What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Friday, December 11, 2009

Foto Friday: Eyes

Last week's challenge was EYES. I kept having to fight the feeling that we have already DONE eyes before and only just now did I realize why: no matter who the subject is or what the picture is trying to say: if there is a person in it I 99.999999% of the time try to highlight the eyes by making ABSOLUTELY sure they are in focus and have good light in them. When you put that much emphasis on eyes, no wonder you feel like an eye challenge might be redundant!

I had lots of fun with this one. I love eye pictures.

* I had to put snowflake after snowflake on his eyelashes-because they would MELT before I even got the camera up to my eye! He was such a good sport though!

* Her eyes don't know WHAT color they want to be. Sometimes they look light brown, sometimes gray, but in this picture, TO ME they look blue. With gold...which happens to be what MY eyes are. Yup-that is what they are. For sure. ;-)

* One thing I hate about my eyes is that they bulge out like some sort of frog or something. Matt teases me (and gets me laughing so hard I cry) about getting him all wet when I blink. HA! (OK....way more funny in person.)

I guess my son inherited that from me:

*I don't know why I look so forlorn in this one. I think it might have something to do with looking directly at a white door brightly lit by a morning sun. (I wanted to get sunglare in the photo which meant the sun would have to be behind me so I needed SOMETHING to brighten up the front of me too.) ouch.

*Speaking of forlorn: this is the look (and tear) I got when I told Corynn she ought to share the new etch-a-sketch keychain she bought (with her own money!) with her brother. WHY?!? OH WHY?!?!?

*I include this one, not because it is anything special but because this is the first time I have EVER (in all her six years) captured Little Miss Corynn's eye color. In fact, this is the first time I have ever SEEN her eye color before.

Look! It has outer rings!

In real life and in photographs, all I ever see is BLACK. Like this:

And there you have it. Did I post enough pictures for you? Hello? HELLO?!? ANYBODY still THERE?!


In order to participate in these Foto Friday challenges, you must take a photo (or several) pertaining to the challenge WITHIN the challenge week and post it/them to your blog. When you do, please link back to this blog {you may use the button if you like} so that perhaps we can get lots of participants! (Because, you know, the more the merrier!) Then simply link to your Foto Friday post with Mr. McLinky here so that we all can visit you and compare notes...

We are all at different "levels" of skill and all levels are welcome- whatever level you are at, CHALLENGE yourself to become better...concentrate on making a unique shot and strive to get that shot as extraordinary as you can. Your goal is to reproduce the photo in your mind. Every time we challenge ourselves---we get better. SO...let's get crackin'! (And remember: this is supposed to be FUN!)

DUE TO THE HOLIDAYS: We are going to take a temporary hiatus from Foto Friday Challenges until the first week of the NEW YEAR (golly!! not ready!!). Mainly because: LOTS of presents still need to be made. (blush)

I want you to snap snap SNAP away during the holidays and when we come back on January 8th, I will put a McLinky up for us to share the creme de la creme, the BEST of the BEST, our most artistic, exceptional Christmas shots, be they of children, CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, present reactions, decorations, and other holiday whatnots. So-try and challenge yourself this holiday season to capture the essence of Christmas and New Years in photograph form and then meet me back here in the new year~ because I WANT TO SEE THEM! :-)

Hopefully, the new year will bring with it lots of Foto Friday enthusiasm.
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