Here are a few of my favorite random shots from the old school block party in the downtown area a few weeks ago. I walked around quite a bit despite the intense heat but, these photos are from a relatively stationary position allowing the people to walk into my frame. In essence I let them to create some of the photos for me.
More of the many faces of Dayah.
Dayah looking perplexed or angry as she sips her drink in the intense summer heat. I love all of her many facial expressions. Taken 4 years ago during her first photo-shoot.
Actually its was Tuesday, and I’m very disappointed that I missed the actual day but, I can’t believe I’ve been at this for one full year! I can remember wanting to create a blog for a long time but never sat down to just do it. One day I told myself today is the day no matter what! I sat down to start it but it proved to be more difficult than I anticipated. Eventually I was able to decide exactly what I wanted to talk about and what I wanted to share. Next came designing it, adding pictures and figuring out my very first post. Not too bad right? Well when you have hundreds of thousands of pictures it becomes much more of a difficult task. I decided to start on a fun, happy note so I had to think of which pictures would immediately convey this message? A child maybe? Yes!!! Although I have two kids of my own I know another kid with a very expressive face that might be perfect to start me off. So I ended up starting off with my friends baby girl, Adayah. She makes the funniest, cutest faces ever! She has so much personality in her little body I knew she would be a great choice to get people interested. Once I knocked that out I had to do 2 more things. First I had to think of what to say….what will I write for each post from here on out? Next I had to make a commitment to stay dedicated to being consistent with my posts because I had witness so many people starting blogs then abandoning them. Overall it’s been a very fun learning experience…with each post I become more focused on what I want to say and which pictures to accompany it. It’s really amazing to think an entire year has passed right before my eyes!!! I really look forward to getting better at this, growing, and bringing even more interesting stories and pictures to share with everyone. On that note, let me end with the person that started it all….