* Just goes to show that an expensive camera does take better pictures, regardless of who’s taking them. Against my better judgment (maybe add “gullible” as a fourth thing about me), I allowed Sonya to take these pictures within arm’s reach. She took about twenty shots, and while most of them were blurry, they’re all maybe some of the best close-up portraits ever taken of me!
Unfortunately, now that she’s seen the amazing quality of the pictures she can take with the SLR, Sonya has demanded that she be allowed to use it. She’s said things like, “I being real careful.” and “Let’s trade!” and “First, Sonya get a turn, THEN Mommy get a turn.” These comments bridge the transition from special one-time use to full-time ownership.
Meanwhile, this has been a fun exercise— distilling out our essential characteristics. When Drex gets home on Sunday, maybe I’ll have him sit on the sofa and see what three things get captured by the portrait lens. What three defining qualities would you pick for yourself?