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This week's focus for COTW...Hair! This time, it's my big girl!
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Until next time...
It's COTW time again and this week we're focusing on Summertime. It got me wondering, what are your first thoughts? Barefoot days, popcycles, pools, sun dresses, good times and watermelon! So, this week's focus prompted a perfect opportunity for me to capture my girl eating "arly-melon" aka that sweet, juicy goodness...Watermelon! Here's my top choice and the pictures that were in the running for this weeks challenge!
Happy August y'all...hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!
This little COTW gig is pretty awesome. It's done exactly what we had planned...We've pushed ourselves to notice the beauty and uniqueness in the "everyday". My choice for COTW was found right here in my little home town! In fact, my oldest Arlie, suggested it. When I told her what our focus was, she said, "Hey, let's go to Unionville and you can take pictures of the benches on the playground". So that's what we did which in turn, led me to my final choice for this focus.
So here it is, an architectural pattern that I think is really pretty.
Wonder how many little ones have crawled all over these benches over the years?
This church, well, it is one of my favorite places on this little piece of ground that we call home. It's so beautiful, I never drive through Unionville without admiring this beautiful building! Maybe one day I'll get to photograph a wedding there, how cool would that be!?
Until next time...
"Hands" is what I've been thinking about with a photographer's eye for the past couple of weeks. You see, it is this week's challenge over at COTW. Here are several images that have stood out in my mind but this first image is my final choice.
One night after a shoot, I stopped by my mom's house to pick up my girls. She was outside planting flowers and I captured her hands doing what she's always enjoyed...Gardening!
This next image is a picture I happened to find on an old memory card a couple of months ago. It was my baby when she was just a couple of months old. What a gem to find these two years later!
Arlie had to get her hands in the dirt helping Mamaw!
And another of my baby's pudgy fingers!
Here is that same baby's fingers...This time 2 1/2 years later picking some flowers for me.
This shot was from another COTW episode from a few months ago. These hands are of two very special people, my aunt and uncle, Wade & Boots. An older couple's hands that have stood the test of time enduring the trials of this life together as husband and wife!
Bobbie was in charge of this week's idea for COTW. I have to be honest, looking at this from an outsiders perspective my first thought would be "Chair...really?" but view it from the back side of a camera, it takes on a whole new beauty. In fact, if you follow me on Facebook I'm sure you've seen an image of an old blue chair that I photographed at the beach a few years back. It's one of my favorite pictures to this day. The empty chair is a subtle reminder of the memories that were made within a week of family time spent among the soul soothing shores of the coast. (See below). Yeah, I'm getting lost just thinking about it!
So, moving on...Here is the image I chose to feature on COTW. It's one from a simpler time...one of yesteryear. Front Porch Sittin' in a old wooden rocking chair is kinda nostalgic and timeless.
My beach picture from few years ago.
And now the others that were worth mentioning.
This next image was my second choice for this weeks challenge. I wavered back and forth over this one and the rocking chair but in the end the Front Porch Sittin' won out.
From a wedding I shot a few months ago.
And this next image, well, I'm not sure that it qualifies as a "chair" but kinda thought it went with the theme so decided to post it too.
There you have it, those are some of my favorites for this focus!