Monday, August 3, 2009

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My mom has the best macro lens. I have fallen in love with it. I keep stealing it and putting it on my camera when she's not looking:)

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This morning the light was beautiful (as it is most mornings) and everything was still covered in dew, so I went outside to snap some pictures.

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I have been trying to learn how to use my camera better and it is so exciting to get a great picture on purpose. (some times I get a great picture and I don't know how it happened.) It makes me giddy. I realize that I have a lot to learn still, but I love learning.

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I decided to start a new journaling project. I don't know if project 365 was intended to be a journaling project, but that's what I'm using it as. I have been enjoying the way it makes me think about picking up my camera to capture a visual journal entry for the day. One picture a day for a year. (You can take as many pictures as you want, but you can only choose one a day to submit.) I hear that people get behind (which I'm sure I will) and that after a while you feel like you don't have anything to take pictures of (I can't imagine that ever happening). So it should be a challenge.

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is anyone else glad that c jane is back? I almost cried when I saw that she had a new post and then I almost cried again reading it:)

11 comments:

jake said...

You act as if the equipment is what produces such great pictures. Your eye catches things that others don't. You see light, shadow, texture and color in a different way and you make them work together by capturing them in sometimes perfect, other times unlikely but stunning marriages. I love you for that. The brush maybe the fanciest but its only a tool for projecting the artist's mind. But you know all that, I just love your pictures...

brittany said...

aaawe, thanks, Love. that almost made me cry. I must be in a crying mood. I love you. you're the sweetest.

the wrath of khandrea said...

i feel like i'm intruding here on your couples moment.

i was just gonna say how beautiful your shots are. and that i miss your mom. i love her.

megg said...

Ooh, I love those shots! Lens or no, you have an eye for magic!

A-Kap said...

Yeahhhh...what Jake said. Couldna said it better myself. No how, no way. He's a good man and you are one heckuvan incredible photographer/artist/designer. No doubt about it.

calibosmom said...

How long is your mom in town? I may have to borrow her macro too. I really want my own but I think I'll have to wait until Christmas. :( Flowers are my favorite. I think I may steal your photo journal idea too. Maybe we should start a photo sharing Enrichment class.

Jessica S. said...

Wow - that's quite a lovely (and public) expression of admiration by the hubby!

Lucky Candice said...

Britt - Love that first shot! I got some books from the library about my camera and started a camera journal. Took notes from the books and took notes from my camera's manual. It has helped so much!

Love you - Candice

jenica said...

these are so yummy. your husband said the PERFECT thing. how sweet. but inquiring minds do want to know, exactly what lens is it? ;-D

xxoo

pERiWinKle said...

I think the most difficult part is having to only choose one photo for your 365 project.

The first few photos are magical! But you have always seen the fairies? xx

Red Seaglass said...

I know what my next lens will be!