2.18.2011

party of three: 7/52

OK, here we go! Week number 7, picture of the week! :-)
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You'll never hear me tooting my own horn, but I have to say...I really like that one! ♥

We're having amazing temperatures for February (60 today, I think), so I piled up the kids after school and we headed for the lake.
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First we had a snack...
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...and then we went for a run.
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Here we headed down to the boat dock. (Kathy, you're not going to call me out and say it's not a boat dock, are you)? It's kind of a boat dock. ;-)
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I knew about the rule of thirds before I was ever interested in photography. I don't know what it is, but my subject always winds up right smack in the center of the frame. I even toggle my focus points on the back of my camera. Oh well! I could have cropped it, but this is part of my new mantra: stop obsessing over ever little detail, and let it go! :-)
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I don't think every picture is a candidate for a black and white conversion, especially if there is a lot going on in the picture, but I wanted to try a low contrast, hazy black and white conversion with this shot.
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OK, last climbing picture, I promise. Just capturing a bit of TT's personality.
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It was wonderful to get out in the sunshine today! Are you ready for Spring?! :-)
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Have a wonderful weekend, and thank you SO MUCH for your sweet, sweet comments on my latest pics of TT (and the attempt at a new perspective). I wish you could know how much your encouragement motivates me! ♥

Happy Weekend!

49 comments:

♡ Ambrosia said...

These are so sweet. I just love how much your older boys seem to adore their baby sister. Its really heart warming ♥

Sheri said...

Oh wow! I so love your first shot Karli! I was thinking of you today when I went out shooting the kids (HA!) as they goofed out back. Unfortunately one of them poses every darn time he sees me!

Kristal said...

Love all those shots! I "happened" upon my shot this week {it won't post till Sunday though}.

Jaime said...

Love them all!...and the narrative behind each picture. It seems alot of people enjoyed some nice weather today.

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Love love love the photos! And love seeing the siblings connections! ;)

Susan said...

That last one is my favorite! Love it. Yes, getting out of the center of your frame can be tough. I spend a lot of time toggling my focus point. You could lock your focus and reposition it to the rule of thirds. I used to do that but then I noticed I didn't always get the focus where I wanted.

Sara said...

It's so nice to get outside again! You can just hear their thoughts on the first picture, finally getting to run outdoors! Great job and thanks for the motivation to your readers to better our skills.

love and life ♥ said...

Awww, these are such sweet shots. Love all of them! Have a great weekend! x

jess@notyouraveragemommy.com said...

The weather HAS been such a treat, so thankful for that sunshine. I have to say I like the last one of them all holding hands the best...put that one in a frame girl!!!

Diana said...

These are amazing, as always! I cannot wait to see more of your 'Party of Three' once it's consistently nicer outside.

Jill - FNA Photography said...

OK love these! Really beautifully captured!

TT is so cute and the three of them holding hands - PRECIOUS! Those are my favorite shots of our children too :-)

XOXO Have a blessed weekend!

Mom of M&Ms said...

I would comment but you may let it go to your head.. so shhhhhhh

Amy said...

This one is probably my favorite too! Love those leggings.

hipchicagomom said...

Your photography is soooo amazing and inspiring!! These captures are GREAT; the last one is my favorite! GREAT JOB!!

Brooke said...

I am thinking I am too old to pull off that frilly skirt/striped legging get-up... but darn it... why???? Her outfits are so cute :D I am really liking that first one too... but I think the last one is my fav this week.

Patty Ann said...

The pictures are great. Wish our weather was on the warmer side today. The outside is calling my name, but it is still too cold to answer the call.

Karen said...

Great moments captured! I believe it could have been called a party of four???? You are having fun getting away from all the rules. :) Have a wonderful weekend.

JM PhotoArt said...

I love your shots!!! The black and white one is my absolute favorite! :)

Sarah Halstead said...

I love every single one. Especially the first and last ones. It makes me want to have my two boys close and then have one in 5 years or so.

Mandy said...

Toot your horn all you want!! Those are all so great. You've got some adorable kids! :)

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful photos!!!

Audrey @ TheDailyWyatt.blogspot.com said...

great photos! I love the first one too! and the last one... so precious! bw are stunning too.. (okay fine your going to make me say it again aren't you... I LOVE YOUR PHOTOS! there I said it. are you happy now?) :D

Lexi said...

great shots!!! your kiddos are so adorable. yesterday it was almost 70 degrees outside. it was wonderful!

