Thursday, August 24, 2006

Splish, Splash

I have not been blogging and I realized today why. I have not taken any pictures in over a week and it is the pictures that tend to get me sitting down at the computer to write in my blog. So, this afternoon, the girls and I were in the pool and I noticed how cool the lighting was and the colors of the water. Out came the camera. I talked with the girls a bit about how if you wanted to paint the water you would have to pay attention to the actual colors of the water. In the shot above, I was trying to capture the amazing electric blue that was there when the water splashed up. It does not quite get it. When does a camera ever capture what your eye can see?

This one of A is cool to me because of the way her face is reflected so many times in the water, all Picasso/Dali-like. A says she is acting like a mermaid coming up out of the water. Below I caught her actually doing just that:

I love the way the water ripples off of her hair and forehead. She has been freaking me and her Daddy out with the whole eyes-open-emerging-from-the-water thing! She says she looks like the mermaids in Peter Pan.

E had to get in on the action, too, so here is one of her:

She was wearing the shower cap so as not to get her hair wet. I had put it in a braid last night after bath and she wanted it to remain wavy. She is also wearing a pair of earrings her Daddy got her. The girls have been excited to get new earrings and wear them.

I have a lot to report, but I am waiting for the right time to reveal it. Here is a hint:

Answer to comment:

No, Papa, it is not about me playing golf (wishful thinking!). YOU should know what it is, I'm just messing with everyone else!


Papa said...

The pictures are great.

Does the hint mean your taking up golf! (wink, wink)

Ren said...

I LOVE the water pics!! Really fabulous.