As a little girl, I was constantly dodging the cameras of my Grandpa and my Dad. It seemed like those 35 MM were a permanent fixture on their bodies and if you don't believe me, take a look at my parents closets - where reel upon reel of slides are stored for our late night family slide shows. Watching slides on the giant screen in my parents living room until very late in the night is one of my most favorite things to do.
It isn't all that surprising that now my Dad and I are the shutterbugs - constantly found with our cameras hanging from our necks. I bring mine everywhere, despite the fact that even after a year I still don't have all it's bells and whistles figured out. And as much as I love being in the moment and not recording memories to share down the line in photos, I love having the option to snap them if I want to, no matter how silly.
Even better is the fact that I can take 200 pictures of the same thing, and only find one that I want to save. Aaaaaaah, the beauty of digital photography.
And I am not alone.
The lovely and talented Oh Mommy has come up with a fun photo challenge that is right up my alley! Not only do I love reading her stories, but her photographs are always beautiful, unique and touching (and some of them are even on greeting cards!).
I was so excited to see that she was hosting her first ever photo challenge, CCC#1 (Classy Chaos Challenge #1), in which she wants to see shots taken of the tops of heads . . . strange, since I accumulated at least three shots of this type over the past week on our adventures. So, here you go Oh Mommy, mine do have shadows, as they were taken late in the day, but I hope you find the beauty in them.
Katie, overlooking the creek in our hometown.
McRae, setting a spider crab free on Guemes Island.
The view from the back of my stroller.
Check out all the cool photo challenge participants over at Classy Chaos!