Liz said...

wow looks like you guys had a fun day together. Love the shots of all of them the last one is great. So Natural. TT. is so cute miss little monkey. The girl I babysit for was like that at her age, climbing everything thinking she was invinsable. great shot of the boys. Aagin all your children are so cute. Have an awesome weekend.

I will hopefully beable to take more people shots I have two familys who maybe willing to have a shoot I can`t wait.

Adeena said...

So adorable!! :D

I love the first one and the last one. And the B&W of the TT climbing. :D

Ashley Sisk said...

I love this set - what a beautiful day for pictures. I've been playing out in it most of the day. Too pretty to be sitting at my computer!

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

We've had some unusually warm weather this past week, it was fabulous and I rejoiced in it. Can't wait for Spring. Your daughter's outfit made me think of Easter eggs, all the fun springtime colors.

Adorable shot of them holding hands and running.

Natalie said...

These are very sweet pictures, Karli. BTW - you can call it a boat dock if you want. I won't tell. ;-) Love the striped leggings!

Stacey said...

Love that first one and the ones of TT climbing on the "boat dock". Love that you aren't obsessing over the little details. Real life. And you captured it beautifully.

Hope you have a wonderful Sunday, friend!

Michelle said...

toot away, Lady!!! These are adorable!! I love seeing the interaction and the action with everyone! And the one where they're looking at the boat dock thing -- perfect!! :)

Lynda said...

Great shots!!!

You don't always have to adhere to the rule of thirds. :)

Carrie said...

Totally ready for spring. Great pics like always. I think I have a tendency to overdo the B&W conversion. Thanks for the tip on when it should and when it shouldn't be done. I like your's though.

Katie said...

I am a novice photographer and like your site for inspiration. I can really see a shift in the quality of your photos--amazing!

Kathy O. said...

Great shots, Karli!

Is it just me, or does Livia look like she's grown numerous inches since the last standing shots of her?

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Love these- you can really tell with each shot that they are on a mission to the next great adventure. captured so well!!

Jane said...

Love your photos wow. And yes I'm so ready for spring. Today the sun was shining in Holland but is was very cold.

Natalie said...

Oh warm weather=<3 <3 <3!! We've had some pretty awesome weather here as well! (Well, not today, it's all rainy and super oober windy!) I love the climbing shots of TT and them looking out from the "dock" ;) I hope you figured out how to follow my blog for your "daily dose" ;) andddd hope you have a wonderful week!

2peasandablueberry said...

Just found your site and I looooove it!! I, like you, am a mom who loves photography (my daughter is 2) but I have no plans to go pro. Many of my shots are similar to yours. I love finding new perspective and photographing different parts of my daughter. It's a way to hold on to her "babyhood". Thanks for posting, and please keep it up!!

Eileen

Janell said...

Love them all especially the B&W!

Ashley Eiban said...

Love these pictures this week! My favorite is the last one! I love how sweet your boys seem to be towards her! :) Great job!

Lindsey said...

Great work! How precious big brother with little sister! Priceless =)

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elizabeth said...

isn't it funny how much a photo can say even without a face in it???
Loving these photos!!

Mom of M&Ms said...

Just thought I would tell you that it was 60 when I woke up today.. and climbing.... Wanna visit and get out of the cold????

deb duty said...

These are all so great! The first and last ones are my favorites.

Buckeroomama said...

Whenever I come here, I spend a huge chunk of my time going through your older posts and getting inspired all over again. :)

I love how you love photography and I love how you dare experiment and I love how you share what you've learned. Thanks for that, Karli. =)

Buckeroomama said...

Oh, you'd mentioned in one of your posts about wanting to see more works of other photographers. You should so check out Becky from Life with Kaisho.

Anna said...

Great shots as always, Karli! And love the macro shots as well, it's always SO entertaining (and eye-opening) to read your blog, you have a real gift! :)

SugarberrySensations said...

I. Love. Love. Love.

'Nuff. Said.



(p.s. - love the weather we had for a couple of days!) ♥Lori

Kel said...

Oh, I love the editing on the first few...running the grass....how did you do that? looks very soft. Is that the haze? a white color overlay sort of thing? details...details.. :) GREAT photos