Wednesday, April 11, 2012
30 Day Photography Challenge: Day 11 | Something Blue
I sat back and looked around my apartment. Sure, I have a ton of blue items. Blue is one of my favorite colors, and it is everywhere. But I didn't want to snap a photo of a cup or shirt and call it good. As I have said time and again, I want the photo to mean something.
Then I spotted my son playing. For his birthday, we gave him a bunch of small Mario figurines. He loves them. He carries them everywhere with him, plays with them, talks to them. (Score with the awesome parent points for picking a gift he adores!) After watching him for a moment, I decided to take some photos.
Mario has blue pants.
I kept the focus on that... then snapped away.
The final product I ended up with made me pretty happy. These are little candid shots of my four year old doing what he loves: Imagining. If only you could have heard the running commentary as he played with these toys. These are some of the moments I will miss the most.
And must have the photos of, to help me remember.
I ended up shooting a little bit with a few different lenses. I used my 50mm for a bit. Then switched over to my 18-55mm kit lens. Sure, it is a kit lens. But I still love the shots I get with it. And finally I slapped on my macro adapter for the lens and got up nice and close.
Upon seeing my photos, my son happily clapped his hands and exclaimed: "Oh Mom, I love it! It's my Mario! Mama mia!"