It’s always interesting for me to post my pictures on Facebook and see which ones get the most comments. I’m definitely no authority on photography, or any art for that matter. I often look at films, paintings and photos with an “I like what I like” mentality. I’d probably be an absolute failure as a food critic. I can see it now: “Umm…I’m honored to be trying this $90 piece of sushi but I’d really like a rainbow sprinkled cookie instead.” And I can’t believe I ever even considered being a film critic: “Sure, THE HURT LOCKER looks grand and all but I’d so much rather watch HOT TUB TIME MACHINE.”
Anyway, I got off track as always. I tend to do that a lot. I think this blog is probably great for my soul. What I was trying to talk about is that my favorite pictures of Scarlet aren’t always the same as other people’s favorite pictures of Scarlet. And often people love photos that I don’t think are good AT ALL. For one, I know her every move in person so I know which pictures capture her “her-ness.” For another, like I said above, I like what I like. Not sure why.
I present to you yet another list! This Top Ten list thing is getting old already, huh? Well, how about fifteen? Maybe I’ll make it more of a once in awhile thing soon. But not yet! I present to you:
“My Top Fifteen Favorite Photos of Scarlet That I Took”: (since ten isn’t enough)
It was really hard to start this list and I’ve got several pretty much tied for 1st place. I just always come back to this one…it was either the first or in the first set of pictures I took with a flash modifier. It’s just so her. That creamy skin. Those deep eyes. The seasonally-inappropriate wardrobe. I’m not big on the background but the subject is just dreamy.
I just love this! First of all, it’s natural light which is pretty key for me. Second, her mouth is wide open letting flies in which is very typical photo-Scarlet. Third, PIGTAILS! It was the first time I realized her hair was long enough for Japanese anime style pigtails.
I took this one morning during a learning to use my flash modifier photo shoot. They can be found in my December Scarlet smugmug album. The light and skin tone are strange because I hadn’t figured out how to secure my lightscoop onto my camera so it bounced up when I took the photo. There was some sun streaking in behind me as well. The effect is a little eerie and I’ve always loved this picture best.
I don’t even know how this picture happened. They have the same stance and facial expression and it’s just so cosmic, I don’t even want to over think it. It never was one of my favorites until lots of people reacted to it on Facebook.
EEEEEEEEEEE! I just love this one. Scarlet is only a few days old here. She was never one for sleeping on my chest because of the whole nursing thing. She could never just settle down and lean into me since I guess it would be like lying on a candy buffet that’s open 24/7 and trying to relax. So I don’t fault her for that. She actually does it more now. Back in the day, she slept on Daddy’s chest every day. I love his joy in this picture.
Ahhh!! She’s so small. This is also when she’s days old. This looks like such a gift from God photo. Or maybe a gift from the stork. It’s like we opened our front door on a beautiful summer day and that’s what we found on our doorstep.
Wow. That was really hard. I have about another 20 I considered using.