Catching Up on #NaPhoPoMo

I did shoot every day for the past few days, but I failed to actually sit down at the computer, edit the photos and post them here on the blog. One fun thing that happened is that I decided to rent a new lens for this week. I have been considering buying at 24-70mm 2.8 lens for quite awhile but it’s definitely not within our budget right now (our entire budget is focused on the adoption), so I thought I’d try renting one. Also I read a review that said the Sigma version of the lens was just as good as the pricier Nikon version, so I decided to rent the Sigma first. Below are the results, except for Day 11 which was taken with my iPhone5.

Day 8: A pink rose from my neighbor’s bush.


Day 9: My husband talking to his buddy about home brewing.


Day 10: Sleepy Pepper needs a haircut.


Day 11: At the playground before school. Check out the hot air balloon in the background.


Day 12: Early morning stretches from my sleepy boy.


Day 13: Putting steaks on the grill for dinner in 35 degree weather.


Day 7: Twins

So it’s Day 7 and I’m still going on posting a photo a day for #NaPhoPoMo in November. A whole week, and I’ve been carrying my camera around, looking at the world differently, and generally trying to stretch and grow.

A couple interesting unexpected things have happened in the past week. For one thing, I’m spending way more time outdoors. I mean, I spend a lot of time running outdoors these days, but now I’m walking outdoors and encouraging my kids to stay outdoors after school, etc. Because…the light! It’s better out there. Also I am talking to my neighbors a little more, which is always a good thing. Talking about photography some.

As usual, I had a hard time choosing just one photo to post. This one of my neighbor’s twins won out, despite some barely detectible motion blur. These kids are just so darn beautiful.