Thursday, March 21, 2013

Theme Thursday: Mud

I'm going play fast and loose with the definition of mud here.  Something dark and rich and messy and moist. Got it?



Sometimes, rather than play around with apertures and shutter speeds and white balances, you just need to take the shot.  Capture the memory.  Pull the trigger and shoot.  Then, you can "fix" it up in Photoshop or what have you later if you really want to.  


Because, once she got her hot little hands on this "mud" she was off to the races.  Lickety-split!


It was a multi-sensory experience.



Look at that narrow depth of field!  The depth of field is the part of the photo that is in sharp focus.  See how the cupcakes in the front and in the back are blurry?  I totally did that on purpose.  (not)

I took this photo with my phone at a stoplight.  Note the appearance of sunshine.  I knew the cupcakes, like the sunshine, would be fleeting.  
This is what we started with.  From upper left in clockwise order:  carrot cake, chocolate with buttercream and pink sprinkles, Mexican hot chocolate with cinnamon, chocolate cannoli, chocolate fudge filled with chocolate ganache, and chocolate mousse.  The occasion is that today is Susan's Mother-Daughter Luncheon, but I had no sitter and Edmund is home sick.  So we did our own Mother-Daughter thing, complete with cupcake boutique.

Oh, did you come here looking for photography tips?  Let's talk accessories.  Not lenses, tripods, and filters.  Let's talk about pretty, shiny things like my Jill-e camera bag that looks like a purse.


It was a gift from the Chef a few years ago.  Even the professional camera hipster at the Mom and Pop camera shop complimented me on it.  It's roomy enough for a wristlet, diaper, and wipe too.



I gave my very talented photographer friend a fancy schmancy camera strap from Capturing Couture for her birthday. It wasn't that exact one, but similar.  The strap was packaged in a very cute box too.  They also carry guitar straps, binocular straps, and other fun accessories.  I really like the gingham ones.  Pink is my first choice, but since the Chef takes a lot of pictures too, I'm okay if he gets me the black and white one seeing as how my birthday and Mother's Day are in the same week and he really dropped the ball on Mother's Day last year and though I have forgiven, I have not forgotten.  Yet.

Linking up with Cari.  She took a picture of real mud.   Pity the fool.

Imma gonna eat my carrot cupcake now.  Cuz carrots are vegetables and vegetables are good for you.

10 comments:

  1. Love her expression in that 2nd one! Ack!

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    1. That second one is my favorite, too! Also, it's how I eat cupcakes. Stick that bad boy full on your face, yo. You gotta really EXPERIENCE the cupcake.

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  2. I almost did the same thing for "mud". I chickened out but may totally copy you now. Since you are paving the way for us rule breakers! Oh, and "pity the fool"...Bahahahaha!

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  3. Great pictures! You definitely captured the moment!

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  4. Wow..those cupcakes look good! You're little mud eater is adorable!

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  5. Yum! And I love the looks of that camera bag. Wow! My birthday is coming up...Hhmm. Thanks for the suggestion. :-)

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  6. Second photo for the win!

    And now I'm gonna go window shopping on the Internet. Let's hope I don't accidentally (cough cough) press "check out now." :)

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  7. I am weeping for the pristine that was that gorgeous cherry sweater! And my word her eyes are gorgeous! Other things I like: that camera strap and the chocolate mousse cupcake, please.

    Do you do the luncheon thing with all your kids? My oldest daughter had been begging me for a just mommy daughter time and I finally made it happen and took her to a play (Sense and Sensibility, no less.) I won't tell her other people get cupcakes on their special time!

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  8. I love depth of field! It puts the focus (literally) on the mud-eater, not the mud!

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  9. I would dig into those cupcakes too!

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Theme Thursday: Mud

I'm going play fast and loose with the definition of mud here.  Something dark and rich and messy and moist. Got it?



Sometimes, rather than play around with apertures and shutter speeds and white balances, you just need to take the shot.  Capture the memory.  Pull the trigger and shoot.  Then, you can "fix" it up in Photoshop or what have you later if you really want to.  


Because, once she got her hot little hands on this "mud" she was off to the races.  Lickety-split!


It was a multi-sensory experience.



Look at that narrow depth of field!  The depth of field is the part of the photo that is in sharp focus.  See how the cupcakes in the front and in the back are blurry?  I totally did that on purpose.  (not)

I took this photo with my phone at a stoplight.  Note the appearance of sunshine.  I knew the cupcakes, like the sunshine, would be fleeting.  
This is what we started with.  From upper left in clockwise order:  carrot cake, chocolate with buttercream and pink sprinkles, Mexican hot chocolate with cinnamon, chocolate cannoli, chocolate fudge filled with chocolate ganache, and chocolate mousse.  The occasion is that today is Susan's Mother-Daughter Luncheon, but I had no sitter and Edmund is home sick.  So we did our own Mother-Daughter thing, complete with cupcake boutique.

Oh, did you come here looking for photography tips?  Let's talk accessories.  Not lenses, tripods, and filters.  Let's talk about pretty, shiny things like my Jill-e camera bag that looks like a purse.


It was a gift from the Chef a few years ago.  Even the professional camera hipster at the Mom and Pop camera shop complimented me on it.  It's roomy enough for a wristlet, diaper, and wipe too.



I gave my very talented photographer friend a fancy schmancy camera strap from Capturing Couture for her birthday. It wasn't that exact one, but similar.  The strap was packaged in a very cute box too.  They also carry guitar straps, binocular straps, and other fun accessories.  I really like the gingham ones.  Pink is my first choice, but since the Chef takes a lot of pictures too, I'm okay if he gets me the black and white one seeing as how my birthday and Mother's Day are in the same week and he really dropped the ball on Mother's Day last year and though I have forgiven, I have not forgotten.  Yet.

Linking up with Cari.  She took a picture of real mud.   Pity the fool.

Imma gonna eat my carrot cupcake now.  Cuz carrots are vegetables and vegetables are good for you.

10 comments:

  1. Love her expression in that 2nd one! Ack!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That second one is my favorite, too! Also, it's how I eat cupcakes. Stick that bad boy full on your face, yo. You gotta really EXPERIENCE the cupcake.

      Delete
  2. I almost did the same thing for "mud". I chickened out but may totally copy you now. Since you are paving the way for us rule breakers! Oh, and "pity the fool"...Bahahahaha!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Great pictures! You definitely captured the moment!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wow..those cupcakes look good! You're little mud eater is adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Yum! And I love the looks of that camera bag. Wow! My birthday is coming up...Hhmm. Thanks for the suggestion. :-)

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  6. Second photo for the win!

    And now I'm gonna go window shopping on the Internet. Let's hope I don't accidentally (cough cough) press "check out now." :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I am weeping for the pristine that was that gorgeous cherry sweater! And my word her eyes are gorgeous! Other things I like: that camera strap and the chocolate mousse cupcake, please.

    Do you do the luncheon thing with all your kids? My oldest daughter had been begging me for a just mommy daughter time and I finally made it happen and took her to a play (Sense and Sensibility, no less.) I won't tell her other people get cupcakes on their special time!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love depth of field! It puts the focus (literally) on the mud-eater, not the mud!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I would dig into those cupcakes too!

    ReplyDelete