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LTML-18: A Mother’s Surprise

Hey everyone!  This Life Through My Lens Thursday is somewhat bittersweet for me.  It’s the last post that I will be doing with Linus. Why?  (of course you asked) Well, you see…Linus broke 🙁  and in a way where I cannot put him back together. Since we received him for a Christmas gift many years ago, I’m going to have to search really hard and long for a replacement.  I haven’t even broken the news to Zee yet.   She liked the photography I was doing with her toys, but I’m not sure if she was as attached to Linus as I was.  I know I’ll do more photography with her soon–after all, she loves taking pictures with the toys that set up. Also, this could also be a sign for me to remove my toy photography off this space.  Not too long ago, I asked if I should do it, but I think this will be the perfect time to change.  After all, I can’t see me do Life Through My Lens Thursday with another toy.  Well…I could…but it would just feel wrong–oh so wrong.  Even though my toy photography will be off this space, I’ll still be posting pictures (of course) of things.  Maybe turn my LTMLT into a real LTMLT; but I’m sure that will bore you guys to pieces. Without further adu…here is Linus’ last message (at least for now) Linus and friends wishes all the mothers out there a very Happy Mother’s Day, and yes Linus…we’ll be reunited soon. With that being said, if you’re interested in following my photography journey, you can find me on...

Week 17: Like A Photo Booth

For this week of Life Through My Lens Thursday, I don’t have a story to tell, but I had thought of shooting my character as if he was  in a photo booth.  Of course it would be no fun to be in a booth alone, so Sally joins him. 🙂 An odd concept, but I wanted to see where I can go with it.        Two friends.      One is a philosopher, the other is laid back.     Yet, here they are. Friends.      Always connected.     Thoughts about these pictures: I’m not too sure if I like the grain in the pictures, it seems to add an “old” feel to it. If you didn’t know (now you know) I was also playing around with Photoshop and some of the objects (hence the frames) but next time I think I’ll remove the frames. These characters are just way too small for me to get up close and personal with, but I’m not going to stop trying. I think my favorite picture is the second to last one–it looks as if Sally is walking towards Linus.  Anyway enough about me, what do you think?...

Defining ‘Bold’

As you know, my word this year I have chosen the word: BOLD and as the first quarter of the year is at a close, and I’ve come to a lot of conclusions and insights on what this word means to me. A harmless word when taken exactly for what it is, but a word that I did not interpret right. bold bōld/ adjective 1. (of a person, action, or idea) showing an ability to take risks; confident and courageous.   When I originally picked the word BOLD I was already doing something out of the norm for me.     I am not a bold person.   I plan.     I think.     I look at both sides of the coin before making any and all decisions.           I originally thought that BOLD meant going against my instincts and do something new.     It didn’t take me long to find out that bold for me was something that I was doing already.  To be bold (at least for me) is to live and accept all facets of me.   I have to stop being the person who I think I should be and be the person that I am. Click To Tweet   Anything else would be a lie.   This is actually harder than what it sounds.     Confidence is Going Against The Grain.   Last week, I asked if we were sharing too much.  I asked this question out loud because this was a question that I had asked myself.  I have an Instagram account, and every time I open it,...

Week 16: Linus vs The Dinosaur-Dragon

This week on Life Through My Lens Thursday, Linus find him self in a hero role, as Sally is in need of a rescue from a Dinosaur-dragon.  Let’s find out what happens!   Linus has traveled far and wide to find this castle.  Finally, he draws near.  But oh, no! The drawbridge is up and there’s no other way inside!   With his trusty shoes, he draws near and beings to hear the voice of Sally calling to him from above.   “Linus, my hero!” She exclaims.  “Please, be careful of the dragon that’s guarding the gate.  The only way to get in is to defeat it!”  Linus was just about to say, what dragon? until the dinosaur-dragon appeared out of nowhere.   “Rooaarrr” said the dinosaur-dragon, “You cannot come through!  Sally is my prisoner, and you will be too!   Linus smiled to himself, there is no way this dinosaur-dragon is going to defeat me.  I KNOW I can win!   “I accept your challenge dragon!” Linus yelled back. “Dinosaur-dragon to you!”  (Apparently, this dinosaur-dragon liked formality). They circled each other sizing each other up….or out… and then the battle began. Linus pounced first. Dinosaur-dragon stepped back, and swung his tail, trying to trip his enemy. Linus anticipated the move, and stomped on the dinosaur-dragon’s tail. The creature fell to the floor in pain.  How can this be? The dinosaur-dragon thought to himself, He’s only a Linus?!    “You will not harm anyone anymore, Dinosaur-dragon, instead you will go home and think about what you’ve wrong.  Like keeping people prisoners in their own home!” Linus meant business. Why do I always get...

Life Through My Lens Thursday: Week 15

This week, I didn’t get a chance to do much with Linus, so here is a quick snapshot to what I’ve been working on.  Nothing fancy, but I’m working on getting my characters to have more eye contact.   I can’t help it but I love having them out in the “grass.”  Also, I’ve been wondering if I should keep my LTML on my blog or if I should move it to my facebook page.  I don’t know how you guys would feel or think about that, so I created a quick poll.   I think it works either or, but I’m sensing that I’m leaning more into thinking kind of posts, and Linus well….I love him, but I think he either needs his own space from BWN or I need to put him on my FB page instead.  I’m really loving toy photography though.  So, I just want to know your thoughts. Where should life Through My Lens...

Life Through My Lens Thursday – Week 14: Just Watching

This week on Life Through My Lens Thursday, we find Linus laying down in the grass, and watching.  But what is he looking at?  Let’s find out! ***   It was a quiet afternoon and Linus wanted to spend some time outside.  So he did.    Sally saw Linus laying on the ground and asked him, “Hey Linus, what are you doing?”      Linus points to the sky and said, “I’m trying to find out how many clouds looks like elephants.”   “Elephants? Why Elephants?” Sally asked.  “Well, their pretty big on the ground so they have to be pretty big in this sky.” Linus responded.   That made perfect sense to Sally, so she laid down next to him and looked up at the clouds.   Snoopy walked by and noticed Linus and Sally laying down.  Before he could ask what they were doing they both said:   “We’re trying to count how many elephant clouds are in the in the sky.”       Snoopy laid down next to them, for he liked counting, clouds and elephants.  But the best part of all, he was able to do all is favorite things with his friends. For the rest of the day, the laid on the grass looking up at the sky. Just watching the clouds pass by.     Life Through My Lens Thursday Photography Challenge is my take on a Project 52.  I chose one object – Linus – and decided to photograph him using different themes and techniques.  Other times, I’ll make a story out of the photographs that I take.  To see the beginning of my challenge,...
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