Sunday, August 10, 2008
Favorite Photo Monday
I was excited when I found out that AOJ wanted to see our favorite photo and hear the story behind it. I would love to say that I spent some time sorting through photos in search of my favorite, but I went with the first photo that jumped into my head. I figured if it was the first one to come into my head it must be my absolute favorite.
So while you might think you are going to be treated a fancy flower or a colorful bird, instead I want to show you my daughter.
When I see this photo I always wonder what my lovely daughter is thinking. It was taken in an elevator of the Sears Tower in March, 2006, while I was still going through chemo, on the last evening before Britney returned to Pennsylvania (where she was living at the time). Shortly before her 20th birthday, she looks so young and innocent, yet weighed down, I can get lost in the photo just thinking about all that was going on our lives then.
I think, that if I had put more thought into taking the photo I might have messed it up. It was one of those moments when you just kinda aim and snap without much thought. Too worried about her catching me snapping to take the time to frame things up. I love her gentle reflection, but if I had taken the time, and noticed that reflection at the time I would tried to get her whole face reflected and possibly lost some of what I love about the photo.
Technical stuff - The photo was taken in March, 2006 when Britney came for a visit (before I had a digital SLR) with a Sony DSC-V1. I set the camera on ‘nightshot’ although there was plenty of light. There’s no tweaking done to the photo itself, SOC (straight out of camera).
So as not to disappoint, here’s my favorite bird shot, actually one of my first decent bird shots after I got my first digital SLR last fall.