This weekend the kids wanted to build Gingerbread Houses, so we stocked up on Goldfish and lots of icing and candy. Unfortunately Martha and I ate most of the candy, so we stocked up again the next day and got to work. The building went into the night and even the next morning, but the results were fantastic. Henry’s house has a detached garage, swimming pool with spa, and even a Seattle Space Needle replica. Here are some pictures:
See the rest of the photos from the Gingerbread House build here: http://carsonmatthews.smugmug.com/Holidays/Christmas/27224612_C5mSvj
This was my favorite picture of the week. I went off subject this week and feel a little guilty, but this is for Ben who turned 5 years old on Wednesday. Happy Birthday big man!
Check out what the rest of the Group is doing on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/groups/52_the__2012_edition/
Last week I went out and bought an HD video camera hoping to find a great tool for shooting videos of my listings. I bought one, didn’t like it…bought another and still was really unimpressed with the quality and lens range. I did capture some of Ben’s basketball skills. Check him out.
This week the subject of the Shutterboo Weekly Photo Challenge is “Blue“. Back during week 18 I was lucky enough to use Ben and all of his curly red hair for the subject “Red”. This week it was Henry’s turn. When he was a baby the ladies at daycare called him ” the boy that never blinks” because he has huge blue eyes and like they said, he rarely blinks. We sat on the back porch this evening as the sun was setting and I got some shots of him with my 50mm 1.8. I cropped out most of his face to emphasize his eyes.
Up until this point I have been shooting primarily in P (Program) or A (Aperture) modes… Today I graduated to M (Manual) mode and it all clicked. All of a sudden it just made sense. This week I also started shooting mainly RAW shots and using Adobe Lightroom 3 for post processing. Lots to learn and so much fun. Hope you like it.