Wednesday, July 15, 2009

And then, photography.

I've been looking up information on cyanogenic glycosides found in Rosaceae species and almost wrote a blog post on it, but I'm afraid people will come after me with pitchforks and torches if I seriously start in on the organic chem, so... another topic from left field!

A couple days ago, we were looking around for ways to keep the Goober entertained. It's so hot here we can't take her outside for very long unless we're spraying water on her. So, anyway, I grabbed the backup digital camera, gave it to the kid, and turned her loose. (This is the camera that I threw across the yard into a tree while falling down the porch steps last summer, if any long-term readers remember that fun-filled extravaganza.) She wandered around the house taking photos. We found out that this camera will take between 150 and 200 flash photos before the batteries give out. Once the batteries are dead, she's done for the day.

So here you go, photography from the Goober (for those of you on Facebook and Twitter, these photos are mostly different than the ones I put up there; I included the teddy bears again 'cause it's just so damn cute). She did all the framing and focus and posing and setup and everything. All I did was hand her the camera and show her how to turn it on and 'poosh da button'.



11 comments:

Amy Lane said...

I like her personal close-up first--she looks thoughtful and full of artistry. (but the teddy bear is another good one!)

Galad said...

She'll never look at the world the same way after seeing things through the lens of a camera. What a great opportunity for a creative little girl.

Bells said...

More more!

Alwen said...

I aced organic chem. Go ahead, poosh da button!

Donna Lee said...

Digital cameras are the best. I gave my camera to my niece to take some photos and the ones she came up with were great! We tend to forget that their world looks so different from ours.

Roxie said...

What a kick! The teddybears would make a great add photo. And the self-portrait is too cute.

Cyanogenic glucocides in Roseacea? Now you have me curious.

Roz said...

Too much fun! Can't wait for more photos from the Goob!

And my word today is appropriate: "caffe."

Barbara said...

Whee! What a great idea. Love the closeup and the light switch.

When we were little and it was hot, Mom put us in our swimsuits, and gave us each a tin can filled with water and an old paintbrush. We'd spend all afternoon outside "painting" anything that stood still.

katharhino said...

This is the most fantastic idea ever. I'm stowing it away for when I have kids. Plus? SO CUTE.

Cynder said...

Cute! She has talent

KnittyLynn said...

When my youngest was 3 we set her loose with our camera at Christmas. I actually printed them all out because it was like a 'Day in the Life of..' shot from her POV. Close ups of the gifts, like major close ups, ornaments she liked, the her pink toenails etc. Save some of those for sure!