October 8, 2012
Capturing Memories: Day 8
I am only technically on my first day of intentionally capturing memories (I have captured memories almost every day of the month so far but I can thank vacation for that - not a shift in my thinking) and I am already finding myself pulling out my camera at times I would never have thought to even have it with me.
We had beautiful weather today - highs in the mid 60s and a nice breeze! I was exhausted but decided to take Kate to the park in hopes of her burning off some energy and taking an afternoon nap (she fell asleep on the couch at 9am this morning - sweet thing is exhausted but I knew I needed a break this afternoon too).
I packed my camera with the intentions of taking pictures of Kate playing at the park. However, when we pulled up to the park, Kate beamed with excitement and I just had to capture her sweet innocence and excitement at that exact moment.
I honestly have no clue how my camera settings were just right for this picture. I keep my camera set in manual and the last pictures I took were in full sun at Magic Kingdom (meaning my ISO was super low and my shutter speed and aperture were set pretty high). But, I saw how excited Kate was, picked up my camera, captured this genuine smile, and hardly hard to edit it at all. It's as if the Lord was blessing my desires to be better about capturing memories! I just adore this sweet smile and that sweet girl!
I wish I could say our visit to the park was as perfect as the first picture I took but, in all honesty it was not! Kate is struggling with listening and following direction which meant we left the park after about 20 minutes due to disobedience but we did have fun for a few minutes! And you better believe I caught those good moments on camera!
I guess I also need to be better about capturing those not so perfect memories!