Attack of the giant worm.
No …. not really. This photo was taken by my oldest for a 4-H project. Though 4-H will cease to exist after this year’s fair — due to budget cuts, we still have this year’s judging to look forward to. Photography is her favorite project.
She’s been having a ton of fun coming up with unique photos. Some ideas work … some fall short. Sometimes the little failures lead to even better ideas. Best of all, she’s taken the lead. She’s reading her project book, answering the questions and coming up with photos all on her own. She borrows my camera, disappears for a few minutes or hours, and then returns with shots for me to peruse. She’s having a ball.
Which is why it’s such a dang shame that 4-H is over.
Kids thrive. They learn independence and responsibility. They make friends animal and otherwise. But I’m sorry … this post isn’t intended to be a lament. It’s about my budding shutterbug … I thought I’d show off some of her work.
Creative trick shots!
Lessons in flash and shadows.
And because the beauty is in the details, she got lucky while paying attention.
Stay tuned for more projects in progress. They’ve also been polishing show halters and leading heifers and arguing with me about painting the show box hot pink.
I told them this isn’t an episode of Hannah Montana.
And speaking of that character … stay tuned for birthday party photos coming soon!