Week 38: Orange | 2017 Project 52

Inspiration came slow this week. Again, I seem to use all my marbles at my day job. But on Friday night when we were picking up Chinese food to take over to a friend’s house… I grabbed my camera.

“Why are you taking your camera?”

“I think I’ll get lucky finding orange. The boys have all those construction toys. And they seem to wear a lot of orange.”

Lucky indeed.

Settings: f/4.0, 1/160 sec, 35mm, ISO 1250
Camera and Lens: Canon EOS 5D Mark III withCanon EF35mm f/1.4L USM

I have so many photos of Calvin and Felix to share from this night. I just watched them play, got close, stepped back, candids, looking at the camera… a little bit of everything. They were good moods and completely willing to let me take photos while they did they their thing. Bulldozers and forklifts and dump trucks and skid-steers and whatever else they have… they can name the entire construction toy playground. But this one was my favorite for this week’s theme.

I like how the orange is the prominent color with Calvin being closer to me, helping to frame Felix a bit more on the other side of the sandbox. Their matching shirts were perfect! Both boys were minding their own business, in their own world of scooping sand and making car noises — and the funny faces that come with it. And all of this cam before they decided to argue over the yellow loader… complete with fake tears and chasing and taunting… you can’t help but laugh at them.

Week 39: Photographer’s Choice
due 09.27.17

Can you believe we are coming to the end of another quarter? Three quarters of the year is GONE. And we’re at another “photographer’s choice” prompt!

I’m so happy that you all are still playing along every week — Wednesday is my favorite day for a reason. ;) So next Wednesday, share your  favorite photo with our Flickr group, your choice. I challenge to choose only ONE image to share — your absolute favorite that sums up what your week in photography has been like! Being selective with the photos you share is part of this project, and it helps find our style and define who we are as photographers. If you need a little guidance, I’ve included some articles below that might help you select the perfect photo.

7 Tips for Choosing Your Best Photos Fast
How to Choose Your Best Photo in a Series — Every Time
How to Narrow Your Vision and Find a Voice

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