Since launching CaptureYour365 last year I’ve struggled with how much of ME to include here.
As the number of readers and course offerings increase, my to do list has grown longer and longer. Sadly the easy thing to fall away has been my own photography. Funny how the very reason I started something has taken a back seat. Anybody thinking the mechanic’s car or painter’s house?
I need to put some ME back into CY365.
I walk that strange line of wanting to attract more readers through content rich, helpful posts while also wanting to share my day to day life with you. The answer is not to create another, personal blog. That would just lead to another item on the growing to do list!
So I’m working at striking a balance. Content and me. Building a relationship with new people and retaining my old friends at the same time. Make new friends, but keep the old, right?
So here goes. My last week in photos.
Last week was dominated by black and white photographs. I have such a love for black and white photos, I always have.
I love the timelessness. I love the reliance on shape, form, and composition when color is removed. I love that the story takes center stage when color is removed.
I like the simplicity. Ah. Simplicity. It is what defines me.
Sidewalk chalk art at Chalk It Up. I love watching the artists transform grey sidewalk into a beautiful canvas. My family tolerates my fifteen minute stops at each piece. Next year I’m going by myself.
Cooperation. I was putting the last minute, finishing touches on my Everyday Portraits workshop for TrueScrap when I realized I was missing a key photo for something I wanted to explain. So. I paid him for cooperation.
He drives a hard bargain. $1.00 got me a little cooperation. I asked him to show me where he’d like to take a photo and THIS is what HE chose, right down to the pose. He then directed his dad into the same spot! Love that boy.
And there you have it. His first day of school photo. Oh, you wanted to see his entire head? THAT might be asking too much.
I’ll admit it.
Sending him to first grade was harder than kindergarten. It feels so final. So all day. Every day. Just let him go to the playground in the morning, not watch him go into his classroom, he doesn’t need me as much anymore, overwhelming is what it was.
So, yeah, I don’t know what I was thinking when I snapped that. Probably some blubbery “I’ll Love You Forever”, kind of comment. Sigh.
Can you believe I only too 20 first day of school photos (including the head amputation?)
So there are more photos from the week, but I thought I’d ease you in a bit.