52 in 2014 • Week 7

Saturday, February 22, 2014


I've been having a lot of frustrating moments with this project lately. Part of it is Ev's inability to be still while I'm shooting in low light, which is expected of a two year old, but this lens I'm working with has also had it. I'm in need of a new one badly. I always have a certain picture in mind when I start shooting and I can hardly ever accomplish what I set out to capture, which tells me that I need to move onto some better equipment soon. The image I had in my mind wasn't anything like the one above, but this was the best I could get out of close to 100 shots. Does anyone have any opinions on Nikon lenses and which would be the most versatile one to buy? I've been looking at the 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm, but really can't decide as I don't know enough about each one to compare.

We laid down together so that you could nurse yourself to sleep and as I lay there I noticed the full moon peeking through the blinds. I stopped and asked you if you would like to see the moon and you jumped up excitedly exclaiming 'moom, Mama!' I wanted to capture your look of wonder and fascination, but kept getting blur after blur. After a few minutes of shooting, I decided to just let it go and enjoy the moment with you. So you climbed into my lap and we sat and looked out the window at the trees and stars and moon for a solid ten minutes. Your fascination with nature and love for simple things like the moon excite me. I'm looking forward to future days of teaching you about all the things that interest you. Lately you can count to three and add an 'eight, nine' at the end for good measure, you love when I sing the ABC's to you (you call them OPE's), and you usually say each letter after I say them from A to Z if you don't get too distracted in the middle. You've been picking up on handfuls of words each day and new ideas each week. Papa drew you a picture of a whale eating fish - a few days later, we were in the car and you started shouting 'whale eat fish, whale eat fish, Mama!' You really are so intelligent and I hope that you are never ashamed of your desire to learn. 

'I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take,
all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.'


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