so hard to peek through the clouds.
This is a doll bed that my grandfather made for me when I was little. We got it out of the attic at my parent's house when we visited them a couple of weeks ago, and Maddie LOVED it. I love recycling old toys, and it's always nice to get an "old" toy that doesn't light up or play music, and encourages imaginative play.
I love this store. You can always find a unique gift or just fill a pail with yummy candy!
Found at a park we visited recently. I don't think these arrows are particularly helpful, lol!
#16: Something Wet
Cool spray area near my parent's house. Maddie got so excited when she saw it, so we had to let her play even though she was fully dressed!
#17: Something Dry
I let Mads play in her pool yesterday afternoon, but didn't want to have to re-wash her hair, so I piled it on top of her head to keep it dry. It had the added bonus of looking really adorable :).
Found a butterfly bush at a local park, and I had no shortage of things to photograph!I love how the light is shining through the butterfly's wing in this shot.
#19: Heart-shaped Cloud
Once I started looking for these, I became obsessed with clouds- they are so cool!
I saw this little guy stuck in the fence at a park, and it made me laugh so I took a picture. Can't get much stronger than those big old muscles!
Hope you enjoyed looking at my entries! I really enjoyed this, it kept me constantly looking around for photo opportunities, and gave me some creative things to photography other than my adorable daughter :). Click here to see other Photo Hunt Entries.