Trucks, Cars, and Dinosaurs

Roman got an early Christmas present today from Sandi, his daycare provider and my best friend. He loves it! It’s a little remote control Ford truck, super cute! Fortunately and unfortunately it rained again today. I love the rain, and we desperately need it, but it’s not the easiest to play in when its winter. So we stayed inside and played with all of the trucks and cars, oh and two dinosaurs.

The colors are sooo saturated here when it rains, probably because it’s so dry being in the middle of the Mojave desert. I wish I was a better photographer or a little more creative. I wasnt sure what to take pictures of, so as I was walking around in the rain for some inspiration I found this old bench. I think I’ll take it home and fix it…maybe.

This picture was just for fun. Hey, I’m trying to find my artistic side. :). On a somewhat serious note, you may have noticed that I’m taking pictures of a lot of nothing. Not much has been going on, or I guess not much new, or maybe I’ve just hit a block. The other big reason for this is that its firkin hard to take pictures of toddlers that don’t sit still and HATE having their picture taken. A big objective of this was for me to get better at capturing my sons moments. Well….its poving to be hard! Its cold right now, so the pictures I do take are inside, and I have very YELLOW lighting, and I’m not sure what to do about it in processing….see I told you I dont think I’m a professional ;). So….wish me luck, wish me cleverness, and wish me an imagination.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mana
    Dec 22, 2010 @ 21:33:00

    Your pictures are great! 🙂 What kind of camera are you using?


  2. Mom
    Dec 22, 2010 @ 22:12:47

    I LOVE that bench. I would just sand it a little. I see the barely tolerant look on Romans face. He is just so beautiful. Pictures of water are always an interesting and challenging subject. Give it a try if you feel like it honey.
    Love You


  3. Miss Morgans 365 Days of Photos
    Dec 22, 2010 @ 22:17:49

    Oh, and Im trying to figure it out with the WB, but Im going to have to learn how to do it manually since I have both types of light in my house and the Tungsten or White Flourescent isnt cutting it. I definitely dont want to rely on processing. I think I figured out my next lesson for myself!


  4. David Williams
    Dec 23, 2010 @ 21:03:01

    Hmmmm…now how can you take a picture of nothing? The simplest of things can turn out to be an amazing photograph, don’t sell yourself short here! 😛

    I really like the composition in the second and third photos. I can’t really decide which one I like better (and why should I decide eh?) so I will go with both! Love the subject of the bench, the chipped/aging paint. Also really like how the leave looks like a heart. Did you add the vignette or is that how the background is naturally?


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