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Playing with Photographry

Playing with Photographry

I have a great camera, and I received a terrific lens for Christmas, but I have only recently started playing with my camera and new lens to see what I can do with them.  I started by photographing plants because they remain still unless it is windy.  


Then I practiced using different settings and manually zooming in for close-ups of animals.






Today I finally decided to try photographing my two-year-old girls.  They are not usually cooperative when it comes to photos, so I was not expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised.  I know I am biased, but I think these girls are gorgeous.  


I still have a lot to learn, and I will keep practicing, but I wanted to share some of my favorite photos from the past two weeks.


Springtime Discoveries

Springtime Discoveries

Our little girls are two years old and love to play outside and discover interesting things, so we have been spending much of our days outdoors this spring.  We are so blessed to be able to live out in the country where all of our children can explore and experience nature and all of its beauty.  Here are some things we have discovered in the last few weeks.  As you can see, all of our children (and a friend) are enjoying springtime. 




Nature Girls


All of my children enjoy being outside, but it seems like the twins are more interested in everything outdoors. They cry to go outside, cry when others go out and leave them behind. They like to “help” in the garden, dig in the dirt, move rocks, pick up bugs and snails, and take time to smell the roses or whatever flowers they find. They don’t mind getting dirty and want to touch everything. Grandmother has started calling them her little nature girls.

Sissy found a snail this morning but didn’t want to show it to me for a close up photo.

Grandmother has a huge wildflower bed, and the girls love to look at the flowers and pull the petals off. Little Sister is looking closely at the petals in her hand.

I don’t know if we will ever have any ripe tomatoes because the twins like to pick them when they are green. This photo shows Sissy trying to put a tomato back on the vine after picking it.

Here are several random photos I’ve taken over the last two months of them enjoying the great outdoors.




The next two were taken after we got home from Big Sister’s kindergarten graduation, so they are a little too dressed up for playing outside, but as soon as we got them out of the car, they grabbed their tools and headed for the driveway.



This last one was taken at an arboretum, where they had so much fun being outdoors, seeing flowers, running in lush grass, chasing a squirrel, etc.