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Sunday Shot

Another Hobby It’s time for another Sunday Shot …

I’m taking this opportunity to showcase, and talk a little bit about some of the pictures we (me and the husband) have taken over the years. My goal is to document the little moments in my life and appreciate those stolen moments. There is beauty all around us and I’m trying to train myself to first SEE that beauty, CAPTURE it, SAVOR it and then SHARE it with the rest of the world. If you’ve seen some great photos recently, link them up! I’d love to take a look at them.

Here’s one I took while waiting in line to pick the boys up from school.

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I like this picture for a couple of reasons: 1. it brings back memories of when they were attending this school and 2. of the endless minutes I whittled away while waiting for them. I listened to music, I read, I caught up on mail or I simply sat there and daydreamed.

I remember specifically cleaning my side mirror with the intention of taking this picture. I didn’t want people to think I was a slob (oh what the picture DOESN’T tell you). I was driving my maroon ’01 Ford Escape at the time. I had that car for seven years and LOVED it. It was powerful and roomy. We got rid of that car in ’07.

I also remember falling asleep in this line. That was back when I was working nights and going to school while the boys were at school and sitting in my warm, silent car lulled me to sleep on several occasions. Only one particular time I was so fast asleep that another parent had to walk up and knock on my window to wake me up. It was not only embarrassing to be woken up, but because I had dried spittle at the corner of my mouth. I’m sure THAT was an attractive sight to walk up and see.

I also used to love watching the people behind me in my rearview/side mirrors. I adore people watching and it’s always amusing to me what people will do in their cars when they THINK they are invisible to the outside world. In fact, parent antics are something I’ll have to chronicle – now there’s blog fodder for you.

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Sunday Shot

Another Hobby I’ve always had a “thing” for photography. And by thing, I mean a passing interest. I’ve always been interested in photography in general, but have been too lazy intimidated to learn much more than where to aim and what button to press.

It hasn’t been until just recently, when I discovered The Pioneer Woman’s blog (and I’m sure I’m probably the last to do so – but really, that shouldn’t surprise anyone, I’m so clueless) that I REALLY started taking an interest in photography again. Ree has posted some really awesome photography tutorials that I’ve been reading over and that makes me want to try my hand at taking “artsy-fartsy” pictures once again.

In addition to Ree’s wonderful photograhy, I discovered the Shutter Sisters blog and their Flickr group, which I’ve joined but haven’t had the guts to submit any of my own photography … yet.

But to motivate me to train my brain to look for the beauty in less obvious places and to actually take pictures of this inconspicious beauty, I’d like to showcase some of the best pictures I think we (as in me and my husband) have taken over the years. Photography is one thing that brought us together and we’ve often talked about taking a photography course together – just for grins. Who knows, maybe we’ll actually do it sometime.

This first one is not anything spectacular – I was experimenting. I used a Canon Powershot and was experimenting with the focus. I was thrilled that it actually turned out becuase it was blurry in my viewfinder – or maybe it was just my vision, I wouldn’t be surprised.

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This is the shed my husband built. It’s in our backyard. He built it because our garage was getting too full to house all of his toys equipment. This was taken through the glass of our back door. Again, nothing great, but I thought it turned out pretty good for my first try at something like this.

Have you run across any cool photos lately? Please share the links with us!

Up next: Monday Morning Sneak Peek questions!