Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Time for an LO and...

...a reflection on focussing!

Text below is copied and pasted from my Petaloo-post.

While it's always important to keep focus on the important things, there just happens to be times when that has to be figuratively speaking instead of literally. Like in this photo of me and two of my very best friends, Anna and Emmy.

It's completely out of focus. Unless you are REALLY interested in the green stuff growing just in front of the lens...
...then again - I don't care. I love the feeling this photo gives me. See, in my opinion a photo doesn't have to be perfect to be perfect, if that makes sense. While learning the basics of photography, sometimes the best photo is taken by your three year old kid and shows nothing but a glittering pair of eyes and a blurry head of hair, or maybe it's the shot you accidentally took between two posed ones, where your dad is laughing at your attempt to direct him, and while his entire right arm is left out of the image, and the background drapery is hanging in all the wrong ways, it's that laugh you'll cherish forever and not the posed photos? Perhaps it's just a photo of feet, because you moved the camera before the photo had been taken - but you'll always remember that party (and those shoes) with a huge smile... It could be any of these shots, and not always the technically speaking good photos that make your heart warm.

This is one of those photos:

See the entire post, and the list of what products I've used, in the Petaloo blog! Hint: there might be more than you think... For example: I re-used some packaging. Can you spot it?! ;)

Thanks for popping by - and happy Tuesday!

11 sweethearts left feedback:

Tone K. said...

wow...this is just stunning...so gorgeous !! I love it ! :o)
Wish you a great Easter !

Kim Sonksen said...

STUN.NING
*drool*

lynne1 said...

Wow I love this LO. So beautiful!

ScrappingStephanie said...

OMG! I can't tell you how much I just enjoyed reading your post. I could not agree with you more. I have recently started scrapping photos of my two year old...or lets just say my not so quite cooperative two year old..when it comes to the camera. I have been all stressed because they are not so perfect..but then I recently had to let go of that because it was taking the fun out of it. Anyway your LO is extrodinary. One of the most beautiful I have ever seen!!:)

jacque4u2c said...

SO GORGEOUS!

Anthea said...

gorgeous!!!

Leonie said...

Just gawjuss hun!!! OMG all those yummy flowers are to die for!!
Some of my favourite photos are my not so perfect ones. They are my artistic ones and I love them!!
Hugs Leonie

pysselpetra said...

Fantastiskt - det är som en bukett hela layouten - wow
*lyfter upp hakan från golvet så att inte damm-tigrarna ska springa in i munnen*

WillieburgScrapper said...

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!! The photo is perfect- lots of white space to match the gorgeous layout. I love the tiny butterflies here and there.

Mio said...

Jag blir alldeles glad i hela kroppen av den här LO'n!

Leah the Orange said...

you are a GENIUS with the negative space and loads of flowers. this is gorje, girlie. xo