Thursday, December 06, 2007

Needle in a Haystack

I just took 623 photos trying to get something good for a Christmas card. I know that sounds completely outrageous, but my camera allows me to take lots of photos, and many quite quickly. If you know toddlers, you know you need to be fast. I am sure 75% of them will still be blurry (I tried to get good angles that allowed some natural light to shine - I don't like using the flash if I can help it), or just too wacky (like when she comes running at the lens and all I see is her face getting bigger and bigger before I have time to back up....), and some of them will feature our dog, Killian, who was trying to sneak Cheerios - which I was using to lure Lucy back near the tree. Then Lucy decided to start giving her Cheerios to Killian... awwww how sweet. Kind of works against what I am trying to do. By myself. Oh Ron - if only you knew how difficult this is to do alone!

Here's one that is definitely NOT going to be a contender for this year's card, yet it sort of portrays the afternoon really well:

I know I am going to have a couple of "maybe's" and perhaps one of them will work for our card... we need to get that done soon!


Rob, Leticia, Madisyn & Landon said...

I feel your pain... two make it 100x tougher, I'm not even kidding! Good luck with your pictures, I'm sure you'll get some with your incredible photography skills! And if not, at least it's a good lesson in patience :)

Mindy said...

I know! Yesterday I was literally thinking, "what would I do if I had TWO of these things running around?!" and thought of you and Katie (who is using a photo from this past fall - smart) I got a couple decent ones but I think I'm going for another round today... :)

Katie said...

If you don't get one perfect one, you could always do a little collage...sometimes it's easier to capture the "essence" that way.