I take a lot of pictures and like Julia, most of mine are phone-based snapshots rather than the beautifully crafted photos on Che & Fidel or the many other gorgeous sites I have been hopping to ever since Julia posted her links last night. Still, they very much capture my daughter's daily life and I love to share them with family and friends who don't get a chance to be as involved in her lift as they would like. We did consciously take at least one picture of Babybird every week for her first year and I suspect if I actually looked through all of last year's pictures that there is barely a week completely unaccounted for. So, if I set aside perfectionist ideas about what sort of pictures I will take, this challenge seems eminently doable and, more importantly rather fun.
I'm also hoping as the year progresses that it will, in fact, give me a chance to practice and improve my photography (I do have a very nice camera that I would like to get to know much better). That would be a lovely bonus. Even if it doesn't, I think the memory-store that the snaps will create will be more than enough reward.
I'm a little bit behind as we are already two weeks in, but as luck would have it, I've already taken quite a few pictures this year and I quickly located a couple that capture Babybird completely as I see her.
A little bit of a cheat, truth be told, as she actually took this herself with my iPhone. However it says everything about what a cheeky little monkey she is and I love this picture, for all its a little blurry.
Painting is her current obsession. Thankfully a combination of birthday and Christmas presents have made it a pretty quick, easy and surprisingly mess-free obsession to indulge. I love the look of concentration on her face - so serious.
I wonder what this week will hold.