Thursday, October 03, 2013

a photographic expedition with my 4 year old


I went on a little adventure with my youngest yesterday.  Cameras in hand, we took a short walk through our woods.  She's shown a lot of interest in using my camera lately so I thought it would be fun to unearth my old point-and-shoot and let her snap a few pics.  These are her pictures with no editing or cropping from me.

Not surprisingly, mushrooms were a favorite subject.  She is my daughter, after all.








She also took a few that I think perfectly captured "her".





My heart swelled a little when I saw that last one, that she took looking into my dye pot.
She had no worries about how to frame her shots or of lighting or focus, she just snapped away, having a good time in the process.  When we were looking at her pictures on the computer she was just as fond of the blurry and out of focus shots as she was the lovely ones.

I can appreciate the fact that this child, who is so adept at pushing my buttons and driving me crazy, is equally adept at reminding me to relax and go with the flow.  It's like that with kids I guess.

I hope you have some relaxation and fun yourselves today.  Happy Thursday.

13 comments:

Starr White said...

Oh, I love this post. It's just perfect! I have an 8 year old boy who is the very same way. He's the most like me :)))))

lynn bowes said...

That last one with the reflection of her wild hair is just perfect. How nice it must be to be so unaffected by how we look or what our reflection really shows us to be. A gem.

xox

Betz White said...

Very sweet! Thanks for sharing.

elfkat said...

She has a really good eye! I hope you nueture that because photographic eye can't usually be taught.

Sonia / Cozy Memories said...

Awesome photos all the way, I'm so proud of my little niece ! :) xoxo

June Caedmon said...

The toes and guinea feather shot is my favorite - <3 <3 <3

Margie Oomen said...

can't wait until lilith can have her own camera. She loves to take selfies with my ipad. xo

Alina S. Tarmu said...

So talented! Love the angle of the upside down mushroom. Kids are so delightfully unconventional...

Star of the East said...

This is so lovely!
She really has a flair for it, and what a joy to do it with your daughter.

~mel said...

Beautiful :) Loved the post.

ninimakes said...

These are brilliant – what a fun time she's had. I really love that last one too. What a great kid, and a great mama you are too. x

Karen Larko said...

Oh dear Lisa! You must frame the last 2 for sure! They are perfect!!! She's a natural.

prpltrtl946 said...

An Artist just like her Mommy!!!

I am an old bag though! When you said point and shoot I wondered where you would develop the film!!!

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