Monday, January 21, 2013

Making Home {photo project} 9

Hi, guys :)

I'm wondering if you're going to notice anything different about this week's Making Home shots. There are actually *two* differences this week... in all the photos.

I'm still taking Kristin Roger's The Inspired Home class. It's been... good. Honestly, very different from what I had expected going into it. But, good. I know I've learned valuable things as a "photographer". They weren't necessarily the things I was setting out to learn, but they were maybe things I didn't realize I needed to work on. Does that make sense? And without the class, I may not have realized it for a while.

This week is focused on being a "present" parent, living a creative life with your family, and documenting it all... even the mundane. I can't say there was a whole lot new for me to chew on in the lesson per se, but as in other weeks, I know the discussion and sharing of photos from other women in the class is going to be very, very profitable. And I'm really looking forward to that.

Speaking of documenting it all (even the mundane)... here's my five for the week. It doesn't really get more mundane than a hallway mirror with someone walking down the steps in the background, does it? ha ha.

I'm probably going to be a little scarce for the next week or so. I have a minor surgery scheduled for Thursday morning. I've never "gone under the knife" before, so it's kind of weird to think about. But, it's nothing dangerous. A routine kidney stone removal. But, because of the small fact that they have to cut into one of my major organs, it is an overnight stay. Weird.

I'll be back as soon as I'm coherent enough.


Y'all have a GREAT week. Bye!


Erin said...

The composition of your son reading is really nice. Some day you will appreciate having a photo of those little hands.

nanato8 said...

I was thinking it might be that you are working with the light you have in some shots. Also, I think the contrast thing also although I think you have pretty much mastered that. I know I am probably way off, as usual. Love and see you Wednesday.

Rita@thissortaoldlife said...

These kinds of shots are the ones I love best. The small moments. One thing I struggle with is being present while taking photos. I find that when I have a camera in hand, I see more (a kind of presence) but I participate less (a kind of absence). Your photos are really lovely; I wish I had more of these kinds of shots.

Wishing you well with your surgery, and an easy recovery.

Angel said...

Oh c'mon, the hallway mirror shot is awesome! Beautiful little peeks into daily life...very nice.

Kidney stone?
Woman, I know you're in pain.
Been there- twice. Never big enough for surgery though. I'm sending you all sorts of healing, positive energy. Wishing you an easy surgery, nice nurses, lots of junk TV (the kind you usually don't have time for), decent hospital food and a quick recovery.