Tom and I had an incredibly busy, but super amazing weekend. We attended a virtual photography seminar for most the weekend and then spent Sunday evening celebrating Tomâ€™s sisterâ€™s birthday (which was actually on Valentineâ€™s Day) with the family. Tom and I both went to bed last night inspired and excited about new projects and possibilities, but when I woke this morning I discovered my computer dead and lifeless, so I canâ€™t work on my new exciting projects today, and I certainly canâ€™t upload any new photos at the moment. Luckily I had this Spurred post started already, so I can still share some photos with you today via my phone, even if it takes forever to type. (Hereâ€™s hoping auto correct doesnâ€™t embarrass me.)
My favorite photo is a tie between â€œBoxâ€ and â€œBrownâ€! I really like â€œBoxâ€ because I think the moss is interesting, but also because I like the way the box is tilted and the colors (yellow, green, and that tint of red) really stand out to me. And I also like â€œBrownâ€ because that moment is actually candid. I didnâ€™t mean for Atlas to walk into my shot, and I had no idea he would when he did. My least favorite shot is â€œFadedâ€ because, Iâ€™ll admit, I was really lazy about taking it. (I notice that even when I take shots I like, if I remember that I was lazy about taking them they still donâ€™t work their way onto my favorites list. Am I too hard on myself?)
Stacey asked, â€œHow did you take your self portrait shots of the project and still get the focus right when itâ€™s so small?â€
Thatâ€™s a great question, Stacey! Iâ€™ve been meaning to do a tips post for Selfies, but I can still answer your question. A lot of the time Iâ€™ll use a tripod (or a stack of books, or table- I think weâ€™re all guilty of that!) and make sure the scene I want is displayed and my exposure is correct, and then Iâ€™ll use a remote to trigger the shot. If you try to use the timer on the camera itâ€™s hard to get the focus just right unless you manually set it before hand, since you arenâ€™t in the shot when you press the button and the camera auto focuses. When using a remote, as soon as you press the button the camera will autofocus on you while youâ€™re in the scene, and give you two seconds or so to hide the remote and strike your pose. (Just make sure youâ€™re on the same plane as when you pressed the button so the part you want remains in focus!)
“Box” September 28th (Day 271)
At Kelly & Tom’s wedding, they had candles surrounded by moss. They sat us at Table 8 (!) and gave me the moss surrounding our table in two little boxes to take home and put in empty candle globes Iâ€™ve had for a few years now. Iâ€™ve been meaning to fill them with moss but never had the chance to find any. But now that I know itâ€™s from Kelly & Tomâ€™s wedding, itâ€™s that much more sentimental.
â€œCookingâ€ September 29th (Day 272)
Making chili â€œcheeseâ€ fries for the cookbook!
â€œSensitiveâ€ September 30th (Day 273)
My favorite soap is delicate on the skin and in scent. It’s green tea mandarin from Tashodi.
â€œWriteâ€ October 1st (Day 274)
â€œGuilty Pleasureâ€ October 2nd (Day 275)
Pumpkin butter and pumpkin muffins. Pumpkin: the best autumn flavor.
â€œFadedâ€ October 3rd (Day 276)
Iâ€™ve had these shoes for so long! (I also had a red pair, but unfortunately they were destroyed in an outdoor adventure.)
â€œDownâ€ October 4th (Day 277)
Moved from 7.7 lb weights to 10 lbs!
â€œBrownâ€ October 5th (Day 278)
Atlas is trying on my shoes.
â€œCreationâ€ October 6th (Day 279)
The perfect â€œcheeseâ€ sauce.