My buddy, Gage, turned one a couple of months ago! (Yes, when the weather was a bit warmer.) We took a couple of nice family photos but then got down to business and brought out the birthday cupcake. Pretty sweet. Figuratively. And literally.
Is it just me or has this week been, like, the longest week ever? Like, ever. Like, totally.
But, hey, it’s finally the weekend! AND (all caps) today I received word from a little bird at the Omaha World-Herald that one of the photos I submitted to the Focus on Nebraska photography contest was selected to be printed in the “winners” book!
Psych. I lied to ya…
…TWO (all caps) of my photos were selected!
The two selected photos are actually the first two I submitted – the photo of wheat (wheeeeat!) and the photo of corn harvest. Woo! Go ag!
Turns out the photos didn’t win voters’ choice, but won editors’ choice. (Which actually means more to me. [And I'm not just saying that because I'm a sore loser or anything.])
Thanks to everyone who voted and left comments and all that good stuff!
I had a family photoshoot scheduled for this afternoon.
This morning, the wife/mom called and said the husband/dad got super sunburnt yesterday at the Huskers game, and asked if we could reschedule.
Of course, that was fine. But I was already geared up for a ‘shoot – so I stalked the cat for a while. Enjoy.
Ok, so last night I posted a couple of photos of living, breathing subjects – tonight, it’s living, breathing human beings.
What’s the difference between humans and human beings? …I hope you’re not waiting for a punch-line, because there isn’t one. I’m legitimately wondering. I’ll Google it later.
I took this first photo last fall during an engagement shoot with one of my best friends, Allie, and her fiance, Tad. I really, really love this photo. Actually, I really just love love. Love photographs pretty well, doesn’t it?
I entered the second photo in the Children category. Now, I have quite a few photos of quite a few cute kids – but, really, what is more “Nebraska” than Little Charlie sitting on the floor of a combine cab, doing a little combining of his own, while his dad cuts the wheat on their family farm? Not much.
(P.S. Notice Charlie’s shirt? Charlie’s dad had just gotten home from serving in Afghanistan about a month prior to the photo. Cool American.)
Alright, so my two-photos-a-day plan didn’t go as, uh, planned. I took the weekend off. A wedding and a Sunday nap are mostly to blame, and I don’t feel too bad about that.
But I’m back on track, guys! And the photos I submitted tonight have living, breathing subjects, which is a nice change-up, yeah?
I was obsessed with this horse photo for awhile. I think it was even the background on my computer. It’s just so peaceful.
And then there’s Sweet Baby Maple down there. I was not, was not a fan of cats until she made her way into my life. She changed me.
I’m still not a crazy cat lady, though, ok?
Sweet Baby Maple