So, Squeebie sent me a message via FB asking me to test out my new lens with a few specific shots. I wasn't able to complete the whole list, yet, but among the images she wanted to see were:
Bear rolling a cigarette; a favorite childhood toy; a picture of me without a camera (which I couldn't do, so I had a "prop camera" instead, but I think generally she wanted a photo of me in front of a lens, rather than behind it); and a picture of Josie.
There are others, and they will come later. For now, these are the shots I will address.
First, here's my BooBear rolling his own cigarette. The process is multi-stepped, and he's a pro so he's super fast. I thought it best to take step-by-step images.
Second, here's my favorite childhood toy. Well, these are two things that have carried through my childhood; a blanket my mother knit while pregnant with me, and a dog stuffed with nut shells I picked up at a family member's yardsale in Tennessee. The yardsale had my little brother and I giddy at all the toys going away, and we were told we could choose ONE toy to keep. When I got him, he had a pom-pom nose and two eyebrows. He has since lost the nose and a brow, and is stitched up all over (that's how I know he's stuffed with nutshells!). I cleverly named my two most precious belongings "Blankie" and "Doggie", because I had a lot of imagination. Ha. They travelled the states with me and my military family, went to college with me, and moved with me to Bear's house. For YEARS I couldn't sleep without having them both with me, Blankie under my head and Doggie under my arm. Like, truly years. Until I was way too old for things like that... it was my hangover from childhood comforts, I guess.
Third, a few pictures of me. These will be on the new website. Pay no attention to the belly... I am the worst at sticking to diet and exercise! Oh, well.
Lastly, some adorable shots of Josie. She was game when Bear was with her. Then I tried to shoot her alone... She sits on command, and then looks around anxiously for Bear to get her a treat. Which is why she didn't look at me at all! Bear asked if she let me get any good shots or if she was a butthead. Well, she's an adorable butthead. And I can't expect too much from her with her separation anxiety, her boy was a whole flight of stairs ahead of her! He could have forgotten about her! OH THE HORROR!!!
Do you have any requests for photos to see here? I kinda enjoy this "assignment" thing, as it gives me a challenge between sessions! Keeps me sharp!