Aperture: f/1.8 | Focal length: 50mm | ISO: 200 | Shutter Speed 1/1600 sec
Monday - Hubby and kids are out of school - Hubby wants to watching football, kids wanted a day at home.
So it was a perfect day to grab a girlfriend and head out on a Korean adventure.
Our adventure landed us in the up and booming area of Songdo in Incheon.
We went to the is fantastic little camera coffee shop that allows you to try out lenses for your camera.
How awesome is that?!?!
Anyhow, we had a great day playing with lenses, shopping and playing in the first real snow in Korea this year!
This is one of my favorite pictures I took of my friend.
Canon Lens 18-55
Aperture: f/5.6 | Focal length: 55mm | ISO: 100 | Shutter Speed 1/50 sec
Hubby and I had date night with some friends at Braai Republic, a South African Restaurant in Itaewon. My girlfriend had read about this meat that was something like beef jerky, although when she ask about the 'beef jerky' type meat she was scolded & schooled by the owner. This is Biltong, not beef jerky. He even brought out a book on it for us to read up on.
Go ahead, call me a dork...
No, it wasn't a slow picture day.
There are just some things I always want to remember and to be able to show the kids when they are older.
Something small, something simple.
Plus, it's kind of cool looking for a fire hydrant.
Canon Lens 18-55
Aperture: f/5.0 | Focal length: 41mm | ISO: 200 | Shutter Speed 1/200 sec
I took this out the car window.
Do you ever look at your child and their life flashes before your eyes and you can't for the life of you figure out how they got so big?
In a few brief seconds of looking at him tonight these are the things I remember:
Labor wasn't as bad with him, it only lasted 10 hours.
Everyone in the hospital room became very serious after his birth.
He was taken from me.
He was intubated.
He was taken away.
Girl meeting him for the first time.
Hiding him from Girl.
Rocking him in the blue glider rocker.
Climbing on the table throwing flowers everywhere.
Climbing the fence with underwear on his head.
Color tints in the tub & splashing all the water out.
Swinging, smiling, running.
Stressing over Daddy being gone.
Not so funny guy.
Smart as a whip.
My sweet boy.
I was trying to mimic something cool I saw over at Click it up a Notch -
I did OK...not great for what I was trying to do, but as soon as I snapped this shot (my only try) the light I was shining on him woke him up....
Canon Lens 18-55
Aperture: f/4.5 | Focal length: 28mm | ISO: 6400 | Shutter Speed 1/64 sec
Today I took pictures for a friend.
Isn't her daughter the most precious thing EVER?!
Lens: Canon 50mm
Aperture: f/1.8 | Focal length: 50mm | ISO: 400 | Shutter Speed 1/1000 sec
Wednesday in Korea.
The kids have a day off from school.
(I have no idea why - I mean we just had Christmas break like last week - BUT I'm not complaining it was a welcome break.)
So we decided to go ice skating at City Hall.
You can imagine my surprise when Boy 1 ask if he and his girlfriend could come with us.
Trying to contain my excitement I responded with "For real?!"
When flipping through the pictures I took yesterday trying to decide which picture to choose for this project I had several that made the cut, maybe even better than this one, but this one, this one had me. Boy 1 used to play ice hockey (when he was little...) and he was awesome on ice skates. At some point he decided ice hockey wasn't for him and we stopped going to the rink. Today I told him not to worry ice skating was like riding a bike once you learn, you don't forget. I was wrong. Not for Boy 1. Thank goodness his girlfriend was close by to catch him.
This picture took me back...took me back to that little boy just learning how to skate. Getting up, falling down and getting back up again. When I look at this picture I see that little boy, all grown up in this big ol' body but still my little boy just learning to skate. I'm so glad he ask if he could come along for the fun today.
Lens: Cannon 70 - 300
Aperture: f/4.0 | Focal length: 85mm | ISO: 300 | Shutter Speed 1/1000 sec
Today was unexpected fun.
Vearing the wrong way.
SUPER long bridge.
Laughing till it hurts.
Kindness from a stranger.
Learning something new.
Memories to last a lifetime.
I knew it would work.
Even though I'm not where I want to be right now & I've had some seriously bad runs this week
I've been getting out and running...
In this freezing cold weather.
Only 716 more miles to go....
Am I insane? Have I lost my mind? After thinking long and hard about it (OK, really I only thought about it for about 12 hours) I just committed to doing a photo a day for a year - a 365 'they' call it. This is going to be SUPER HARD for me. Not the photo part, but the editing part. I mean you guys KNOW how far behind I am. A photo a day - that doesn't sound like much, but in reality, who are we kidding? Anyway I'm going to TRY to post each day, but there will be times I might be MIA for a couple of days, just bear with me and I will catch up.