Friday, March 4, 2011

63/302

For several months now, while blog hopping, I have read many moms post about just how difficult it is to photograph their young children. I read about how they swarm around, they don’t stand where you want them to, and they wouldn’t smile nicely. Pretty much they are unwilling to take part in the photo session.

Last evening B and I were out and about, the sunset was breathtaking and I’ve been playing with silhouettes and starbursts. This was the perfect set up.
Me ~ “ B please pull the car over, no there, right there, no over there.”
Me again ~ “I know it’s freezing but I really need you to get out and stand still for me.”
Me yet again ~ “Ok now hold your hand up, a little higher, now over a bit, no my right, and lower your hand a little more.”
Me one more time ~ “Now stop moving, ok let me check it, oh darn, no starburst.” “Let me check my settings and try again.” “Hon, why did you move?” “oh come on, just a few more.” “I know you told me it was freezing.” “Now stand there, no, come on I said there.” “ Yes put your hand back up, no a little lower.” “ See if you didn’t move this would be easier.”

And you young ladies talk about your children! Good thing this man loves me. ♥


~ view other beautiful skies over at SkyWatch Friday ~

33 comments:

Ashley @ 365 things said...

haha! Sounds like me and my son ALL the time with everyday conversation.

Love the pic, I would have to say it was well worth the trouble!

cute post

Sarah P. said...

LOL! My husband can be just as bad as my boys! :) Love the starburst though, it was well worth it.

J Bar said...

What a beauty.
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Titania said...

Trish; in th end it worked out very well, that's what counts. The picture is brilliant.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

What a spectacular scene, Wow!

Melissa said...

Oh my gosh, I laughed so hard!!! My husband can be such a butt too when following my directions. LOVE this photo though, very creative and definitely worth having to patient with the hubs! :)

Janell said...

hehe that is awesome, love the story! And you got an amazing picture out of it!

Chelsea said...

Ha ha!! Great shot, even despite the freezing weather, at least you're good a giving directions!! ;)

SandyCarlson said...

So well done. What a great view!

Kimberly said...

Your story made me LOL! That's what a conversation with my kids sounds like. :)

Gorgeous results though. Great shot!

Catherine said...

LOL! Love the capture! Well worth it!

Melissa said...

Love the shot AND the story! So true!

Amanda said...

Love the commentary! And the shot came out perfect!!

snapshots2011 said...

Haha---I needed a good laugh- excellent picture nonetheless!

Martha Z said...

Wow! A definite wow. You did a great job of seeing this shot in your mind’s eye and bringing it to your lens. Thumbs up for "B" as well for being so cooperative.

Vicki said...

LOL... that was great... and the photo is amazing!!!

Bill S. said...

If he didn't love you the silhouette would be different. Beautiful colors and exposure.

Courtney said...

Ha! I love it! I think Ian and I had that same conversation when I set up the same shot with him too :O) ha ha! Love the starbursts!! Great job! And the reflection on the water, love it!

forgetmenot said...

The photo is great--love your creativity.

Anu said...

Its beautiful!! and worth all that effort!

Michelle said...

Lol...that story sounds oddly familiar!

Love this photo...how the sun is in the palm of his hand! So creative and BEAUTIFUL!

syel said...

love the perspective that you gave in this beautiful sunset! and i really laughed hard at the story behind it, you guys must be really blessed :)

Carrie said...

Your post is too funny. I LOVE this picture though. Definitely worth it. Tell the hubs he did a fabulous job!

elizabeth said...

so true!!! Sometimes my B can be more difficult then a child -
he acts as if i am hurting him in some way and makes these painful looking grimaces.
Ah men.

The Clip Cafe said...

LOL worth it though for the shot ;o)

Dhemz said...

awwwwwwwwww...and that is a beauty...I like this shot...:) Glad to be here. Hope you can check out my ENTRY too!

clairz said...

Perfect shot, perfect directions in getting the husband to stop the car in the right place (always a problem in our family). Love this!

Misalyn said...

Wow! so gorgeous!

You made me smile because of the story behind this beautiful photo.

melinda365.com said...

I love this- the conversation AND the photo!

Carlynn said...

Wonderful starburst effect with the sun.

Actuary Mom said...

Great photo, funny commentary. :)

Gretchen said...

LOL!! BUT it was well worth it... the shot turned out amazing! My kids RUN when I pull out my camera most days... AND so does my husband! =P

Karin said...

SO FUNNY!!!

But it was worth it, and I hope he agrees:) This is one of the coolest pictures I've seen during this project!