My subject was a simple one. The wooden castle that the kid had received as a holiday gift. The mission? A still photo using the color intensifying effect built into the camera. Today I spent working with red, and wandering around my house searching for things with bits of red in them to highlight. And the castle seemed like a likely subject.
All was quiet and everyone was occupied elsewhere. I settled down on the floor and snapped a few shots to frame my subject:
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My! What a lovely castle, you might think! I’d love to see more!
Wait.. what’s that?
Dog: Were you trying to take a picture of this thing? I wanna see!
Kid: Hey Mom! What are you doing? taking a picture of a castle? Cool! Hey, you know what this picture needs Mommy?
An incredibly ugly cow penguin thing! Yes!
Oh! And also:
And X-Wing fighter! And a dog’s ass!
At which point I give in.