P52: Week 38 & 39

“There is beauty in the world
So much beauty in the world
Always beauty in the world
There is beauty in the world.”
~ Macy Gray

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Project 366ish: Week 24, 25 & 26

“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make. Good. Art.” ~Neil Gaiman

162|366 First tooth to finally fall out. day162-1

162|366 day164b-1

163|366  Introducing Blossom Chivers!

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165|366 “Juxtaposition” in the backyard. day165b-1

166|366 Somehow it is cool to sit on the hood of our car. day166-1

167|366  I was taking pictures of the Grade 2’s at school. L wanted me to take a picture of him too. So glad that I did! day167-1

168|366 I want to remember this beautiful smile. Last picture before several years of Orthodontic work. day168-1

169|366 It sounded like squawking ducks outside and then they decided to give a concert. day169-1

170|366 SO proud of this little team. The H2 boys played their hearts out in Spring H3 hockey.  They were small but mighty! day170-1

171|366 Sometimes your family expands in surprising ways. Almost ten years ago, we were incredibly blessed with dear S and 3 new sisters. family-1

172|366 L’s Hanai day172-1

173|366 O dreamed up his own costume for his Fairy Tale Party at school. Can you guess who he is?  day173-1 (Jack and the Beanstalk)

174|366 Last day of preschool. day174-1

175|366   O’s “Porky” and “Goldie” swaddled in “Banket.” day175-1

176|366 Bike Safety at school. day 176

177|366 Circus is so much fun! day177-1

178|366 The boys went to their buddy B’s “Star Wars” birthday patty! day 178

179|366 M, A & K all played Monster High dolls over the fence tonight.day179

180|366 The love-hate relationship between these two. day180-1

181|366  Summer nights means lots of bike rides to the “Round About!” day181-1

182|366 Lots of kisses on the window and our secret “I love you” in sign language.day182-1

P52: Week 37

“I’ve learned that I still have A LOT to learn.” –Maya Angelou

37|52 This picture is a  kind of a repost.  Last week, I shared a version of the image below on a photographer’s page as she was offering to do a one sentence critic. She suggested that I square up, include the base and make the catcher the focus of the frame. When I went back to look at my SOOC shot, I realized that my image had all of that so I posted my original for her to see. She questioned why I made the decision to crop the photo the way I did. After thinking for a bit, I realized that I was trying to follow the rule of thirds and avoid a centre composition. I am still at the point in my photography journey where I am trying to follow the rules to make my images stronger.   But she helped me see that my centred “rule breaker” crop told the story better and I really liked it more. She told me to always listen to my gut. Lesson learned. Thank you, Kate!

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Project 366ish: Week 22 & 23

Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by. — Carl Sandburg

148|366 Camp Readday148-1

149|366   Goalieday149-1

150|366 Angry Birds Maskday150-1

151|366  Backcatcherday151-1

152|366 Beautiful girlday152-1

153|365  Small boy on a bench day153-1

154|366 Dinosaurday154-6

155|366 Vancouver View day155-1

156|366 Lots of legs day156-1

157|366 Doug day157b-1

158|366 Backyard games day157-1

159|366 Baby teeth day159-1

160|366 6:02pm day160-1

161|366 Roar! day161-1

P52: Week 35

You don’t have to go looking for pictures. The material is generous. You go out and the pictures are staring at you.      – Lee Friedlander

35 | 52  It was such a cute shot but hard to get when there were 100s of students at Science World that day.  ( I ended up with more more images with random kids in the frame than not. 😉 week35-1

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