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soup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:25 AM
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(Bad picture warning!) My family is growing -
(or) How to take poorly framed pictures-

A grandson with a small tree growing from his head (not sure if it's attached to his hood or growing up through it)



A son sprouting leaves



His girlfriend has a palm frond cowlick and tree trunk sideburns (no wonder they get along so well)



Their daughter, stylishly sporting her Christmas outfit, getting lost in crepe myrtle



and wearing the neighbor's car



My husband, being older, goes with the dried flower look (*snort :rofl: )



Our GIANT (all of about 28 pounds) furball supports the stairway to the tree house



Another son (the one with a gazillion traffic tickets) should heed his shoulder ornament



and finally - his son, with taillight and license plate mouse ears, comments on my picture-taking abilities



Believe it or not, these are not the worst of them. I've sent an enormous number of pics directly to the recycle bin.

What I've learned -
Just because I have a nice camera doesn't mean I'll automatically take better pictures
Don't try to walk and take pictures at the same time
Laughing while clicking also produces a blurry photo
Be aware of what's in the background
and
Even bad pictures can be fun, which is good, because I'm sure there will be more.
:crazy:
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LeftCoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:34 AM
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1. The nice thing about digital cameras is that you can take all the photos you want
and not waste any film. :)
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soup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 11:02 AM
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4. Hoping to eventually go from 'take all the photos
you want' to simply and for the most part 'take THE photos you want'... Definitely gonna be awhile, but I'm having fun in the meantime.

Passed the 1,000 click mark day before yesterday! - in less than 3 weeks. Can't imagine how much that would have cost in film. and - Now that I've started to turn knobs and explore settings, it can only get worse.

The recycle bin is getting a heckuva workout. :)
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:02 PM
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2. Thanks for the giggle. You are too funny.
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soup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 11:12 AM
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5. The one of my husband displaying the dried arrangement
as a head ornament just tickles me every time I look at it. bad soup :spank:

Making lemonade here... :) HUGH pitchers of lemonade. Gallons and gallons of lemonade.

Glad they made ya smile. Thanks for your post.
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:46 PM
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3. Wish I enjoyed my bad pictures half as much as I enjoy yours
And actually, the first one of the little girl in her Christmas outfit isn't bad - it's excellent.

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soup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 11:35 AM
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6. Thanks for your post.
I'm kind of partial to that photo myself - after cropping out the pole for the basketball hoop, the cars in the driveway, and the dog doing a run-by in the foreground... :crazy:

She discovered that tootsie roll tin in her Christmas bag and latched onto it. Everything else - from books to toys - totally forgotten. Just carried it around like that the rest of the day. So happy. Oh, the money we could have saved...

As for the rest, like I said above - making lemonade out of lemons. :shrug:

hmm, speaking of which - the lemons are ripe on the tree out back. Just what the world needs - pictures of a lemon tree! With a lot of luck, I could take 20 or 30 shots and actually get a 1/2 decent one out of the bunch.
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