Maddie understood Little Girl. I set it to auto shoot so that she could have the enjoyment of actually taking photos while I did my thing. Might as well reward my girl for helping her Grammy, right?
On top of it all, it was hot as a fourth of July firecracker on that porch, and I was sweating bullets. I wasn't sure I was getting anything out of this. Hopefully Maddie was and I could use HER photos.
We spent two sessions and about two hours taking photos. Here are some of mine:
And here are some of Mad and Dunc's shots:
Then we had hugs and more hugs all around, and Steve and I headed home. I was glad Maddie and Duncan had enjoyed the camera, and thought about their joy and excitement at discovering photography with a "real" camera. I was also tired and frustrated with myself, wondering if I would EVER learn the art of photography, and hoping I could salvage something from all the photos I shot. Professionals make it look so easy. As I sat and pondered as Steve drove, I suddenly focused on the sky. And saw this:
Of course, you aren't seeing the sunset shots with the bug smears on the windshield in them. The creator also made me smart enough to be able to delete.